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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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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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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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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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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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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Procedural Wire Generator in Animation Nodes

I’d like to figure out the method to creating this procedural wire generator inside Animation Nodes 2.1 as depicted in this youtube video here: https://youtu.be/lsXb5ywrg_I The video gives little ...
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I've managed to create a node tree that creates cables between two objects. How can I make it for multiple objects?

Not sure if you guys are familiar with the TopoWire plugin for C4D (see here), but I've managed to create a node tree in animation nodes that does this (without any dynamics). Here's the node tree: ...
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Wrong length of Hair in Animation Nodes

Vertex group controls strands' Length (I don't using textures, because image sequences are not working with Particle System - it's a known limitation) I expected to see different values for each ...
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How to change the active node tree data block using python?

I'm using animation nodes add-on. How can I switch between the node tree data blocks using python (as shown in the picture below)?
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Iterated edge drawer animation nodes

I have a set of lines instanced along a curve using "Replicate Matrix" and "Object Matrix Output." My goal is to loop through the instanced lines and, for each one, get a random point on it, find ...
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Is it possible to extrude a PNG image?

Is it possible to extrude a PNG image in Blender? (Perhaps using animation nodes or sverchok?) If Blender can read the alpha, wouldn't it also be possible to draw curves along the edges? (assuming the ...
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Can you use parents/constrains and animation nodes in the same animation?

I'm new to Animation Nodes and I encounter this problem: With three simple objects: a empty, a cube and a sphere, I have reproduced the situation I would like to implement in my project. The cube is ...
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How can I animate multiple properties of the same object at once?

I am trying to animate a vehicle coming to a stop and I want the tail lights to start glowing at a certain point. To have a realistic effect, I was using the compositing screen layout with more than ...
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Convert Animation Nodes to Object and Keyframes

I have This Node Tree in Animation Nodes: As you can see it creates objects and edit their location. but When I render, even If I normally bake all the Dynamics, the cache disappears and then it ...
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Problem writing custom AN Sockets

I have written a custom AN socket that passes instances of a custom class between custom nodes. The socket works when connecting two nodes (1 output to 1 input). However when connecting an output to ...
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How can I recreate an Icosphere made of separate triangles with AN?

The idea is to recreate the icosphere with triangle objects for further animation.
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How can I rotate a mesh about another object using animation node in blender

How can I rotate a mesh about another object using animation node in blender My thoughts were to have the circle/triangle mesh node pivot point be the same as the cube piviot point I was following ...
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scaling objects depending on instancer number (animation nodes)

How i can scale objects depending on number? attached a picture for clarity

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