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Use the same node in different shading networks

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Hi, how can I use the same node between different shading networks. In Maya every node exists on the same level so I can connect it to the multple shaders or as a mask. Coppying node between Material builder or building shaders in one MAT context, is not useful. And whether coppying it uses more RAM or processing power?

Global MAT context
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Separate Material builders

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Or you can use reference copy as well. Don't know if it's using more RAM or not.

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I tried reference copy, but when i cut and paste node into second network i have to copy & paste relative references all parameters again.

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depends on renderer - for instance Arnold and Redshift have something like a "fetch VOP" that allows you to reference another VOP from a different shader network. Not sure if Renderman has something alike but it seems like that's exactly what you are looking for.

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