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An add-on that provides a node based visual scripting system designed for motion graphics in Blender.

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Animation Nodes - Random Object Data Path Value

I need to create several random leafs using Animation Nodes. Each one should be composed of a mesh, an empty, and a Bend/Simple Deformer Modifier to make some deformations. The mesh and the empty are ...
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Time remapping does not work with particle info node

This was a fairly hard problem to find. I also discovered that it is not an easy one fix. The issue is that the particle info node gets messed up when you use time remapping. I'm not going to explain,...
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Easier way to convert text to mesh for keyframe baking with animation nodes

Below is the animation node set up for a timer that just alternates between 0s and 1s. I would like to bake keyframes for this animation so that I can render the entire animation on sheepit. But ...
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get loft mesh to update during curve animation

I have a small blend that has 3 curves that have shape keys and that are animated over 150 frames. I wanted to have a mesh spanning all three shape keys and use the curves to deform the mesh over time....
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Use hairs' direction to set normal direction?

Is it possible to use the direction of hairs strands to set new custom normal directions using Animation Nodes?
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Animation Nodes with Serial Input

I am trying to use an Arduino as serial input to do some real-time visualization with animation nodes and Eevee, but I cannot figure out a way to make it work. Right now I am using a script ...
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List of parameter options in Animation Nodes

I see there are boolean nodes, but is there any way to create list of named options so that the a user can pick one and specific part of tree will be executed?
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How to invert a value in animation nodes?

Do somone know how to realize that: I want to control the value on the light strength of my shader in the my node tree with the amplitude of a sound file. This works perfectly fine in the animation ...
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How Can I define rigid plane?

I want to pour cubes which are in the image. However when I animate blender p plane passing through to the cubes. How can I solve this problem? I just want to pour cubes and observe falling of cubes ...
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Animate colour change, in text with the beat

how do i change the text colour like this guys intro? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdCiMz1iOFE --Edit-- here is the screenshot, like how do i animate the colour change of the text
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How do I render a series of animations with unique automated names from 1 scene?

I have a list of names that I will animate as titles one at a time. Using Blender 2.8 and Animation Nodes. I want to use the first part of the list up to the "," separator as the source for the ...
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Animation Nodes - bake sound, bake spectrum, evaluate sound

I make this node tree using "bake sound" mainly. I hope it helps, I have been investigating the possibilities offered by this node and some possibilities of use. The first time we need to bake a ...
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Animation Node Addon

I require some help please. Blender 2.8 Animation Node Addon. I am using the "Object Transforms Output". Here I can rotate and move objects, but in the 3d viewport I cannot do anything. I would like ...
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View polygon's index as non-tuple in Animation Nodes

I wonder how can I see polygon's index not as tuple of vertices indices, but as single number? There is polygon viewer in N-panel which is what I want, but works ...
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What are Dying particles?

maybe a simple question,what are Dying Particles? i used animation nodes "particle data" to filter some dying particles,but result is zero,why?thank you! as the screenshot below:
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How to make 3D objects the children of hair strands?

I saw this inspirational thread Access hair child strands (animation nodes) From there, an idea suddenly popped into my head — how about making grass leaves the children of hair strands. Is that ...
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Animation Nodes Loop Issue

I'm having this issue with animation nodes where, if I want to change the list of vertex positions of an object based on a boolean condition, then only one vertex gets affected. In this case, only the ...
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Animation Nodes - Clear all caches at once?

I find myself using caches in AN subprograms a lot lately. However, if I want to clear the caches, I need to walk through the various nodes and click "clear cache" individually. This can get tedious ...
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Extending Animation Nodes

I'm using Blender 2.79 on Linux with Animation Nodes (Python 3.6). I'd like to add a stopwatch directly as a node within Animation Nodes, without the Invoke Subprogram. Currently my stopwatch works ...
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Blender - Undefined Socket Type in animation Node

I am trying to learn the function "Particles Stick to side faces". Particles stick to side faces However, I installed animation node in blender and find some source node in the node editor become ...
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Rigid body changes position while keyframing “animation” and “dynamics” checkboxes

I try to animate interaction about two rigid body objects. One of them is animated, the second one is animated but just a frame before the interaction I switch its behavior by keyframing "animated" ...
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How to input a list in the parameter of the “Evaluate Spline” node in animation node?

When I connect the "Evaluate Spline" node and the animation node nothing happens. It stays disconnected.
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Animation Nodes 2.1 strange bug

If I try to insert Mesh > Mesh from Object, I see the following error: This is Blender 2.79b and Animation Nodes 2.1.2. Strange thing is that this thing was working fine a couple of days ago when I ...
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How to get the value of the matrix socket via scriptsNode

I am new to AN, I want to get the value of the matrix socket output as below in the shot, but it doesn't work, I don't know how to fix it. Could you help me? Thanks in advanced!
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Pose Bone Drivers

BLEND: https://github.com/enzyme69/blendersushi/files/1625959/bone_driver_006_2018_01_12_12_18.zip Not sure if Blender has some kind of method of connecting Bone Animation or Action and ability to ...
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Animation Nodes v2 not working with Blender 2.79

I installed Animation Nodes v2 and installed it on Blender. The moment I tried to enable it, this popped-up. Any idea how I can fix this? Is it because Animation Nodes v2 is not "yet" supported in ...
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keyframe animation mesh changing color

I need to make keyframe animation from animation below to see color changes not only while rendering, does enyone know how to deal with this? The main reason is to export it in .json to use with ...
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Change animation with click

I am beginner and making an educational tutorial animation. However I want my animation in such way that it should keep looping indifinitely through a specific set of frames and advance to next set ...
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Can animations created with Animation Nodes be exported to Unity3D

If I have a rigged character in Blender and use Animation Nodes add-on to create a walking and a running animation. Can I export that character with those animations to Unity3D? If so, is there any ...
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Animation nodes setup not updating when rendering

I have a setup with animation nodes. I think I misused it a little bit, since I am not using it for a continuous animation, but rather to generate a different random frame every frame. However, it is ...
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Smoke Simulation not Rotated With Object

Still working on my movie. I have a part where they are throwing burning pieces of wood at each other and I have the wood all animated and added smoke but noticed that the smoke did not orient itself ...
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Blender Animation Nodes. Does written Node by Node online documentation exist?

If this documentation exists can you provide a link? Thanks.
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python operations without! selecting objects and entering edit mode

Is it possible to make some operatoins on curve without entering edit mode? I am using small code in Animation Nodes: ...
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How to link a scene from a file which contains Animation Nodes tree?

The problem is when I link a scene from a file which contains Animation Nodes tree the linked scene will not contain the node tree. Here is the original file content: And here is the linked file: As ...
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(Animation Nodes) How to make a wave-like sound visualizer?

I figured out that I can make cool sound visualizer using the animation nodes addon. Can I make a Wave-like sound visualizer with a plane using AN ? I want it to looks like this (If possible ^^) -> ...
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How to add driver to an input of a node in the Animation Nodes?

Whenever i add a driver to an input of a node in animation nodes nothing appears in the Driver editor.
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Enabling rigid body physics on an object through Animation Nodes

I'm trying to use the Animation Nodes add-on to animate a practically infinite stream of envelopes falling into a (transparent) ballot box. I want one envelope to appear above the box every n frames, ...
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Sequentially Animating a parameter other than transforms

I have a number of curves that I want to control the end bevel factor of in a sequential manner via animation nodes. How can I go about accomplishing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated... ...
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Keep/transfer material ID with Replicate Mesh Data animation node

How can I keep/transfer material ID when I replicate a mesh with animation node(Replicate Mesh Data)? Using Blender 2.78a on Windows machine with latest Animation Nodes Addon - Cython Branch
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Update filepath name during “animation” render

I am using a python script to assign a StringProperty to the render output filepath name. This StringProperty is being animated via Animation Nodes, and as such, on every frame, the string name ...
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any way to let 2 sub-programs to talk each other?

Can these 2 nodes, someway, talk each other? Or a sub-program is only an end stage? I still have to fully understand the dynamic behind these cool sub-programs.. Is maybe necessary creating ...
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New Blender not Working with Animation Nodes

I have gotten the latest version of Blender (from Thomas' PPA), but it no longer works with Animation Nodes (any version of AN, 1.5 or older). I get the error like I do not have numpy installed, but ...
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Create animated textures in time with the music in blender 2.81

Is it possible to create an animated texture to the rhythm of music, whether they are animations of lights or texture evolutions, which follow the musical rhythm? I have seen several tutorials on this,...
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Why only half of my video has been rendered?

I have spent over 9 hours waiting for blender to produce my 19 second video and in the end it deleted half of my video. Does somebody know how to fix this problem? Thanks
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light-Saber / Dr Strange VFX

fellas! Does anybody know how to recreate in Blender Light-Saber effect, similarly to popular plugin for after effects Saber by video-copilot, but in 3D? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reSXGxkyr0k) ...

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