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Introduction to the Flow Editor

Please note that this is a BETA version of the document. All information presented is correct but we are working on improving the details.


The Flow in Aximmetry is a node-based editing system with a wide range of capabilities. For example, it can function as a visual scripting system while also allowing editing and designing complex 3D scenes.

The system supports run-time editing, meaning any changes made in the Flow are near-instantaneous. These features allow operators to quickly learn the Flow Editor, rapidly develop projects, and make edits or corrections even during live production. It provides you with functionalities that are typically available only through writing or buying separate executable programs. 

Description of Basic Components

Listed below are the basic building blocks of the Flow Editor. Click on the titles to open the detailed documentation, learn about the basic concepts, and find valuable tips.
It is recommended to review each section in the order listed.

  • The Flow Editor

    The Flow Editor is part of Aximmetry Composer where the node base flow editing happens:
  • The Module

    Modules are the basic built-in nodes of the Flow Editor:
  • The Pin

    Pins function as connection points between nodes or as editable parameters:
  • The Compound

    Compounds are custom nodes that can be created, saved, and included within another compound. Any Aximmetry project (.xcomp) can function as a Compound.
  • The Control Board

    Control Boards are special compounds that are used for creating user-friendly interfaces.

Description of Advanced Concepts

Listed below are the advanced features and elements of the Flow Editor. Click on the titles to open the detailed documentation.
It is recommended to review the documentation in the Description of Basic Components section before exploring the concepts below.

  • Special Compound: Pin Collector

    The Pin Collector is a special node. It is mainly used to create user-friendly panels on Control Boards.
  • Collection for Databases

    The Collection is a special pin data type. This document describes related modules and how to use the collection to process extensive amounts of data.
  • Pin Data Types

    A list of all pin types in the Flow Editor and their short descriptions.
  • Special Pin Names

    This document discusses how to name pins to appear differently on the Control Board or in the Flow Editor.

There is detailed documentation on using the Flow Editor for 3D rendering available here: Creating Content in Aximmetry SE
Following that documentation will teach you how to build physically realistic studio scenes in Aximmetry's render engine.

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