Smart Rename Nodes

  • Where to find them: 

    • NodeGraph / Right Mouse Click / Misc / 

    • Main Window / Extension Pack / Nodegraph /  Misc / 

  • Shotcut (Nodegraph Only): Shift + N


Smart Rename Nodes is a tool to automatically rename selected nodes.



Below are some examples that illustrate the behavior of the Smart Rename Tool.

  • The first node upstream (on the left in a left to right nodeview) of your current node selection is named 'Metal Diffuse [TILED]'.

 When executed, the tool will rename all selected nodes to inherit the 'Metal Diffuse' part of the name.

 So for example the result could then be 'Metal Diffuse [Gamma]', 'Metal Diffuse [HSV]' etc.

  • If the current Node selection does not have an upstream node (because no node is connected on an input further left) the tool  will make the name

determination based on the first node downstream (on the right in a left to right nodeview). 

So for example if you have Node selected as in the below sample, which has no further inputs upstream, the tool will rename based on the first node it is connected to,

Metal Diffuse [Gamma] in this case.

You can see in the first sample below the first upstream node of the selected Merge Node is a Bookmark Node 'MY BOOKMARK',

yet on renaming Smart Rename will inherit the Name of the first node before the Bookmark (Metal Diffuse [HSV]) ...

  • ...the same is true if the first node after a selection is a Radio Node. 

The name of the connected Node on the Radio Node is used for renaming (even if the connection is hidden). Also notice how in the case below despite the Radio Node being

selected as well, no renaming is performed on it.

  • Nodes containing Image data are a special case. If the node has no input or output connection, executing Smart Rename will let the node name inherit the file name instead

  • Bake Points containing Filters will receive the Filter Name as the Tag, or '[Multiple Filters]' if a Filter Chain is applied