GrayAutoBackdrop v1.3

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Contributor: Max van Leeuwen
Quick backdrops around selected nodes, with nicer colors
14.0, 13.2, 13.1, 13.0, 12.2, 12.1, 12.0, 11.3, 11 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
19 May 2023

Backdrops around selected nodes!
There's a dialog box to enter a title.

Stacked backdrops will be darker, and the backdrops are slightly bigger.
If no nodes are selected, it makes a StickyNote!

This saves me some time and I didn't really like all the color backdrops all over my scripts.


Keyboard shortcut: alt+b
(can be changed in the file!)


At the top of the python script, you can change some parameters (like default colors, scaling, etc).




nuke autobackdrop gray








1. Place the GrayAutoBackdrop folder in your .nuke folder (or somewhere else on your computer)

2. Go to your .nuke folder, and create a file called ''. If such a file already exists, open it.

3. In the file, add this line of text to the end and save it:



If you want to place the folder somewhere else than in the .nuke folder, make sure to change the path in the file so that it points to that other path instead!



Installation using NukeShared


1. Place the GrayAutoBackdrop folder in the '_AutoInstaller' repository.


NukeShared is a way of installing plugins by dragging/dropping them in folders, see my website ( for more information.








Nuke 13 compatibility

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+2 # GBoy Vega 2021-04-21 16:52
Thanks for this. The only issue i found is that the created backdrop is HUGE, a lot more than the selected nodes.
+1 # Max van Leeuwen 2023-05-19 10:58
Hi! So this is ages later, but just wanted to let you and other readers know this has been resolved :)

And if you want to customize the scaling to your own liking, there is a parameter for that at the top of the python script!

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