Adding and Managing Nodes

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Adding Nodes

To add a node, right-click an empty area in the Node Graph window to open the Add Node dropdown menu and do one of the following:

  • Start typing the node name in the Search box at the top of the menu, and either select it from the drop-down list, or press Enter if the required node is at the top of the list.
  • Select the node by the Category or Tag.
  • Select the node from the Recently Added Nodes list.

A node is added to the Node Graph at the location where the Add Node menu has been invoked.

Node Classification
For convenience, all available nodes are grouped into categories, as well as assigned one or more tags. The node selection can be carried out either by Category or Tag interchangeably.

Display and Patch type nodes are also automatically created and added to the Node Graph when new displays or patches are created in the Display Editor and the Patch Editor, respectively.

Selecting Nodes

To select a node, left-click on it in the Node Graph.

Multiple nodes can be selected by Shift-clicking on nodes in the Node Graph, or by left-clicking and dragging a marquee around them.

If dragging is done from right to left, all the nodes touched by the rectangular marquee will be selected.

If dragging is done from left to right, only the nodes inside the rectangular marquee will be selected. This function is useful when selecting the nodes that are part of a complex node tree.

Double-clicking on any node will select all the nodes connected to that particular node.

Also, see Settings of Multiple Selected Nodes for information about selecting multiple nodes of the same type.

Moving Nodes

To move a node, left-click on the node and drag it. If multiple nodes are selected, then clicking on any node in the selection and dragging will move the entire selection.

Copy, Paste, and Cut Operations with Nodes

To copy and paste nodes in the Node Graph, select one or more nodes and do one of the following:

  • Right-click on a node (or a selected group of nodes) and choose either Copy or Cut and then choose Paste from the dropdown menu.
  • Use the following keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + C to copy or Ctrl + X to cut and Ctrl + V to paste.

The nodes from one Screenberry project can be copied and pasted into another.

Deleting Nodes

To delete a node or a group of selected nodes, right-click on a node (or a group) and select Delete from the dropdown menu, or press the Del button. Deleting a node removes any links attached to it.

Renaming Nodes

To rename a node, right-click on it, select Rename from the dropdown menu, and enter a new name in the opened dialog box.

Changing Node Size

To resize a node, select it and drag any one of its corner handles (which become visible on mouseover).

Grouping Nodes

To visually simplify and better organize the layout of a node tree, parts of it can be collapsed into groups. To do this, right-click on a group of selected nodes, choose Group Nodes from the dropdown menu (or press the G key), and enter a name for the created group in the opened dialog box. The selected nodes will be combined into a specialized Group node with input and output parameter pins that match the currently linked input and output parameters for the entire group of nodes.

To view and edit the nodes contained in a Group node, right-click on it and select Edit <Group Name> from the dropdown menu or double-click the Group node.

Switching between the contents of different Group nodes and the main node tree is accomplished by clicking on the buttons with the group names that are located on the navigation bar at the top of the Node Graph window (where Root indicates the main node tree).

To ungroup nodes contained in a Group node, right-click on the Group node and select Ungroup from the dropdown menu (or press the U key).