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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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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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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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Animation nodes - sorted group transformation

Let's say i have a 5x5x5 group of cubes, my goal is to have them all sorted from top to bottom, scaling down to a set size one by one with about a frame of delay between each cube, after scaling they ...
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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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Installing animation-nodes addon on blender 2.81

I've been trying to install and activate animation-nodes... to no avail. Thus far its the only addon I've run into so much trouble with. I've tried uninstalling blender 2.81, deleting any remnant ...
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How does the “Curve object Output” node from animation nodes work with loops?

I'm trying to Generate a bunch of random floating around objects which are connected by Splines. This is my node setup: And this my result: All of the splines are getting generated at the same ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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looping through splines of a bezier circle, can only find 1 spline not 4

I'm trying to port differential line growth to blender animation nodes following this example https://vimeo.com/169438763 . I was suggested to work with splines in blender as it would be a lot simpler ...
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Animation Nodes extra nodes Morph between two objects with particles

What would the setup look like to morph or get particles to form the shape of a mesh from another. Is it possible with the extra nodes that 3D Singh VFX has created.
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Sequencing Animations in Animation Nodes

I'm working on a complex animation with many sequential elements. Animations nodes I've found animation nodes excellent for creating animations, but that it doesn't really have a way to organize the ...
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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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Random scale and rotation for each particle on all axis separetly (Animation Nodes)

I'm looking for a way to randomize particles (objects) on all axis separetly, so I would get different shapes of them (not overall size). Just to give them a range for a random scale or rotation like ...
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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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“Blobbing Effect” in Animation Nodes

How could one re-create this "blobbing-off" effect in animation nodes?

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