kiss (functionality like in autodesk flame and smoke) v3.1


 
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Contributor: Simon Jokuschies
Kiss functionality like in autodesk flame and smoke to quickly connect nodes.
Requirements:
12.0, 11.3, 11.2, 11.1, 11.0, 10.5, 10.0, 9.0, 8.0 or later
03 Aug 2020
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In Autodesk Flame and Smoke you can use the kiss function to quickly connect nodes. With this script that feature is now accessible inside Nuke as well. After it is installed simply select a node and move it to another node. When both nodes overlap press A on your keyboard and the nodes get connected. You can also press A first and then move one node to another. Works in both directions. Shortcut and connection radius are adjustable. See documentation within the download to get more information.


In daily work, this method has has proven for me to be faster than connecting nodes the traditional way using the input or output pipes as selecting a node is quicker than grabbing the small node input handle thingy. With several hundreds or thousands of nodes per day this makes a lot of time savings.

 

How to install kiss

 


Download kiss and copy it into your nuke home directory.
In your init.py add this one line:
nuke.pluginAddPath('kiss')

 

 

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Comments   

 
# romain Bouvard 2014-04-12 09:38
hey Simon,

Nice one you've got here... it's fun to used but I found something strange as you 're resulting with multiple input for some simple nodes.. which could break the script.
Don't have this problem since I removed it.

Cheers
Romain
 
 
+2 # Simon Jokuschies 2020-07-25 23:10
Hi Romain,
Wow, better 6 years later than never, haha. Sorry, I did not see your comment as I did not get any notification about it. I just did a complete rewrite of the tool. Please see if this new version fixes your issue. If not let me know all steps you are taking in order to reproduce your stated behavior. Thanks and cheers, Simon
 
 
# Yunsik Noh 2020-07-26 00:28
Thank you for this new version, Simon.
 
 
# Frank Rueter 2020-08-03 00:26
great tool! the default hotkey overwrites the default "a" hotkey in the viewer though which may cause confusion.
 

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