[Bf-committers] Compositor nodes-rerouting

Lukas Tönne lukas.toenne at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 1 16:00:56 CEST 2011

> Isn't that basically how group nodes work?

Sorry, going a bit OT here :)

No, the frame nodes are a new (experimental) feature purely for layout
organization. Groups on the other hand allow instancing (use in
multiple places), but they are more work to set up and only one of
them can be edited at a time (currently).

The idea of frame is to separate the layout part from the instancing
functionality. If you want to group nodes to make your tree more
easily navigatable you can use a frame. If you want to create a
complex setup that can be reused (often called an "asset") you use a
node group.

That concept is not totally smooth yet, both the old group nodes and
the frames need a bit of testing, discussion and work, but let's do
that in another thread :)

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