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luboslenco edited this page Jan 12, 2020 · 4 revisions

Logic Nodes

Creating custom nodes

Create a library

We will make a new library to store the sources of custom logic nodes and keep them portable with no modifications to engine sources.

Locate your blend file and create a new Libraries folder alongside it. Navigate to the Libraries folder and create a new mynodes folder in it.

Python

Start by creating the logic node definition for Blender. Create a file named blender.py in Libraries/mynodes folder. Armory automatically picks this file up once the library is loaded. Define a simple node with single in/out socket.

from bpy.types import Node
from arm.logicnode.arm_nodes import *
import arm.nodes_logic

class TestNode(Node, ArmLogicTreeNode):
    '''Test node'''
    bl_idname = 'LNTestNode'
    bl_label = 'Test'
    bl_icon = 'QUESTION'

    def init(self, context):
        self.inputs.new('ArmNodeSocketAction', 'In')
        self.outputs.new('ArmNodeSocketAction', 'Out')

# Add custom nodes
add_node(TestNode, category='Action')

Restarting Blender and loading the project again, the new logic node is available for placement.

Haxe

Before the project can be run, we need to implement the actual node logic in Haxe. When the node gets executed, we let it print a 'Hello, World!' string.

package armory.logicnode;

class TestNode extends LogicNode {

    public function new(tree:LogicTree) {
        super(tree);
    }

    override function run(from:Int) {
        // Logic for this node
        trace("Hello, World!");

        // Execute next action linked to this node
        runOutput(0);
    }
}

Where to next

When implementing new logic nodes, browse the sources of existing nodes as a reference:

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