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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 - 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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Simplify Texture Keyframes

I am making a product presentation and need to show the different states of the Backlight(Png File - Emitter). Rightnow i use a "Mix Shader Pyramid" to guide the right Texture to the Material Output (...
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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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Animation Nodes: Dynamic Text?

I am trying to make a stopwatch in Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes and Cycles renderer. I have an imported movie strip which is 30 fps, and in the animation nodes I am reading the frame number, ...
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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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Change custom Node input through Python console [duplicate]

I have a custom node simulating a laser: The node itself is pretty complex with rotations and whatnot, but it's attached to a Lamp object. In short what it does is illuminate a pixel if some ...
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How to build your own preset(node) in Animation Nodes? [duplicate]

How to build your own preset(node) like spider generetor or procedural wire generator?
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How make loop to append text blocks

Stuck on making this a looped subprogram Hi folks, I'm new to this, so I hope I'm asking the correct way and in the correct place. I tried to scan this forum for answers, but couldn't find help. ...
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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 control for keyframes

I have a box that moves from point A to point B, by keyframes inserted. the same object has a AN applied for the rotation. I have conected the Combine Euler to a Time Info. I need help to find a way ...
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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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Is it possible to add modifiers dynamically with animation nodes?

To add modifiers dynamically, I know that one can modify values of existing modifier via attribute output node. Can this node be used to create modifiers or does it need some sort of scripting?
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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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How Do You Stack Instances on Z axis with Animation Nodes 2.0?

I'm relatively new to blender and extremely new to Animation Nodes 2.0. (I found out about it 2 days ago). I'm trying to make a cube falloff animation but I can only stack the cubes on the X and Y ...
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Recreating the Animation Nodes FCurve Animation Offset Template

Hi i've been trying to find a way to create and control traffic (thats also flying) in a large futuristic city scene. To do this I'm trying to re-create an old animation nodes template that I feel ...
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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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Execute Node Tree returns different result each time it is run in static setup

I created an animation-nodes setup which should take a cube, scale it and translate it by its new dimensions. This step should be repeated so I put it in a loop. I thought when I press "Execute Node ...
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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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Parenting Object Instancer into Matrix of Flipping Polygon Faces

It might have been answered but not sure. Anyways: - I setup this Flipping Poly Face, basic one - I made duplicate of Suzanne head and place it on the Center of each Face Need to do parent to each ...
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Matrix Parenting or Global Transform

Another animation nodes and Matrix related question. I have this setup of circular formation of objects. I use Matrix Combine to set this up, and then I group it. Now, I just want a simple Matrix ...
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Do I need to update sockets of InvokeSubprogramNode from script

I am trying to write a addon which uses Animation nodes addon. I am able to create different nodes such as Object instance, combine vector, math, transform output, loop and invoke subprogram nodes. I ...
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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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EEVEE crashes while rendering with animation nodes [closed]

title speaks for himself. blend file
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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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Animation Node - How to create a crazy spray of hexagon shapes?

Today, I saw this video of someone's work at Gfycat. It uses Sverchok nodes. Now, I wonder how to create that with the Animation Nodes. Thanks in advance. This is for future projects with motion ...
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How to simulate blustery hot air & cold air in Blender

I want to see the behaviour of hot & cold airs against each each other. In one experiment, please try cloud particles with hot & cold airs. In another experiment without clouds, please use ...