The powerful addon Animation Nodes ist a must-have for every motion graphics artist using Blender. Learn how to install and run it in the all-new Blender 2.8x.
In the second part of the BlenderDiplom Halloween 2016 series Frederik Steinmetz shows how to use animation nodes to track the rotation of several objects towards another object at once and how to use the setup to easily control further attributes and effects.
Computers cannot generate truly random numbers. Why that is, and why it actually is an advantage for animators is demonstrated in this video tutorial by Frederik Steinmetz. Discover what a seed value is and when and how to use it.
Finally it is time to take the epitrochoid into the third dimension in the third installment of the math is fun with animation nodes series.
The Animation Nodes addon for Blender allows you to animate individual letters of a word. This tutorial shows you how by adding a little bit of random movement to each letter using the wiggle node.
A lot has changed since we first published the introduction to the animation nodes. So once again Frederik Steinmetz will explain the installation and basic usage of Jacques Lucke's Animation Nodes Addon for Blender. A tutorial for version 2.8 of Blender can be found here!
An Epitrochoid is another example of a figure that can be created in Blender using the Animation Nodes addon and a bit of math. Frederik Steinmetz shows how to save a lot of node-wrangling by placing the formulas right inside an expression node.
The Animation Nodes addon for Blender comes with several nodes to accomplish a wiggle effect. This tutorial explains in-depth all the options and internals.
Using the Animation Nodes addon, a typewriter effect in Blender has become a matter of minutes. Frederik Steinmetz shows you how to do it.
Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 can make math less daunting than usual. In the first part of this series Frederik Steinmetz shows how to convert a mathematical formula into an animation nodes tree that procedurally creates the famous trefoil knot.
For modern presentation it is often helpful to underline important points with an animation. In this tutorial you will learn how to stack objects and animate the result. It is like an array modifier with random offset.