Comma v1.1

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Contributor: Adrian Pueyo
Updated v1.1 - Intelligent Dot with auto-connection features, quick ways to connect it, presets, and a fully customisable style.
11.0, 10.5, 10.0, 9.0 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
07 Jul 2018

image6 Comma

Overview/Tutorial video:

Comma is an intelligent Dot that connects itself when needed, displays cool information and colours about what it’s connected to, lets you have a quick access to the nodes you want, customise its appearance and save it as a preset. 




  • Node graph appearance fully customizable.
    Show the input’s icon, colorize the dot to the input color, display the input label or name, add extra text or code, etc.

  • QuickConnect list ...where you can add or remove any node that you’ll want to connect new Commas to (i.e. a Camera or a Read node with your Position or Deep data), and when creating a new Comma you’ll see the node in the list for super quick connection.

  • Preset functionality.
    The Save Preset button stores the current state of the Comma so that whenever you create one it will appear exactly the same - with the same style, and same inputs if you saved it with any. Clear Preset will return to the default Comma for newly created ones. image7

  • Quick access to the input node properties and node graph location.
    Offers a quicker way to check or change settings on the input, or show it on the node graph.

  • Auto-connects when copy/pasting.
    So even if you’re copying a part of the node tree with several Commas, you don’t have to manually reconnect each one or press any buttons.

  • Fast and lightweight.
    Sort of. Compared to other tools with a similar purpose, and while relying on callbacks, Comma is still fast enough to have been used by me and colleagues in many different places without problems. Happy with render farms too.

  • Can be opened by people that don’t have it installed.
    The code each Comma needs to work lives inside of it.

Update Log

Comma v1.1 (July 7, 2018)

  • Fixed a display error when copy-pasting with connections.

  • Callback fix on copy-pasting without connections.

Feedback, bugs and suggestions appreciated!

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# Oleg Maximovich 2018-07-05 20:04
hortcut key?
# Adrian Pueyo 2018-07-06 09:11
Hi Oleg, you can call it through the Comma key (,).
# Mitchell Kehn 2018-07-07 04:34
Hey Adrian, this is super cool! I've had something like this on my to-do list for some time, but your version is so much more comprehensive than anything I would have done.

I did find a bug in it's behavior though, tested in nuke 10.0.2-11.1.4. When copy and pasting a Comma within a script, the connection to the parent node hooks up correctly, but the label incorrectly states that it was unable to connect. This is fixed by changing the input_node knob. Could we add some conditional statement somewhere in knobChanged to let it correct the label?
# Adrian Pueyo 2018-07-07 19:20
Hi Mitchell, thanks for your feedback! That was a huge error that shouldn't be happening, I believe I introduced it last minute (even after recording the tutorial) while trying to fix something else.
This should now be fixed on v1.1. Please let me know if you encounter any other weird behaviour :)
+1 # Mitchell Kehn 2018-07-08 03:37
Sweet! Live and learn ;-)
It works great
# K P 2018-10-13 03:25
Thank you for this great tool, definitely save me tons of time connecting manually!

One thing I think would be cool is the option to rename a "QuickConnect" after adding. For example, instead of showing "Read1", "Dot6" and etc under QuickConnect, would be cool to show "Plate" or even "Plate(Read1)".

Thank you again for this awesome tool!
# Mads Hagbarth Damsbo 2018-11-23 14:35
hey' this is quite neat!
# Darragh Duffy 2019-08-27 08:59
Hi there,

Getting a PythonObject error when opening a script with multiple comma nodes inclusive:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 187, in
File "", line 17, in commaLoadQC
ValueError: A PythonObject is not attached to a node

This is using the latest version Comma_v1.1

Using Nuke11.3v4.
If you create a comma node plug it into a test read. Save and Close.
Then open a new nuke and File Open to this file. The Nuke terminal prints the above message for every comma node in script.
# charly mop 2019-10-23 05:01
Hi There,
We faced a issue with this plugin used by an artist in our company.
The script started doubling in size at each saves and ended at 1.2 GB for now apparent reason.
Once we deleted all comma dots it went back to 3mb.
We work on Centos 7 and Nuke 11.2v5
# Mohamed Abuzeid 2020-10-13 00:54
it's really cool , thanks for sharing this amazing tool .
Just I have a problem, if I pressed comma when node selected , comma goes far in node graph .
another thing wish to add in comma tab in project setting , to add all selected nodes ones , not to add one by one .
Thanks , and keep it up
# Sal Sol 2021-06-06 02:22
Great tool!! thanks for sharing.
have you updated it for Nuke13? is not working properly on my end.

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