When opening the NodeBrowser via a left double-click anywhere on a patch what you see is:
a list of top-level node categories
language primitives (written in italic)
a list of available nugets
You can also bring up the NodeBrowser:
There are different ways to navigate the list of available nodes:
In both cases it helps to be familiar with the icons:
- Type Category
- Process Node
Hovering any entry that represents a node will show you the nodes Inputs and Outputs in the topright corner of the NodeBrowser and a tooltip will show you the description associated with the node if available.
When you’re clicking an entry that represents a node two things may happen:
if your selection is unambiguous the node will be created
there are situations where a selection is ambiguous in which case the NodeBrowser prompts you to specify more details by choosing from the offered options.
Search By Category
Nodes in VL are organized in a hierarchical structure of categories. Click any of the categories to enter it.
Note that when entering a category a tag appears in the bottom right part of the NodeBrowser. The listing is now filtered by this tag. Choose another category from the listing to refine your search or remove a tag by clicking on the X button next to it. Pressing the ESC button always removes the last tag.
Search By Tag
Enter any word to search for it.
The language primitives are written in italic:
Nugets that are available for VL but not referenced by the active document show up in the NodeBrowser from where you can quickly reference them via a single click. After the nuget is referenced all its nodes show up in the NodeBrowser.
If you want to get rid of a nuget again you have to uncheck it in the documents list of dependencies.