Notice: Array to string conversion in /var/www/wiki.sourcebinder.org/includes/Setup.php on line 304

Warning: Parameter 1 to Language::getMagic() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/wiki.sourcebinder.org/includes/StubObject.php on line 58
Basics - SourceBinder Wiki

Basics

From SourceBinder Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

These are the basics that you need to know about SourceBinder.

Contents

Output node

start_01_1.png start_01_2.png

The output is a special node, which sits on the end of every composition. Every node has to be connected somehow to the output to be processed. You may connect nodes of the types of DisplayObject or Sound directly to it.


Creating a node

start_02_1.png start_02_2.png

  1. Double click anywhere on the stage to access the list of available nodes.
  2. Browse through the nodes by selecting categories on the left side, and simply click on the node name to use it.

Use the info button to get a brief description about a node


Node attributes

start_04_1.png start_04_2.png

Every node has a bunch of attributes which do define it's behaviour.

  1. By doubleclicking on a node, you can access its editable attributes.
  2. Use the controls to fine-tune your node in realtime. Numeric values can also be set by dragging the small rectangle between the stepper buttons.


Connections

start_03_1.png start_03_2.png

Connections are binding the attributes of the nodes together. A composition is a bunch of nodes connected to the Output node.

  1. Click and drag from any output connector to start a connection. Drag the line to the node which's attribute you would like to bind.
  2. When you release over the selected node a drop down will appear, from which you can select the attribute to bind.


start_10_1.png start_10_2.png

Some input connectors are bigger than the others. To these you can connect more nodes at the same time.


Pause/Play composition

start_06_1.png start_06_2.png

To pause/play the composition simply hit the ESC key. If you wish to restart the composition click on the restart button.

When your composition is starting to behave weird, or simply getting slow you may want to reset the composition. By doing so, the whole editor will be reloaded and the actual state of your composition as well, so no work will be lost.


Editor states

start_07_1.png start_07_2.png

The graph of your composition will only be visible in editing mode [1]. To give the focus to your composition and also to hide the graph, change to the preview mode [2].

You can quickly change between these modes by hitting the Ctrl + Tab keys.


Navigation

start_08_1.png start_08_2.png

You can move around your graph by the aid of the following tools:

  • zoom in: ctrl + or mouse wheel
  • zoom out: ctrl - or mouse wheel
  • show all: ctrl shift T
  • show selection: ctrl shift Z
  • dragging: while holding the space key, you can drag around freely.

Copy and Paste nodes

start_09_1.png start_09_2.png

You can copy and paste nodes amd even a whole node setupt between SourceBinder windows. This is a great way to make use of often used node setups.

To do so use the appropriate menu items in the Edit menu.

Public attributes

start_11_1.png start_11_2.png

Click on the pin button on the right of any attribute to make it appear on a different panel, called the Publish Box where you are able to access it quickly.

It's a good idea to publish those attributes which are relevant for the composition. These attributes will also be accessible when previewing the composition.

Autosuggestion

start_05_1.png start_05_2.png

  1. Click and drag on the input connector belonging to the attribute you wish to bind.
  2. A popup, the filtered node list will appear with only those nodes that can be connected to your attribute. Release the mouse over the node you wish to use
Personal tools