What happened to the "Place" node?

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Scott

12 Aug, 2013 07:28 AM

I was a user of v2.something a while back. I am revising some projects on a new computer and reinstalled with the new v3. I extensively used the "Place" node and now it seems I can't find its replacement node in the new version...?

Thanks for your help!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 12 Aug, 2013 01:18 PM

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    Short answer: use the translate node node.

    The long answer: NodeBox 3 uses a different model than NodeBox 2. Every node operates on a list of data. Looping is implicit: that is, if I pass one position to the translate node, the element is just moved to that position. But if I pass a list of points, then NodeBox automatically creates multiple copies of the input, each positioned at this new location.

    Since you've used NodeBox 2, it might be good to read the "How NodeBox Works" page which provides a conceptual overview of these concepts. (Specifically, the part about lists and list matching).

    Best,

    F

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