A construct that holds specific information, along with the actions associated with that information.
Maya creates, connects, evaluates, and destroys nodes. At any moment, what you see in the Maya workspace is the result of Maya’s dynamic, node-based architecture, which continuously evaluates the web of nodes that underlie and comprise your work.
Each node can receive, hold, and provide information with attributes. A node’s attributes connects to the attributes of other nodes, thus forming a web of nodes (node network).