Select upstream/downstream & auto arrange nodes

Community Beginner ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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Is there a way in SD to select all upstream or downstream nodes from single/multiple nodes? Also, is there a way to "auto arrange" nodes upstream/downstream so that every node is laid out nice and tidy? (3ds Max Slate Material Editor has a handy "lay out children" function)

 

Re-arranging and moving nodes around sometimes can be very tedius and flow-killing.

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Adobe Employee , Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021
Hello @AllenTLF, As you found out, the Select parent nodes option in a node's contextual menu lets you select all upstream nodes. There is however currently no way to select all downstream nodes. You may use the Python API to implement your own solution for this. I will report this suggestion to the rest of the development team. Thank you for your patience! Best regards.

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Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Anyone? <Bump>

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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I'm going to answer my own question:

 

Right click on nodes and there is a "Select Parent Nodes" command to select all upstream nodes. But I didn't find any command to select "child nodes/downstream nodes".

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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Hello @AllenTLF,

 

As you found out, the Select parent nodes option in a node's contextual menu lets you select all upstream nodes. There is however currently no way to select all downstream nodes. You may use the Python API to implement your own solution for this.

I will report this suggestion to the rest of the development team. Thank you for your patience!

 

Best regards.

 

Luca Giarrizzo
QA Analyst
Substance 3D Designer

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2021 Aug 27, 2021

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@Luca Giarrizzo Sounds great and thanks to reply to my message! This implementation will be useful. Since you're going to suggest the selec downstream feature, it will be grea to also suggest a select "up/downstream" (select whole tree) feature! 😉

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Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Noted! Thank you for the suggestion!

 

Luca Giarrizzo
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