You're blocking ads, which pay for BlenderNation. Read about other ways to support us.

Add-on: Blender Effectors motion graphics


Blender Effectors is a free motion graphics addon for Blender.

Patrick W. Crawford writes:

This is an addon project I started to develop at the SIGGRAPH blender booth in Vancouver 2014 to show how easy it is to develop scripts within blender. I wasn't expecting it to turn into an actual addon!

It is a motion-graphics addon inspired by some features I saw in Cinema4D. It turns faces or groups of objects into crowd-animatable (in location, rotation, and scale) entities controlled by a central or multiple armature. It's a simple addon but allows you to do some pretty cool effects quite easily.


  1. Thanks for your efforts to create this add-on and offer it free to the community. I often wonder what inspiration causes people like you to create these interesting effects for Blender. I hope to see more of your works in the future.

    • Thank-you so much for the people who have given their regards here and elsewhere, i am glad it will be of use to some of you! And I think what drives people the most is just those spontaneous moments of "oh wouldn't it be cool to do this thing I was just trying to do in a better way"? Tends to be purpose driven

  2. Awesome plugin. I just cant get the polygons to listen to my transforms in pose mode. The shape stays the same. I might be missing a button somewhere.

Leave A Reply

To add a profile picture to your message, register your email address with To protect your email address, create an account on BlenderNation and log in when posting a message.