NodeCanvas is a Complete Visual Behaviour Authoring Framework for Unity

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Behaviour Trees | Create Reactive Behaviour Trees in an intuitive visual node editor.

NodeCanvas is the complete node-based Visual Behaviour Authoring framework for Unity, enabling you to create advanced AI behaviours and logic without the fuss in an intuitive visual node editor, including two powerful, separate, but interchangeable and fully featured modules for you to choose and easily add in your game.

Behaviour Trees


Use Reactive Behaviour Trees to create dynamic and believable character Artificial Inteligence or behaviours for your games, by putting together small and modular building blocks. Reuse made behaviours amongst any number of different agents, save valuable time and organize your designs better with seamless combination of Behaviour Trees with State Machines.

State Machines


Use Hierarchical State Machines to create definite state logic and systems. Switch from state to state based on modular conditional transitions directly. Use sub-state machines to create hierarchical and flexible state systems of any depth, or utilize sub-behaviour tree states to seamlesly combine the power of behaviour trees within state machines.


NodeCanvas has a full set of consistent features that you will love

Intuitive Visual Editor

NodeCanvas has the most intuitive and coprehensive visual node editor for Unity, polished with unique features and made by designers for designers! Zoom, Copy/Paste, Full Undo, Comments, Groups and more.

Coherent Workflow

Seamlessly combine Behaviour Trees and State Machines, two of the most powerfull systems used in the industry into one coherent workflow. Use SubTrees and SubFSMs within one another for greater organization.


Communicate any type of variable, including lists/arrays, enums, interfaces and even your own custom types, by utilizing local or global Blackboards and parametrize behaviours to any extend.

Modular Tasks

Utilize a non-destructive workflow using modular actions and conditions across both systems. Create once and use anywhere. Includes hundreds of premade game-oriented tasks to get you up and running quickly!

Advanced Visual Debugging

See exactly how your designs react with advanced, colorful and informative visual debugging. Live edit anything while in play mode, add breakpoints and get instant variable feedback.

Data Binding

Data Bind (map) any variable to any component property on the agent game object, thus significantly decreasing the tasks needed and interfacing with existing code with ease.

Net Sync

Sync blackboard variables selectively over the network to create multiplayer games using the new Unity’s UNET system with ease.

Built In Event System

Utilize the built-in event system and dynamicaly react to world changes with the added ability to transfer any variable data along with the events sent for fine grained communication.

Intuitive Visual Editor

Intuitive Visual Editor

Advanced Visual Debugging

Advanced Visual Debugging


Extend upon the framework to create your own actions, conditions, nodes or even complete systems with the ease of a power and well documented API.

Script Control Tasks

Utilize any existing code directly with advanced and extremely efficient reflection based tasks, automaticaly integrating any and all Unity’s and 3rd Party asset APIs without writing a single line of code!

Solid Performance

Control hundrends of behaviours simultaneously with rock solid performance and zero allocations after initialization.

Full Source Code!

The full source code for both editor and runtime is open and included within the package! No DLLs here. You just can’t go wrong with this one!

Regular Updates

NodeCanvas is regularly updated with new features based on your requests, wth hotfixes and improvements, and it’s hardly going to stop any time soon!

Multiplatform Publishing

Publish to any non-beta platform supported by Unity out of the box, including iOS, Android and XBox.

Extensive Documentation

Enjoy extensive online documentation written with care and regularly improved based on your own feedback and suggestions.

Responsible Support

Enjoy responsible and fast support, always there to help you with any problem you may encounter.


Integrate with your favourite assets using both official and community driven integration extensions


Cinema Director

Core Game Kit





Motion Controller 1

Master Audio




Simple Waypoint System

A* Pathfinding Project


Final IK




Check out these awesome games where NodeCanvas is being used
Shroud of the Avatar
Awesome 2D strategy game


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