Another major release, so soon? You bet. This time we have fewer changes, but they’re quite far-reaching. Included are major updates to the main application’s editor UI, new scene manipulator features, and the new CopyPrimitiveVariables and NameSwitch nodes. Let’s take a tour.
In this instalment of the Gaffer for Pipeline series of ‘ground up’ posts, we look at adding custom bookmarks to the various Gaffer browsers. We’ll recap the tutorial from the Gaffer docs, introduce dynamic bookmarks and look at Gaffer’s own categories in more detail.
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.
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.