[Bf-cycles] Unique socket names?

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Wed Aug 7 16:24:15 CEST 2013

I like it better in the UI without the 1/2 but can see it's not great
for scripting. Changing this will need a version patch and may break
existing scripts and forward compatibility, so I'm not sure if it's
important enough to change now?

On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:27 PM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, recently I've been using python to create a node-tree, and ran
> into a limit with socket names.
> The 'Mix' and 'Add' shader nodes have both sockets named 'Shader',
> this means Python can't usefully reference them by name,
> instead you need to reference them by index which is more fragile
> since it may break the script if sockets change order.
> Is there any problem with naming these 'Shader1', 'Shader2' ? --- this
> matches Color Mix which is called 'Color1', 'Color2'.
> --
> - Campbell
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