Questions tagged [animation-nodes]

An add-on that provides a node based visual scripting system designed for motion graphics in Blender. This tag should be used when asking about how to use the add-on and not when asking about animating nodes in general.

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How to output numpy array from the animation script node

is there a way to output a numpy array from script node in ? Or do i have to make my own output class types in the socket folder of this addon ?
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How can i make Ken Burns effect with animation nodes?

I have a camera and an image in the scene. I would like to achieve random Ken Burns effect on the image with animation node with the constraint that the image will always stay inside the frame never ...
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How can i loop animate a set of images in animation node?

I have a set of images to make a slideshow. I want to use animation node addon to animate the images. All the images will have the same animation but will stay in front of the camera with different ...
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Animation Nodes not rendering movement created by keyframes

In Animation Nodes I have "Object Transform output" "location Z" animated by nodes, but i'd like to animate X and Y myself using standard keyframes. In viewport my animation is ok, but in rendering ...
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Object Matrix Output, animation nodes problem

I have some problems with my animation nodes, when I node from object instancer to object matrix output, the cube transformed back to the default, it doesn't transform like the cube a make, hope ...
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Using Plane as Object transform “final” output

I have simple scene with wiggle falloff of some cubes. I would like them to move, but i'd like to place this cube "matrix" on the plane, and have movement taking into account bending of this plane. ...
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Animation nodes execute on a condition

I am trying to make animation node run on a specific frame. I compare the time info with the frame i want the node to execute on, and if they are equal, they return true. But I do not understand how ...
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Why can't I see matrices when using the Animation Nodes 3D Viewer?

I am unable to see matrices when I use the 3D Viewer.
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Objects from collection falloff

I'd like to use falloff for every object, using any kind of falloffs, but my objects are not generated by matrix, but are taken from collection. The problem is whenever i start to change vector values,...
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How to use AN struct from a script node? (Animation Nodes)

I have a Dictionary that is created by a script running in a subprogram node. I want to output the dict from the node, but it seems Animation Nodes doesn't support regular python dictionaries. ...
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Getting the real locations of curve point of animated curves with Animation Nodes?

I can get the actual points or parametric points of a curve using spline info and the spline evaluate nodes however none of these gives me the real point locations of a curve if the curve is animated ...
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Animation nodes: custom falloff shape?

Is there a way to make your own custom falloff in animation nodes besides the default sphere or directional falloff?
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How to Properly Unwrap Metaball, Metaball animation

I have a Metaball animation running with animation node. I want to project the UVs from the surrounding sphere to the metaballs so I can have the textures applied without artifacts (you can se in the ...
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Timewarp/displacement morphing effect - animation nodes/shape keys

I'm interested in trying a "timewarping" displacement effect that morphs between multiple meshes with falloff. I know exactly how I'd do it in After Effects with 2D footage, where you have built in ...
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Rope Empty Collection Vector Wiggle

I did this tutorial https://youtu.be/BziV080OFHQ I'm having difficulty figuring out how to apply an animated vector wiggle to the empty collection. Any ideas? Here's the blend file pasteall
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Animations nodes not rendering Loft mesh in render

Hi I have created an animated wave in Blender using the lofting nodes in AN. Yay! It looks great in the view port but when it comes to rendering the animation I cant see the mesh update in the ...
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Instance Animation Nodes“ Group” with Python

For a Text(typewriter)animation , which needs to be displayed at exact frames (inorder to match the voice narration),the below "typewritertext" node group was created.This group needs to be triggered ...
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Animation Nodes Appending

After appending Animation Nodes tree and selecting object in the new scene by eyedropper, AN doesn't work. Even Viewer on Time Info is freezed. How can I Append or use Nodes in another scenes?
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Animation object jam on the rendered video

I have a problem rendering a video when animation nodes are used to animate gears. In the viewport, the entire animation works correctly without hitches, but after rendering, effect is like the gears ...
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Animation nodes isn't updating during rendering

In animation nodes when i scrub through or play through the viewport it works and updates as it should, but when i try to render it it doesn't update, what's happening? here's my .blend file https://...
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Matrix won't stay on my plane

Hi i need help on making these cubes stay on my plane, the location part is easy to do, but the rotation only rotates on it's bounds, not the group's bounds any way i can fix this?
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I need help on matrix not rotating

I'm using an effect like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TVGnTiYhwQ However when i try to rotate it and parent it, it doesn't want to keep formation with the plane, i think it's rotating on ...
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trouble using keyframes to animate a float value (in animation nodes)

Am learning animation nodes. Within animation nodes, I would like to use keyframes to animate the value of a float number, but the keyframes are not having any effect. To try this I right click on ...
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Trying to find a way to make a true pixel screen

Using UVs to animate the shapes on the screen would be hard and tedious so i want to use geometry to impact which dots light up the compositor won't really help as it pixelates where the camera is ...
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How can I merge objects in Sverchok and Animation Nodes?

I would like to know how I can merge objects into single object in Sverchok and Animation Nodes. I do not want to merge them physically with Ctrl-J, I just want the merging to be dyanmic if you will. ...
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Wrapping a plane onto a sphere as it changes height [duplicate]

Hope someone out there can help answer my question or at least direct me to a path. I want to animate a plane wrapping onto a sphere as the sphere goes through the plane. Another way of putting it: ...
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list slicing seems disabled in python scripting

I'm writting a small script for the script Node of animation nodes, which I suppose uses python 3.7 like my version of Blender 2.82 does, but I'm hitting a NotImplementedError when I try to slice a ...
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Animation node addon overwrite keyframes standard animation

I've just installed the animation node addon in Blender 2.83 and I've found that the animation result overwrite every other previous animation of the object while rendering but not in the viewport. ...
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instancing multiple objects with random

I'm creating this boxes in the shelves, i need a randomic presence so i've instanced them adding into a list with an empty. It's working but if i change the seed of the random seed(the one with the ...
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Animation Nodes 2 freezes with Python Script(Multithreading)

Trying to display NestedLoops(at least two) Python script output ("Timer") in 3dView from AN's(Animation Nodes2.0.4) Subprogram/Script Node. ATTEMPT 1 - Running Loop in Main Thread AN freezes (...
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Animation node instancing an object with children

I'm trying to instancing an object with all it's mesh children, but i can't find a way, I've seen in previous version of blender the "object from groups" but now that there is the collection system, i ...
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How can I access focal length of active camera, render resolution using animation nodes most directly?

I would like to use animation nodes to create edge line meshes for fast edge line rendering-- meshes slightly displaced along their normals, with only backfaces rendered. To create an edge line that'...
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Dynamic rope or cable between 2 objects with AN

So I have seen this tutorial here https://youtu.be/BziV080OFHQ and this is basically what I need, a rope between 2 empties that I can move around the scene and it will update dynamically. This ...
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Animation Nodes not working with blender 2.80 2.81 2.82

I've been trying to make the animation nodes work with blender but no matter which version of blender I install they won't work.I do prefer using blender 2.80 or higher and I did notice online that ...
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animating width of “distribute matrices” with float input is possible?

I’m practicing animation nodes and I would like to animate width of “distribute matrices” by float input or parameter itself. additional edit i would like to adjust entire matrix size, like ...
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Animation node - sorting a collection of objects from their size

Could you please help. I've got a collection of objects, I want each of them to appear ( every 10 frame animation) in the viewer. Starting from the smallest to the biggest. Dear Leander Thank you, ...
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how to control splines trimming in animation nodes

I was following tutorial on youtube. Its about to animate trimming of many splines generated from random particles points.(first picture) I could come up to generate arc splines, but at animation ...
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I cannot install Animation Nodes add-on

I am trying to install an Animation Nodes add-on to Blender 2.8. I tired GraphicAll and Github respectively. The system is rejecting and error message said that I have multiple versions of animation ...
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How do I change an animated model file into a static model?

If I delete the black animation cubes, the part that it is the mother of changes position and it's hard to get it back into the right spot, sometimes impossible. I just need a static model of the ...
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Animation Nodes - Multiple Particle Hair systems distribution, and mimic child particles

I followed a tutorial on how to distribute object with particle hair system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GahQXc8QQuc I also add a few nodes from another tutorial to get the whole collection ...
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Books on a shelf AN question

So I'm trying construct procedural node-graph in Animation Nodes to distribute books on a shelf (or any other surface). Getting them randomly from collection to certain location with random distance ...
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Continuous rotation in AN with certain control behavior? (Speed)

My Goal is a continuous rotation of an object in Animation Nodes around on the z-axis that can be controlled via a value in the way that 0 means no rotation and 1 means certain speed. -1 would be ...
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How to remove sound from sound spectrum in animation nodes?

this is infuriating. Even if I delete the sound spectrum node, even if I restart Blender, the sounds that I loaded into sound spectrum node will remain there to be played simultaneously. How do I ...
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How to set location of instance objects randomly along input mesh's polygon normal?

i would like to ask about animation nodes. first, i prepared a cube with loop animation along z axis. and also sphere which its vertices locations will be position of instanced cube. and i ...
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Randomizes Durations for Looping Animations

I would like to randomize the timing of animation for different objects. However, when I loop through a set of objects and randomize the duration of the animation per object, all the animations start ...
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cell division to simulate cancer cells duplicating out of control

I want to create a procedural animation of cells dividing and multiplying. I would like to use animation nodes and have 1 cell divide into 2 - then those divide, etc., etc. This is an example of what ...
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how to achieve this grid falloff with animation nodes?

I want to get the falloff effect through animation nodes as in this video Are there any ideas? Video from Instagram here by @cavidmdw Thank you
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How can I randomize object instance's rotation?

i made one rotating cube. and i set the cube to object instance node. and i turned off "remove animation data" in item tab. so the instanced cube rotates same as original cube. what i want to do ...
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Liquid Dissolve Effect from Akira

I am trying to recreate the effect in the below GIF, where blobs rise up off a surface. I've tried multiple approaches, but can't seem to find a solution. My main hope for the solution is that it be ...
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Custom Properties value in Animation Nodes

I'd like to directly control custom properties of my empties and bones in Animation Nodes tree, to avoid location, scale and rotation manipulation. "Object Attribute Input" doesn't work, even after ...

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