#06. Adding Nodes

Note This is a web-version of a tutorial chapter embedded right into the XOD IDE. To get a better learning experience we recommend to install the desktop IDE or start the browser-based IDE, and you’ll see the same tutorial there.

There are several ways you can add a new node to the patch in XOD. The effect is the same, use one that is more handy for a given situation.

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For instance, let’s add few new led nodes.

One way is using the Project Browser. In the node list, you will find the xod/common-hardware section. This is a library where you can find nodes for working with specific hardware. Find the led node there. Note that the nodes are arranged in alphabetical order. Hover the cursor over the led node, and click the burger   icon to access context menu. There click “Place” then drag it to any slot.

Alternatively, you may drag the node from the Project Browser instead of using the context menu.

Yet another way to add a node is the Quick Search feature. Press “I” key or double-click anywhere on the patch. Then type what you are looking for. It searches not only in nodes titles, but even in the nodes description, like a small and dumb built-in Google.


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