Node Sharer Addon

I just came across to this amazing addon: Node Sharer

It allows you to share your procedural material setups as a text string. You simply copy & paste it! Here is a test string to try out (You’ll obviously need the addon to paste):

NS0B2901!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

Discord channel for the addon: https://discord.gg/c9fZKRb

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I really like the idea behind the add-on: being able to quickly share nodes with other people just by copy+pasting a short a paragraph of text (characters and digits) is very convenient.

If the add-on gets widely used, it might be a game changer regarding how Blender users share nodes with friends and wherever they want (chat rooms, Facebook, Skype, Discord, Twitch, etc.). It’s often easier, on social medias, to share a text, rather than a .blend file.

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I’m looking onto this. Great idea.

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We have this same kinda thing at work for our internal shader graph. It’s definitely very handy. Can email or send in an IM quick. To paste across a node layout quickly. Instead of sending a shader file or whatnot.

Edit: seems like this addon pastes the entire material however and not nodes themselves?

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Yes, it shares the material. I believe it can be improved further to share only selected nodes or node groups etc.
Developer has a Discord if you would like to contact: wildiness#7533

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Developer created a Discord channel for the addon as well: https://discord.gg/c9fZKRb