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 : how can I switch between different setups?

Is it possible to work on several animation nodes NodeTrees and to switch between them / select the active one ? I see AN generates a "Animation Nodes Object Container" object. Is the nodetree ...
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Make an array/ animation node with adjustable angle and size for instances

I struggle with something might be a simple question. I was trying to make an adjustable array. The array element align the curve that need some loose part and tihgt part for further modifier. And the ...
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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 - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve

I've been trying to recreate the effect from the Cinema 4D tutorial below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPv2HVvQfGo I'm stuck at 9:55 where he uses the inheritance effector to be able to morph ...
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Duplicate meta-Ball with Animation Nodes

I set my AN settings on a meta-ball to 20 instances to create something similar to a little brainy blob in motion. I'd like to duplicate it many times, like an array that includes the animation. Is ...
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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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How to Properly Unwrap Metaball, Metaball animation

I have a Metaball animation running with animation node. I want to project the UVs from the surrounding sphere to the metaballs so I can have the textures applied without artifacts (you can se in the ...
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Liquid Dissolve Effect from Akira

I am trying to recreate the effect in the below GIF, where blobs rise up off a surface. I've tried multiple approaches, but can't seem to find a solution. My main hope for the solution is that it be ...
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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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Wrong spline length with Animation Nodes

With Get Spline Length i get wrong measurments for curly spline. How to get proper length? Animation Nodes 2.0.4 Blender 2.79b
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Offset splines with Animation nodes

Before I am getting too deep into AN, I would like find out if there is ability to offset perpendiculary original spline by one of planes(xy, xz, yz), by using same control points? Is there also ...
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Performance Mode for Animation Nodes Addon

What is this Performance mode used for? And how it can help with performance?
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Starting an animation on the birth of a particle or using animation nodes?

I have a problem with the particle system. Context: I have a cube that emits particles. On another layer, I have 3 objects that change shape over time. I group the 3 objects and use the group in the ...
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Animation Nodes: Ability to create mesh and assign UV coordinates?

So far, working on the 1.0/master branch of Animation Nodes, I've been having a rather hard time creating procedural mesh data, and I eventually ended up just writing a python script to create the ...
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Animation Nodes - How to create transition with the gif-animated squares

This is my square with gif animation. You can right-click on animation and press Save Image. It will save as gif. I wish to repeat the animated squares to create examples below. How do I do that with ...
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How to create a loop in Animation Nodes (now that it has been updated)

At 2:32 in Jacques Lucke's video on how to use loops in his epic Animation Nodes addon, he uses two nodes that are now revised. Supposedly the actions that ...
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Animation Nodes: cube root function

I need to use the cube root function in animation nodes but there is no cube root in the math node. Is there anyone who know how to do ? Thank you
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How to make a rope winding animation?

How can one create a rope winding animation as shown here: Source: https://vimeo.com/238181837
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How to create explicit (parametric) functions in animation node?

I'm trying to understand the math of animation nodes (Omar's helping) to create surfaces, and I was very curious how I could use AN to create parametric functions.I used the _surface_z addon for to ...
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Rotate the result of a loop around an object

After getting involved into animation nodes, I achieved creating a simple array. It evenly distributes instances of an object on a circle. What i want to achieve in a next step is rotating this ...
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Deform geometry along spline in Animation Nodes

Is it possible to deform an object along a spline in AN just as it can be done with the curve modifier? I'm trying to do so with the spline falloff node affecting the vertices of my mesh but I'm ...
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Move object along a list of objects in Animation Nodes

I have a list of objects and I want to move an object along the path connecting each two consecutive object in the list, where the object takes one second to move in each path. Currently, I have this ...
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How can I use the new BVH nodes to know if a certain object is inside a volume?

The idea is to drive properties like scale if an specific objects is inside a give BVH volume.
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Animation nodes falloff

How to make the center of circle scale down again after scale up? Like a O shape.
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How to create a flower unfurling effect?

The effect I am looking for is not like a simple flower but more like a plant unfurling over it's length. Like This: I am not a beginner with animation nodes but in figuring this out the greatest ...
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How does code execution work in an Animation Nodes node tree?

I need to understand the basic foundations of how the Animation Nodes add-on calculates and executes code. So there is Auto-Execution, then options like Always, Tree Changed, Frame Changed, Property ...
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Letter Text One By One In Correct Location

I'm able to have text appear using I'd like to get letters in the right place one at a time, any ideas?
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Circuit board (technical elements) with particles

So I was watching this video the other day: https://youtu.be/-pH48mSEH0M?t=243 and at one stage they show off how they made some of the technical elements of their VFX's. 3DS was being used for this, ...
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Use a collection as object inputs in Animation nodes

i;m trying to use animation nodes for the first time. I've made a sub program which does what it's supposed to (scale objects up as a sweeper object goes past them in the X axis) , but How can i make ...
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Replicate Animation with AN 2.1

How should we replicate this animation within Animation Nodes 2.1? By: https://twitter.com/InfinityLoopGIF/status/1085886521205538817
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How to make plasma ball's lightning's moving more naturally?

file link:https://drive.google.com/open?id=10F5kQ2czSXHlGY3pEPQGOIJnO1IRcAGK I want to make the moving of lighting more naturally as red line showing, but i failed, could someone tell me how to do. ...
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Create one curve object per spline in Animation Nodes?

I am trying to create a scene where a list of spheres are positioned onto the verts of a hidden icosphere, and as I move an empty through the icosphere, the visibility of the balls is toggled, and ...
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(Animation nodes) Is there a way to instance objects inside a subprogram?

I'm working on a recursive fractal where a hand splits into 5 new hands, much like this: but my node setup looks like this: each of the 2 huge groups on the bottom is for just 1 level of recursion. ...
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Instance list of object in animation nodes

I want to know if there is anyway I can make instances of a list of objects.And get a list of the new objects.I just want a single instance no more. I tried using object instancer inside a loop but ...
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Music visualization is not working in animation nodes

I am creating a music visualizer using animation nodes. The music visualizer do the same as the music visualizer of animation nodes (templates) but it has an extra motion (bending) I did by a loop,...
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How can I cast a text element to float in animation-nodes?

I read some data from an external csv file into animation nodes, split the lines into individual parts (data columns) containing floating point numbers and want to use these floating point numbers in ...
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animation nodes sorting object list by XYZ

I have a 3x3x3 grid of objects in a collection (intended to be used with non-duplicate objects), I want to sort them by x y and z and have them fed into a loop and animate transformations. I ...

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