View Full Version : FReq: nodal workflow-- input on/off

08-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Feature Request: input enable/disable switches

From watching people work with nodes, especially Surface networks, I see a lot of connection/disconnection of inputs, just to see what influence a given input has on the Surface.

That's cool, but the problem is, that the OUTPUT line 'reels back' (i.e. disappears) into its parent node the second you let it loose. And once it's gone, and it could go off the visible edge of the panel, it's a bit of work to get it back.

What if you could enable/disable an Input? A disabled Input would act exactly like an Input with nothing going into it, BUT the connection line would remain in place.

Graphically, a disabled input could have an "X" drawn over its name, or over its associated color dot.

The idea is to save the user the chore of tracking down and reconnecting 'dropped' input lines, and to facilitate the experimentation of using any given input.

08-10-2012, 02:39 PM
Might was well make "enable/disable" switching possible on Outputs as well.

Why not?