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 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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how can i add backgrounds and animate them in blender 2.80 2d animation?

Im making a 2d animation and added a background but the background doesn't appear in the render and neither in the frames.
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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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Using Animation Nodes, add only some elements to Loop output [duplicate]

In Animation Nodes, in a Loop, I am creating a list of Vectors. However, for some iterations of the loop, I do not wish to add a Vector to the resulting Vector List. I have created a Group that ...
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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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Random text in a text Block Animation Nodes

I know how to input text with animation nodes and make it appear randomly and typed, but I can not figure this out with a text block reader. Is there a way to use say 5 paragraphs from a text block, ...
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Making a cursor (caret) that leads the typing effect using animation nodes

I am trying to simulate a dos prompt screen. using the text nodes in animation nodes I have the act of typing simulated. However is there a way to have a cursor box automatically lead the text, or is ...
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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 ...
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Losing my UVs while using Animation Nodes [duplicate]

Im happy with my node setup im just wondering if there is a way I can keep my UVs and have the object do the same animation but with a textured material. I cannot figure out how to generate or keep ...
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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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Want to render animation nodes text animation on sheepit [duplicate]

I have a blender animation where I have used the trim text feature of the animation nodes add-on of blender. However, when I upload it to the render farm, those parts don't render out. I've been told, ...
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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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Blender 2.8 and Animation Nodes build from Chris Prenninger [duplicate]

As Blender 2.8 has a new build everyday, is the Animation Nodes build from Chris Prenninger (made on May 5) still valid? It does not work for me :(
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Having trouble installing animation nodes addon

Im trying to install the animation nodes add-on to blender but I cant see the zip file when I click install. I know i'm in the right location, the file just doesn't show up. This is probably a total ...
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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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duplicate mesh error in blender animation nodes2.1

i tried to duplicate mesh using "transform mesh "node,but i faced a issue as the below: i don't know how to fix the issue?anyone has an idea,thank you!
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how do i store a value when using animation nodes?

I am translating a list of objects but I only want the translation in the x,y,z plane to occur during frame one then after frame one the translation to happen only in the x,y plane. Any help is ...
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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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Convert rotation from sign switching to continuous in Animation Nodes

Plane is simply rotating on Z axis around origin from 0 deg to infinity (linear interpolation), AN extracts this rotation from polygon. Extracted motion looks fine but it isn't calculated as cumulated/...
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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 ...