Node Library View

If you need to add new effects and other nodes to the Node view, you will need to get them from the Node Library view.

When you create a new project in Harmony, the default node system that appears in the Node view looks similar to the one below.

Node Library View Toolbar

In the Node Library View toolbar, you can change how the nodes are displayed. You can display nodes as icons, as a textual list or as icons with their names and a description.


Node Categories

The Node Library view is conveniently divided into several categories:

Category Description
3D Nodes related to working with 3D models within Harmony.
Combine Nodes for combining images.
Deformation Nodes needed for building a deformation chain, as well as advanced effects such as Fold and Auto Muscle. The Deformation category is divided into the Bone and Distort categories.
Favorites Nodes most commonly used. To add nodes to the Favorites category, select any node from any other section and drag it onto the Favorites category.
Filter Effect nodes, such as blurs. This category is subdivided into the following categories: Adjust, Blur, Colour Correct, Isolate and Stylize.
Generator Nodes that create an image, such as a gradient or colour.
Group Nodes for grouping, like Group nodes and Multi-Port-In nodes.
Misc Various nodes including External, Note, Script and Visibility.
Move Nodes for changing elements over time, like Peg nodes, as well as certain transformations.
Output Output (Export) nodes such as Crop, Display, Scale-Output and Write nodes.
Particle Nodes needed to construct complex particle systems. This category includes a series of examples of particle effects and is subdivided into the following categories: Basic, Examples and Modifier.
Plugins Plugin nodes.
Shading Nodes for light shading.

Adding, Removing and Renaming Categories

Customizing the categories is a great way to organize the nodes according to how you like to work and the nodes you use most often. You can easily add categories and subcategories, remove categories you don't use, and rename categories.

Adding and Removing Nodes

Once you've created a category, you can add nodes to it for easy access. Later on, you can go back and remove any nodes you no longer use. You can only add and remove nodes from a category you created.

When you add a node to a new category, it is essentially a copy of the node. The node in its default location remains there. You cannot delete nodes from their default categories or move them.

Searching for Nodes, Categories and Descriptions

Sometimes it's faster to type in the name of a node instead of looking through all the categories. You can also search for category names or descriptions as well. Once you type in the name of a node, description or category in the Node Search tool, it is displayed in the library. Sometimes the result of a node search is in one or more categories for convenience.