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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Animation nodes effects are not appearing in final render

In blender 2.8, I made a curve path on XY plane and animated it to rotate along Z-axis and using animation nodes I made a text object which shows the live angle as the curve rotates. It works in the ...
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Animation Nodes - initial values

I am trying to create an animation nodes project where an empty will be used as an interactive controller for another object. I need to give the empty an initial position away from the origin as the ...
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2.8 to 2.9 nodetree problem

I just upgraded blender from 2.8 to 2.9 and all nodetrees in my previous saved project became red with the name "Undefined" and inside there is writen "Undefined Socket type" and ...
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How do you find nodes in the animation workspace if scroll past them?

I have zoomed out and scrolled past my node tree in the Animation nodes workspace now I can't find it is there any way to 'quick-travel' back to it?
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Animation Nodes: Problem with script node

When I enter a simple opperation in the text part of the script node it doesn't work. The result doesn't change like you see in my pictures. However I try to follow instructions from tutorials. I don'...
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Defining locked start and end points on turbulent splines in Animation Nodes

I'm attempting to make an animated "sound wave" effect using AN. So far I have the bouncing spline looking the way I want it -- How do you define specific points along the spline to NOT ...
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How do you import json files into blender?

I am Following Chris P's 'Visualize Real-world JSON Data in Blender (3D Chart Animation Nodes Tutorial)' on YouTube but I seem to have got stuck at the first hurdle of importing the data. I have ...
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Animation Nodes: the Si(x) function

I'm searching how to do the Si(x) function with animation nodes. It is not the sinus function but the indefinite integral of sinx/x which can't be written as the combinations of other elementary ...
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In and Out animation - How to combine Offset matrices Animation Node

I would like to have two different animation in offset matrices. One for the In and one for the out. For the moment I cant have out put animation. Thank you for your help
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Animation Nodes: derivate and antiderivate

I would like to know if there is a method to derivate or antiderivate a function in animation nodes. Thank's
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Animating Hair along their path

I would want to try to achieve this kind of animation but i am not sure how to proceed. what i am interested in is the "follow path of the hair particles" Any help or advice on how to ...
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Network animation with faces / simplicial complex using animation nodes

I am looking for a way to quickly and automatically construct an animation of a type of network (called a simplicial complex) wherein sections of the network structure have material on the faces in ...
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Animation Nodes. Speed viewer

Is there a way to get the speed information of an object in animation nodes like a speed input or something like this? Thank you.
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How to add a delay (offset by time) to an objects transform properties that are being driven by another object

Basically I have a Cube and a Sphere. I have copied the transform of the Cube using transform input to a vector math node (set to add to add an offset) and then to the Spheres transform output. Now ...
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Animation Nodes: Create a trail effect from an object moved by a list of coordinates

I have a list of coordinates in a CSV file and my goal is to be able to animate the movement of an animal or vehicle in Blender. An example of what I want to achieve can be seen in this video. Notice ...
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Animation Nodes: How to cut copy and paste functions

For example I want a function who is cossinus from less infinite to zero (time info) then square root frome zero to 100 then end here. How could I combine this ? More explanations: I got a funtion ...
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Is there any method to make the size random to the instanced objects created via Animation nodes?

I made the instances from a collection (of 4 objects) with the help of Animation nodes. I would like to change the sizes of each objects randomly. Now it seems all uniform and if i try to change the ...
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Animation nodes not working in rendered view

I made a node setup for a project and when I tried to do keyframing in rendered view there is no effect when I change the values., but in Material Preview mode its working. Please help. Thank you
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Is it possible to make the image appear in the order of object number

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5jUoLAXmCA&feature=youtu.be This is a video of the Eiffel Tower that I made to appear by designating a frame myself. but I want to frame automatically in the ...
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No search items in AN

I have no search items in Animation nodes ( Shift+A, S - type item name. But list is empty) How can I fix this? Blender version I tryed 2.83.6 LTS and 2.9 LTS. AN version 2.1.8
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How can I calculate a 28.5 mm hole for a hyperboloid center opening when it's Z=0

How can I calculate a 28.5 mm hole for a hyperboloid center opening when it's Z is equal to 0 The arrows point to where z=0 and the 28.5mm hole should be. (I know I could scale the object but I need ...
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Randomizing the starting frame of an image sequence on a per object basis

I'm trying to have the frame offset of an image sequence be randomized on a per-object basis. Essentially, make it so that for every instance of the material, it starts from a different frame. I know ...
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How to UV unwrap an object on every frame?

I watched Curtis Holt's Animation Nodes tutorial and started making a drone glitch effect project with it. The target is to make a plane with a simple flooring texture and displacements, some walls, ...
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Dynamic parenting in Animation Nodes

I am trying to set up dynamic parenting of some vertices to an empty based on their distance from the empty in Animation Nodes, to be able to move these vertices with this empty. I am ok with ...
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Animation Nodes: cube root function

I need to use the cube root function in animation nodes but there is no cube root in the math node. Is there anyone who know how to do ? Thank you
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Why does not Animation Nodes provide the uv information properly?

Please see the sample nodes below. You can see that the object clearly has UVs and listed in the uv list however Animation Nodes is telling me that it has no uvs. Is this a bug? Is there a way to get ...
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Animation nodes: multiples of a collection with animation along a curve plus lattice modifiers

I have a collection... inside that collection is a curve, and an object with two modifiers (curve, and lattice) the object runs through a simple 30 frame animation. By using animation nodes, I would ...
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Animation Nodes not rendering in cycles with Text Transform Blender 2.9

I have a counter animation in addition to a scaling animation, while my counter animation is updating in the render in cycles, my scaling animation which is working in the viewport is not updating at ...
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Ice-Rock Spell Animation Nodes

I'm trying to get effect below in Animation Nodes. The effect seems simple enough, I just don't know how to set it up. Anyway thanks for looking.
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Not able to apply material to a Animation Node target

i watched Curtis Holts Animation Nodes tutorial and started making a drone glitch effect project with it , so the target is to make a plan with a simple flooring texture and displacements , some walls ...
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Is there a "latch" node in animation nodes?

I need a Boolean node that does the following. If the input is true at any time, the output becomes true and stays true. Even if the input is removed or becomes false, the output must stay true. It's ...
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Simple Counter Function Not Working in Animation Nodes

I'm using the following script from the blender documentation to try and create a time based counter: ...
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Accelerate and Decelerate linear Rotation

So I'm animating a 10 minute long clockwork sort of animation that has spinning gears all driven the rotation of a single object. There is a default speed and a faster speed I want them to rotate at. ...
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In animation nodes rotation around an object

I'm trying to find how to make rotating an objet around an other object using animation nodes. It seem something basic to me but there is not so much solution in google for this problem. Thank you.
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Finding out which polygon a vertex belongs to in AN

How can I find which polygon a vertex belongs to in AN?
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How do I copy object data with deformation animations with AN?

I created this setup for instancing and copying deformed mesh with its armature animation but all I see is the non deformed mesh of cyclinder. Is it possible to instance and copy meshes while keeping ...
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Flipping an array of planes in random order using Animation Nodes

I'm trying to make an array of planes to flip one at a time in random order. So far I managed to flip them one at a time in order. Below is an image of my 3D viewport and Animation Nodes setup. How ...
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Animation Nodes – Would they be the best method to create a similar animation? [closed]

Would animation Nodes be the ideal procedure to create a similar animation to the gif shown. The learning curve appears to be quite significant so if I proceed down this path I would like to be sure ...
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How to select vertices contained in object

How can vertices be selected if they are contained in another? Is there a way to do this using manual editing, Animation Nodes, or Sverchok? Example: How can the vertices contained within the ...
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How to switch between two fonts using a decoding animation while the letters rain in from the sky

So far ive found a tutorial for the decoding animation and got that setup. I want the random letters to be font-A and have them decode into into font-B while falling into place from the sky, then ...
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blender animation node problem. 'render animation' crashed

I made sound reactive logo animation. And after finished, I clicked 'render animation' and then my blender file is shut down. Viewport render animation was fine. But I use 2.9 version for eevee motion ...
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random texture placement in material, based on frame

I have a puzzle... 100 shapes with 4 separate textures that apply to each polygon. I want to have the 4 textures cycle in a random manner based on the frame number. with the option to change the ...
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Align object to edge | "Fence-generator"

I want to build a 'Fence-Generator'. For that i did simple path from points connected with edges. What i did so far: Aligned fence-poles to verticies and fences-walls to edge centers. but now i want ...
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Assemble / Disintegrate with Animation Nodes

I would like to assemble an object made of Polys but I get stuck because the integration does not stay. At the moment I use the Offset Polygons Node to set the scale of the Polys influenced by a ...
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Animation Nodes. Rotate instanced objects in their individual rotation axis

I've been trying to make instanced objects in AN rotate in their individual rotation axis towards the direction of an Empty object. I can get them to rotate towards the correct general direction, but ...
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Animate collection instances respectively?

I'm trying to make a dynamic army using animation nodes now, and succeed in generating collection instances by nodes below. Now I want some variation on animation in these instances. walking ...
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Is it possible to generate similar animation show in the video with AN in 2.9

Is it possible to generate same result as shown in the video with blender 2.9? Ive searched for hours and don't find anything that connects me to similar solution but no result. Maybe someone could ...
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How to utilize local Rotation Axis with Animation Nodes

I have these Objects around a Circle. I want to have every object rotate around his local Z axis by 6.6 degrees more then the previous object: I thought Animation Nodes is a good way of dealing with ...
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Trim spine points (AN)

Does anybody perhaps know how to trim out these annoying last points of the spline for a more eye pleasing result? https://i.stack.imgur.com/7GPkb.png thx in advance!
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How do i turn off individual lights using falloff in animation nodes?

I want to turn off a bunch of lights inside a collection using falloff in animation nodes but i cant find a node that connects the value of the light intensity to the falloff or a node that allows me ...

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