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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 - 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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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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Maths — how to create moving waves with Animation Nodes

I am this week learning wave equations, my very first time. I am learning those below. Please give examples of how you'd use wave equations with Animation Nodes. Your way, please. No ideas? How ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Packing and Animating Rectangles in Animation Nodes

I would like to re-create the effect in the below gif with animation nodes. As I see it the process would break down into these parts: 1)Define boundaries - Define some flat area that the animation ...
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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: rotate around axis

How do you rotate an object around a given unit vector and angle? I thought I could use this matrix, but I'm unable to create a custom 3x3 matrix inside animation nodes. $$R= \begin{bmatrix} \cos\...
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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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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 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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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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Deformation of the grid with the falloff

I am trying to model a deformation of a grid with interpollation in the Animation Node, but as you can see I didn't can to use FALLOFF for to get a grid according with 1/r². Can someone help me? is it ...
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how to connect objects with splines with animation nodes?

I have a group of objects all with keyframed movement. I want to a create splines between the closest objects as they move like this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9MvcCXsHHY I know you can ...
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How to make multiple strips for a wipe with Animation Nodes?

This is my original strip in Moho Pro. When I group strips while moving each a little to the left and delaying them each by a second or two, this is what I get. Now how do I reproduce that with ...
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Bezier curve between faces of different meshes

Help me please to set up nodes, so that curve will be instanced between every two faces of different meshes. Faces should be selected by index, like 1-1, 2-2, etc. Curve should be directed along ...
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Animation Nodes move certain mesh vertices

I would like to move certain vertices from an animated mesh object along its normals to create a new mesh (or use face normals and create new point). Is it possible to choose certain vertices and also ...
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Best sound baking settings

I'm building an audio visualizer in Animation Nodes. It's working well, but there's always just a strong peak, rather than well distributed activity across the board. I've been trying various ...
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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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I'm confused about how Animation Node's spline from Points node works

I'm experimenting with animation nodes and I want to try generating splines from particles. So I have three particle systems and I'm using them as the points, left handles and right handles for a ...
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Animation Node Grid Animation

I know this question isn't directly blender related, but I hope someone with more experience with the animation nodes addon could point me in the right direction. I'm currently trying to create a ...
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What are animation nodes? [duplicate]

So, I've come across this term while using other software as well. However, with respect to Blender, what are they? How does one use/access them and if possible could a simple animation be ...
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Animation Group Order

Using animation nodes I was able to make a procedural animation of a bridge made up of tiles coming from above and forming said bridge. I created it by taking a plane, subdividing it 10 times, ...
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Is it possible to create vector fields based on a math equation?

If creating a vector field based on an equation is not possible, how create an equation-free 3-D vector field in blender? The arrows should have color based on the magnitude of force they exert on ...
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Animation Nodes - Replicate an object on an already replicated object

In the following example, I do have a spline replicated. Now I want to place an icosphere on all of the splines. Can't find a way of doing this. In short I have a mesh replicated on a spline, then ...
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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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Smooth Realtime-Audio Reaction in Animation Nodes?

I am animating certain objects in a scene using audio in animation nodes. The current setup makes my models react in a very aggressive way to the audio. Is there a simple way to smooth the reaction ...
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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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Animation Nodes and Boolean Modifier

Using this setup in animation nodes I created a phantom effect for my text with a wave modifier, but when I apply a boolean modifier it gets rid of the transparency of my text. Is there a way to apply ...
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Getting the color of an object an empty collides with?

How would I get the color of an object that collides with an empty. In this animation node example I get it's location but I would also like the color that it collides with.
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Animation Nodes: How to snow in the text?

I have two examples below and I wish to make text drop in like snowflakes. How do I do that with Animation Nodes? This is for future projects with motion graphics. Any assistance is greatly ...
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How to calculate a difference between current and previous location vectors using animation nodes?

In my node tree I have a location vector that is streamed from a sensor, how would I calculate a difference between current and previous location vectors using animation nodes?
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Wiggle Vector and randomness - Animations Nodes

I'm quite new to the animation Nodes concepts, and tried to follow this recent tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzeP---dP1M&list=WL). The point of the tutorial is to generate a bunch of ...
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Dynamic Reaction Control System Animation

I'm attempting to create a node tree using the Animation Nodes addon to have automatically scaling "Reaction Control System" plumes on any arbitrary mesh. Essentially, I am hoping to create a single ...
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Animation Node “Math node”

I am using Blender v2.78.4 and i am using animation nodes but when i am searching "Math node" .. its not showing. Please help
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Trying to install Animation Nodes - How to make Blender forget?

I tried installing animation nodes. Blender thought it installed it but it actually didn't (because it was the windows version and I was using Linux). I realized this when I ran into this problem. So ...
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Animation Nodes. Distribute objects based on distance

I have an Animation Nodes tree where I distribute characters based on random values on Y and Z axis as you can see below. But viewing from that camera angle (the perspective view) the upper part of ...
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Light dots Animation Nodes

I'm a novice in using Blender and I have to create with the animation node's addon a 3D graphic effect of "connecting dots". In detail: a certain amount of spot spreaded randomly in a dark space ...
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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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Animation nodes - Driving scale attribute from a CSV list to create a bar chart

I'm stuck with the 'For Loop' part of my project in Animation Nodes. I'm trying to create a bar chart with each of x bars scaled to a high set by some CSV data. I've got my .blend and it feels so ...
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Unwanted rotation behavior

The Cube should rolle like a cube should roll^^. In some cases the rotation goes wrong in case of a gimbal lock? How to avoid that?
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Random object transform in loop (Animation Nodes)

how can I use AN to transform bunch of objects from one position to another in random order? Right now it looks like this: So all fragments moves at the same time. Greetings!
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What is the simplest way to remove objects from a group inside of an Animation Nodes Node tree?

I am attempting to create an animated particle that is an instance of a group that is created with nodes. I have been able to successfully add instanced objects to a group. While this is working fine, ...