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Conventions.HelpPatch

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A HelpPatch demonstrates the functionality of a node. Ideally a novice should quickly get an idea of what the node is about and an expert should get detailed information on its usage.

Design Tips

  • create a helppatch for a node by selecting it and pressing F1. if the node does not have a helppatch yet, a dummy patch with already the right name will open. simply press CTRL+S to save the patch to disk and then start modifying it.
  • first find the most simple usage scenario of a node which will give the novice a quick overview
  • now explain the node a second time with a more advanced usage scenario and put that graph right next to the simple scenario
  • find further scenarios if applicable and place them right next to the existing
  • create IOBoxes for input pins that you set to values other than their default
  • don't label them (as if they were inputs) but write a comment next to them and explain their usage
  • in all your texts/comments please stick to the naming conventions.
  • create a see also section where you place related nodes that the user is supposed to also checkout.
  • add links to online information (wikipedia,..) regarding the functionality of the node

Contribute

If you want your helppatch included with the next release please add them to this forum thread: missing-helppatches

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~1d ago

joreg: @soundreactor that sounds odd. do offline links still not work for you? we're not aware of any interruptions there...

~2d ago

guest: it's because the network-infrastructure in germany is based on huawei hardware.

~2d ago

soundreactor: @joreg first file core zip 5mb/s second file addonpack 50kb/s also the offline installer links on the beta page don't work atm

~3d ago

guest: alas yeah, it's super slow dl-ing from the installer, here in CA

~3d ago

joreg: @soundreactor: we're not aware of any.

~3d ago

soundreactor: is there speed throttling for downloads? i only get 46kb/s TX,USA

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