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...)
Info This node comes with the addon pack. Get it here.
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.
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:
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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