Working with the Node View

The basic rules of the Node view are quite simple. Once you understand them, a lot can be accomplished.

Each node used to build a node system is available in the Node Library view as well as through the Insert menu in the Node view. In addition, each time you create a layer from the Timeline or Xsheet views, the corresponding node is created in the Node view.

You can navigate to the parent or child node of the selected node or selected cable in the Node view.

When you are working in the Node view and adding many nodes, your scene may look a bit messy and be difficult to follow. Harmony provides scripts which organize and display the nodes in a more orderly fashion.

You can customize the look of the cables in the Node view to fit your style of working. You can display the cable lines as Bezier (curved) lines or straight lines.

The Navigator is a small square window inside the Node view that displays a bird's eye view of the network. The view displayed in the Node view is shown framed in the Navigator display. You can drag this frame to pan the current Node view display.

When your networks grows more complex, you can pan the Node view to locate and work on specific nodes.