Material Editor Tips and Tricks
This page contains some common tips and tricks that will help you use the Material Editor more efficiently.
Commonly Used Shortcuts
P on the keyboard to open the Node preview
Change View Modes
Press the up and down arrow keys to change the view mode of the node
Select Connected Nodes
left arrow key on the keyboard to select nodes connected to the left of the current node.
right arrow key on the keyboard to select nodes connected to the right of the current node.
Duplicate Selected Nodes
Cmd + D on the Mac or
Ctrl + D on Windows to duplicate the selected nodes.
You can also do this by holding
Space on the keyboard and dragging nodes.
Delete Selected Nodes
Delete key on Mac or
Backspace key on Windows to delete the selected node.
Delete Selected Nodes with Auto-Reconnect
Shift + Delete/backspace to delete the selected node while connecting the previous and following node.
Show Graph in Full Window
F on the keyboard to fullscreen the entire graph.
Select nodes and press
Cmd + G on Mac or
Ctrl + G on Windows to create a sub-graph.
In many cases, you can use Shift on the keyboard to perform additional functions.
Create Nodes from Input/Output Ports
Dragging a connection from a port and ending it in empty space will bring up the Add Node menu automatically.
Select a group of nodes, then use the right click menu to create helpful comment groups. You can also use Cmd + G on Mac or Ctrl + G on Windows.
Click on a connection line to create a passthrough node.
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