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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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Converting / getting parametric equation to work using python

Converting / getting parametric equation to work in Python / Blender / Animation Nodes I can create / plot the parametric equation in Octave $$x=u\sin(u)\cos(v)$$ $$y=u\cos(u)\cos(v)$$ $$z=-u\sin(v)-\...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I scale an object incrementally with Animation Nodes?

I need to scale the object along Z-axis several times to different values continuously. Example: start value "0.01" -> second value "10" -> third value "5" -> ...
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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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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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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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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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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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animation nodes sorting object list by XYZ

I have a 3x3x3 grid of objects in a collection (intended to be used with non-duplicate objects), I want to sort them by x y and z and have them fed into a loop and animate transformations. I ...
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Animation Nodes loops and Python

I am starting with the animation nodes and I am trying to replace as many nodes as possible with Python code; it is especially nice for the math. However, now I am stuck with the looping. Is it ...
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How to animate vertex colors using animation nodes

How can animation nodes drive vertex colors on an object? Details I have a time varying dataset the defines the color for each vertex in a model. I'd like to use animation nodes to drive the colors of ...
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How can I merge objects in Sverchok and Animation Nodes?

I would like to know how I can merge objects into single object in Sverchok and Animation Nodes. I do not want to merge them physically with Ctrl-J, I just want the merging to be dyanmic if you will. ...
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Animation nodes falloff

How to make the center of circle scale down again after scale up? Like a O shape.
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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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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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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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Where has the “Show in Viewport” option in the 2.8 branch of Animation-Nodes gone?

I may be missing something, but the "Show in the Viewport" option that was available under "Advanced Node Setting" for an input data, is no longer there. Is there a way to get the data input interact ...
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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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