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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Trouble with animation nodes and objects appearing to be linked when they're not

I have this animation of some gears turning. It looks fine in the viewport, everything moves correctly, but when I render the animation the gears aren't turning or they're glitching. I tried to solve ...
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Convert old AnimationNodes to Current - a flying away movement - what is the “Objects from Group” replacement

How to convert this animation to current 2.8x animation nodes ? A simple flying with slight rotation, controlled by the empty locaion.... I can't find a kind of "Objects from Collection" node
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Distributed objects python script

I'm trying to distribute objects along a curve as an add-on in a modal operator like in this link. I did it for a line an it works ok. The problem comes when I want to evaluate a curve with different ...
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Animation Nodes Speed Control

Here is a simple nodeTree that rotates a cube around Z axis. Can it be easily changed so that we could explicitly control the rotation speed instead of the angle of rotation?
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How to Instantiate Complex Collections With Variations?

Has anyone been able to instantiate complex collections with variations? Example: I have an elaborate light fixture with many objects and animations (all animations use Animation Nodes). Now I want ...
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Pageturn: Duplicate animated objects with time offset (Animation Nodes)

I animated a book page and want to instantiate the page with all its animation. Because the page is modified by several objects like empties and a lattice I don’t know how to do it in an easy way. I ...
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Proper way to find max value and bring it back inside loop in Animation Nodes?

As you can see default method of reassigning maximum is limited by max value from current iteration (see left text-window) Writing max value outside the loop and bringing it back through Set/Get ...
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Physics and calculus in blender

I'm physics student and I want to calculate things on blender, I've to learn many things of the program and I'm starting on it. I want to know if it's possible to do some calculus inside blender, for ...
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Does rendering on sheepit not render animations done using animation node?

I have this 1000 frames animation where I had the text animated using the animation nodes add-on. However, when I put it on sheepit, the online render farm, none of the text animations showed up. Is ...
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Animation Nodes - Trigger Armature’s instances action?

I have quite a complicated shot to do: as the camera moves in the scene, hundreds of props are constructing themselves. One same props can be like 50 times in the scene. What I did for now is create ...
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animation nodes error: node editor red outline and render error

im trying to use animation nodes addon. here is an image of my nodes. I am trying to make the animation nodes control the colour of the cube but when I eye-drop the cube i get a red outline around my ...
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How would you go about achieving this type of folding animation?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqFwidflF6j/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=96chkl8ig9f0 I’m guessing it would be possible with animation nodes but wouldn’t know where to start.
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Assign random color to spline list

I created a spline list following this guide. Now I want to assign a different color to each spline using Cycle's random node, but it doesn't work because the splines are grouped into one object. My ...
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How to get access to Bone Matrix on the Previous frame with Python? (or animation nodes)

Does anyone know if it is possible to get access to a bone matrix on the previous frame with python? (or any offset value for that matter) I'm trying to figure it out but it isn't possible to sample ...
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How to control emission, speed, velocity of particles using sound?

I kind of know current Blender 2.79 Particles limitation (unable to turn on and off or sending multiple burst), but I recalled in the past there was AN video that control Particles emission based on ...
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Animation Node: Bake to Keyframes (convert animation)

Followed a tutorial on Animation Nodes by Jacques Lucke on Youtube the other day and tried a very basic setup. This was my very first AN test.. As I would like to render it on a renderfarm, I have to ...
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Resetting origins with animation nodes

Just a quick one - I've created an array of objects by transforming instances of a mesh along the x axis but need to reset the origin of each object back to the grid centre. How can I do this? I can'...
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Why is the 'Object ID Key' node in Animation Nodes saying that my objects don't exist and don't have a location?

Got my hands on V1.7.5 of Animation Nodes and there is something I can't understand. I create a group with 4 cubes and as I plug in an "Objects from Group" node to an "Object ID key&...
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Displacing a grid and replacing faces

I'm trying to recreate an effect similar to the man vs machine Fly knit weaving animation (https://vimeo.com/162826208 around one minute in). I have broken it down to several effects: - Displacing the ...
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AN Loop over Group over Loop?

Something that I missed and not understand too well is how the Matrix apply in Animation Nodes, and whether it is similar to Sverhok or not? Kind of want to emulate Array Modifier stacks, using AN. ...
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When animate nodes names are translated, the Chinese will not display properly

Obviously he only supports English, but what can I do to make it show Chinese (I tried Unicode)
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Vertical Frequency Visual Equalizer

Idea is below. The goal is to have each bar display it's own frequency alteration vertically. Am able to build a basic model for primary audio viz but my skill isn't up to speed.
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Optimal way to animate dragging objects through space from a spaceship

So I'm working on a short 5 second animation for a stream alert. I've made a rocket and constrained it with follow path, then used some custom animation to make it appear to (shoddily) fly. I also ...
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Animation nodes - Replicate splines - random bevel size

Id like to build set of spline with applied vector noise to simulate lightnings. I have followed Chris.P. tutorial and its done. But I have two problems. How can I set different Bevel Depth on each ...
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how does falloff calculation work?

So i have this node setup. I want the animation as it is. But i just found out by try and error, that i need the value 9 in directional falloff thats the animation starts at the "reset" ...
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Animation Nodes Crashing and not loading properly again

I was trying the animation nodes features, when I tried to render animation it crashed and, for my surprise, the whole node-set is red and "Undefined Socket" labelled.
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how to reroute and cut shortcuts in animation nodes on a macbook

how do i reroute and cut links in animation nodes or shader editor on a macbook quickly? I know the description which says to hold down shift and right mouse button, but looks like this does not work ...
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Animation nodes - error

I got this error in animation nodes, when i try to sort the ids. my node tree: What am i doing wrong?
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Create a loop of falling objects

I'm trying to create a scene with marbles falling down on a plane, I want to loop this like a long gif to where it seams like infinite marbles falling. The problem I am having in getting it to loop ...
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Animation Nodes viewshed or visibility

Is there a way of using Animation nodes to get the visibility from the camera of objects? Not the fustrum, that works great, but what in landscapes is called the viewshed. Wich objects are visible ...
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Animation Nodes : offset each letter rotation depending of their global position

i'm using an effector to animate te rotation of each letter of a word. It works fine; but I would like to tweak it a little : I want to rotation of each letter to be negative if the original letter X ...
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Combine two animation nodes blocks

I'm playing with Animation Nodes and managed to do what I wanted : reveal letters one by one by moving an empty ("reveal") wiggle letters independently ("rotationWiggle") Now I ...
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Blender 2.9 Crashing upon Render using Animation Nodes. Image and Animation

Blender 2.9 Crashing upon Render using Animation Nodes. Image and Animation I am using an RTX 2070 so I don't think it's my GPU and I should have plenty of memory. It is the first time trying to ...
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Animation nodes LOD for Hair particle system

Using Animation nodes answer here: LOD in particle systems , I was trying to make the LOD for a hair system (grass, woods etc..). I want to integrate LOD with the scatter addon of the market. When I ...
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Is there a way to replace a spline tracer trail with a collection with animation nodes?

I have a spline tracer node setup and I want to know if it is possible to replace the spline tracer lines with a collection of meshes Here is my current node setup Here is the collection of meshes I ...
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Animation Nodes - How to access individual items within instanced collections?

I have a spline with an empty following along it using a Follow Spline Action node. Then I have a mesh object with a Curve Deform modifier binding it to the spline and a Copy Location constraint to ...
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animation nodes - point distance fallof - not able to keyframe falloff

I tried to set a keyframe to the falloff width of a point distance falloff node. It turns yellow which normally indicates that the keyframe is ok. (or not?) If i then set the keyframe on another frame ...
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Instance action with Animation Nodes

I wish to create randomize action for a walking crowd and even more to learn how to do it with Animation Nodes . I have some issues to clarify but to start with I cannot instance the character ...
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Animation Nodes: How to Distribute a Loop on a grid?

I created 2 procedural spiral splines(each in the gray frame), one has a smaller radius than the other. I looped each spline So I Imitate the fibers going on a Knot. Then added a curve modifier so I ...
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Importing Time & Space Data for Kinetic Type/text in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to create some kinetic typography in blender from an imported csv file (or multiple files if that's easier). For each word that is to appear on screen I want to be able to control where it ...
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Help solve the age related particle crowd “particles age”, or with trigger collision

the problem is: particles move along a curve, using animated form with Character-1 (several cycles of run animation, tied to particle age, so the crowd doesn’t run in sync + at the end, death ...
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Animation nodes: bake Cycles Material Output to keyframes - possible?

In an older Question I found an answer, what is possible to bake with AN. One in the list was: Cycles Matrial Output (2 Years ago) Link: Animation nodes bake to keyframes not working with polygon ...
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Object Instancer Animation Node - How do I duplicate the scaled object not its native size?

Newbie question, but it's properly frustrating me! I add a cube and adjust its Z scale to say 0.5 to make it rectangular I add an Object Instancer node and select the cube object If I click none of ...
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Metaball wiggle with position fixed

I am quite new to Blender. I design an object with multiple metaballs and tried to animate it by using Animation Nodes. I want to animate like my designed metaball is asseebled after wiggling around. ...
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AN: scale a grid in world axis without scaling objects

I did a grid of spheres with distribute matrix and add it a rotation. Next I want to scale the grid in the Z axis of the world (not the height of the grid). But I don't want to scale de spheres with ...
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Compositing/Scripting: Disabling outputs based on time?

The ability to mute nodes is extremely useful, but there doesn't seem to be a way to animate it or automate it in any way from what I can tell. Am I missing something or is there actually a way to ...
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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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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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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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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