Watching events and data inside a subcomposition

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Port popovers and Show Events mode in a subcomposition window

New in Vuo 2.0

When you open a subcomposition via a node on the canvas — by double-clicking on the node or by right-clicking and choosing Edit Composition… — you can monitor the data and events flowing through the subcomposition just as you would in a regular composition — by opening port popovers and enabling Show Events.

For example, in the composition below, if you double-clicked on the magenta (upper) Make Hemisphere node to open the subcomposition, then opened a port popover within the subcomposition, you’d see the events and data that are flowing through the magenta instance of the subcomposition.

If instead you wanted to see the events and data that are flowing through the tangerine (lower) instance of Make Hemisphere, you would double-click on that node.

Be aware that if you open a subcomposition via the Node Library, even if a composition that contains the subcomposition is running, you won’t see any data or events flowing through the subcomposition. You need to open it via a node on the canvas instead.