Radio Nodes

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Radio Nodes by Jens Kafitz




The Radio Node System is a combination of custom nodes for the Nodegraph and Menu actions interacting

with these Nodes.


The purpose of the System is to provide the option to hide connection lines between nodes in order to have

a cleaner Nodegraph with less intersecting lines.


Hiding and unhiding a connection to a radio node



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Radio Node




   




The Radio Node is a custom node with its only purpose being to act as a 'dot' or 'connection' that can hide its input line.



You can connect its Output to another Node just like any other Nodegraph Node..



..and feed another node into its Input. The Radio Node does no processing.

It's only purpose is to pass through incoming information





Known Issues & Workaround: Nodes with multiple Outputs

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Due to a limitation in current Mari API Versions, Nodes with more than one Output Port cause issues when any other Output than the first is directly connected to the Radio Node that is being toggled.


As a workaround insert a second radio node or dot node inbetween



Toggle Radio Nodes





   




Toggle Radio Nodes allows you to hide and show connections on a Radio Node.


If your Node selection in the currently open Graph Tab includes Radio Nodes the selected Radio Nodes will be switched to their opposite state -

visible connections will become invisible, invisible connections will become visible


If your Selection is empty or does not include Radio Nodes, all Radio Nodes in the currently open Graph Tab will be switched to invisible on the

first command execution, then to visible on the second.


When Radio Node Lines are hidden, the Radio Name will be appended with the Name of the Node connected to the hidden connection.




Additional Radio Node Actions






Additional Actions


The actions below are not embedded into the Mari interface but can be found under the Scripts

Menu and are available for Hotkey assigments in the Hotkey Edior




Jump to Radio Node Connection





   



Jump to Radio Node Connection will jump the Nodegraph view to a connection associated with a Radio Node.


Executing the command a second time will jump back to the original Node


Executing the command a second time will jump back to the original Radio Node.




Toggle Selected Radio Nodes




   



Toggle Selected Radio Nodes is nearly identical to Toggle Radio Nodes however it only works on selected radio nodes

and will not hide/unhide all connections in the currently open graph tab, when no radio nodes are selected



Expand all Radio Nodes




   



Expand all Radio Nodes will set all Radio Node connections in the currently open Graph Tab to visible



Collapse all Radio Nodes




   



Collapse all Radio Nodes will set all Radio Node connections in the currently open Graph Tab to invisible




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