I think that now maya's node editor is the most lacking list of all nodes in the menu.
maya official comes with thousands of nodes, plus other plug-in nodes. These nodes, we can only in the maya document to query, this is very unfriendly. It's like a black box. You do not know which nodes in maya are available. When we press the tab key in the node editor, it can not sort all the nodes.
I do not know whether the official maya will give a menu that shows all the nodes. I guess they will not do that
1. I hope that peter can design a menu to display all nodes, the best can be classified display.
There are a lot of good use of the node, but we have not found them.
2. The node editor requires a friendly copy function.
We choose some useful nodes, and then copy them, any paste. Keep their relative positions and attributes connected. This can be done with special replication in maya, but it is not convenient and can not copy the selected nodes while keeping the properties connected.
3. The node editor requires a function that preserves the relationship between the node location and the attribute.
Select the node we need to save. And then save their diagram files. Open the new maya and import the saved diagram file in the node editor. This can reduce the amount of time we repeat.
4. Save the function of the node user custom attribute.
Maya's node has a nice feature. It is the attribute that displays the user's custom node
In the node editor, the user can customize the favorite attributes. Any press 4 key to display the custom properties. This is a very good feature. But this feature, the official only developed half. Because we also need to save a custom attribute. But the official did not provide, we can only write a document, which lists the user-defined attributes, this efficiency is too low.