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Network box background image? April 29, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

It is not currently possible, but it is something that has been requested before, and we would definitely like to do at some point.

Horizontal Network in the network view? April 16, 2018, 1:22 a.m.

I'd be curious to see how far one could get by authoring custom node shapes. There have been some HDAs posted to the forum somewhere that make it fairly easy to create these (just google “houdini custom node shapes”). The biggest problem I can think of with simply creating horizontally flowing node shapes is that the node name, badges, and extra text like comments, descriptive parms, etc, will still show up to the right of the node, which will overlap with the wiring. And there would no doubt be some issues with layout, initial node placement, etc. Though most of that code is written in python and would therefore be replaceable. And VOPs are horizontal so there is some support already for horizontal layouts, at least in principle.

Connecting far apart nodes in the netview Jan. 4, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Yes, quickmarks remember the selection you had when you define the quickmark, and I can see why that would be troublesome here. However any time you use a quickmark, you can hit backtick to “go back” to wherever you were, with whatever selection you had before you invoked the quickmark. Basically when you use a quickmark (or hit F to Frame, H to home, etc) we create a quickmark with the pre-jump state that gets invoked by hitting backtick. Think of it as the “back” button for your network editor.