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Node Editor in ImGui

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About

An implementation of node editor with ImGui-like API.

Project purpose is to serve as a basis for more complex solutions like blueprint editors.

node_editor_overview

Node Editor is build around an idea "draw your content, we do the rest", which mean interactions are handled by editor, content rendering is handled by user. Editor will take care of:

  • placing your node in the word
  • dragging nodes
  • zoom and scrolling
  • selection
  • various interaction that can be queried by API (creation, deletion, selection changes, etc.)

Here are some highlights:

  • Node movement and selection is handled internally

  • Node and pin contents are fully customizable

  • Fully styled, default theme is modeled after UE4 blueprints

    • Flexible enough to produce such nodes:

      image image image

    • Customizable links based on Bézier curves:

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  • Automatic highlights for nodes, pins and links:

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  • Smooth navigation and selection

  • Node state can be saved in user context, so layout will not break

  • Selection rectangles and group dragging

  • Context menu support

  • Basic shortcuts support (cut/copy/paste/delete)

  • ImGui style API

Editor is used to implement blueprint editor in Spark CE engine, it proved itself there by allowing to do everything we needed. Therefore it is now slowly moving into stable state from beeing a prototype.

Note: Project recently was restructured to mimic ImGui layout.

Please report issues or questions if something isn't clear.

Dependencies

  • Vanilla ImGui 1.72+
  • C++14

Dependencies for examples:

Optional extension you can pull into your local copy of ImGui node editor can take advantage of:

Building / Installing

Node Editor sources are located in root project directory. To use it, simply copy&paste sources into your project. Exactly like you can do with ImGui.

Examples

Examples can be build with CMake:

Windows:
    cmake -Hexamples -Bbuild -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64"

macOS:
    cmake -Hexamples -Bbuild -G "Xcode"

Linux:
    cmake -Hexamples -Bbuild -G "Unix Makefiles"

Build:
    cmake --build build --config Release

Executables will be located in build\bin directory.

Quick Start

Main node editor header is located in imgui_node_editor.h.

Minimal example of one node can be found in simple-example.cpp. Press 'F' in editor to focus on editor content if you see only grid.

# include <application.h>
# include <imgui_node_editor.h>

namespace ed = ax::NodeEditor;

static ed::EditorContext* g_Context = nullptr;

void Application_Initialize()
{
    g_Context = ed::CreateEditor();
}

void Application_Finalize()
{
    ed::DestroyEditor(g_Context);
}

void Application_Frame()
{
    ed::SetCurrentEditor(g_Context);

    ed::Begin("My Editor");

    int uniqueId = 1;

    // Start drawing nodes.
    ed::BeginNode(uniqueId++);
        ImGui::Text("Node A");
        ed::BeginPin(uniqueId++, ed::PinKind::Input);
            ImGui::Text("-> In");
        ed::EndPin();
        ImGui::SameLine();
        ed::BeginPin(uniqueId++, ed::PinKind::Output);
            ImGui::Text("Out ->");
        ed::EndPin();
    ed::EndNode();

    ed::End();
}

Result:

00-Simple

For more details please visit examples folder.

Blueprints Example

Preview2

Here is Node Editor at work in Spark CE

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