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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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Delay Action Node

I have seen it used for instance here but cannot (yet) find it in the animation nodes manual How to Do Kinetic Text with Animation Nodes? Where do I find this node? Thanks
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How to rename Animation Node's Invoke Subprogram;s Generator Output?

I use a loop to modify the (1) points, (2) left handles, and (3) right handles of a spline. I then produce 3 Vector lists and use them to create a new spline. The following pictures shows how the x-...
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It can't emit particles with animation node

The emitter can emit particles when it's not connected to animation node. but when I connect it to the animation node with position transforming, the particles can't fly, they all are stick to the ...
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Can we Trigger AN with 'Active' camera object location change?

I want to find out a way so that the 'Object' in the trigger is Dynamic, like active camera. I have tried 'triggers' with object location to limit 'Auto execution' to only when object is moved. I am ...
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Empties not fully processing in node tree

I'm not sure if this is a limitation of the way I'm using animation nodes or of this is an actual bug. I have a file that I am reading to instantiate a list of empties to use as falloff object ...
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How to loop an animation in Animation Nodes?

I would like to loop an animation such that the final frame becomes the same as the initial frame. For instance, I would like to loop the following animation: If repeat time rate of 45 frame, ...
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Parenting Objects to Animation Node Object Instances

I am trying to animate this city scene so the tiles filp over and reveal a house or a building on the other side. I was able to get the tiles in the correct location and flip over and I was able to ...
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Output either 0 or 1 for every 24 frames using animation nodes

I want an output of 0 for the first 24 frames, 1 for the next 24 frames, 0 again for the next 24 frames and so on. That is, at frame one the output text is 0 and after 24 frames the output changes to ...
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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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separate splines into multiple splines

From an spline I'm getting a bunch of evenly distributed points between the control points of that same spline using the evaluate spline node. Now I want to create new splines dividing the original ...
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How can I find animation nodes in node editor?

I cant find Animation Node in Node Editor in Blender 2.79. I cant reach step which is in the image below. Can you help me?
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Live Audio-reaction to external input in Animation nodes?

Is it possible to control animation nodes using live audio from external input such as soundcard? (eventually to be able even to perform live with blender)
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Animation Nodes: How to create a stagger-to effect for pre-existing objects (no instancing)?

I'm trying to create a stagger-to effect for pre-existing objects. I have five placeholder objects like so: But when I set up the animation nodes, all object transformations are reset to 0,0,0: The ...
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How to avoid vertex sorting after using Offset Polygons in Animation Nodes?

AN v2.1 for Blender 2.79b When I link Polygons Offset node to transform input mesh, it overrides original vertex sorting (Wire view mesh with orange outline is ...
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How to change text color with animation nodes?

Is it possible to change color of some part of text object? On image you can see a text object with 3 words inside (text different_color text). two words should be black color and middle word (...
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Set Animation Nodes to work with animated baking

I am not able to bake texture sequences with AN generated mesh (like Dynamic Paint or Animated Render baker add-on). It looses vital data on frame change, thus confusing baking. I tried to use ...
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Passing data from one running instance of script to the next

I am looking for the most efficient way to save data from one run of a python script to the next. My script generates a list , say presentList . The list is made up of a number of integers. Next time ...
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How to compare values properly with expression in Animation Nodes?

Such simple task goes wrong somehow (result of comparing inside Expression is far from expected): What did I overlook here?
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Can Fractured mesh offset along curve in Animation nodes?

I want a help, I want to transform a fractured object along curve procedurally in animation nodes.
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Gradient control on instanced objects from collection

So I have 10 different objects in the collection. I instanced them on the curve with different rotations and locations. Now I'm trying to control the color over them with vertex color node. But what I'...
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Animation Node and the Different Ways to Make Grids

What are the differences between these two Grids? And why use Animation Node instead of the array modifier?
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Using Wave Modifier instances in Animation node

In animation nodes is it possible to take an object data path output and run it with an instancer? I am trying to give a ghost type effect to the wave modifier on text. Throught the wave of the ...
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How do I set the Vertex color from a loop?

I'm trying to instantiate multiple objects and set their Vertex Color from a predefined Color List. For some reason it always applies the last color to all of the objects. What am I missing here?
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Animation Nodes - How do I swing in the text?

The first example I worked on is immediately below. It is a little clumsy by hand (never mind). How do I do that with Animation Nodes? (Words below are from my little niece, when she always asks me to ...
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Animation Nodes: How to hiccup letters individually?

I have three examples that I wish to mimic with Animation Nodes. Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks in advance. The first example below shows letters hopping straight up and down. The second ...
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How can I access, edit, add and remove Metaballs in Edit Mode with Animation Nodes?

I'm working on a rather complex animation where I plan to use Metaballs to shape a certain geometry in combination with Animation Nodes. I have managed to get what I want by using the Object Instancer ...
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How do I make text wibbly wobbly with animation nodes?

Only, I wish to learn using Animation Nodes for future motion graphics. Any assistance is appreciated. You can do your own way of wobbling the text. I am not too exact as to how do you do it or what ...
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Animation Nodes Offset Matrix

While using AN 2.1 and following a few online tutorials that use AN 2.0 I've found out that the 'Offset Matrix' node is missing the options for Start/End. Is there a workaround to imitate these ...
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Animation Nodes: AN Struct Member Access via Python

I'm using Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes. This was compiled with Python 3.6 in Linux. I need to find out how to access ANStruct elements within a Python script (it's easy to access elements with ...
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Animation Node Loop with Randomized Color for Each Instance

Blender 2.79, Cycles, Animation Node add-on I'm trying to set up a node group to let me create stacks of books that will use the same UV mapped Image Texture, where I've randomized the X & Y on ...
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Orientation towards an other object with Animation Nodes

I've tried to follow the tutorial wrote by Ed Tate in this topic : How to create a 3D virus envelope like this in image below? But I can't achieve to have a correct rotation of the lipids : The ...
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How to store and access generated data in a project?

I have written some code to work in conjunction with Animation Nodes to use MIDI files to drive procedural animations. It works wonderfully, but I want to refactor and polish it before I release it. ...
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I can not get an object to rotate around its local axis whit animation-nodes

I need some help. I can not get an object to rotate around its local axis whit animation-nodes.. It uses the global. Here's how my node setup looks.
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Is there a way to avoid overlapping or intersection for randomly distributed objects with Animation Nodes?

I distrubuted objects with instancer and the loop function see below: As we can see the problem is they are overlapping occasionally. Of course, the more object I distribute the more likely they ...
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How to compose a rotation matrix with Euler Data?

The picture is my current set up. From the data set of Euler angles in the text editor, I would expect the object to rotate ~10, 20, 30,... degrees around the X axis, but it rotates noticeably larger ...
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Animation nodes control for keyframes

I have a box that moves from point A to point B, by keyframes inserted. the same object has a AN applied for the rotation. I have conected the Combine Euler to a Time Info. I need help to find a way ...
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Is it possible to use “Animation Nodes” when exporting it to a game engine?

I want to export an animation to Godot game engine. Would that game engine specifically support the use of "Animation Nodes"
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In Animation Nodes how can I have an integer value increase from 0 to 100 and back to 0? (0 -> 100 -> 0)

I am trying to create a smooth animation loop with a Euler Wiggle node and I have been unable to figure it out. My goal is to provide an increasing integer value to the Evolution property and then ...
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Import Numpy = attributeError: module 'numpy' has no attribute 'core'

I have been trying to load Animation Nodes, but can't seem to get Numpy to work, and have no idea how to install. I have done a clean install on latest version (and other tower works fine) but this ...
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Recreating the Animation Nodes FCurve Animation Offset Template

Hi i've been trying to find a way to create and control traffic (thats also flying) in a large futuristic city scene. To do this I'm trying to re-create an old animation nodes template that I feel ...
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Manipulating attributes of NurbsPath

I am trying to manipulate the property bevel_factor_start of a NURBS Curve. The following Python code works as expected. ...
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Particle Tracing

I'm trying to trace a particle system but I haven't had luck. The options i'I've tried are: Path: Under the render tab in the particle system. But it needs a keyed particle system and when I use a ...
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Object Data Path Input node needed in Animation Nodes

There is Object Data Path Output but no Input How can I manipulate spline Bevel Curve Points Radiuses with Animation Nodes? How to get array of splines[0].bezier_points[n].radius, modify it and ...
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Why I am I unable to mix matrix nodes multiple times with Animation Nodes?

I have some nodes setup that make use of the "mix Matrix" node with a specific factor input. It works great. Then I wanted to mix that mixed matrix with another combined matrix, but at that point it ...
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Animation Nodes Loop Performance

I'm using static parameters in Loop Subprograms. Setting up these parameters let's me modify the node tree easily, but I noticed, that I never change the inputs. I would like to move unnecessary ...
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Animation node set growpoint of instances

How how can I set the growpoint of the instances? It seems to always grow from the center.
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Firing missilein animation many times

I have some objects (lamps, meshes) parented to an empty. I want to fire them from a specific location as a missile. (make a copy of them there.) In bge, this is pretty simple with the 'Add Object' ...
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How to make an animation node particle wiggle?

I wonder if it is possible to have an existing particle setup (keyed) and then use an animation particle node that follows those nodes, but with a wiggle effect. I have been trying particle nodes ...
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Matrix Parenting or Global Transform

Another animation nodes and Matrix related question. I have this setup of circular formation of objects. I use Matrix Combine to set this up, and then I group it. Now, I just want a simple Matrix ...
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Expression Node Result in different type?

I am going through the Expression node and thinking of the possibility. While with INPUT, I can keep adding all kind of variables with different type, I am curious about whether OUTPUT RESULT can be ...

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