[Sidefx-houdini-list] linkUpstream - hotkey to wire a node

Magnus Pettersson magnus at stormstudios.no
Tue Jul 5 05:41:49 EDT 2011

Nice little tool there, got it installed here now and 1h of usage seems to
work fine! :) I dont remember if there exists a hotkey function in houdini
doing the same thing as "shaking" a node in network pane? to disconnect it
without breaking the links up and down. If its not in the standard package
that would be another addon to be made to this nice tool!

Magnus Pettersson | Lead Effects TD
Storm Studio AS

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Dan Wills <gdanzo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Heya houdini ppl,
> I recently put an OTL up on the exchange that I'd love to get people's
> feedback on.
> It's a little tool that wires the currently selected node(s) to near
> node(s)
> up- or down-stream. I have found it incredibly useful, so I wanted to give
> it a plug.
> I'd also absolutely love to hear any ideas for improvements :).
> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=8
> This is a copypaste from the url:
> -----------
> Link (ie wire) selected nodes by proximity and direction. This saves lots
> of
> clicking inside small screen areas, and greatly speeds network
> construction.
> The OTL defines several tool scripts. The main one is 'linkupstream', which
> finds nodes upstream of the currently selected node and wires them to the
> selected node.
> These tools are best used by binding them to hotkeys. Some suggestions (for
> linkUpstream) are Alt-up, 'q' and '`' (backtick, which is perfect since
> it's
> right next to 1 and 2. You need to unbind its default binding to use that).
> LinkUpstream also discovers the type of the parent network and tries to do
> the right thing. In VOPs for example upstream nodes are to the left rather
> than above.
> Also included:
> * 'linkdownstream' : Similar to linkupstream but in the downstream
> direction.
> * 'extractnodes' : Breaks all wires joining selected to non-selected nodes,
> leaving internal wires intact.
> * 'select[north|south|east|west]' : Expands the node selection to nodes
> found along compass directions
> -----------
> Have a good one!
> dan
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