New Song - A Target you can't see

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-06-19T06:49:45+02:00

a repeating yet ever changing 10 note pattern creating a world for the melody to live in

A Target you can't see

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Welcome Lil Erebus

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-06-11T19:33:30+02:00

I build the Erebus Lil DIY kit by dreadbox this weekend - after 6 hours of soldering estimated 100000 components on very very tiny solder pads on saturday, I spent 8 hours on sunday searching for the one cold solder joint :-/

But everything is working fine now and here is a first short jam with my new synth - enjoy!

Lil Erebus

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AN Experiment 2018 Test 13 - create mesh

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-06-04T06:45:42+02:00

For this animation node experiment I created a mesh from scratch only using Nodes. I made a spiral of vertices and projected them onto a sphere. I animated the length of the curve and the radius unsing AnimateFloat-Nodes. Then I added lists of edge- and face indices interating over the vertex list in some nested loops.

you can download the blend file here

create mesh

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AN Experiment 2018 Test 12 - Metaball noise

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-06-01T06:41:22+02:00

For this Animation Node experiment I created Metaballs changing their size depending on their position in a noisefield

you can download the blend file here

Metaball noise field

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AN Experiment 2018 Test 11 - trace vertex

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-05-29T06:38:55+02:00

For this animation nodes experiment I used a technique for tracing particles or vertices presented by Omar Ahmad on stackexchange that uses python script object to store a list of all the coordinates of the previous frames in a python object - I really like this idea.

you can download the blend file here

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New Song - Turn into a Tune

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-05-22T07:01:38+02:00

A song starting as a simple arpeggio slowly evolving into a tune

Recorded and Mixed in Bitwig Studio drums are from a volca beats and sample, pads from streichfett and blofeld. The synth sound are from bitwigs polysynth and a 0-Coast

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AN Experiment 2018 Test 10 - dual mesh

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-05-15T07:04:59+02:00

For this animation node experiment i created the dual mesh of an ico sphere by connecting the face centers and animated it using a displacement modifier

you can download the blend file here

dualmesh

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AN Experiment 2018 Test 9 - torus knot

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-05-10T14:46:57+02:00

For this Animation Nodes experiment I replaced all vertices of a torus knot mesh with litte spheres. The base mesh was generated using the "Extra Objects" addon in blender.

I created a list of animated floats for the scale of the spheres to animate the size of the spheres.

node setup

you can download the blend file here

torus knot

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AN Experiment 2018 Test 8 - dancing cubes

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-05-08T08:16:49+02:00

For this animation nodes experiment I made some cubes hover above the surface of a sphere by normalizing the position vector

you can download the blend file here

dancing cubes

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AN Experiment 2018 Test 7 - growing

Nikolaus Gradwohl2018-05-03T05:25:53+02:00

For this AnimationNode experiment I made growing vines out of vertices using random 2d noise patterns. I used a grid mesh to generate the inital vertices and iterate over the list of vertices in the mesh using a loop. Then I used a second loop to generate the spline for each vertex.

The number of vertices in each spline is controlled by the framerate and each vertex is moved by a random amount along the x- and y-axis.

The node setup is a bit too complicated for a screenshot but you can download the blend file here

growing

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