11.4. Working with subcompositions

With a subcomposition, you can use a composition as a node within other compositions. For more on what subcompositions are and why to use them, see Using subcompositions inside of other compositions.

11.4.1. Installing a subcomposition

To install a subcomposition, open or create a composition within the Vuo Editor and select the File > Move Composition to Node Library menu item. (If your composition has not yet been saved, the menu item will read Save Composition to Node Library, and you’ll be prompted to enter a title for your node.) The subcomposition node will immediately be listed and highlighted within your Node Library for use within other compositions.

11.4.2. Editing a subcomposition

There are several ways to edit a subcomposition after it has already been installed:

  • Right-click on the subcomposition node, either within the Node Library or on the canvas, and select the Edit Composition… context menu item.

  • Double-click on the body of the node on the canvas.

  • Select the node on the canvas and press ⌘↓.

  • Click the Edit Composition… link in the node library documentation panel.

11.4.3. Uninstalling a subcomposition

To remove an installed subcomposition, you can right-click on the subcomposition node within the Node Library and select the Open Enclosing Folder context menu item, or follow the instructions in the Installing a node section to navigate to your User Modules folder. Locate the .vuo file matching the name of your subcomposition and remove it from the folder. The next time you restart the Vuo Editor, the subcomposition will no longer appear in your Node Library.