Label Connector v1.2


 
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Contributor: Lukas Schwabe
Connect Nodes via label-matching. Super light-weight without callbacks. Uses simple ConnectorDots (Dot nodes named 'Connector...') and node labels plus a handy UI to connect new nodes from anywhere in the DAG.
Requirements:
13.1, 13.0, 12.2, 12.1, 12.0, 11.3, 11.2, 11.1, 11 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
03 Feb 2022
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LabelConnector

A Connector Tool for Nuke. Connect Nodes via label-matching. Super light-weight without callbacks. Uses simple ConnectorDots (Dot nodes named 'Connector...') and node labels plus a handy UI to connect new nodes from anywhere in the DAG.

LabelConnector on GitHub

Version

v1.2: Never connect certain Nodes like Reads, Backdrops, ... Yes, apparently it's possible ;)

v1.1: Default shortcuts are now way easier to reach. Less hand movement, more happy comping! =)

v1.0: initial release

Quick Manual

alt+shift+A:

  • no ConnectorDot selected: Creates new ConnectorDot
  • ConnectorDot selected: Renames ConnectorDot alongside all dependent Nodes.

A:

  • >= 1 selected nodes: Connects all label matches. No ConnectorUI is shown.
  • 1 selected node, no label: Shows ConnectorUI.
  • 0 selected nodes: Will create a new PostageStamp/NoOp, showing the ConnectorUI.


alt+A:

  • 1 selected node, any label: Will show the ConnectorUI instead of connecting the existing label match.

Feel free to color your ConnectorDots, these colors will then appear in the ConnectorUI.

Thanks to Falk Hofmann for helping with the UI and code clean up.

Example

Select any node you want to attach a Connector Dot to, press alt+shift+A.

LabelConnectorCreateConnector01

LabelConnectorCreateConnector02

 

 

You can also colorize the Connector Dot - I use the super handy W_HotBox for this, but feel free to choose any Node Color. The color will be reflected in the Connector UI.

LabelConnectorColor01

 

 

Click free DAG space, or any Node you want, and hit A to set a new connection.

LabelConnectorConnection01

 

 

You can type a Connector Name or click any button. With previously no Node selected, it will create a NoOp (3D) or PostageStamp (2D).

LabelConnectorConnection02

 

 

Selecting a Connector Dot and hitting alt+shift+A again renames the Connector Dot as well as all attached Nodes.

LabelConnectorRename01

LabelConnectorRename02

 

 

Buttons are sorted alphabetically.

LabelConnectorConnection03

 

 

After copy-pasting a group of Nodes, they're all selected. Just hit A to connect them all.

LabelConnectorConnect01

LabelConnectorConnect02

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Comments   

 
0 # Mohamed Abuzeid 2022-01-17 21:33
nice one dude, I start testing it and it's cool.
is there any chance to connect to any dot instead of connector dot only?
 
 
0 # Lukas Schwabe 2022-01-19 16:27
Thanks, glad you like it! :)
I didn't implement this on purpose, so we have a chance to filter the list and kind of have a "controllable" selection of Dots to connect to.

What you can do though is just use the same shortcut as to create ConnectorDots (default alt+shift+A) on a selected existing Dot and it will convert this to a ConnectorDot. Maybe that helps you.
 

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