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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convert animation nodes data to editable objects?

How to to convert animation nodes result into an object? For example, I have a project in which I use animation nodes to get final result, but the baked result is only in my computer. When i try to to ...
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How to rename instanced objects in animation nodes?

I am using the 2.1.8 Animation Nodes + Extra Nodes build from https://blender.community/c/graphicall/ in Blender 2.90.1. I am using this build specifically because the Materials nodes are different ...
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Is there a way to apply a boolean modifier to a metaball?

Is this possible with Animation Nodes? If not, how do you convert a metaball to a mesh that can then have modifiers applied, and by extension can you do this simultaneously for multiple frames of an ...
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Replicate Curve Constraint on mesh objects that are following multiple paths using animation nodes

I am working in Animation Nodes. I have created a randomly curved "wiggly" Path across a surface. I have made a long thin Mesh object that follows the Path using a Curve Modifier, this ...
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how to copy an animation from one mask to another mask

I Have an animated mask. I can copy the splines to create a new second mask of it very easily, but the animation does not appear on the dopesheet of the second mask. Is there a way to copy this ...
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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: 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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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: 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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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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Animation Nodes - Waveform Monitor - Picture into Grayscale into X-Distortion

I want to transform a picture with a given amount of pixels into a luminance signal (grayscale). The pixels are supposed to keep their Y-Position from the original input, but change the x-position ...
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animation nodes can`t work with object that has a modifiers?

animation nodes can`t work with object that has a modifiers? create spline from object node and use spline that has a shrink wrap modifief and subdivision modifier and I get a target curve object ...
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Can I get the computed shader's colors at specific points?

I have a mesh with a shader on it, as well as a particle system. The particles are emitted for only one frame, from the surface of the mesh, and are set to render None (I just want the 3d positions of ...
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AN - How to get a specific pixel of a texture?

Is it possible to get a specific pixel of a texture using animation nodes and extra nodes add-on?
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Noodles gets disappeared after joining the two different nodes [closed]

We've installed the animation nodes recently in Blender 2.83.2 in Windows 7 platform. We would like to learn the animation nodes. We installed the animation nodes from here. When we try to join two ...
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ANIMATION NODES_ PLAY ANIMATION IN COLLECTION

I'm trying to reproduce the earth animation from this tut : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEYI4lnOprY At the end, some arcs are animated. I have this node tree : My problem is that i'dont get the ...
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Can not import cython .pyx after installation cython

I am using Blender 2.83 in Windows. I installed cython on 2.83\python\bin. And also installed Vc.redist.x64. When I import a pyx file in Animation Nodes by below: ...
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Looping over an objects indices while performing an operation / calculation using Animation Nodes - attached blend file

I'm having trouble looping over an objects (the cylinder) polygon indices while performing an operation / calculation on them. I created an animation in Octave, (and the calculations are correct I've ...
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Audio to affect Material noise / texture values

I am attempting to make a procedural material and have audio files affect different elements of the material. Examples.. I would like to have audio.01 to animate the scale of a noise texture node. ...
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Animation Nodes for sliding products onto shelf (2.82)

I'm trying to get to grips with animation nodes for animating a bunch of products on a shelf. I'd like them to slide in from the side based on the distance from a null object (the "effector"). To get ...
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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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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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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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How to decode many words in a sequence?

I am trying to randomize some words from a list. The idea is that each letter of the word randomizes until it forms the word and then skips to the next word. Basically decoding the a list of words. ...
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Animation nodes´ path animated camera is not smooth

I got an animation node script from this question (Is there a way to animate a camera along a curve at specific speed?) and the node tree looks like this: The setup works well (thanks for ...
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Start a particle’s animation when it’s in a certain location with animation nodes?

That title is quite the mouthful, so I’ll try to explain my issue as best I can, which I had for like 5 days now and simply can’t find any solution to. Context: I have a plain that is subdivided a ...
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how to create splines streamlines

I am a beginner in Blender and in Animation nodes. Is it possible to somehow achieve simulation of streamlines just like on CFD simulations, but only with splines in Animation nodes? That is, splines ...
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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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Broken and/or missing animation nodes?

I'm just now discovering blender and getting into animation nodes and they are awesome so far! Very complex and I'm still wrapping my head around it all. I'm following along with some tutorials (Shout ...
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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 set the Euler angles(XYZ) of an arrow, from its components? [duplicate]

Given a vector(an arrow object) say $\vec A\,= \,P \hat{i} + Q \hat{j} + R \hat{k}$ , how to determine the corresponding Euler angles (XYZ) to be assigned to the vector so that it points in that ...
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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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Animation node cut object [duplicate]

There's target object and cutter object, boolean modifier can work for one frame, but how can I use animation node to cut the target with cutter object and keep the all history cutting. I have tried ...
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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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Duplicating objects using Animation Nodes' 'Grid Mesh' node

I'm trying to create an image similar to this. I can create the sine wave using nodes but I can't get them to repeat. I was following the tutorial https://youtu.be/o3N8H8X-GJk My nodes are below and ...
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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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Calculate Average Time Between Sound Frquency Peaks in Animation Nodes [closed]

You analyze track x at 10 frequency levels. You set up a loop that monitors if the level of a certain frequency has reached a certain level. You output and store a boolean with an associated time ...
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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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Animation Nodes - How to make text gallop like horses and next stumble like drunks? [duplicate]

At first, I attempted to make text stumble slowly into scene like drunken sailors, but I ended up with the galloping text that runs like horses; nonetheless, I like the effect. In all three examples ...
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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 can i create this floating blob look with metaballs? [duplicate]

primarily using metaballs, how do i get this floating rippling & blinking affect?

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