Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists  [GRANTED]

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Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists

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Post by Midgardsormr » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:20 pm

Occasionally I try to give a node a name that I've already used in my comp. If I'm going fast enough, I don't notice that Fusion refuses the name and preserves the old one. I would like to see an option to have Fusion append a numeral to the new name, like it does with a copy-paste operation.

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Re: Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists

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Post by intelligent machine » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:22 pm

I second this.

Even better would be to keep the given name and a unique id for each node type in separate name spaces so you can name every node exactly the same if you want and it won't matter. Then one could reference by name.id or nodetype.id to target a specific node or iterate through all nodes with the same given name without the need for regex, wildcards, swap variables, etc.

In Unreal Engine, when you type in a name for a variable that is already in use a red exclamation will pop up next to the cursor and you're forced to correct it before it can be committed.

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Re: Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists

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Post by SirEdric » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:03 pm

Oh....yes please!
I third this...:-)

Thanks for bringing that topic up!

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Re: Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists

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Post by Chad » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:02 pm

Indeed. At the least pop a notification that the name already exists, but I think automatically making a unique name makes the most sense.

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Re: Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists  [GRANTED]

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Post by Movalex » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:58 am

Renamer Plus tool in Reactor does the thing (and a couple more)
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2906

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Re: Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists

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Post by SecondMan » Fri May 10, 2019 10:20 pm

Renamer Plus is pretty sweet - @Midgardsormr, would you say your wish is granted?

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Re: Append a numeral when trying to give a node a name that already exists

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Post by Midgardsormr » Sat May 11, 2019 8:13 am

I would say so, indeed!