[Sidefx-houdini-list] script to clone a node

Steve Tucker Steve.Tucker at Starz.com
Wed Oct 28 09:44:24 EDT 2009

There's a couple of ways I do this.  If I want to reference a couple of parameters, but not everything, I'll alt ] to split the parameter pane, and in one of them.  Drag the parameter labels from one pane to the other and you can set-up quick channel references this way.

If I want to reference most or all parameters, I simply use the right click menu to create a reference copy.
 - Steve

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2009/10/27 Michael K. O'Brien <mobrien at pixar.com>

> Hola~
> I find that I need to clone nodes every now and then. I usually end up
> copy/pasting a node, then manually setting channel expressions to have one
> node drive the other. Anyone have a script that automates this?

Folks have answered this.. but another tip is to use $CH in your

So all your numerical channels look like:

And strings:

Much quicker if you are doing this by hand than matching every channel with
copy/paste each tiem.

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