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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parent Grouped Objects in Animation Nodes

I have a simple scene featuring a cell-fractured Cube object with the following Animation Nodes setup, based on Jacques Lucke's tutorial here. I was wondering how ...
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Animation nodes loop text problem

Hello wonderful people! A problem solving mind needed here... I have expired the use of mine... AIM: To create a text animation sequence (for character dialogue) with a style that types into ...
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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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animation nodes mix vector doesnt work

How i can fix it? I trying to make some morph with metaballs
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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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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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Can i control emission brightness using an object controller with animation nodes?

I would like these pipes to gradually light up when the ball floats over them but i cant work out how to get each pipe to work independently of each other. At the moment the brightness is dictated by ...
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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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How to use AN struct from a script node? (Animation Nodes)

I have a Dictionary that is created by a script running in a subprogram node. I want to output the dict from the node, but it seems Animation Nodes doesn't support regular python dictionaries. ...
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list slicing seems disabled in python scripting

I'm writting a small script for the script Node of animation nodes, which I suppose uses python 3.7 like my version of Blender 2.82 does, but I'm hitting a NotImplementedError when I try to slice a ...

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