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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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Start an animation nodes TimeCode Generator at a specific point

Does anyone know how I would START a timer at a specific point? I will need to use the timer between many scenes, and I need it to pick up where the previous scene left off.... Here's what my timer ...
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Adding the percent symbol on the end of a number sequence in animation nodes

The picture above shows the animation node setup I have currently. It is controlled by the movement of an empty. But I want to add a percent symbol on the end of the number. How can I do that? TIA
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Copy AN nodes to another file

Since the last releases of Blender, there is no more the possibility to copy/paste nodes between files (that was hyper-useful). Now the only solutions is to Group/Append Group. But I can't group AN ...
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Mandelbulb using Animation nodes

Lately i've been reading a lot about fractals, mandelbrot set and the mandelbulb. I am able to recreate the mandelbulb in Blender using a volumetric material (similar to the solutions discussed here, ...
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Convert animation node result into editable object

Is there a way to convert an animation nodes result into an object? For example, animations nodes are used to generate the face of a clock. I want to convert that result into an object that can ...
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Animation Nodes: How to create splines from two different points in order to create procedural telegraph poles?

I've reached the limit of my ability with AN and need some help creating procedural telegraph or telephone poles. This is what I've managed so far: I've managed to generate splines from the origin ...
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How to move object in its local transform orientation in Animation nodes?

How can I move an object in its local transform orientation in animation nodes? There is a way using some math with rotation of the object as an input,but I want to know if there is an easier way to ...
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Is there any way to link together 2 time frame nodes in with animation nodes?

For anyone who sees this and has managed to get their hands on Animation Nodes, is there any way to combine 2 time frame nodes? To elaborate, I want to record the transformed movement and rotation of ...
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Process of turning groups of animation nodes into templates for easy reuse?

I have been recreating those gifs from the official doc of animation node, which made me question how do you package a awesome animation you made into a new node for later use? I basically want to ...
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Input 3D line segments from real scientific data

I have collected 3D scientific information on a network of rod-like filaments with a particle moving though the filaments. The filaments are static and do not move. The output of the filament data ...
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Comprehension question about “Interpolation from Curve Mapping” node

I do not understand properly the behavior of the "Interpolation from Curve Mapping" node. At all interpolation nodes the output value of the corresponding Evaluate node is "0" at positon "0" and "1" ...
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How can I assign an action to an armature using Animation Nodes

Animation nodes took a while to get the hang of it, but it is truly amazing. I've been following the example below, but rather than modify an existing action, I'd like to assign a random action to ...
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Is there literally NO way to start a particle animation when the particle is emitted?

I've been battling the particle system for over a week now without any success. A little context to what my issue is: I'm using an instantiated collection(!) with 4 meshes in it as particles, each of ...
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How can avoid spheres interesecting?

I have an animation of objects running along a spline and they vary their scale following a sine pattern. The thing is that the spheres sometimes overlap. I have made a loop which contains another ...
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Is is possible to get boids data to animation nodes signalling when they are 'attacking'?

I am creating a space dogfighting scene and I have been able to hook up the particle boids to animation node instances, including positions and even the rotations by normalizing the velocity and ...
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Is there a way to create a pause between movements in Animation Nodes?

I want to create a translation or a rotation, but with pauses every custom number of frames (Preferable with an interpolation) , like in the GIF. How can I do this?
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Track to in animation nodes

I want the planes affected by the object fallof to rotate towards the origin of the sphere. Basically what would track to constraint do. Is there a way to achieve that? I have tried converting sphere¨...
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Animation Nodes - Animated object trail

I like to recreate effect like in this video with Animation Nodes addon : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIHOJTrzsK4 I don't for now care about whole process, because I know what I need to do. The ...
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build modifier - perpetual loop

I am trying have a mesh build and then unbuild in a perpetual loop. I tried to key frame the build parametre, tried animation nodes to drive the parametres, tried the nla, without success. The looping ...
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Animation Nodes: Merge spline points

I have been trying to use Animation nodes to create splines on certain edges, as can be seen in this question. It is working, but I am running into a problem: The splines that are generated by the ...
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Is there a way to add motion blur to a text object animated via the animation-nodes addon?

I've made a "timer" with animation nodes:convert frame rate + current frame to seconds, trim number and display it in a text object. The goal is to have flexible timer for high-speed video footage and ...
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Creating trails using Animation Nodes by delaying the frame of the following polygons

I would like to create a trail of polygons that follows an animated object. Initially, I used the following node tree: To create the edges that should compose the trail, it produces the following ...
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How to Do Kinetic Text with Animation Nodes?

How do I use Animation nodes to animate text like this example: In video link above, I did an example of kinetic text in Moho Pro 12 (very time-consuming). Now I want to do that with animation nodes? ...
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Reorder vertices of a mesh in Animation Nodes

Is it possible to reorder the vertices of a mesh in Animation Nodes? For instance, based on their x location or distance from some object.
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AN - How to create path for moving an object or an outline?

I saw this diagram in Pinterest: lovely maths to create polynomials. I wonder how to use Animation Nodes to move objects on the paths like those below — or even how to create outlines. Being ...
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Animation Nodes: How can I apply a different matrix to every point in a mesh

I have a mesh that I want to deform, and since there doesn't seem to be a deformer built in to blender that does what I want, I thought I'd try animation nodes. Here's my node tree. The four maths ...
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TV titles: Split a list into text from a CSV document using Animation Nodes

I have a Spreadsheet list that is sorted into columns of attributes (Story name, Journalist Name, Talent name, Talent Occupation etc.). This is then sorted into order of appearance by its row, so that ...
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Transformation Constraint with Animation nodes?

Is it possible to do Transformation Constraints with Animation Nodes? I would like control an object rotation over another object location/translation.
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How to wiggle multiple keyframed objects with Animation Nodes

I have a keyframed animation of many moving objects and I want to add a little bit of random wiggle to the rotation and position of them. Is this possible? If so, how can I do it?
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Animation Nodes: How do I make text hiccup?

Whether this might be challenging or not, I'm keen to study AN nodes for future uses as in motion graphics. Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks in advance. I am not too fussy on font types or ...
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Is it possible to export a program created with the animation node as a python script?

Is it possible to export a program created with the animation node as a python script? I would like to convert an animation node into a python script. I am not familiar with Python script, so I ...
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Animation Nodes: Object Instancer | Update instances & Splines from object origin

Experimenting again with animation nodes, I'd like my scene like: Have a cube in the center which I can copy n times with the Object Instancer node The cube has a Modifier (Wireframe) and its ...
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Animation Node-start of effect

I'm using Animation Nodes add-on to create typing effect for Text object. It works good, but I don't know how to change when the effect starts. In default it starts in frame 1 ( and I want it to start ...
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(Animation Nodes) How can I make objects rotate to face the direction of the normals of a mesh?

I'm trying to recreate Mystique's transformations from the new X-men movies, and I cant figure out how to get the directions of individual polygons or vertices. I can get the location and "normal," ...
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How move polygons along the normals with Animation nodes?

Im new in animation nodes. And maybe it is very easy question but I cant find solution by myself. I`m trying to make transformation animation and I handled with moving vertices on normals but as I ...
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Is it possible to change the order of objects in a group?

Simply put, is it possible to change the order of objects in a group? I would like to change it due to using the Animation Nodes addon effecting objects in an undesired order. In the provided GIF, ...
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Animation Nodes - How to Instance multiple objects/collection

I do have some meshes under a Collection and I would like to put them into an Object Instancer while maintaining the original positions (it's a cartoon tree). Can't find a way to do this. Thanks!
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Spiral unrolling/rolling animation in Animation Nodes?

I saw a topic on ordfoce.net on unrolling spirals and discrete paths as shown here: How can I replicate this in Animation Nodes?
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Where i can find latest compiled Animation nodes for windows 7 32 bit?

I tried my best to compile Animation nodes for my OS (windows 7 32-bit) but as i am not from programming backgroud and neither i am a techie guy, I found it quiet hard to compile. Is there is anyone ...
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Store and keep the value of a number through loops in an animation node loop

I would like to know if there is a way i could store a number through animation node loops, to incrementially add some value to it, without it beeing reinitialized every loop.
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Parent NORMAL to Control XYZ Axis of Instances

I have a basic and simple question: How do AN get copy instances to point to follow the normal of original mesh / surface? Would that involve BVH or KDTree? OR Is there also a way that is more ...
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Animation positions and animate along the path - Animation nodes

two questions here. The first: I placed objects in certain positions and would like to introduce new vector positions that would become starting point for these objects and animate them so their ...
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Create a Mesh with vertices

If I have a list of vectors. Then how can I create a mesh out of it using the vectors as vertices? I don't wan't to create a mesh before that exactly matches the vertices count to the one of the ...
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Cycle through Materials with Animation Nodes

I have a project where I have an object (wristband) that has six different color options. I created one Cycles material for each option having six different materials. In order to save setup time of ...
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Create number grid of text objects in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to find a way to use animation nodes to generate a grid of numbers that would look something like this ... In pseudo code, I would imagine it working something like this: Generate grid ...
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time at the corner of the animation node editor?

What is the significance of the time displayed at the corner of the animation node editor? Is it the time period of the loop the node editor is executing?
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Keyframed animation from csv using animation nodes

I'm rather new to blender but would like to try to animate flows (in my case movements of animals between herds) using data in a csv file with the following structure: movement#,Start_time,Origin_x, ...
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Why is driven attribute not updating?

Trying to animate an object's material, by simply changing its opacity. As there is no way to directly change the material properties in the AN node tree, I created a driver to change the value of ...
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How do I loft lines into a mesh with Animation Nodes?

This is yet again my confusion with Meshing using Animation Nodes. My idea is to duplicate Lines into multiple Lines object, which later I could loft. Apparently this is not yet simple. Maybe possible,...
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Animation Nodes - instance objects over time

I am trying to create an animation where torus's emanate from a centre at regular intervals (like the RKO Pictures radio wave animation). This means creating new instances over time. I have managed ...

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