Wednesday Word Cloud – ICE node usage in shipped compounds


Here’s a word cloud of the top 50 nodes used in the ICE compounds that ship with Softimage 2013
NodesInShippedCompounds
That’s 3303 Get Data nodes, 2051 “embedded” nodes, 1889 PassThroughs, and 1071 If nodes.

Embedded nodes are compounds that are embedded directly inside another compound (instead of being references to a .xsicompound file on disk). Like Calculate New Velocity, Limit Turning Rate, Limit Acceleration, and Align Particle with Goal in this compound:
EmbeddedCompounds

Not all embedded compounds are that interesting though. There’s over a thousand embedded compounds in the ICEFlowBuilder compounds; where even Set Data was embedded (probably so that the ICEFlowBuilder compounds wouldn’t break if something changed in an external compound, which did happen a few times).

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