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Image Switch Node


The Image Switch effect lets you use multiple effects, such as Colour Override, and choose which port will be sent to rendering if you want to apply different variations of an effect that cannot be changed over time. You then create multiple separate versions of the effect, connect them all to the Image Switch, and then if you want to change to a different version of the effect at different points in your scene, you would add a curve and animate the port number. Image Switch simply lets you change over time which port is being rendered.

Refer to the following example to connect this effect:


Parameter Description

Enables or disables the selected node in the Camera, Timeline, and Node views.

Colour Swatch

Changes the node and layer colour.

Name Use this field to rename the node.
Port Index

Switches from one image to another. There is no gradual animation from one colour to another as you are only changing (over time) which port will be rendered. Use whole values.

Click the Function button to open the Function editor to animate a parameter over time—see .