Subgraphs have their own ports now!

feature
improvement
(peter.schmitt) #1

We are finally able to give you a feature we have all been waiting for:

Subgraphs have ports now!

What is it?

Subgraphs are an embedded work sheet where you can place your nodes in our Transform section. They allow you to keep your configurations clean and group certain nodes together.

Up until now, the subgraphs were completely encapsulated and practically seperate graphs. This changes with the ability to add ports to your subgraph.

Ports will show just like you are used to with the other node types:

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Inside the subgraphs, there are two new nodes that make those inputs available:

They can be connected to the usual node types, so that you can modify and use the data coming in:

How can this help you?

  • You can create large structures of data handling inside a subgraph and use its results outside without cluttering your main graph.
  • Subgraphs can also be moved, copied and pasted as often as you like and where you like (also to other projects!)

How to add ports to subgraphs

  1. Add a subgraph in the Transform section of the COMPOSER
  2. In the right menu, find Input Connectors and Output Connectors
  3. Click on ADD CONNECTOR in either section to add Ports to the subgraph.
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