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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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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) 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, ...
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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 - Why Time info Node does not update Frames?

I have this problem: As you can see Viewer shows 0.0 while it should show frame 118 or 119.. Frame node does not update while scrubbing in timeline. Anyone had this problem as well? I've checked "...
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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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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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Network Effect Animation Nodes

Any idea how can effect like this can be done with Animation Nodes: EXAMPLE CLIP Is this done with particles? How do I make them to change directions with timing. Or how do I use the vectors? I used ...
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Random selections with animation nodes

Me again. Have progressed with my project and now have a group of independent items (quarter-coloured spheres) and now wish to have an animation that rotates spheres at random through one radian. I'...
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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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Animation Nodes - How to create transition with stripes

In video below, I first had created stills of stripes in Inkscape, 5 separate files with different thickness in stripes. Afterwards, I compiled them in Blender. Below is what I created, but this ...
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How to spread objects along axis?

I have a set of closely positioned objects. I want to make animation of spreading them along one axis with preferably equal gaps. I don't want to use parenting because i want to be able to rotate them ...
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Turret Tracking with Polygon-Aligned sets of Objects in Animation Nodes 2.1

I'm attempting to add gun turret style tracking to objects that have been placed onto the polygons of another object using Animation Nodes 2.1. I'm currently attempting this with blender's built in ...
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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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animation nodes - delay frame update

I’m using animation nodes to randomize texture coordinates when the frame changes. Its working well, but I’d like to have it only update every nth frame, like not change for 15 frames or so. I’ve ...
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Color objects based on distance in Animation Nodes

How do I set colors of objects based on their distances from some reference object, an empty for instance.
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Reloading Animation Nodes (node development workflow)

I am developing some custom nodes and have a question about the development lifecycle. Can I reload AN classes without restarting Blender? Or, do I need to reload blender after each change to the ...
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Comprehensive list of 'missing' features in Blender 2.8?

I am considering moving from 2.79b to 2.8, but I am still unclear of what 2.8 doesn't yet have. Is there a list of all the features it lacks (in comparison to 2.79x). All I have so far mostly is this ...
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Is it possible to shift faces by using “square” loops

Is it possible to shift faces using a square loop? Is there a better way to accomplish the animation that is below, using Blender I made an animation in Octave of what I'm trying to accomplish in ...
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Control Cycles material based on the distance to an empty using Animation Nodes

Target: Emissive Intensity increases as an empty comes closer, the object is a mesh that is being instanced on a grid ( following Zach Hixson's tutorial). I also have a Rotation transformation based ...
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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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get normal vector at a specific point in a curve in animation nodes

Is it posible to get the exact normal vector from a control point inside a curve? I know the evaluate node gives you the normal vector at a certain range of the curve length, but what if I want the ...

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