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, animating multiple path/spline objects

I am learning to motion graphic a logo. My set up is simple, imported logo as an svg and I have the collection of path shapes for each letter. I already created instanced, animated, heart shapes in ...
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“Dll load failed” error when trying to install Animation Nodes in 2.81b and 2.8

Not a top notch programmer here, just an artist. Recently tried using AN with 2.8 and 2.81b but have been getting this error (Image Attached). Too much to type and I'm not sure exactly what's wrong. ...
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Blender - how to automatically stop render (last frame) when sound file ends (video sequencer)

I have an audio playing in Blender's video sequencer: How can I automatically have the render output stop when the audio has reached the end? Currently, I have to input my start and end frame ...
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Outputting python script / Subprogram node variables in animation nodes to text objects

I have variables from a python script that I would like to output to text objects. See image below I'm trying to get all the w1,w2,w3... variables to also be scene as text objects in the scene how can ...
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Splines Animated by Sound - Animation Nodes

I've just made the change from Blender 2.79 to 2.81a. I've also updated my Animation Nodes to 2.1.4. Both are installed and working as expected except for the Sound Baking function in AN. Some ...
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How to interpolate Wiggle Falloff (or maybe Noise Falloff) to 1 and 0 for each instances?

... something similar is done by "Index Mask Falloff", but it can only be animated via seed and animation is not smoothly animated unlike him "Wiggle Falloff" can be smoothly animated
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It"s possible to morph a spline in multi-spline controling the delay on time?

moving in the same direction of this idea -Morphing Object-Distributions on multi-splines(Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve), i find the way to morph spline ...
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Loking for animation rotation keys data in Blender parsed file

I'm writing a c++ code that parses blender file. It 's quite clear with static graphical data (vertices, indices) and armature bones noding, but I have problems with finding a structure that contains ...
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adding vertex between two vertices using animation nodes

i'm working on differential line growth, which requires me to resample my shape each time the distance between two vertices becomes too big. Yet I can't seem to find anything concerning this online. ...
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random placement avoiding intersection - “push apart effector” in blender

"Push apart effector" is a mograph tool in C4D that prevents object intersecting each other. (similar like a rigid body without rigid body) In C4D, there are different modes to prevent intersection, ...
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Save ID Keys Animation Nodes

Does anyone know if you can save id keys in animation nodes? Every time I open my project it resets them and I have to redo it. I'm sorting ID's based on the distance to my selected object. Every ...
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Set particle emission number

I have a empty with a cube shape. Inside that I generate points. Then I have a torus, if a point is inside the torus then I render it as a particle, if it is outside the torus then I ignore it. At ...
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Convert face normal vector to curve tilt float

is there a way to convert a face normal to a tilt float for a curve handle to align a curve to face with animation node. Thanks for help.
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Baking and / or Key-framing Bezier Curves Animation created with Animation Nodes

How can I bake and / or Key-frame Bezier Curve animations created with Animation Nodes. My goal is to export an animated key-framed object out created with Animation Nodes using Verge3D to have the ...
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Rotate Torus Along Minor Axis (Animation Nodes)

I’d like to find out how to rotate a torus along its minor axis using Animation Nodes, as if it’s spinning in on itself. Trying to use the local coordinates of the ‘Offset Polygons’ mesh node doesn’...
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Decimate f-curves using python

In blender 2.82 I want to decimate all the f-curves in active action, how can I override the context to make the script work with Animation Nodes Script Node? ...
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How to animate plane to sound falloff in animation nodes 2.1 (Blender 2.8)?

For Blender 2.8, i tried to recreate the sound falloff on a plane from the Animation nodes 2.0 Documentation: So far i came up with this, but it does not work, i can not figure out why: Can someone ...
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Animation Nodes Error When Checking off Add-on

I have installed Animation Nodes from animation_nodes_v2_1_windows_py37.zip in Blender 2.80. Installation seemed fine. When I check off 'Node: Animaton Nodes' in the list off Add-ons, I get an error ...
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Is LSystem broken?

I Have a very simple question. Is there a way to make LSystem on Animation Nodes to be shown on object mode? My system only is displayed and updates when I enter edit mode. Thanks!
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How can I animate text in Animation Nodes by Words?

Per character animation it´s really usefull, but for some mograph works is required to do animation per word. But I can´t find the way on how to do this with animation nodes right now.
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Animation Nodes 2.1.5 - How do I take a list of text strings and create text objects around a circle

(Solved) See last image. Have been trying Loops, Groups and Distribute Matrix but seem to be missing when to pass a list to something that will instantiate the objects. Tried using this setup as ...
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Why doesn't Animation Nodes' '3D Viewer' node display anything in the viewport when connected to a 'Distribute Matrices' node?

In Blender 2.81.16, AN 2.1.5 connecting a 3D Viewer to the Distribute Matrices does nothing - you would expect there to be 16 here... In the following animation from the Animation Nodes docs it looks ...
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how to do the earth position animation with auto camera tracking

let's say I have a .csv file with format as follow: I have created the earth: I want to do with Blender: a.the longitude and latitude show as a sphere's position b.the mag be as the sphere's ...
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Install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine

how can I install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine? I want to use AN with 2.79 because I know that it works but of course I would like it for the current version too. I think the ...
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Animation Nodes, how to add additional outputs? Missing outputs

I am following some basic tutorials on animation nodes with latest Blender 2.81. Tutorial He is using older version of blender, but right at the beginning he adds a Grid Mesh node with a very ...
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Animation Node 2.8 - Exploded View

I'm trying to create an animation like the image, the pieces open and the arrows with numbers follow you can create something with animation node I used a falloff for the animation, but I don't know ...
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Live audio processing in Blender For live audio visualization

The idea is to let the signal from an external device from a soundcard drive the animation of a mesh How would I get the signal into blender (probably with python) and convert live the signal to ...
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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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Animation Nodes - Delay Rotation

Let's say there are two cubes: A and B. The A cube is rotated by the Dope Sheet. I would like the B cube to follow the A cube rotation, but with a delay of 10 frames. Is that possible to accomplish in ...
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Creating Animation Nodes with a third addon

I am currently expand a OSC-addon (https://github.com/maybites/blender.AddOSC) and would like to interface it with AN. I have found the [Data interface] node that allows me to do this, and I can see ...
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Damp Particle Children | Create Webgraphs

I am attempting to make this webgraph shape with a Particle System and Animation Nodes: I want the graphs to wrap around a sphere like this: I thought of using Particle Children, which could be a ...
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Can Animation Node Trees be run separately in different scenes within the same blender file?

Maybe I missed it in the documentation or I'm just experiencing some strange bug, but I see there is a scene option in the node editor for Animation Nodes - is this supposed to be where the tree ...
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animation node list(object) dosen't get attached to transform output

I just started using animation nodes in 2.8 after downloading the add-on for windows. I am currently having problem connecting the list node(object) with the object transform output node
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Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve few times

How can i distribute a object on a curve, and from one curve to another few times ... a text for example...
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Using / making text into a procedural shader material in nodes

I know I can wrap text around a curve but is it possible to use / make text into a procedural shader material using nodes? I would like to have the text as a procedural shader material to place it ...
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How can I combine objects into a grid? To animate them

I would like to animate a wall of stones. Similar to this tutorial. My problem is that every stone is different, so I can't do that with instances and arrays. Does anyone have a tip or a tutorial for ...
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why is this animation node offset polygon rendering wrong?

The scene is rendered correctly in the camera view, but wrong in the rendered image. The wrong part is an object which's using offset polygon node.
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Ben 10 omnitrix animation

So i have modelled the omnitrix, and now i want to animate it. I am very new to animation. I wanted to know, ho to achieve the effect as in the two images 3 and 4. When the two pieces approach each ...
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How can we 'attach' animation nodes to objects?

I want to find a way to attach the animation-node tree with a collection or an object. So that when I link/append the collection to other scene, the animation node tree also comes with it and ...
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Animation node loop

I wanna to make loop animation like here https://youtu.be/8PkdH_GXpQE , but with blocks (object matrix). I made music animation by myself, but idk how to make loop correctly. UPD.
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Help with rendering “wispy stocking effect” / emission shader

I'm trying to reproduce the image below in Blender 2.8 From the a Strange Attractor site I've tried using an emission shader and converting points to a curve but it doesn't even come close. My ...
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shape tweening with animation nodes and sound

My ultimate intention is to shape tween different object based on different frequency outputs from a song. IE High notes shape tween objects A, low notes shape tween objects B...and so on. (I am no ...
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Have letters slide along pane then fall into a bucket

I'd like to create an animation where several words moves along an edge (hard surface). When the letters get to the end of the edge, each letter then falls into a containers. The container then ...
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Controlling EEVEE materials with Animation Nodes

There is a Cycles Material Output node, but it doesn't seem to impact materials in the EEVEE viewport. Is there currently no support for this in animation nodes? If not, are there any work arounds?
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how to add vertex colors to multiple objects using animation nodes

What are the steps to assign a list of colors to the vertex color of a list of objects? The 'set vertex color' node does not accept a list of colors and a list of objects. So how to wrap this action ...
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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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Preventing objects intersecting in Animation Nodes

Can somebody help me with this thing? I starting to learn AN. I wanted to achieve is group of objects landing on vertices of target object BUT without intersecting and colliding between objects of ...
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animation nodes bool difference union intersect

How to do Boolean mesh operations with animation nodes (difference, union, intersect)? The Boolean nodes for animation nodes seem to be for manipulating lists of numbers not mesh data?
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AN: Platonic Solid Fractal Maker. Help!

I need some help with Animation Nodes. I have this node setup: and am trying to make this object: What I want is to be able to take one of those "iteration" boxes and loop it. But when I try to do ...
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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 ...