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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Group splines by height using animation nodes

I have a list of splines coming from an object, I want to group them by their height. An example would be: ...
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Follow objects as if there was a magnetic field using animation Nodes

Using animation nodes how can I make an object keep following and other object with some delay, a behavior very similar to the one you can see in most paint tools for stabilizing strokes, here is an ...
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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: 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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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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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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Trying to find a way to make a true pixel screen

Using UVs to animate the shapes on the screen would be hard and tedious so i want to use geometry to impact which dots light up the compositor won't really help as it pixelates where the camera is ...
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Iris with Animation Nodes

I would like to know how to create an iris with animation nodes. Specifically to be able to create one leaf so that it can be duplicated placed around a circle and aligned to the edge of circle and ...
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Make End of Rotation the Beginning Rotation of New Animation in Animation Nodes

I would like to have an object animate between Start_1 and End_1. Every 50 frames the ending value is given a new random value, and the preceding end value becomes the new start value. In other words,...
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Animation Nodes - curve and objects

How can I distribute objects along a curve with animation nodes? AN 2.1 Blender 2.8 Thanks!
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get string from Text Object using Animation Nodes

Is it possible to pull in the actual string of text from a Text Object? It's easy to create a string of text in the nodes and send it out to a Text Object, or even to pull in text from an external ...
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Ray cast doesn't validate hit in Animation Nodes

Here I have results from Intersection Line Plane (green dot) and Ray Cast (red dot). White dots represent a Line. I don't ...
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Animating Animation node parameters…?

I am making an animation of atoms in random motion which decrease in speed along with the decreasing temperature. I made the atoms using animation nodes. Instanced sphere and added vector wiggle to ...
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Join Instances of Animation Nodes/ Make them seperate Objects

Is there a way to join the instances of an object from animation nodes to one mesh or convert them to independant "real" meshes? I want to set only one boolean modifier object as an array of objects ...
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How to save Animation Nodes cache without baking to mesh?

It seems like all caching data from Subprogramm is purged after closing a file, but can we re-use this internal cache? I was thinking about running few instances ...
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Frame Duplication with Changing transparancy and colors

Is there a way to Change the colors and transparency of previous and post frames using the duplication frames, in object properties?
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Exclude certain hair particles from face instancing

I want to relocate faces of a mesh to the spline's points, which are extracted from hair particles. Face should be placed only at the end of spline, except some strands, where I want to have another ...
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Rotate polygons around edge (animation nodes)

Polygon offset node (AN v2.1) has an advanced option of rotating around custom pivot point. How can I tell polygons to rotate around an edge instead of poly's ...
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Animation Nodes - How to make a series of waves

For future projects with motion graphics, I wish to know how to make transition with waves with AN. Below examples were made in Moho Pro, in which waves are morphed into rectangles. Speeds are varied.
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Animation Nodes: How to shoot in text like bullets

I wish to learn how to use Animation Nodes for future projects with motion graphics. Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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How can I assign shortcuts to “Auto Execution” and “Always” checkbox of animation nodes in node editor toolbar?

I need to assign shortcuts to "Auto execution" and "Always" checkbox to speed up my workflow. I tried to assign them myself but there is no add shortcut option to them, python code after hovering it, ...
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vertex weigths onto a generated mesh

I'm generating a mesh from a list of locations and normals, for each vector a create a simple triangle. What I would like to do is to edit the weight of each triangle into a vertex group. I manage to ...
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Any way to use the timeline markers as input list?

Basically, I have a phrase and want to add a letter every time a marker is met. i.e. every time a letter is hit while writing a message. Is It possible to do something like this using the animation ...
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Animation Nodes - Pressure Arrows / Scaling, Rotating and Changing color along surface

Original Question (Edit below): I want to make a "fluid pressure" representation. That image was my "first" try, but I can't rotate or move the matrix. Why do I want to move it? I want a "room" made ...
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Match shape key for mesh to size of text bounding box

I'm trying to place text and then put text bubbles around them. To preserve the text bubble corner curves, I'm using shape keys. But sizing their width and height is a problem. I calculated width and ...
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Animation Nodes: Wait x seconds, output 0, then output random number (for input to object instancer)

I've been trying to figure this out for a while, but I'm kind of stuck. I have an Object Instancer that duplicates an object a random number of times (between 5 and 30) I want to have this number to ...
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Sound visualization: Length of animation does not match audio file length

I setup a simple animation nodes node tree to experiment with the animation of a shape key and a material node of an object (cube). This is the node setup: Although, as stated in the comments below, ...
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Animation Nodes 2.0 Reload (F8) Not Working

I've downloaded the Windows prebuilt AN 2.0 and installed on Blender 2.78C. AN loads fine on startup and seems to work, but I am doing additional development and when I reload with F8, the following ...
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How to call python animation node operator?

I have a problem i can't resolve. Here is the context : I have a blender file, i am using animation node addon. I have a animation node tree with a empty string list node. The elements in the list ...
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point camera to empty

I want to point the camera at an empty. I am close but not yet there. It keeps moving a roll movement. How can I get rid of that?
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Adding Modifier via Script Node

How to add/remove a modifier to the object(s) via Script node when "Always" is enabled? UPDATE: Just make it finally working with KristofMeirlaen's solution: Code: ...
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Loft splines Does not close object,Animation nodes

I have 2 closed curves and I connected them using the Loft splines node, But the resulted mesh have a face missing. How can I close it?
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Animation Nodes - How do I read the Particle Count with the Object Attribute Output node?

I am currently trying to drive the particle count of various instances of an object (containing a particleSystem) dynamically for each instance. I'm using a loop subprogram with an Object Attribute ...
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how to find close points between two values in animation nodes

I'm trying to make some splines and I found "find close points" node but the problem is it has just one value : max distance , but how can I make edges between two values min and max? or ...
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Particles fail when using Animation Nodes?

I have the goal of trying to instantiate objects that emit particles, and have the new objects follow points on other objects. My approach has been to attempt to use Animation Nodes. However, the add-...
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Can I modify the #frame expression so it switches values slower?

I tried to add things like /2, /4 or so but it doesnt work like that. I made a procedural water shader and thus want to get the constant movement, but it is too crazy with #frame.
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why doesn't my emitter emit particles anymore normally?

I want to move my emitter but when i plug in my nodes as in the picture below, the emitter emits just for a frame or so, not the whole frames. What am i doing wrong?
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instance objects according to list of discrete times (via csv, json, etc) in animation nodes (or just with python)

I've got some text I want to output to the screen according to a list of times, x & y coordinates. Preferably within Animation Nodes (with or without python scripting), but without Animation ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I randomly instance and distribute objects from a collection on a mesh using Animation Nodes?

I would like to know couple possible ways of taking objects (couple or all) from a collection randomly and instance on a given mesh. I tried feeding the collection into a loop and repositioning them ...
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Animation Nodes - Have Text Appear Word By Word Instead Of Letter By Letter

Using setup with a text object Typewriter text displays letter by letter Can this be altered to display word by word?
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Arrange the items in a collection randomly on a curve with good orientation in animation node

I've been trying to arrange the items in a collection randomly on a curve and I am blocked. I would like to dispatch multiples object to create diversity. This is my differents test. Blue : Dispatch ...
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Animation nodes execute on a condition

I am trying to make animation node run on a specific frame. I compare the time info with the frame i want the node to execute on, and if they are equal, they return true. But I do not understand how ...
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Matrix won't stay on my plane

Hi i need help on making these cubes stay on my plane, the location part is easy to do, but the rotation only rotates on it's bounds, not the group's bounds any way i can fix this?
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trouble using keyframes to animate a float value (in animation nodes)

Am learning animation nodes. Within animation nodes, I would like to use keyframes to animate the value of a float number, but the keyframes are not having any effect. To try this I right click on ...
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Number changing animation with animation nodes?

How to make number changing animation with animation nodes pleae?

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