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Darkfall VFX Nodes Add-on (Version 1.06) - The Glitch Node Update


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In this Video, we will be looking at Version 1.06 of the free add-on, The Darkfall VFX Nodes. This update, I decided to show the Glitch Node some love and made some improvements I wanted to share with you.

If you have used the Glitch Node previously, you will probably notice two new things when you add the Node to your compositor. First, we have an "Area of Effect" option. We can add the Glitch Effect to the whole video or you can now selectively add the glitch to the background or the foreground actor (by adding a mask).

I also wanted to speed up the process of adding the Glitch Effect. Previously we had to add a keyframe and then add a modifier to make the Lines move around. Now, we no longer have to do that. We can still make adjustments to the speed and distance by going to the Graph Editor.

We can adjust the speed of the Effect with the Scale Value. By increasing the Value we will slow the Effect down. By reducing the value we will speed the Effect up.

If we want the Glitch Lines to move greater or shorter distances, we can adjust the Strength Value. In the Video, there are three example videos and they all used a Strength Value of 700. I suggest playing around with both of these values to get interesting and varied results.

If you want to know more about the other Values or see more about the Glitch Node, be sure to check out the Blog post.

What do you think of the Glitch Node? Let us know in the comments below!.

I hope you find this update helpful and I hope you are enjoying the VFX Nodes Add-on!.

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I make Youtube tutorials for blender Users. From CG and VFX to Animations, Shorts and Asset Creation. I upload tutorials once a week along with any assets we create for you to use in your own projects.


  1. Hi, thank you very much for the addon, it's very very good. I would like to know how I can do to restrict the effect to a range of frames. I tried it but I am not very skilled with the nodes and it seems that the effect is not restricted, I want to restrict it from frame 170 to 200 but the effect is still applied throughout the clip. Here I leave a capture. Thanks in advance. And excuse my English

    • Hey Ivan, thanks for your comment!.

      In your image, it looks as though you have limited only the Movement. The Lines and Chromatic Aberrations will still be applied.. For what you desire, you will need to do something else. A quick work around would be to add a mix node, connect your original video to the mix node and also connect the Edited Video (the Glitched Video). You can then animate the Factor value to fade between the two videos.

      If you go to the Darkfall VFX nodes Addon, then go to tools, then you will see a Transition Node. I have not really worked on it yet and it's not finished but It will work for what you need..

      To use it, add the node. Connect your videos, jump to a frame you want to start,Change the factor to 1 and then add a keyframe. Jump to another frame, set the Factor to 0 and add a keyframe. It will then fade from your original video to the Edited video..

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