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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Limiting precision level in Animation Nodes?

Is there a perfomance wise way to limit decimal numbers for all values inside NodeTree? Sometimes I don't need that many decimal numbers, especially for comparing values to get desired boolean result....
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fractured object meshes follow along path in order in AN

I want fractured object meshes to follow a path in a defined order in Animation Nodes, like in this video. Here is a gif of the animation:
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View polygon's index as non-tuple in Animation Nodes

I wonder how can I see polygon's index not as tuple of vertices indices, but as single number? There is polygon viewer in N-panel which is what I want, but works ...
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Why does rigid body physics not work in objects created by an object instancer? (Animation nodes)

Simple setup: When I've played an animation, an instanced cube has stayed put:
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What are Dying particles?

maybe a simple question,what are Dying Particles? i used animation nodes "particle data" to filter some dying particles,but result is zero,why?thank you! as the screenshot below:
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Do Custom normals work in Animation Nodes?

Generally I want to direct polygons along custom split normals, or at least get them work in AN. Can it be done?
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whats wrong with AN??? why i cant animate values inside nodes [duplicate]

Sometimes its works and sometimes doesnt works. I have no idea why. I did same. In left pick is all right. The value changes during the animation. But in right pick is not okay! It just keeps the same ...
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Trying to loop through points and create splines in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to use Animation Nodes to loop through random points on a sphere and draw splines coming out from them, for some reason it only renders one spline, what am I missing here? Thank you
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How to make 3D objects the children of hair strands?

I saw this inspirational thread Access hair child strands (animation nodes) From there, an idea suddenly popped into my head — how about making grass leaves the children of hair strands. Is that ...
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Changing Spline Evaluation Rate in Animation Nodes

I would like the ball to accelerate in the begging and end of the spline evaluation and deaccelerate in the middle, while it is in the air. Is there a way to change the default location?
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How to add a node tree and a Object Separate Text in Blender 2.79b

I'm trying to follow this tutorial Animation Nodes Letter Wiggle There is created a node tree at minute 2:10 an after that it's added an Text Object Separate, but in the version that I have I can't ...
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How Does AnimationNodes Create This GUI Item?

I'm attaching the image of one GUI element which Animation Nodes can produce in the Nodes window. This does not seem to be from "context.window_manager.invoke_props_dialog()" (sorry, I'm not very good ...
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Animation Nodes Loop Issue

I'm having this issue with animation nodes where, if I want to change the list of vertex positions of an object based on a boolean condition, then only one vertex gets affected. In this case, only the ...
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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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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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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 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 ...