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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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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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Is it possible to add modifiers dynamically with animation nodes?

To add modifiers dynamically, I know that one can modify values of existing modifier via attribute output node. Can this node be used to create modifiers or does it need some sort of scripting?
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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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(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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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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Animation node instancing an object with children

I'm trying to instancing an object with all it's mesh children, but i can't find a way, I've seen in previous version of blender the "object from groups" but now that there is the collection system, i ...
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Animation nodes to shader nodes

Can I use Numbers List to cycles materialoutput node in animation nodes? I want to use numbers list to many objects which I made in Object Instancer node.
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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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It can't emit particles with animation node

The emitter can emit particles when it's not connected to animation node. but when I connect it to the animation node with position transforming, the particles can't fly, they all are stick to the ...
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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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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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Use all Objects in a Group as Object input (Animation Nodes)

I am using a node tree that takes an input object, and generates a new object based on data from it (see here for the exact use case). I want to apply the effects of this node tree to more objects ...
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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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Controlling mesh modifiers with animation nodes

Is there a way to control mesh modifiers using the Animation Nodes add-on? I'd like to use AN to set values for the animatable parameters in the Ocean modifier.
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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, ...
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Spline from Object" in Animation Nodes?

I'm trying to get this result (picture in this post). Anyway, I created a Bezier circle, but I can't find the "Spline from Object" node neither the "Combine Mesh Data". I guess I ...
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How to spin in circle instances of metaballs?

I am working on this loop. Here I have instances of metaballs wiggling location randomly, I duplicated this node tree twice more. Sub-question is how to think about making the random wiggle loop ...
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Animation Nodes Delay of Cell Fractured Collection Matrix

I'm trying to make a simple animation in 2.8 by (mostly) following This video by BLUE FOX However, I would like to make the cell fractured objects slowly return to their starting points, instead of an ...
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A polygon uses the same vertex twice error in animation nodes

I am trying to recreate the animation nodes example from the online documentation that is here. https://animation-nodes-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user_guide/nodes/mesh/operators/...
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Animation time offset for multiple objects

Trying to rotate objects by setting copy location from already rotating empty, and driver, as a influence controller for every object. I have 10 objects, but i'd like to set an offset, so every ...
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Orient animated camera horizon to object Y axis

I have Empty in scene center and camera as a child to this empty. Camera always look in center of scene and 2m far from this center. In center i have long Y side object. I "tilt" camera by adjusting ...
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Smoothing Bezier Curves in Animation Nodes

I have a strange curvature showing when I generate a curve with animation nodes. I can "fix" the appearance by choosing "Cyclic" but I need a start and an end in order to animate. The first ...
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Change behaviour of an animation - AN

I'm starting to use animation nodes so I can easily make some cool animations at my work to show case some products. I've been able to move a list of objects and arrange them the way I want, but I ...
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Animation nodes - Vertex colors to transforms?

I apologize if this looks as spamming, but I think this should be a different question, though I am trying to achieve similar goal. I want to be able to influence matrices with several different ...
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Animation Nodes - Control several objects of a group

I have six objects that would like to control the Location, Rotation, and Scale of each sequentially. An Effector would be perfectly suitable for this. When I place the Objects in a group, I can ...
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Parsing xml file with animation nodes

I've an XML which includes position and rotation information and which I need to parse it in order to use it with animation nodes. This is something I already managed to do via python scripting but as ...
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Animation nodes Group instances

I want to know if there is anyway I can make random instances of a group or list of object in to a mesh. In the example I want to instance the 4 objects in to the 8 vertex of the big cube. I tried ...
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How to get radius of a spline in animation nodes?

Similar to Is there a way to address the shrink / fatten / radius values of individual vertices on a curve with animation nodes? I've got one main spline that acts as a driver. This spline will have ...
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Blender Animation Nodes Particle Information

Blender Animation Nodes (BAN) How does the Blender user obtain the Particle Rotation Data in a later version of BAN, visible in a previous version of BAN? Short and sufficient answer please. A ...
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How can I prepare a set of colors that should go together, and be able to apply them to different objects with a single click?

I am making lots of product visuals with Blender. Often the same products with different colors and prints. I have a product that has a few color variants and is composed of several elements. Each ...
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How do I make animation nodes drive the vertices of my object?

I recently got into animation nodes in Blender, and want to know if I can drive the vertices of an object using sound. I found this example here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtD5UQE5Xj0 However, ...
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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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object instancer animation nodes only work on a clean new blend file?

i don't know if Jacques Lucke is here on blenderstack for help but it seems that i can't make the object instancer node work on top the work i'm currently doing in the picture below, i set the ...
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Animation Nodes – Would they be the best method to create a similar animation? [closed]

Would animation Nodes be the ideal procedure to create a similar animation to the gif shown. The learning curve appears to be quite significant so if I proceed down this path I would like to be sure ...

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