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NodeList (VVVV)

Help Collects nodes in Search Paths and returns the list of all known nodes. For now Search Paths are expected to have nodes sorted in subdirectories by type (effects, plugins, modules...)
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about NodeList (VVVV)

The Search Paths are only used while patching. Only the NodeBrowser needs those search paths to present a list of available nodes. You don't need a NodeList (VVVV) for just opening patches, since all external references are stored within the patch.

Nodelist.xml

In order for vvvv to know what addons are available for patching it has to check all the searchpaths set via NodeList (VVVV) for files that may contain any kind of addon. As this can take quite a while vvvv only does this if a searchpath is missing a file called nodelist.xml.

In case nodelist.xml is present in a searchpath vvvv assumes this nodelist contains all information of nodes available in this path and thus relies on it. ie. when you manually put addons in such a directory vvvv will not see them!

In case nodelist.xml is not present in a searchpath the directory is watched and scanned following these rules:

  • if there is subdirectory called /effects it will look for .fx files in this directory recursively
  • if such a directory is not present, it will look for .fx only in the given directory
  • same goes for /plugins and /modules
The addonpack and vvvv itself come with such a nodelist.xml each.

For power users: a nodelist.xml file can be generated for a user defined search path by running:

 vvvv.exe /nodelist SEARCH_PATH

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~22d ago

manuel: very cool to generate matcap / cubemap for reflections https://cables.gl/p/pDCOCw

~22d ago

joreg: Join us for the 19th #vvvv meetup on November 11th: https://thenodeinstitute.org/event/19-worldwide-vvvv-meetup/

~1mth ago

~2mth ago

joreg: @zaid please ask this in the forum: https://discourse.vvvv.org/

~2mth ago

zaid: how can i detect a changing spread in gamma? the old workflow with a change and select node isnt possible. cheers

~2mth ago

joreg: @dawoof such a question is probably better asked in the forum or chat

~2mth ago

dawoof: hey vvvvers, What are yall's fav depth-camera for body tracking? (dancing in this case) eyeing the ZED but the delivery time is long