F_Backdrop v1.2

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Contributor: Franklin
Backdrop with nice & simple options to use.
13.1, 12.2, 12.1, 12.0, 11.3, 11.2, 11.1, 11.0, 10 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
05 Oct 2021

F_Backdrop (autoBackdrop replacement)

Backdrop with nice & simple options to use.


  1. Simply display a text in the backdrop, choose its size and position.
  2. With a single button you can enlarge or reduce the backdrop in the NodeGraph.
  3. Easily change the background color (with presets or randomly).
  4. Improve the default autoBackdrop function.



Knobs details:

Text: Use to display a text in the backdrop. It will appear on the backdrop background in the NodeGraph.
Font Size: Use to change the size of the text (50 by default).
Position: Use to change the position of the text (left or center).
 +  : Use to enlarge the backdrop.
 -  : Use to reduce the backdrop.
Random color: Use to change the background color randomly.
Color Presets: Useful for applying a highly visible color (presets).


  1. - Copy / paste the following lines into your local menu.py
  2. - Copy files from 'icons' and 'python' folders into your .nuke folder

import nuke, nukescripts

import F_Backdrop
nukescripts.autoBackdrop = F_Backdrop.autoBackdrop # Original backdrop function replacement
nuke.menu('Nodes').addCommand( 'Other/Backdrop', 'F_Backdrop.autoBackdrop()', 'alt+b', 'Backdrop.png')


  • 1.2 : Nuke 13 Update
  • 1.1 : Original release

You can find other of my tools here: http://franklinvfx.com/nuke-tools/
Thanks to Timur Khodzhaev , I was strongly inspired by his tool and to my colleague Vincent Biaux.


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