What is the Node Wrangler?

settingsThe Node Wrangler allows you to perform some complex tasks in the Node Editor with some simple shortcuts.

Blender Preferences

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences to open the Blender Preferences dialog box.
  2. Select Add-ons in the left pane.
  3. Enter Node in the search box.
  4. Select the checkbox for Node: Node Wrangler to enable this Add-on.

If you click the down arrow to expand the details for Node Wrangler, you can click Show Hotkey List to display all the hotkeys for Node Wrangler.


Node Wrangler features

Here is a collection of some of the tasks you can do inside the Node Editor.

Add a texture setup

Ctrl+T to automatically add a Texture Coordinate and Mapping node to a selected node. These two nodes together allow you to adjust the direction of your material.

Connect to Cycles Viewer node

Ctrl+Shift+LMB a node to view its output node directly

Auto connect two nodes

Alt+RMB to connect two nodes without selecting ports.



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