Dynamo is a powerful development platform that is gaining popularity.
However, there are often so many ways to add to or modify your Dynamo environment, that it is easy to get lost in the sheer volume of Packages and Nodes that are freely available to the Community!
So here we are…
Dynamo Packages are very easily distributed and accessed from within Dynamo itself, and there are already a plethora of blogs and github pages for individual packages out there. But the one question that often fails to be answered is…
How do I use this particular Node?
There isn’t really a unified place that we can share and discuss specific Nodes: how to use them in a real, practical way.
The goal of this site is to give any Dynamo user a quick-start guide to the use of Dynamo Nodes.
There are only a few basic rules:
- Each post is about a specific Node
- The Category must be the source Package Name, if applicable
- The human-readable (in product) node name should be one of the Tags. Other nodes shown in reference images should be listed as Tags matching their names. Tags can also be used to assist navigability, including versions-in-use or project type or similar
- Try and comply with one of the post templates on this page
To coordinate our efforts and for messaging and group Discussion, an Asana Workspace has been set up at this link. Any active posters will be invited to the workspace.
For file sharing, a Dropbox folder has been set up. Admins at DynamoWorks can request upload access to this folder:
Dynamo Nodes on Dropbox
How does this fit in with the existing Dynamo online community? Like this:
- http://dynamobim.org/ Main site
- http://dynamobim.org/download/ Download site
- http://dynamopackages.com/ Browse and download packages
- http://dynamobim.org/forums/forum/dyn/ Forum
- http://dynamoprimer.com/ General Dynamo learning
- Blogs, githubs, and personal sites – Package details and updates
- https://dynamonodes.com/ How to use specific nodes
I intend to co-author this site with various professional Dynamo users and developers, to ensure the content is prolific, useful and practical.
6 thoughts on “What is this site?”
How do I contribute and get involved in contributing to this blog? I’d like to write a few posts on nodes around getting Nate Revit geometry out of dynamo such as form.byloft and some of the nodes from the spring nodes package.