NODES (WD PRO / ULT ONLY)

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The Nodes menu lists all node categories including all nodes you may create in Widget Designer Pro and Ult, currently there are about 250 nodes available. This chapter includes general information about the node system.

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"Search" helps you navigate to the correct menu and sub menu.

Input Nodes

Filter Nodes

Output Nodes

Script Nodes

Interaction Nodes

Composite Nodes

Here you can change the order of the nodes in the menu.

The node system in Widget Designer PRO allows to create custom logic routing of control data. For example you achieve to...

- remote control a Pandoras Box Layer with a standard Joystick
- connect a sensor input to any Pandoras Box Layer Parameter
- receive Art-Net values from another device and map these to Midi output values

etc,... The list of possible scenarios is probably endless.
If you have never worked with a node based system, the way it works within Widget Designer is very easy to learn.

The next chapter informs you about the different types of nodes and how to create and work with them. Then a small tutorial follows.

There are different types of nodes: Inputs, Filters, Outputs and the more advanced Scripts and Interactions. The table below lists all available nodes. Additionally, you can create your own custom node using all other types of nodes with the Composite Node.

More advanced users might need to enter incoming or outgoing values as string, decimal or hexadecimal values, please find here the Syntax TCP- / UDP- / Serial Messages.
Another advanced technique is to control nodes via methods, which is explained in the chapter Object and Member Notation.

Input

Controls

Colour Picker

 

 

Custom Script

 

 

Drop Down List

 

 

Encoder

 

 

Fader

 

 

Label

 

 

Media Control

 

 

Multi/Touch Item

 

 

Multi/Touch Panel Point

 

 

Page

 

 

Textbox

 

 

Wheel

 

 

XY Panel

 

Connections

Art-Net

 

 

COM ASCII Stream

 

 

COM Port

 

 

COM Query String

 

 

COM Status

 

 

DMX Link In

 

 

Midi In

 

 

Midi Note Catch

 

 

OSC

 

 

Remote Touch Item

 

 

Sensor Link

 

 

SerialLink GPI

 

 

SMPTE Link

 

 

TCP

 

 

TCP ASCII Stream

 

 

TCP Query String

 

 

TCP Status

 

 

TrackScan

 

 

TrackScan Serial Link

 

 

UDP

 

 

UDP ASCII Stream

 

 

UDP Data Parser

 

 

UDP Status

 

Devices

Airbar

 

 

AirScan

 

 

AirScan Multi-Point

 

 

Black Box (BETA)

 

 

IPhone Remote

 

 

Jog / Fader Extension

 

 

Joystick

 

 

Kinect

 

 

Kinesys K2

 

 

Mouse

 

 

Natural Point Marker

 

 

ODSL 30

 

 

Phidgets InterfaceKit 0/16/16

 

 

Phidgets InterfaceKit 8/8/8

 

 

Phidgets HS Encoder (1047)

 

 

Space Navigator

 

 

Timax

 

 

Wii

 

File System

Excel Reader

 

 

Text Reader

 

 

Watch Folder

 

Generic

Audio

 

 

Audio Processor

 

 

Clock

 

 

Count Down

 

 

Counter

 

 

Generator

 

 

GPS

 

 

Ping

 

 

Random

 

 

Value

 

 

Variable

 

Pandoras Box

Clip Remaining Time

 

 

Cue Remaining Time

 

 

Device Parameter

 

 

Layer Interaction

 

 

Sequence Timecode

 

 

Widget Device

 

Tools

Camera Point Tracker

 

 

Email

 

 

Events

 

 

Face Tracking

 

 

Motion Detector

 

 

RSS

 

 

SMS

Filter

Add Relative

 

 

Angle Distance

 

 

Angle to Point

 

 

Compare

 

 

Damping Prediction

 

 

Damping Timed

 

 

Delay

 

 

Delta

 

 

Dynamic Trigger

 

 

If

 

 

Is In Bounding Box

 

 

Is In Range

 

 

Jitter Reduce

 

 

Math Nodes

Abs

 

 

ACos

 

 

Add

 

 

ASin

 

 

ATan

 

 

Ceiling

 

 

Cos

 

 

Degree > Radians

 

 

Divide

 

 

Floor

 

 

Log

 

 

Modulo

 

 

Multiply

 

 

Percent

 

 

Power X^Y

 

 

Radians > Degree

 

 

Round

 

 

Sin

 

 

Sqrt

 

 

Subtract

 

 

Sum

 

 

Tan

 

Max

 

 

Min

 

 

Polar > Rectangular

 

 

Prediction

 

 

Range Asymmetric

 

 

Range

 

 

Text Nodes

Compare Text

 

 

Contains Text

 

 

Date To Text

 

 

Leading Zeros

 

 

RegEx Text

 

 

RegEx Compare

 

 

Text Combiner

 

Vector

Distance 1D

 

 

Distance 2D

 

 

Distance 3D

Output

Controls

Angular Display

 

 

Bar Graph

 

 

Digital Display

 

 

Label

 

 

Graph Display

 

 

Fader

 

 

Textbox

 

 

Page

 

 

Video Player Time

 

 

Video Player Volume

 

Connections

Art-Net

 

 

COM Port ASCII Stream

 

 

COM Port Message

 

 

DMX Link Out

 

 

Midi Note On/Off

 

 

Midi Raw Message

 

 

Midi Value

 

 

SerialLink

 

 

TCP Message

 

 

TCP ASCII Stream

 

 

UDP Message

 

 

UDP ASCII Stream

 

File System

Excel Writer

 

Generic

Mouse

 

 

Script

 

 

Variable

 

 

Value

 

Pandoras Box

Device Control

 

 

Device Export To Sequence

 

 

Layer Control

 

 

Rotation Wrap

 

 

Layer Shuffle

 

 

Sequence Control

 

 

Sequence Seek

 

 

Text

 

 

Text Unicode

Scripts

Action

 

 

COM

 

 

TCP

 

 

UDP

 

 

Phidget IR

 

 

Phidget RFID