It can be hard to know where to start when you first start integrating a new application into a pipeline. This post is the first part in a series that takes a bottom-up approach and brings together a few helpful links for getting started with Gaffer configuration, scripting and development.
In this part, we take a look at how the gaffer application is structured, and what happens at startup.
When creating Switch, Group, or Parent nodes in the Graph Editor, Gaffer will automatically connect your current selection to the new node. Sometimes, though, you will end up with an array of connections that are all out-of-order and crossed-up. Fortunately, there is a simple trick you can use to guarantee the correct order.
Two of the fine folk involved with Gaffer development will be presenting at FMX 2019! Andrew Kaufman, R&D Lead at Image Engine and Gaffer developer, and Carsten Kolve, DFX Supervisor at Image Engine, will host two talks that cover Gaffer, OSL, and Arnold.
When constructing networks that use the Loop node, you’ll often find yourself adding Dot nodes to connect the previous plug to the returning next plug, in order to give the connection proper visibility.
You will sometimes find yourself having to add several new nodes of the same type to the graph. You could create a node and copy-paste it, but there’s an even faster way: after creating a node, just hit Tab, then Enter, and you will instantly create another new node of the same type.