backdrop_hub v1.3

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Contributor: Philippe HUBERDEAU
The backdrop node with a bit of steroids !
9.0, 8.0 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
19 Jul 2021

I better use images than explanations, here's the animated GIF !

Access it by ctrl+shift+b


v1.2 : Some color assignement bugs on stickyNotes have been fixed, and now put a sticky note in a backdrop and it will get the backdrop color as soon as you click the backdrop

backdrop hub showcase


to install it, copy the file '' to your .nuke folder then add to your the following line :

  import backdrop_hub

 Feel free to ask if you have any questions or suggestions.

P.S. : the preset pulldown may have problems on some nuke 7 versions as there was a bug in the python API with 'cascading pulldowns'

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# E Abon 2015-05-22 23:53
I get this error any ideas?

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in
RuntimeError: /Users/jellyman /.nuke/python/b plugin did not define backdrop_hub
# Philippe HUBERDEAU 2015-06-07 20:04
Try to download the new version to see if your problem persists...
# Lucas Pfaff 2015-10-07 14:51
I really love this. Thank you very much! :)

One "error" I found during the usage, when I want to insert additional floating texts, I get an error-box:
"interger argument expected, got float"

It still adds the texts, but I get that error everytime. I guess it's not supposed to add multiple floating texts, but maybe it's worth looking into? :)

# Philippe HUBERDEAU 2015-10-07 19:24
Hello Lucas,

It's weird. I've just retried with many stickyNotes in the backdrop_hub but i haven't encountered any error.
Can you send me a copy/paste of the nodes by email, to check if i can replicate on my side.
( at gmail dot com)

Thanks for your report, and glad to see that you enjoy the tool !
# li zhaohui 2018-05-30 20:47
I want to replace the software self - carrying node
Import backdrop_hub

Nukescripts.autoBackdrop = backdrop_hub.createBackdropHub

But you can't work properly!
# Jung Keun Kim 2021-05-24 04:53
is it possible to update this handy tool for Nuke 13?
# satyajeet mali 2021-06-06 14:52
Does this work on nuke 13?
# Philippe HUBERDEAU 2021-06-08 14:58
Hello Jung and Satyajeet ,
It should work on version 13. Have you encountered any issue ?
# Jung Keun Kim 2021-07-17 07:24
I got this error

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:/Users/cg16/ .nuke/", line 462, in
import backdrop_hub
File "C:/Users/cg16/ .nuke/Python\ba", line 40
TabError: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
File "C:/Users/cg16/ .nuke/Python\ba", line 91
print bd['bdwidth'].v alue()
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
+1 # Philippe HUBERDEAU 2021-07-19 13:16
It should work now
# Jung Keun Kim 2021-07-20 09:17
Thank you for quick fix ;-) but I had another error. :cry: ", line 194, in createBackdropH ub
pulldown = nuke.CascadingE numeration_Knob ("preset",
"PRESETS", preset_dico.values())
TypeError: expecting a sequence, odict_values found
+1 # Philippe HUBERDEAU 2021-07-20 16:14
This error may come from the version 13 because it works on my 12. Can you test it on a previous version to check ?
# Jung Keun Kim 2021-07-21 13:55
I just tested it on version 12 and it worked well. I'm sure this error comes from version 13.
+1 # Philippe HUBERDEAU 2021-07-21 14:06
Yes that's it. Sorry i don't have the latest version and moreover i don't have so much time these days, so don't wait for it, it won't come quickly, sorry for that.
# Jung Keun Kim 2021-07-22 10:18
I understand. Thank you for your kindness. :-)

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