# Making a single node using multiple nodes

Is there a way to reduce a set of nodes to a single customized node. I am needing to put some mathematical expression and when I do it using the node editor (in animation node) the whole tree looks quite clumsy and it becomes quite unreadable.

• Select desired nodes and press Ctrl+G Oct 8 '17 at 13:42
• Oct 8 '17 at 13:42

This is quite simple. All you have to do is to create a group from the nodes.

Simple example:

Say you have some fancy node setup:

To group these nodes, select those you want to group (press B to border select ). Then in the nodes menu select Node > Make Group (or press Ctrl+G):

After having created the group, connect the input sockets you want to have as input (here the color to diffuse shader):

To get out of your group click on the little up arrow at the bottom:

(Or press the Tab key)

Et voilà, you have a fancy shader:

Hope that helps

• I am able to get the option of make group for materials node editor but not able to get it for the animation node editor. Oct 10 '17 at 9:32
• I have added the relevant image Oct 10 '17 at 9:34