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Node View


In the Node view, you can connect effects and compositing nodes to form a network, also known as a node system. This view is very useful for rigging puppets, creating advanced effects and having a clear view of complex scenes. The organization and order of the nodes determines the flow of data during the compositing process and how your animation elements will be composited.

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View Menu

The View menu contains all the tools and options that you can use to manage the node system.

Editing Stack

The Editing Stack menu displays the names of the symbols and their hierarchy when you are editing a symbol. You can click on the different names to go back up to the different parent symbols or the top/current project.

  Node System

The main area of the Node view is where you can add and organize different nodes to represent a scene.


The Navigator view lets you pan the visible area to move quickly through extensive node sets.

  Search Toolbar

The Search toolbar lets you find and match a node in the project. The search is not case-sensitive. Once you have entered characters in the search field, press Enter/Return to validate and find the pattern in the node names. If successful, the node is selected and centred in the view. If many instances are found, use the Previous and Next buttons to cycle through each node.

Network View Search Toolbar

  Group Navigation

When entering a group, the Group Navigation allows you to navigate back to the top and see the hierarchy of the group in which you are.