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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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animate audio spectrum onto a sphere using animation nodes?

So, I'm trying to make an audio visualizer by applying a frequency spectrum onto a sphere. (1st attempt at a visualizer using displace noise maps and audio baked to f-curves https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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How to draw line with 2d thickness using Animation Nodes?

I trying to make something like this (callout title. like in image) with animation nodes. And i need to draw line with thickness and animate it. If i use curve with Bevel Object (second curve) it give ...
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Animation Nodes - How to make text creep up?

This is for future projects with motion graphics. I wish to mimic below with Animation Nodes. Assistance appreciated. Thanks in advance. . This below example with little more bounce than the ...
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Animation loop test

I'm currently putting together a variation of Zack Hixson's tile flip. Instead of a grid of objects created within animation nodes, I've used an predetermined Group based on an array. (I tried the ...
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Animation Node Multiple Dimension Value

I can only manipulate one dimension attribute in animation node. If a single one is activated, like dimensions.x others; dimensions.y or z are just ignored. I would like to manipulate all of them, so ...
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How to completely remove an Animation Node tree from a blender file?

I do not want to keep the animation node trees in the blender file, however, even when I remove the fake user from them, save, and restart the file, the animation node trees are still there. They won'...
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How to create a flickering light source using cycles?

I tried doing this using the 'Noise' option in the F-Curve Modifier, but i did not see and significant flickering. Am I doing something wrong? Or is there any other way this output can be achieved. ...
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Houdini's “explode node” in Animation Nodes

Not sure how to explain the question clearly, but I will give it a try. I wanted to simulate "Explode Node" in Houdini, which basically rather simple and I think in Sverchok I manage to do that, but ...
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Animate a Bezier curve deforming a mesh, without the mesh awkwardly rotating

I've successfully set up a mesh that's deformed by an animated Bezier curve, with the help of the Animation: AnimAll utility, with one caveat: the mesh rotates inelegantly about the curve as it ...
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In Animation Nodes, is it possible to make a node to translate position of the UV's of an instance?

I've been trying to find if it is possible to, using some sort of code in animation nodes, translate the position of a texture or the UV mapping to create a bunch of objects with different textures to ...
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Continuously Move Around Spline with Animation Nodes

With the Evaluate Spline mode, as you move the parameter towards 1, the object moves to the end of the spline. How could you make the Suzanne continuously move around the spline, such that once it ...
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Compute the normal of a 2D spline using animation nodes

In this question I asked how to deform an object with an spline using animation nodes. The technique explained there the deformation considers all 3 dimensions tilting the output object, but what if I ...
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skipping an item inside a loop in animation nodes

I'm adding items into a list using a loop, but in some cases a condition is met inside this loop that should skip that element into adding it to the list. How can this be done in AN? I've tried the ...
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Examples for “Chain Actions” Node in Animation Nodes

I'm unable to find any documentation on this node, could someone provide me with some examples of how it works?
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get Bisector for each point in a line

From a mesh which contains only vertices and edges, I need to find the bisector vector (or angle) between the two edges that collide in each vertex. How can this be done using animation nodes? EDIT ...
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create gaps between spline points with animation nodes

Following this answer curve intersection with volume in animation nodes, I've managed to create a spline which i use to distribute objects inside a volume. Here is how: But I still need to avoid ...
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Is there a way of setting vertex colors per mesh in an object output node?

I have a node tree that generates random vertex colors per object that I have instanced onto a particle system. I have the effect working but have to bake it down to a single mesh and I'm trying to ...
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Animation Nodes: Simple Grid Mesh not working

What's wrong with the following nodes setup? Why doesn't it create copies of Suzane?
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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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Random objects to grid (Animation Nodes)

http://prntscr.com/ixcbym How to assign, for some points of grid one object from group 'sec'. And for other points, other objects from the same group?
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Keep all Animations Nodes instances in one layer

I'm making a simple animation with AN but for compositing reasons I need to keep all instances of an object in the layer 1 and the rest of my objects in layer 2.
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Reverse explosion with voxels

What I have: an array of vertices obtained through a simple Sverchok node that states the position of each voxel(many thousands of them). What I would like to do is to create a reverse explosion ...
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How can I make a sound wave effect on a “wall” of cubes through animation nodes?

I want to make an effect of a wall of hexagons (just cubes) move in and out at different points simultaneously, almost like if it had an ocean modifier, or could textrue displacement on a plane, but i ...
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Switch a light on/off with animation nodes

I would like to switch on a point light (increase the emission strength from 0 to 100). Then turn it off again after a number of frames. I would like to realize this with animation nodes. Is that ...
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Matter of Sorting element - What is Custom Sort?

I am investigating this Sort node in Animation Nodes. I found it to be confusing especially with Custom sort and Key List. I cannot guess what this is for. Is there a documentation or can anyone help ...
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Animation Nodes: How to unzip a list

While searching for an answer for this question here Exponential replication of object, I came across an issue which I think should be easy to solve, but somehow I'm either blocked or stubborn. I've ...
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How can I sort a polygon list in AN based on the center distance to some specific point?

I think that the question is self explanatory.
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index number by vertices? in animation nodes.. is it possible?

any way to give at this node a not unique index? I mean.. can't figure out how to assign to It more than a value.. I'd like to align group's objects to vertexes of a grid. It actually works if using ...
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How can I compare normals in AN with python

I am trying to create a script that assigns a differente rotation to polys according to their normals but I can´t figure out how to do it. This is my script so far. ...
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Make particles start their animations when they're emitted using Animation Nodes?

I've asked at least a dozen questions on this same problem I've had, and pretty much managed to filter out every singe idea to solve it, now I'm 100% certain AN is the only option. As I've already ...
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How does the Action Wiggle Node works in animation nodes?

I haven´t been able to make work the Action Wiggle node in AN 2.1.5. Can someone please provide a working example on how to make this node work?
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Animation nodes - How to make an object face camera yet let the object rotate around its normal?

Imagine an object, for example a Cube. Now Imagine the Camera. Imagine that, whatever the position of the camera is, you always want (a certain face of) the Cube to face the camera. This means that ...
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Get UV color with animation nodes

In animation nodes, there is a Load UVs option: How can I access those UV's. And is there a way to check what the texture color is for a specific UV coordinate?
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Animation nodes - effector pushes and attracts with falloff on multiple objects

I know it's possible and have been trying to figure it out with animation nodes, but does anyone know how to take multiple objects at a starting point and have them translate away (rotate/location) ...
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How to pass arbitrary floating-point data from Animation Nodes into a shader?

I want to pass arbitrary floating-point data from Animation Nodes into a shader. I have found the Set Vertex Color node, but I have two problems with this method. The first is that the values are ...
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Using Animation Nodes with the expression node with equation starting with x(n+1)=

I'm trying to animate the variables for various strange attractors using animation nodes and it's expression node. The equation I'm trying to animate. I can create the equations and animate the <...
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how to make a field of shakiness

Is there a way to make a 3d space of shakiness( or any kind of effect), that if an object passed by it or stay in it can be affected and when the object goes away of it that effect ends? Thanks, guys ...
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Matrix Math Example

I have other more general questions about matrices and how/why we use them in Blender / AN but first can anyone please explain why in the example the object doesn't seem to have been translated by 3? ...
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Ranining Cubes to form shape

This is the .blend file I'm working with I created this model with a processing sketch that translated colors into volumes. Now I'd like to have a rain of cubes, having the cubes to land in their ...
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Making trails in a curve mesh created by the Animation Nodes add-on

I've asked the question before in here: Creating trails using Animation Nodes by delaying the frame of the following polygons . This was for making trails, but for objects only. I realized I want to ...
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Transfer data between nodetrees in Animation Nodes

I'd like to split one network into subprocess' and assign them to specific Nodetrees. General idea is to have Custom Execution Trigger on every subprocess to ...
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Bake Animation Nodes text animation

Is it possible to bake an Animation Nodes animation that uses Trim Text and Text Object Output nodes? I've been following this tutorial to create a typewriter text animation effect. I eventually ...
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Use a collection as object inputs in Animation nodes

i;m trying to use animation nodes for the first time. I've made a sub program which does what it's supposed to (scale objects up as a sweeper object goes past them in the X axis) , but How can i make ...
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Combine all Lists from nested Subprogramm [Animation Nodes]

I got two lists from other calculations, one with a count (ex.: 6, 11, 16, 19, 20) and a seconed list witch gives me degrees as a step with wich i want to instance objects around a circle (60 , 32.7, ...
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How to see polygon's local axis in Animation Nodes?

Sometimes it is very handy to visualize local axis to debug polygons' rotation (like 3D Viewer for location of points). Is there any default solution for this task? This is an ...
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Is it possible to create a mesh between two different objects that has single edge via Animation Nodes?

I'm not really that good at animation nodes, but want to know if it is possible to create a mesh or fill a plane between two edges. I was planning to make a trail using animation nodes, so I have this:...
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Save value on first occurrence in Animation Nodes

In this setup Random number defines Y position of Empty, which is shrinkwrapped-constrained to "Array of stairs". I'd like to save Z value (orange circle) in memory, when the first positive number ...
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Problem with Curve Modifier in Animation Nodes

I instance a curve on the vertexes of a circle mesh. I create a plane with a curve modifier and instance it. I loop through the curve and plane instances, assigning each plane a curve to the modifiers[...
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Animation Nodes - Object ID keys - Additional influence for a selected objects?

again, I am still battling with Object ID keys (OIk). And this time I am trying to mask out or add an additional motion to the selected group of bojects from an already animated matrix. I am using ...
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How to make different objects follow and bend with different curves with AN? [closed]

how to make each lines to follow each curves as my pic shows?

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