Houdini 18.0 Nodes TOP nodes

Merge TOP node

Merge all upstream work items

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This node combines all upstream work items from all input nodes. For example, if one input node has 10 work items and the other has 15, this node will have 25 work items.


Work Item Generation

Whether this node generates static or dynamic work items. You should generally leave this set to "Automatic" unless you know the node’s work items can be computed statically, or that they need to be generated dynamically.


This node always creates dynamic work items: it waits until the upstream work items are known, and generates new work items from the upstream work items.


This node always creates static work items: it creates the number of work items it thinks it needs based on the parameters (and any upstream static items) before the network runs.


If the input is static (a static processor, or a partitioner with only static inputs, or a mapper), this node generates static work items, otherwise it generates dynamic work items.


example_top_merge Example for Merge TOP node

This example demonstrates how to use the merge node in PDG/TOPs.

See also

TOP nodes