Template system for Animation Nodes Addon

Hi Blender-folks, here is a beta version of an Online Template system for Animation Nodes in Blender.

This Addon basically allows you to import in one click an Animation Nodes Template Tree for an online library !

The Library is a github repo where everyone can submit a new Nodetree. Its purpose is to have clean Examples, Utilities and pre-made Motion Design effects always one click away !

The library is automatically refreshed from Blender to show you lastly added examples, for now it contains a dozen of Nodetree, but i planned to extend it, and i hope people would be insterested to submit their own !

Speaking of which, the addon also have a Submission System, allowing you to send through mail the current Blend File with a few additional infos to get reviewed and added to the Library directly from Blender. The purpose of it is to make it user-friendly and easy to propose a new Example !

Here is a clean readme with more informations about the addon

Here is a quick video of the beta of the addon (slow it down if you want to see the details of the walkthrough)


The Send Submission operator is in fact kind of quick, but i had a really bad upload connection when recording this, the waiting is my upload time for 2mo :wink:

Download the addon here
And here is the Github

Giving it is the beta, don’t hesitate to give feedbacks, also try to submit nodes if you want, even dummy ones to test the stability of the submit system, it would be great ! :smiley:

Hoping this addon could help people diving into Animation Nodes and the crazy world of procedural animation !

Cheers !

Disclaimer :

This addon aims to bring back a template system for easier learning and presetting in Animation Nodes, but its deep purpose is to gather the AN Community to build a clean and nice Community NodeTree Library.

If you feel creative, or you have some small utility NodeTree to show, please do, share it with the rest of the community and make this Library huge, great, and really community-driven !

How awesome would it be to have hundreds of carefully crafted NodeTrees anywhere you go, just one click away ?

Tonton.

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Still learning animation nodes so this should help. Thanks!

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yep it could be of some help i think :slight_smile: thanks for your interest ! and don’t hesitate to give feedbacks about ui/ux/discoverability of nodetrees… still working on all of these, Cheers !

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Just downloaded this and can’t thank you enough! From what I see from the video, this looks AWESOME!

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Thanks for the kind words ! Hope the addon will meet your expectations from the video :wink: dont hesitate to report or give feedbacks ! Cheers !

And btw, here is the github of the node templates library which feeds the addon,
the BA thread

And the youtube playlist of all the available NodeTrees in videos !

Cheers!

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Hi guys, just updated the addon to create the first proper release (v0.1.0) !

The link for download

And a clean read me

Animation Nodes Templates Addon

This Blender Addon is designed to use with Animation Nodes Addon.

Its purpose is to bring an online library of Animation Nodes NodeTree directly in blender in one click.

It is located in the side panel of the Animation Nodes Editor.

Here are its main features :

  • Automatic synchronization of the library

  • One-click Import of a NodeTree with or without its associated objects

  • Nodetree Organized per Category

  • Powerfull Tag System supporting Multiple tag search to quickly find the proper nodetree to import

  • Access to Image, Video Preview, and NodeTree Readme through webbrowser in one click

  • Filter NodeTrees by Blender Version or Animation Nodes Version to be sure to get compatible ones

  • Offline System to keep access to every downloaded NodeTree, even without Internet, no downloading twice

  • Easy-To-Use submission system to send a proposal for a new Template NodeTree directly from Blender with few Informations

  • Addon Update Warning with Download Link to stay Up to Date

Feel free to report any bug Here, for additional support, check the Blender Artist Thread !

Disclaimer :

This addon aims to bring back a template system for easier learning and presetting in Animation Nodes, but its deep purpose is to gather the AN Community to build a clean and nice Community NodeTree Library.

If you feel creative, or you have some small utility NodeTree to show, please do, share it with the rest of the community and make this Library huge, great, and really community-driven !

How awesome would it be to have hundreds of carefully crafted NodeTrees anywhere you go, just one click away ?

Tonton.

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Hi guys just updated the addon with a few hotfix, if using it, you should see something like this in the utilities panel

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Click download to get it, then install after removing the previous version and you will be good to go (no auto update for the time being, too tedious to make it works without bug depending on os… so just this kind of handy warning and direct link)
cheers !

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