- Where to find it:
- Edit / Shortcuts / Menu
- Category 'Create / Layer'
- Shotcut (Nodegraph Only): M
- Hotbox: C (Merge Node)
The Smart Merge Action is an alternative way to creating a Merge Node inside of the Nodegraph.
Mari by default has a shortcut 'M' mapped to create a new Merge Node in the Nodegraph.
Assigning a Shortcut to the Smart Merge Action allows you to create either a Merge Node or a Multi-Channel Merge Node
with a single hotkey based on the context you are working on.
From Mari 4.6v4 or higher onwards, Extension Pack assigns this shortcut by default to 'M'
- Executing the Smart Merge Action with a material or Multi channel Merge node selected will create a Multi Channel Merge Node
- Executing the Smart Merge Action with a regular Mari Node selected will create a standard Merge Node
Using a single hotkey a different kind of merge node gets created based on selected nodes