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Animation Nodes 2.1 for Blender 2.8 x64

Animation Nodes is an awesome free Add-On for the great 3D software Blender and was created by Jacques Lucke. Here is my latest build of the github source code branch for Blender 2.8! Note that both B2.8 and AN2.1 are still under development and not ready for production and that I can not provide support for either software. Download and use at your own risk!

This is a FREE DOWNLOAD but if you would like to support my efforts to provide current AN builds for Windows x64, please consider to

Become a Patron!


Download my latest Windows 64-bit Build here: (2019-05-19)

Installation in Blender 2.8:

Edit > Preferences > Add-ons > Install > pick ZIP-file


Blender crashes when rendering animations?

Try switching on „Lock Interface“ in the Render menu!

And if that doesn’t help, watch the 1st tip in this video which shows 2 possible solutions:

  • Bake to keyframes
  • Viewport Rendering


Blender 2.8 Materials for EEVEE & Cycles

Note: Patrons of level „Gold Monkey“ (or above) get all existing and future (!) material packs for their patronage:

Or you can purchase individual packs from by clicking on a product image below. Get all details about the products before you buy right here.

Realistic Copper + Dust-Shader
for EEVEE & Cycles

Realistic Silver, Gold, Platinum & Pewter
for EEVEE & Cycles

Blender Training YouTube Channel

 Click a thumbnail to watch a video:

EEVEE Reflection Catcher

Based on the concept from the last video we create a „reflection catcher“ for EEVEE.

Tags: Blender 2.8 EEVEE, Reflection Plane Probe, Compositor


Improved Reflection Catcher in Blender Cycles

In this tutorial I show you how you a few tricks how to create a really nice looking „reflection catcher“ for Blender Cycles!

Bonus Tip @ 33:22 … How to remove HDRI reflections from a ground plane while keeping them on the main subject

Watercolor Effect + Ink Outlines in Blender 2.8

 In this 2-part tutorial series I show you

  1. how to create a simple, reusable Toon-Shader
  2. how to create interesting black ink outlines using the built-in „Fresstyle“ feature
  3. how to use the compositor to create a watercolor effect, put everything together and make it look like a painting on paper

Part 1:

Part 2:

Blender 2.8 – Answering Community Questions

00:30 … Fixing Crashes in Blender + Animation Nodes
06:30 … AN for Blender 2.8
07:16 … Hardware
08:52 … Smooth Shrinkwrapping
13:39 … 3D Handwriting/Drawing Effect
14:24 … Change Color, Alpha and Size of Particles over their lifetime

3D Handwriting/Drawing Animation

Some of my subscribers have asked how I have made my Logo Signature Intro that I have used in all of my latest videos.

In this tutorial I show you step by step how it’s done.


Rotating Multiple Objects on their Normals

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

00:30 … What’s the problem?
01:56 … „Direction to Rotation“
08:56 … Putting it all together
23:10 … Examples

Remove Unwanted Reflections

in Blender Cycles

In this tutorial I show you how to remove specific reflections from certain surfaces while keeping perfectly placed highlights exactly where you want them … perfect for Product Visualization! (Shadow and Reflection Catcher)

3D Animated Halftone w/ Colors

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

Adding color to the photo halftone effect from the previous video!

You should watch the „3D Animated Halftone Photo“ video first 😉

3D Animated Halftone Photo

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

In this video tutorial I show you how to use Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 to create a Photo Halftone Effect in 3 dimensions.

Check out the next video on how to add colors!

More Fun with Audio

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

Taking the „memory“ concept from the last video to the next level to visualize music in 3D

Audio + Peak-Meter

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

In this tutorial video we create an animated audio-spectrum visualization using Animation Nodes and add cool peak-level markers!

Flying Letters

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

Motion graphics (mograph) e.g. for a logo signature animation of movie production company.

Making Waves with Math

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

In this Animation Nodes video tutorial you will learn how to move objects based on very simple mathematical functions.

EEVEE Shadow Catcher Hack QuickTip

This is a quick tutorial on how to fake a „shadow catcher“ in EEVEE.

High Voltage

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

Here we use Animation Nodes to create curves and randomly displace their control points for a lightning/spark effect.

Wiggle It

Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 Tutorial

This video is the start of my Animation Nodes tutorial series for Blender 2.8.

In this first part I show you how to install and set up AN and then use some very simple but effective nodes to randomly move a bunch of Meta-Balls around for an interesting effect.

Render Multiple Cameras

to Various Image Resolutions

In this video I am going to show you how you can automatically render multiple cameras – even with different backgrounds and various lighting setups – to separate files with varying resolutions! 

Silver Gold Platinum Pewter Material Pack

for Blender 2.8 EEVEE + Cycles

 In this video I show you all the features and how to get the most out of this shader pack.

Materials available at:

Copper Material Pack

for Blender 2.8 EEVEE + Cycles

In this video I show you all the features and how to get the most out of this shader.

Material available at:

Volumetric Logo Animation with EEVEE

In this video I create a logo animation with interesting volumetrics and a cool looking lens flare in Blender 2.8 EEVEE

Practical UV-Mapping

„How to put labels/stickers/bumps on hard surface models“

In my last video I showed you a timelapse and some tips on hard surface modelling.
I got several requests on Youtube and in various Facebook groups about „how do you do UV mapping and create all the labels by hand?“

So in this video I will show you that process.

Blender Hard Surface Modeling

Tips, Tricks and Time-Lapse

In this video I take you along my journey of creating a detailed model of a ZOOM H4n Pro Audio recorder.

I show you some time-lapse recordings of the ~30 hours of work plus many useful tips and tricks along the way!

Quick Tip Tutorials  &  First Looks at EEVEE

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