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Reroute Nodes

Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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Similar to a new feature introduced in Unreal Engine 5's material graphs, reroute nodes that lets you plug an input into a node, and then grab that as an output elsewhere in the graph without the need to have tons of connecting lines going all over the place.


So instead of this:

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You'd get something like this:

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Obviously it's a limited example, but it'll let you produce much more readable and clean graphs, and can help with optimisation as you could grab and use a single noise rather than reusing a new Clouds generator each and every time, while keeping everything tidy and organised. Bonus points if the nodes were visually distinct, and maybe didn't have the thumbnail to save computation time, as all the nodes need to do is point to where data should go like a connector.

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Community Beginner , Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

Feature got added in latest version 🙂

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Adobe Employee , Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

Portal node feature in the 13.0 version

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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My number one feature request for SD is the addition of some form of invisible rerouting. Unreal recently added "named reroutes", and ASE in Unity calls them "local variables". these are nodes that declares a stored version of whatever their input is, which is then accessible wherever you want to call it. This helps a ton with reducing node spaghetti, but also I find being able to work modularly in discrete chunks liberates creativity and overhead when dealing with complex graphs.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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@Kyle27474758wng0  I've merged your idea with an existing idea. That way more people can comment and vote

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 26, 2022 Dec 26, 2022

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+1 = i agree. Really would be useful.
just for info. The reroutes "events/nodes" are available since UE4 4.27 😉

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

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Feature got added in latest version 🙂

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New Here ,
Jul 29, 2023 Jul 29, 2023

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Hi,

 

Is the feature added the Portal Node?

Thank you very much!

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Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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Portal node feature in the 13.0 version

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