Adding nodes to the canvas by dropping files

For many types of files, dragging and dropping the file onto the canvas will create a node with that file as input. (If more than one node matches the file type, you’ll be presented with a menu to choose which node.)

Type of file Node created
image Fetch Image
audio Play Audio File
video Play Movie or Decode Movie Image
3D model Fetch Scene
projection mesh Warp Image with Projection Mesh
plain text Fetch Data
JSON Fetch JSON Tree
XML Fetch XML Tree
CSV or TSV Fetch Table
RSS or RDF Fetch RSS Items
ICC profile Fetch Data
application Launch App
folder List Files

By default, the node’s URL input port value will be filled in with the file’s relative path. To get an absolute path instead, hold down the option key when dropping the file onto the canvas.