Nodes 2: Create Generative Motion Graphics with Flexibility and Speed

April 16, 2014

by Yanobox

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Nodes 2 offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Nodes is used by leading artists to create high-end screen graphics in motion pictures like The Avengers, Planet of the Apes and Ender’s game.

 

Nodes supports Final Cut Pro X, After Effects, Motion and Premiere Pro on Mac OSX.
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Build Networks

Explore Universes

Animate Forms

Start out with primitives, 3D models or footage to create a point cloud. Then populate the animation with text and manage connections dynamically.
Spread the nodes in infinite space and create universes with fifty- thousand glowing particles.
 
Apply 3D effects such as oscillation, noise, coordinate projection or morphing to create organic animations of the elements.
 
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Beautiful Connection Algorithms

Define relationships between nodes with several modes and options or script specific links. Use the new distance algorithms to animate dynamic connections. Render wireframes, growing lines, curved lines with oscillating tangents or draw an abstract line painting.
 
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Import 3D Models

Import OBJ 3D models and sequences created with popular 3D software. Add nodes and text to the vertices, render wireframes from faces, and play with animated meshes. The possibilities are endless.

> Download our Free OBJ 3D Primitives

Extract nodes from footage

Generate custom point clouds from your videos and images. Use luminance to affect the position or node size.

 
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Create with Dynamic Primitives

Assemble diagrams and complex screen graphics with global control over the content. The procedural geometry primitives let you easily setup and animate the layout of thousand of connected nodes, texts and lines.
 
Nodes 2 - Create Diagrams
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Fully Integrated into After Effects

Nodes 2 natively supports the After Effects Camera. This allows for seamless integration with other industry standard plugins also compatible with the 3D environment offered by AE. This feature enables clever methods of layering to quickly create sophisticated 3D compositions with multiple instances of Nodes.
 
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Accelerated Fonts

Carrousel Effect

Coordinates Projection

 

Fluidly play with five thousand real time layers of text thanks to the new accelerated fonts.
The new auto-highlight function is super simple to use. Set a few parameters for the roll-out, hit play and you get an instant carrousel effect that cycles through your text or images.

Projection offers a new kind of experimentation. Different modes let you progressively blend the position of nodes from cartesian to polar, cylindrical or spherical coordinates and create amazing structures.

 
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Nodes 2 in FCPX
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Presets and Templates to get started

Start from scratch creating your own crisp compositions or use the provided presets. Nodes comes with hundreds of presets, so you can hit the ground running.

Tutorials

Requirements

Apple Final Cut Pro
Version 7 and 10

Apple Motion
Version 4 and 5

Mac OSX Moutain Lion or Maverick
Version 10.8 or 10.9
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Adobe After effects
Version 10, 10.5, 11 and 12
(CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC)

Adobe Premiere Pro
Version 6 and 7
(CS6 and CC)

NODES 2 for FCP, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion is kinda steeply priced at $299

 

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