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Geometry

Nodes » Geometry

Method Geometry nodes all generate or are modified by geometry. Geometry is generally hooked into the Root node, although they can be applied to any node – they will still appear in the scene as long as there is a path to a Root node; they will inherit the…

Combine Geometry

Nodes » Geometry » Combine Geometry

Method Combine multiple sources of geometry into one to be used or affected by other nodes. Rendering Name Description Visible Control whether the node is visible or not to the scene. Lines Name Description …

Geometry Exporter

Nodes » Geometry » Geometry Exporter

Method The Geometry Exporter node allows sequences, or single frames, of geometry to be exported as OBJs. The source object should be attached to the Geometry input of the Geometry Exporter node. All types of geometry source can be exported. The node is analogous to a…

Slice Geometry

Nodes » Geometry » Slice Geometry

Method This node creates a new mesh by slicing polygons from the original input mesh into a series of cuts. The source mesh must be connected to the Object Node input. The polygons of the mesh are sliced along a planar axis which may be transformed by a Null connected…

Geometry Connection Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Geometry Connection Renderer

Method This node generates faces and lines based on the position of particles in the scene. Particles are joined with lines by proximity, and where lines form a triangle one is created. Example From the “No Thanks” sample.…

Convert Geometry To Boxes

Nodes » Cloning » Convert Geometry To Boxes

Method This node generates boxes spawned over the surface of an input object. The boxes are spawned based on one axis, which can be chosen from the axis attribute. They will also re-scale and warp to fit the surface of the input object. The boxes can then be…

Face Tracking Geometry

Nodes » Geometry » Face Tracking Geometry

Method This node generates a 2D mesh using the predefined structure of the geometry generated by the Face Tracker node: 68 vertices linked as triangles with texture coordinates. It takes as input a Face Tracker node, which is required for the node to render anything.…

Javascript Node

Nodes » Scripting » Javascript Node

Method This node allows a custom JS script to manipulate parameters in the scene and other functions. For a full breakdown see the Javascript Section. Nodegraph Example of extracting output values from the Javascript Node. Attributes Name…

Node Trail

Nodes » Geometry » Node Trail

Method This node creates a spline that follows the position of a node in the scene. At each frame update, a new point is added to the spline. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Node Hierarchies

Node Hierarchies

Data Flow Nodes are connected in a parent / child hierarchy. This is first and foremost a transform hierarchy: parent transformations are applied to the child, composited with the child’s own transformation – so the parent moves the child with itself. The…

Procedural Shading Node

Nodes » Shading Nodes » Procedural Shading Node

Method Uses a procedurals network as a shading value source. The output of this shading node is the distance to the surface of the connected procedural. Example Example Nodegraph Attributes Name…

RSS Feed Node

Nodes » Interactive » RSS Feed Node

Method The RSS Feed node combs data from an RSS feed from the Internet. Requires an Internet connection to function properly. The elements of the RSS feed may be accessed using the RSS Text Selector, displayed using Text nodes or Image Plane nodes. Additional…

Triangle Octree Node

Nodes » Raytracer » Triangle Octree Node

Method This node is being deprecated, and replaced

Select Child Node

Nodes » Logic » Select Child Node

Method Allows you to selectively enable or disable the execution of connected child nodes at runtime based on an index. Only one child node can be active at a time, but when used in conjunction with Null or Execute Child Nodes, you can add a tree of child nodes. This…

Procedural Shading Node

Nodes » Procedural » Render Nodes » Procedural Shading Node

Method Adjusts the shading of an object based on the shape a procedural. The procedural shape is effectively raytraced, with the ray starting at the object’s surface. This can be used to create an effect similar to a boolean operation on a surface, but without…

Render Nodes

Nodes » Procedural » Render Nodes

Method These nodes convert the procedural distance field into rendered geometry, voxel grids, or other systems. The nodes are deprecated, and while they may still function they are better replaced using other nodes or systems : Heightmap Generator Marching Cubes…

Rendering

Nodes » Particles » Rendering

Method Rendering nodes visualise the particles by spawning images, meshes or trails. Multiple rendering nodes may be connected to the same particle system, allowing the same particles to be rendered in multiple different ways at once. Any Rendering nodes need to be…

Local Contrast

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Local Contrast

Method This Node increases the appearance of small scale edges. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. …

Nodes

Nodes

This is the Notch node reference. Notch node types: Cameras: Cameras define the point of view, perspective and aspect from which the scene is rendered. Cloning: Cloners instantiate multiple copies of geometry nodes – such as 3D Objects, Text Nodes and Shape…

Colour Grading

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Colour Grading

Method This node alters the distribution of colour in the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. …

3D Object Outline

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » 3D Object Outline

Method This node draws an outline around the visible edges of the 3D objects. *This node uses the scene depth buffer to render, so when used with a Render Layer all objects inside and out will be outlined. This can be avoided by using the Affected Objects input on…

Notch 0.9.21 Release Notes

Release Notes » Notch 0.9.21 Release Notes

New Software/hardware support: Notch Builder is now available as 64-bit Added support for the NotchLC video codec Added support for importing Alembic files. Added support for 64-bit standalone exports. Updated to FBX SDK 2019.0. Added support for converting…

Face Tracker

Nodes » Video Processing » Feature Tracking » Face Tracker

Method This node searches an image for faces. When a face is found a pre-defined arrangement of vertices, forming a simple 2D mesh, are searched for and tracked across multiple frames. *Looking for an example? Download the free samples, which includes multiple Face…

Extruded Spline

Nodes » Geometry » Extruded Spline

Method This node extrudes n-gon shapes along a spline. The spline used to generate the shape must be connected via the Spline Sources input. Attributes Name Description Radius The radius of the shape to be extruded along the spline.…

Trail Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Trail Renderer

Method This node generates trails of lines or points along the path of individual particles to create trail-like effects. This is done by sampling the particle position at regular time intervals and storing the samples as control points in a path buffer. The size of…

Output GBuffer

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Output GBuffer

Method This node outputs various GBuffers to the screen. GBuffers are geometry buffers – rendered images that contain geometric information rendered from the objects in the current view, such as normals, material IDs, positions etc. These may be useful when…

Project Upgrade Guide

FAQ » Project Upgrade Guide

Summary There are often reams of small (and large) improvements and bug fixes between one release and the next. Sometimes a bug fix or improvement changes behaviour that improves things going forward, but makes old projects look different when loaded in the latest…

Rigid Body Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Rigid Body Effector

Method The Rigid Body Effector node turns clones into rigid bodies. The resulting bodies are able to collide with each other, or with other bodies that are part of the same physics system – under the same Rigid Body Root. If this node is parented via a Rigid…

Cloning

Nodes » Cloning

Method Cloning nodes clone 3D objects in various ways. Cloning is supported for 3D Objects, 3D Shapes, and Image Planes. Cloning is rendered using hardware instancing on the GPU, making it performance efficient. To clone an object it must be parented to the output of…

Procedural

Nodes » Procedural

Method In Notch a procedural is a 3-dimensional field of signed distances. This is often known as a Signed Distance Field. An SDF alone does not represent geometry, but surfaces and volumes can be extracted from the field and rendered conventionally. Notch provides…

Text

Nodes » Geometry » Text

Method This node generates and renders a 3D mesh from the text that has been generated according to various attributes using a supplied font. The font must be in TrueType or OpenType format and loaded as a Font resource. Text must be entered via the Text String…

Shape 3D

Nodes » Geometry » Shape 3D

Method This node renders a 3D primitive mesh that has been generated according to various attributes. The Shape Type parameter defines the primitive shape used. The Subdivisions X/Y parameters determine how many subdivisions the primitive has, and the Axis defines…

Particles

Nodes » Particles

Method Particle nodes are nodes used in a particles system. This system starts with a Particle Root Node, and is built out with Emitter, Affector and Shader nodes, before finally being rendered to the camera with a Renderer node. The Particle Root Node contains the…

Colour Correction

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Colour Correction

Method This node modifies the current colour correction of an image. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values < 0.1 will turn the effect off, and deferred rendering…

Render Particles To Surfaces

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Render Particles To Surfaces

Method This node renders particles onto nearby 3D surfaces. This means that instead of rendering particles directly into space, they instead appear as splats on 3D geometry, only being visible when they are close enough to 3D geometry. This is particularly useful when…

Procedural Meshing

Nodes » Procedural » Render Nodes » Procedural Meshing

Method Extracts a surface from a procedural by first voxelising it (but only voxelising the spatial areas which are required) and then constructing a smoothened surface over the voxels. The surface produced is a triangle mesh which can be texture and deformed, can…

Line Renderer

Nodes » Geometry » Line Renderer

Method This node is used to render lines with thickness and antialiasing. Lines may be taken from wireframes of 3D objects connected via the Line Source Node input. Lines are rendered as thickened quads with soft edges. Optionally smoke/laser-like effects can be…

Project Image

Nodes » Lighting » Project Image

Method Add a projection image node to a scene, link an image and project it onto the scene. *Use the blend function to blend the image into the shadows and reflections in the scene. Example A checker-board image projected onto the scene. …

Materials

Nodes » Materials

Method Material nodes control how light interacts with the surfaces of objects. These nodes will accept a material input as a material. 3D Object Slice Geometry Shape 3D Shatter Primitive 3D Text Multi Material (Used to create new materials from other…

Skybox

Nodes » Geometry » Skybox

Method This node defines a sky box which can be used as a background for a 3D scene. Sky boxes can be created from images that are arranged in a spherical or dual paraboloid format. The image is converted into a cube map to be used as a sky box. The cube map is stored…

Screen Space Ambient Occlusion

Nodes » Lighting » Screen Space Ambient Occlusion

Method Add a screen space ambient occlusion (SSAO) node to the scene, this will produce subtle ambient occlusion shadows, to ground objects to surfaces and to add depth to geometry details. Example Nodegraph Example …

Screen Projection

Nodes » Nodes » Screen Projection

Method This node reprojects the main render onto a quad in 3D space, then outputs the result into the UV space of that quad. This allows content to be rendered from the point of view of a camera and reprojected onto a quad that represents an LED screen, then producing…

Spline

Nodes » Geometry » Spline

Method This node defines a spline in 3D space from a number of control points. Control points are specified by linking Null nodes to the Spline Nodes input. The position of each Null is used as the position of the control point; the rotation of the Null is used to…

Mapping

Nodes » Nodes » Mapping

Method This node controls how texture coordinates (UVs) are generated for a given material or piece of 3D geometry. This allows UVs to be created procedurally, e.g. via planar, spherical or camera perspective mappings. The Mapping node acts on a Material…

Shatter Primitive 3D

Nodes » Geometry » Shatter Primitive 3D

Method This node creates a breakable copy of a 3D object using Voronoi-based splitting process. The underlying 3D object may be connected from a 3D Object node via the Object Node input, or generated as a primitive using the Shape Type parameter. The splitting process…

Bake Lighting

Nodes » Lighting » Bake Lighting

Method This node allows lighting to be baked/cached, meaning that it can be calculated once and then the result be reused in subsequent frames in order to improve performance. All objects which are parented directly or indirectly to the Bake Lighting node will bake…

Face Tracking Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Face Tracking Deformer

Method This node uses the vertex data from a tracked face found by the Face Tracker node to override the vertex positions of the 3D object node the deformer is attached to – if that 3D object conforms to the structure of the geometry generated by the face…

3D Object

Nodes » Geometry » 3D Object

Method This node renders a 3D object that has been imported from an external file in one of the supported 3D object file formats: Lightwave LWO, Wavefront OBJ, Cinema4D and FBX. As well as being rendered directly, 3D Object nodes may also be used as an input for…

Depth Camera / Kinect Mesh

Nodes » Geometry » Depth Camera / Kinect Mesh

Method This node generates a mesh based on Kinect camera data from a Depth Camera / Kinect Source connected via the “Colour Image Node” input. If no source is connected, this node is ineffective. The mesh is based on a subdivided plane of quads, displaced…

Deformers

Nodes » Deformers

Method Deformers change the positions of vertices in a parent mesh. Generally it’s used against the Shape 3D or 3D Object, or the Combine Geometry nodes. Gallery 3D Plasma Deformer Chunk Effector Deformer Colour…

Image Plane

Nodes » Geometry » Image Plane

Method This node is used to render an image or video on a plane in 3D space. The image may be set directly via the Image parameter or linked via the Video Node input. Image Plane nodes have similar rendering options to other geometry nodes such as 3D Objects or…

Generate Weightmap Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Generate Weightmap Deformer

Method This deformer node generates per-vertex weight values which can be used by other nodes – particularly other deformers – as part of their processing. Deformers such as the 3D Plasma Deformer have an input called “Generated Weightmap”…

OSC Text String

Nodes » Modifiers » OSC Text String

Method Receives a string OSC value over the network then applies it to a destination value. !Please note that the OSC message must only contain a single string value. !The incoming OSC values will only be processed when the play head is playing See OSC Topic for…

Point Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Point Renderer

Method This node renders a point sprite for every particle. A point sprite is a quad which is positioned in 3D space, is rotated to face the camera and may be textured. This is the most commonly used rendering node for particle effects. Particles can be sorted in…

Standalone – Multi-head Output

Standalone » Standalone – Multi-head Output

The exported Notch Standalone executable allows you to use up to two heads/outputs. Notch provides a rudimentary feed/window selection mechanism to allow content arrangement on multiple heads. !Notch’s multi-head management is very basic and is not being…

Curve Editor

User Interface » Curve Editor

Main Window This window lists all of the keyed attributes for the selected nodes and shows how the values between the keys will be interpolated. Note that “interpolation” is also known as “easing”. Curve Editor…

Multi-GPU

FAQ » Multi-GPU

Is Notch Multi-GPU compatible like …insert raytracing renderer… ? The short answer: Notch currently only supports rendering a frame on a single GPU as multi-GPU gains are fractional. To understand why this is the case it’s important to understand…

Manipulating the scene with JS

Javascript » Manipulating the scene with JS

Three methods for manipulating the scene There are three methods by which you can manipulate nodes of a given scene: Pass values out of a Javascript node using global variables, and then use these values in your Nodegraph Manipulate the exposed properties of a…

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

General Keys Description Ctrl + N Start a new Project. Ctrl + O Open a new Project. Ctrl + S Save the current Project. Ctrl + Shift + S Save the current Project as a new file. Ctrl +…

Median Filter

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Median Filter

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the median filter post-fx node.

Replace Colour

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Replace Colour

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the replace colour post-fx node.

Bit Crush

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Bit Crush

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the bit crush post-fx node.

Threshold

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Threshold

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the threshold post-fx node.

Erode

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Erode

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the Erode post-fx node.

Histogram Normalise

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Histogram Normalise

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the histogram normalise post-fx node.

Range Remap

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Range Remap

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the range remap post-fx node.

Generate Normal Map

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Generate Normal Map

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the Generate Normal Map post-fx node.

Mirror

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Mirror

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the mirror post-fx node.

Blur

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Blur

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the blur post-fx node.

Edge Detect

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Edge Detect

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the edge detect post-fx node.

Frame Buffer

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Frame Buffer

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the frame buffer post-fx node.

Dilate

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Dilate

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the dilate post-fx node.

Marching Cubes Meshing

Nodes » Procedural » Render Nodes » Marching Cubes Meshing

Method This node is deprecated. Please use Procedural Meshing instead.

Transform

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Transform

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the bit crush post-fx node.

Frame Difference

Nodes » Video Processing » Motion Processing » Frame Difference

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the frame difference post-fx node.

Channel Boolean

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Channel Boolean

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the channel boolean post-fx node.

DXT Compress

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » DXT Compress

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the DXT compression post-fx node.

Key Colour Mask

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Key Colour Mask

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the key colour mask post-fx node.

Recolour

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Recolour

This node is being phased out and replaced by a node in the post-fx menu. p. Click here to go the mirror post-fx node.

Region Mask

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Region Mask

This node is being phased out and replaced by a Curve Mask and Freehand Mask node. p. Click here to go the Curve Mask node. p. Click here to go the Freehand Mask node.

HLSL Scripting

Techniques » HLSL Scripting

Method The Custom CSG Code field allows you to write a line of HLSL code to implement your own CSG operation. This requires a working knowledge of HLSL and signed distance fields. The inputs to the operation are: float blendWeight; The value of the CSG…

Motion Direction Follower

Nodes » Nodes » Motion Direction Follower

Method This node generates its rotation angles using the motion of the node it is following. This allows it to be used to point an object in the direction of motion of the following node. Inputs Name Description Typical Node Input …

Optimising 3D Scenes for Notch

FAQ » Optimising 3D Scenes for Notch

Working in real-time allows for great speed, flexibility and experimentation vs offline rendering / video. But projects designed to run in real-time have one key consideration that video doesn’t: performance. Performance of most real-time 3D scenes is limited…

AsRSSFeedNode()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » AsRSSFeedNode()

Purpose Returns the node as a RSSFeedNode object, if this is the correct node type. Syntax RSSFeedNode AsRSSFeedNode(); returns the node as an RSSFeedNode. Example function Update() { layer = Document.FindLayer("My Layer"); rssNode =…

Rigid Body Procedural

Nodes » Physics » Rigid Body Procedural

Method The Rigid Body Procedural node allows a procedural system to be used as a static collider for rigid bodies. It must be parented to a Rigid Body Root. Inputs Name Description Typical Node Input Procedural Root The root node of…

GetNode()

Javascript » API Reference » Layer Object » GetNode()

Purpose Retrieves the node object with the given index within a layer. If the node is not found, it returns an object of type undefined. Syntax object GetNode(int NodeIndex); NodeIndex: The array index of the layer. returns Node Object if found or, if not…

Timecode As Text

Nodes » Nodes » Timecode As Text

Method Outputs the current timecode value – the current play time of the project timeline – as a string. This is useful for debugging and video annotations. Attributes There are no attributes for this node. inputs There are no inputs for this…

Motion Predictor

Nodes » Nodes » Motion Predictor

Method This node predicts the motion of a node it is following – causing it to be positioned ahead of the current location of that node. Attributes Name Description Prediction Type How much the predicted position affects the…

Value As Text

Nodes » Nodes » Value As Text

Method This node converts any numerical value to a string, which can be input into other nodes – typically the Text node. Attributes Name Description Value Numerical value to be converted to a string. Num Decimal Places…

Volume Shadow Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Volume Shadow Shading

Method This node shades particles using a shadowing function from the point of view of a Light Node connected to the Light Node input. The shadow effect takes into account transparency of particles, so light will appear to be partially absorbed by particles rather…

Generators

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators

Method These nodes effect the input image by compositing mathematically generated patterns onto them. Generators nodes don’t affect all the same nodes as the rest of the post-fx nodes, as each node functions differently. The Gradient 2D node and Gradient…

Field Feedback

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Field Feedback

Method This node blends ink from the previous with the ink from the newly generated field systems. Attributes Example Feedback VS no Feedback Example Nodegraph Name Description …

Auto Bounding Box

Nodes » Geometry » Auto Bounding Box

Method This node generates a bounding box based on the combined size of nodes input into the nodes Bounds Nodes input. Inputs Name Description Typical Node Input Bounds Nodes Input nodes from which a combined bounding box will be…

Video Motion Blur

Nodes » Video Processing » Motion Processing » Video Motion Blur

Method This node applies a motion blur using motion vectors generated from an input Optical Flow node. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In…

SetInt()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » SetInt()

Purpose Sets the value of an integer property in a node. Syntax void SetInt(String PropertyName, int value); PropertyName : the property within the node. Starts with GroupName.Property e.g. Transform.Position X value: the integer value the property is to be set…

SetString()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » SetString()

Purpose Sets the value of an string property in a node. Syntax void SetString(String PropertyName, String value); PropertyName : the property within the node. Starts with GroupName.Property e.g. Transform.Position X value: the string value the property is to be…

GetInt()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetInt()

Purpose Retrieves the value of an integer property of a node. Syntax int GetInt(String PropertyName); PropertyName : the property within the node. Starts with GroupName.Property e.g. Transform.Position X Example function Update() { layer =…

GetString()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetString()

Purpose Retrieves the value of a string property within a node. Syntax String GetString(String PropertyName); PropertyName : the property within the node. Starts with GroupName.Property e.g. Transform.Position X Example function Update() { layer =…

GetName()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetName()

Purpose Returns the name of the node. Syntax string GetName(); returns the name of the object. Example function Update() { layer = Document.FindLayer("My Layer"); node = layer.FindNode("Image 2D"); var name = node.GetName(); }

Grid

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators » Grid

Method This node generates a 3D grid that appears on all objects in the scene. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Line Width Control the width of the grid lines. Contrast …

GetFloat()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetFloat()

Purpose Retrieves the value of a float property in a node. Syntax float GetFloat(String PropertyName); PropertyName : the property within the node. Starts with GroupName.Property e.g. Transform.Position X Example function Update() { layer =…

Comment

Nodes » Nodes » Comment

Method This node allows you to add a comment to the nodegraph. The comment is applied directly to the nodegraph as a text string, and can be moved to wherever it is needed. Attributes Name Description Comment A string comment that will…

Extractor

Nodes » Modifiers » Extractor

Method This modifier extracts the current value of a single numerical parameter from another node. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be…

Voxel Cone Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Voxel Cone Shading

Method This node calculates lighting on particles using Voxel Cone Shading. This allows for soft shadows to be calculated that also take into account particle transparency. This effect must first voxelise the particles, which requires a limited spatial area denoted by…

Decompress UV Animation

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Compression » Decompress UV Animation

Method This node decompresses and therefore reverses the result of a Compress UV Animation node. Attributes Name Description Blend Amount Changes the opacity of the new effect over the original image. Mode Select how the…

Onion

Nodes » Procedural » Displacement » Onion

Method Creates layers of surfaces on the inside or the outside a procedural. Example Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Scale Controls the number of layers produced.…

Field Shadows

Nodes » Fields » Rendering » Field Shadows

Method This node lights and shades a field from above and is used in conjunction with Field Renderer. As the lighting direction is limited to this one direction, this node is significantly faster than the similar Field Lighting node which allows multiple light sources…

Density Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Density Shading

Method This node shades particles by the density of particles in a given area of space. More particles close together results in a brighter shading result. The node uses a bounding box connected to the Bounds Node input to define the area of space that it considers.…

Field Lighting

Nodes » Fields » Rendering » Field Lighting

Method This node adds lighting and self shadowing to fields based on input light nodes. It is used in conjunction with the Field Renderer node (which renders the field volume). Affecting lights need to be connected to Lights input of the Field Lighting node. The Field…

SetFloat()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » SetFloat()

Purpose Sets the value of a float property in a node. Syntax void SetFloat(String PropertyName, float value); PropertyName : the property within the node. Starts with GroupName.Property e.g. Transform.Position X value: the float value the property is to be set…

Image File Loader

Nodes » Nodes » Image File Loader

Method This node loads an image from disk based on a specified filename. The image is loaded when the filename changes. This node is typically controlled via Javascript, external input or an RSS feed. The image file is loaded in line with other processing so may…

Image Displacement

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Image Displacement

Method This node displaces the position of a particle based on an image or input video source. This is very similar in operation to the Displacement Map Deformer node for 3D objects. For this node to operate an image must be supplied either via the Image attribute or…

Bit Crush

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Bit Crush

Method This node reduces the colour resolution. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend Amount Changes the opacity of the new effect…

FXAA Antialiasing

Nodes » Post-FX » Antialiasing » FXAA Antialiasing

Method This node antialiases the incoming image using the Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing technique. This attempts to find jagged edges in the image and smooths them out. Nodegraph Example Attributes Name Description …

Time Stretch

Nodes » Nodes » Time Stretch

Method This node stretches and adjusts the time being passed to all of its children and their respective subtrees that will be used for animation, keyframes and so on. It does not affect visibility as controlled by timeline bars. Attributes Name…

Procedural Root

Nodes » Procedural » Procedural Root

Method This node is the root and container for every procedurals system. Procedural Generators, Procedural Cloners and Procedural Rendering nodes must be parented to this node directly or indirectly in order to be operational. Example …

GetEndTime()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetEndTime()

Purpose Provides the end time of the node (as per Notch timeline) in hundredths of a second. Syntax int GetEndTime(); returns time in hundredths of a second as an integer. Example function Update() { layer = Document.FindLayer("My Layer"); node =…

Rigid Body Collision Mesh

Nodes » Physics » Rigid Body Collision Mesh

Method The Rigid Body Collision Mesh node is used to allow rigid bodies to collide with a static, complex mesh – such as a displaced floor. Collisions with a Collision Mesh node use tests against polygons treated as thin planes. This is less robust than…

Point Lights From Vertices

Nodes » Lighting » Point Lights From Vertices

Method Add Lights into the scene at the vertices of a mesh. !This node has a maximum point input of 128, so any more particles and the lights will Begin to flash as the pick different vertices on each re-render. Example Example…

GetStartTime()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetStartTime()

Purpose Provides the start time of the node (as per Notch timeline) in hundredths of a second. Syntax int GetStartTime(); returns time in hundredths of a second. Example function Update() { layer = Document.FindLayer("My Layer"); node =…

State Machine

Nodes » Logic » State Machine

Method The definition of a state machine is: a logic device which can be in one of a set number of stable conditions depending on its previous condition and on the present values of its inputs The Notch State Machine system allows certain nodes to become active on…

Frame Delay Frame

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Frame Delay Frame

Method This node delays the image played by a specified frame amount, based on an input frame delay node. Requires a Frame Delay input to function, with a “num frame delay” larger than this nodes frame index value. Attributes Name…

Parent To Vertex

Nodes » Nodes » Parent To Vertex

Method This node parents a child node to follow the transformation values of the selected vertex, particle or point – allowing nodes to be attached to the motion & transform of particles, points or blobs. This node can be applied directly to these nodes. 3D…

Field Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Field Affector

Method This node applies a separate field system’s movement vectors to the current field system. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position…

Particle Bounding Box

Nodes » Particles » Particle Bounding Box

Method This node generates a bounding box around the positions of the particles in the connected Particle Root Node. This is typically used for nodes which work on a limited bounding region such as Field Nodes which need to track a particle simulation that has an…

Tint

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Tint

Method This node tints the overall colour in the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values <…

Interactive

Nodes » Interactive

Method Interactive nodes give outputs based on various kinds of live inputs. Most work with numerical values, although the RSS Feed Node and RSS Text Selector output a text string, and the Mouse Picker outputs translation data. Interactive nodes can be applied to…

Speed Tracking Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Speed Tracking Modifier

Method This node calculates the rate of movement of the source node, connected via the “Tracked Node” input, and outputs it as a value. Attributes Name Description Scale The scale/range of the modifier Smoothing…

Channel Boolean

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Channel Boolean

Method This node swaps RGBA channels. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend Amount Changes the opacity of the new effect over the…

Null

Nodes » Geometry » Null

Method A generic transform node. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space. Position Z Move its…

Camera Focus Target

Nodes » Cameras » Camera Focus Target

Method A Null position used as a reference for the depth of field focus plane of a camera. Only functions when used with a Depth Of Field node. Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its…

Planar Environment Map

Nodes » Lighting » Planar Environment Map

Method Add planar environment map node to the scene, this will display a 2D environment map to surfaces facing it. *Multiple planar environment maps can be added to a scene to reflect different maps in different directions. Example …

Rigid Body Collision Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Rigid Body Collision Affector

Method This node simulates collisions between particles and a Rigid Body Systems. Attributes Name Description Collision Velocity Scale Scales the velocity of the particle after a collision so they can be made to slow down. Point…

Image Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Image Affector

Method This node uses an input image to affect the movement vectors of a field system. The red and green channels of the image can be turned into directional velocity vectors, or the vectors can be derived from the gradient of the image’s luminance. …

Image Emitter

Nodes » Fields » Emitters » Image Emitter

Method This node emits colour/ink into a field based on an input image. Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move…

Mocap Stream

Nodes » Geometry » Mocap Stream

Method This node allows a pre-recorded motion capture data stream to be used as a proxy / replacement for live motion capture data on the Perception Neuron Mocap Skeleton node. When this node is connected to the Perception Neuron Mocap Skeleton’s “Mocap…

Directional Light

Nodes » Lighting » Directional Light

Method Add a directional light node to a scene to produce ambient directional lighting throughout. Light is emitted in a parallel direction at the normal to an infinite plane. *Directional lights do not cast shadows. Example Nodegraph…

Bump Map Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Bump Map Warp

Method This node warps and image based off of a bump map. The warp is generated by creating a copy of the image with a slight offset and multiplied. Raw texture Processed texture Input Image Example…

Gradient 2D Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Gradient 2D Renderer

Method This node generates a 2D Gradient based on the positions and colours of active particles. Attributes Name Description Visible Control whether the node is visible or not to the scene. Alpha How much the rendered…

Field Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Field Affector

Method This node samples velocities from a Field node and applies them to particles. This can be used to apply motions generated on a field, e.g. via a fluid solver, and apply them to a particle system so the particles move with the field. The magnitude of the…

Image Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Image Shading

Method This node shades particles based on pixels sampled from an image or input video source. For this node to operate an image must be supplied either via the Image attribute or connected via the Image Node input. When an Image Plane node is connected to the Image…

Dilate

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Dilate

Method This node expands bright pixels outwards over darker neighbors. Raw texture Processed texture Modified Texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend…

Generate Normal Map

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Generate Normal Map

Method This node generates a normal map based off the luminance values from an image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend Amount …

Render To Object Surface

Nodes » Fields » Rendering » Render To Object Surface

Method The field is sampled spatially on to the surfaces of visible 3D objects. The Render to Object Surface node should be parented to the Field Root node. Deferred Rendering must be enabled in the Layer Root node for this to work. Example …

Nodegraph

User Interface » Nodegraph

Main Window This window contains the node based scripting tools for Notch. Nodegraph Controls Label Description Copy Copy the currently select node or nodes. Cut Copy and delete the currently selected node…

Play Sound

Nodes » Sound » Play Sound

Method Play sound from an imported sound file. Once added to the nodegraph, the node will function without needing to be connected to the root node; useful for multi-layered projects, where a separate audio layer maybe required. Sound will be played through your…

Erode

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Erode

Method This node expands dark pixels over brighter neighbors. Raw texture Processed texture Modified texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend Amount…

Field Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Field Warp

Method This node warps an image based off of a field system. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. …

Bounding Box

Nodes » Geometry » Bounding Box

Method This node is a Null transform node that renders a unit sized (-1 to 1) box. Often used to mark areas of space, such as bounding regions for fluids or volumetric effects. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position…

Proximity Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Proximity Modifier

Method This node outputs a value if an input node is within range of a point. It only calculates distance based on the origin of the input node, so objects with large bounding boxes should be tested with this in mind. Attributes |_. Name |_. Description | |…

Lines

Nodes » Geometry » Lines

Method This node draws lines between the positions of its input nodes, from source points to destination points. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its…

VR Controller

Nodes » Interactive » VR Controller

Method This node is an object with full position and rotation data. It is generally used as a parent to other objects to provide them with position/rotations. However, it can be used in tandem to an Extractor Node to extract button presses. The output of the VR…

Environment Map

Nodes » Lighting » Environment Map

Method Add an environment map node to a scene, import either a .exr of .hdr image and plug it into the environment map node. HDRI Haven is a great resource for these images. The environment map output can be plugged into both skylights and skyboxes for an even better…

Kill Box Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Kill Box Affector

Method This node kills particles that are either inside or outside of a bounding box, dependent on the Kill Mode attribute. Particles can be killed immediately or decayed over a period of time depending on the Kill Operation. Example …

FPS Counter Value

Nodes » Modifiers » FPS Counter Value

Method This node generates the current frame rate of the scene as a numerical value. Attributes Name Desription Counter Mode Which performance values are output. FPS, The frames per second the scene is running at. CPU / GPU…

Video Null

Nodes » Video Processing » Video Null

Method Creates a copy of the upstream video node, which can then be modified/effected without affecting the original. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. …

Luminance

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Luminance

Method This node generates the incoming images luminescence values. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Inputs Name Description Typical Node Input…

Upsample

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Upsample

Method This node upscale the resolution of the image. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In Viewport Preview the alpha values in the…

Global Material List

Nodes » Materials » Global Material List

Method Generates a list of all the materials in the scene from outside sources i.e 3D Objects, Imported 3D Scene, etc. Outputs Output a material that can be used by any node with a material input.

GetNumChildren()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetNumChildren()

Purpose Returns the number of child nodes. Syntax int GetNumChildren(); returns an integer of the number of child nodes. Example function Update() { layer = Document.FindLayer("My Layer"); node = layer.FindNode("Frame Buffer"); n =…

Frame Buffer

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Frame Buffer

Method This node buffers a frame for a period of time, before updating based on the “Frame Grab Rate”. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description…

Cameras

Nodes » Cameras

Method Cameras are used to view a 3D scene. Cameras are generally hooked into the Root node, although they can be applied to any node – they will still appear in the scene as long as there is a path to a Root node; they will inherit the transformation values…

Layer

Javascript » API Reference » UpdateContext Object » Layer

Purpose Provides the current layer object. Syntax object Layer; Example function Update() { layer = UpdateContext.Layer; node = layer.FindNode("Frame Buffer"); node.SetInt("Attributes.Frame Grab Active", 1); } *Please note this is a member variable…

Shockwave Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Shockwave Affector

Method This node applies a pulsing spatial shockwave through particles. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space.…

Points Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Points Affector

Method This node affects particles by positional vortex forces created around points from a particle system, or vertices of a 3D object. This can be used to make a particle system “move through” a field and appear to affect it. Transform Name…

Procedural Emitter

Nodes » Fields » Emitters » Procedural Emitter

Method This node emits colour/ink into a field using a procedural node network. Procedural nodes should be parented to the Procedural Emitter in order to generate procedural forms that will be converted into field ink. Transform Name Description…

3D Object Collision Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » 3D Object Collision Affector

Method This node allows fields to collide with polygonal 3D objects. The field will flow around or bounce off the object’s surface and be prevented from entering it. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along…

Hot Zone

Nodes » Interactive » Hot Zone

Method This node detects if the centre point of an object moves into a region. Generally used in conjunction with an Extractor node. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. …

Debug Log

Nodes » Nodes » Debug Log

Method This node displays the debug log onto the rendered image. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space.…

State Machine State

Nodes » Logic » State Machine State

Method The State Machine State acts as a parent to a set of child nodes. When the state is active, the child nodes will be executed / rendered. This node should be parented to a State Machine node. The state can have one or multiple State Machine Events connected to…

Keyed Colour

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Keyed Colour

Method This node applies a key frame animated colour to individual particles. Any animated keys of the Colour attribute are offset by the start time of each particle and then evaluated. This allows an arbitrary animation to be used to control the colour of particles.…

Displace To Shape

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Displace To Shape

Method This node displaces a particle so that it is positioned onto the surface of a 3D primitive shape. Example Transform Name Description Position X Position x in local space Position Y …

Clone To Particles

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Particles

Method This node clones 3D objects to positions defined by a particle system. A Particle Root Node or a Particle Emitter must be connected to the Particle Node input for this node to be operational. If a Particle Emitter is connected then only particles emitted from…

Time Counter As Text

Nodes » Nodes » Time Counter As Text

Method Creates a clock time as a string value which may be rendered via a Text node. To make the timer count up or down, the Time Offset Seconds parameter may be keyframed or driven by a Continuous Modifier. Attributes Name Description Display…

Crop

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Crop

Method This is node crops out a portion of a full image to strengthen the composition. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn…

Blob Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Blob Renderer

Method This node renders particles as blobs which appear to form a continuous surface. Any lights that are connected to the Affecting Lights input will be used to light the blobs. Example Attributes Name Description …

Vortex Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Vortex Affector

Method This node modifies the movement vectors of a field to give a rotational velocity about a point. Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Multi Material

Nodes » Materials » Multi Material

Method Generates a material based on an input of two materials. Attributes Name Description Select Image Image used to control how the materials are combined. Select Threshold The threshold used to decide at what area one…

Level Set (Field)

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Level Set (Field)

Method This node allows a Field Level Set System to be used as a procedural generator source. This path is useful for generating fluid like meshes via the Procedural Meshing Node. Example Example Nodegraph …

GetEnvelopeValue()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » GetEnvelopeValue()

Purpose Retrieves the calculated value (post modifiers and keyframes) of a float property in a node. !The retrieved value is from the last frame. Syntax float GetEnvelopeValue(String FieldName, float value); FieldName : the field name (NB: Does not require the…

Capture Sound

Nodes » Sound » Capture Sound

Method This node captures sound from an incoming audio device to modify attributes in the scene. You can select which Audio Device to use using the Audio Devices Menu. Attributes Name Description Input Channel Select which audio channel…

Planar Reflection

Nodes » Lighting » Planar Reflection

Method Add a planar reflection node to reflect objects in a scene. *Only renders in forward rendering, so many details will be missed, for example, it does not reflect shadows. Example Nodegraph Example …

Voronoi 2D

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators » Voronoi 2D

Method Generate delaunay triangulation based on a particle system. This process is computationally expensive. Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the…

Kinect2 Skeleton

Nodes » Geometry » Kinect2 Skeleton

Method This node controls the Kinect Skeleton tracked from a Kinect 2 camera sensor. If this node is hashed out with red, this means the node isn’t active for some reason. Usually : Kinect isn’t on or hasn’t been connected to Notch. Kinect…

Life Colour Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Life Colour Shading

Method This node colours particles based on their life using a gradient generated by interpolating between four colour values. Example Attributes Name Description Life Colour 0 The first colour the particles are…

Velocity Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Velocity Affector

Method This node applies a constant velocity to the affected particles. This is typically used to make particles move in a regular, linear fashion, e.g. wind effects or repulsions. The Mode attribute is used to determine if the velocity is directional with a random…

Kinect1 Skeleton

Nodes » Geometry » Kinect1 Skeleton

Method This node controls the Kinect Skeleton tracked from a Kinect camera sensor. If this node is hashed out with red, this means the node isn’t active for some reason. Usually : Kinect isn’t on or hasn’t been connected to Notch. Kinect…

Proxy Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Proxy Camera

Method This node copies the camera transformations of the highest priority camera from the previous layer in the project. Only functions with “Layers As Separate Effects” turned off, as for this to work there must be a previously rendered layer to take…

Derivative Feedback

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Derivative Feedback

Method This node applies a feedback effect to a 2D field based on the gradient of the colours at each point in the field. This creates the effect of the field spreading out from or pulling into sharp changes in the image – e.g. lines and corners. This node is…

Cloth Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Cloth Affector

Method This node applies a cloth simulation to particles that were spawned from a Particle Mesh Deformer. Only particles created from a Particle Mesh Deformer will work with the cloth simulation because it requires information about connections between particles to…

Collision Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Collision Affector

Method This node simulates collisions between particles and a 3D object. It uses ray traced intersections with triangles contained in a bounding volume hierarchy structure. This allows for fast, accurate collisions with 3D objects, but animating, generated or…

Vortex Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Vortex Affector

Method This node makes particles move in a rotational manner. This is typically used to create rotational vortex effects, e.g. tornados. The effect is weighted by a falloff calculated using the distance from the node to the particle, ramping from 100% at distance…

UV Camera

Nodes » Cameras » UV Camera

Method Renders the contents of a connected 3D objects surface back into its UV texture map. This is most commonly used with media servers for projection mapped objects, where Notch renders the contents of the object’s surface and passes it to the media server…

Spline Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Spline Deformer

Method This node deforms a mesh using input nodes that dictate the path of the spline. Example Example Bin Example Project Attributes Name Description Shift Offset Move the centre point of the…

Spring Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Spring Affector

Method This node simulates a spring-like effect between a particle’s current position and its original emission position, making it spring back towards the point it was emitted from over a period of time. This can be used to restore particles to their original…

Cellular Noise

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Cellular Noise

Method This node generates a cellular noise pattern which is potentially infinite. It works by dividing the space in to cells and placing a point in each cell, which is expanded to a sphere. The placing of the points is randomised. Example …

Area Lights From Polygons

Nodes » Lighting » Area Lights From Polygons

Method This node emits light from a polygonal mesh. All polys must be rectangular. The light is emitted based on quads, so tri-gons or n-gons will not calculate properly. A maximum of 128 polys is allowed. Lights are generated per poly, so if you tessellate to…

Spline Attractor

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Spline Attractor

Method This node attracts particles towards a spline shape. The particles will flow along the spline towards a goal point which moves from the beginning to the end of the spline at a rate determined by the Spline Rate parameter. The splines used by this node are…

Sky Light

Nodes » Lighting » Sky Light

Method This node simulates a skylight/dome light by surrounding the scene with a large number of shadow-casting spotlights positioned on the dome pointing inwards. This allows the skylight to be rendered efficiently, although it may still be too slow for real-time use…

Particles As Primitives

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Particles As Primitives

Method Generates primitives based on the positions and movement of particles from a particle system. Example Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Particle Size Edit the size of…

Clone To Transform Array

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Transform Array

Method This node generates clones from the currently active elements in a Transform Array node. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along…

Points Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Points Affector

Method This node affects particles by positional vortex forces created around points from another particle system, or vertices of a 3D Object. This can be used to make one particle system “move through” another and appear to affect it.…

Primitive Collision Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Primitive Collision Affector

Method This node allows fields to collide with the surface of primitive 3D shapes. The field will flow around or bounce off the shape’s surface and be prevented from entering it. Example Image Example Nodegraph …

Volume Generator

Nodes » Procedural » Render Nodes » Volume Generator

Method Renders a procedural as a translucent volume. This node is suitable for creating cloud-like effects. It first voxelises the procedural and then renders it by raymarching. It is able to cast shadows within the volume in the direction of a…

RSS Text Selector

Nodes » Interactive » RSS Text Selector

Method Extracts a text field from an RSS feed which has been provided as an input and is required for this node to function. This node can be used as an input to a Text node in order to render the text. Attributes Name Description Text Change…

Stretch

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Stretch

Method Stretches a cross section of the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values < 0.1 will…

Turbulence Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Turbulence Affector

Method This node applies turbulence to the movement vectors of a field system. Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y…

Field – Field Emitter

Nodes » Fields » Emitters » Field – Field Emitter

Method This node emits colour/ink into a field by reading it from another input field. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis…

Dot Matrix Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Dot Matrix Renderer

Method This node renders particles in a dot-matrix like effect that aligns them to grid cells on the screen. Example Attributes Name Description Texture Select a texture to be rendered at each particles…

Mouse Picker

Nodes » Interactive » Mouse Picker

Method Detects a mouse pressed event and outputs the position of the mouse in either world space or local space. !Mouse picker only works in Builder and in Standalone executables. It does not function in media servers, as media servers capture all mouse…

Direction-Weighted Motion Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Direction-Weighted Motion Modifier

Method This node detects how much an input object moves in a particular direction, and outputs a value based on it. Attributes Name Description Cone Angle Movement cone angle for which movement within the cones direction will count toward…

Bezier Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Bezier Warp

Method This node warps an image using a bezier control grid and 8 control points to affect how the image is warped. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description…

Particle Mesh Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Particle Mesh Deformer

Method Vertices of the 3D Mesh are manipulated as particles by a particle affector. Example Example Bin Example Project Attributes Name Description Physics Velocity Dampening Dampen the changes in…

Clip Box

Nodes » Nodes » Clip Box

Method This node creates a box region outside of which a mesh will be clipped and will no longer appear. Only child objects will be affected. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Exposable Null

Nodes » Geometry » Exposable Null

Method This node allows supported media servers to have simplified 6DOF control of a Null. This is useful for managing objects which are tracked by stage automation or spatial tracking systems (e.g. Blacktrax, Optitrack). When the Exposable Position Rotation…

Recolour

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Recolour

Method This node recolours an image based on the luminance of another input image. Raw texture Processed texture Input Image Example Nodegraph Attributes Name…

Artnet Recording Playback

Nodes » Interactive » Artnet Recording Playback

Method The Artnet Recording Playback node allows the playback of Artnet data that has been recorded using Notch Builder’s built-in Artnet recorder, which has a .artnet extension. This allows Artnet data to be captured in a rehearsal or live environment and then…

Dither

Nodes » Post-FX » Distortion » Dither

Method This node applies a dithering effect to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values <…

Temporal Antialiasing

Nodes » Post-FX » Antialiasing » Temporal Antialiasing

Method This node anti-aliases the incoming image using the Temporal Anti-Aliasing technique. This compares the previous frame with the current frame to smooth the differences between the two and eliminate jittery movement in the scene, at the expense of a more blurry…

Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Blur

Method This node generates a simple blur effect. Raw texture Processed texture Modified texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect…

Four Point Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Four Point Warp

Method This Node allows the image to be warped from 4 cornered sections of the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the…

Trail Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Trail Emitter

Method This node emits particles from the positions of other currently active particles from other emitters. This is used to create trails of particles. This node is typically connected as a child of another emitter node. When connected in this way it only emits…

Temporal Filter

Nodes » Video Processing » Motion Processing » Temporal Filter

Method This node combines multiple frames together and filters out overlapping values. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In Viewport …

Field Renderer

Nodes » Fields » Rendering » Field Renderer

Method Renders a field system as a volume by rendering a series of slices through the field system. Ink at each voxel is rendered into cells on each slice. The number of slices and resolution of the images are controlled in a parent Field Root node. Once the slices…

Perception Neuron Mocap Skeleton

Nodes » Geometry » Perception Neuron Mocap Skeleton

Method This node reads bone data from a Perception Neuron motion capture suit and applies it to Bone nodes, either via direct input links or by a connection to the root of the target hierarchy. A network connection must be made to the Axis Neuron software which…

Gradient Remap Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Gradient Remap Modifier

Method This node remaps incoming values based on a user created gradient. Values outside of 0 and 1 are clamped. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. …

Motion Datamosh

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Motion Datamosh

Method Generates Datamoshing using the movement vectors of the image, or an input velocity image. !This node is framerate dependent. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name…

Screen Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Screen Warp

Method This node adds a bulge effect to the image, whereby a chosen point is stretched and the outer edge is squashed. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name…

Video Sampler Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Video Sampler Modifier

Method This node outputs a value based the luminescence values of specific pixels from a video input. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Sample Location U Point along the U axis that is sampled.…

Explode Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Explode Affector

Method This node applies a velocity to the affected particles at the birth of the particle. This is typically used to create explosion-like effects. The Explode Mode attribute is used to determine if the particle should be pushed outwards from the affector’s…

Quantise Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Quantise Modifier

Method This node restricts a value to be multiples of the Quantise Scale value. For example, a Quantise Scale value of 1.0 will restrict the input value to integers – 0, 1, 2, etc. Attributes Name Description Current…

Input Selector Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Input Selector Modifier

Method This node takes multiple input values and uses an index to select which to output. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. Selected Index Select…

Edge-Aware Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Edge-Aware Blur

Method This node blurs the image, but preserves harsh edges. Raw texture Processed texture Modified Texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn…

Expression

Nodes » Modifiers » Expression

Method This node evaluates an expression and outputs its value. The node can have up to four input values. Available operators Symbol Description + Add – Subtract * Multiply / …

Capture Image File

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Capture Image File

Method This node captures the viewport and exports the images to a chosen directory. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend Amount Changes the opacity of the new effect over the original image.…

Frame Delay

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Frame Delay

Method This node delays the image played by a specified frame amount. It is also used as a generalised buffer for the Frame Delay Frame (which picks specific frames from the buffer). Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description…

Rendered Video Source

Nodes » Video Processing » Input Output » Rendered Video Source

Method Output the rendered image from a Render Layer node for other nodes to use. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In Viewport Preview…

MDD Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » MDD Deformer

Method Deform a mesh based on an MDD file. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space. Position Z …

Transform Array

Nodes » Geometry » Transform Array

Method This node stores an array of transforms from a given source – such as a blob tracker. This array is used to instance the child subtree of the node – so the subtree / children are re-rendered for every transform in the array. The number of elements…

Primitive Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Primitive Affector

Method This node uses basic geometric shapes to affect the field. Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its…

Primitive Emitter

Nodes » Fields » Emitters » Primitive Emitter

Method This node emits colour/ink into the field using the volume of a primitive shape. Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. …

FBM Displacement

Nodes » Procedural » Displacement » FBM Displacement

Method This node applies an FBM (Fractal Brownian Motion) deformation to the procedural. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position…

Histogram Normalise

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Histogram Normalise

Method This node uses a histogram to normalise the colours. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values…

Replace Colour

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Replace Colour

Method This node mask out a colour, and replace it with a difference colour. Raw texture Processed texture Retouched texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description …

Sharpen

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Sharpen

Method This node applies a sharpen effect to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Modified texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the…

Turbulence Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Turbulence Affector

Method This node applies turbulence to the particle motion. This is typically used to apply local variations to particle movement and simulate small gusts of wind. The motion is generated by using a smoothed noise field for both the direction and the magnitude of the…

Range Remap

Nodes » Modifiers » Range Remap

Method This node limits the range of values that can be output and remaps incoming values to fit within the output ranges. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly…

Lighting

Nodes » Lighting

Method Lighting nodes are nodes that control lighting in a scene. Most emit light from different shapes or objects, but some control how light is emitted or scattered in the scene. Lighting nodes are generally hooked into the Root node, although they can be applied…

Resize

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Resize

Method This node resizes an Image. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In Viewport Preview the alpha values in the viewport.…

Multiplex Sources

Nodes » Video Processing » Input Output » Multiplex Sources

Method This node takes multiple video inputs and outputs a single video based on the Source Index attribute. All connected video nodes are treated as active, even if they are not currently being used. Attributes Name Description Preview In…

Reaction Diffusion

Nodes » Fields » Emitters » Reaction Diffusion

Method Performs reaction-diffusion simulation, using an image input as a seed. This node simulates the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion process, which can be thought of as a kind of fluid simulation with an extra step that creates organic-like patterns which grow out…

Freehand Mask

Nodes » Generators » Freehand Mask

Method This node allows a black and white mask to be sketched by clicking and dragging with the left most button in the viewport. When the right button is pressed the mask is cleared. *Notch must be paused to draw new masks. Attributes Name Description…

Ambient Light

Nodes » Lighting » Ambient Light

Method Add a light that affects all surfaces in the scene with a base ambient light level. *This is a great tool for adding light to dark and shadowed areas. Example Nodegraph Example Transform Name…

Clone

Nodes » Procedural » Cloning » Clone

Method Makes copies of its children. Example Example Nodegraph Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. …

Curl Noise Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Curl Noise Affector

Method Applies a curl noise function to the movement vectors of a field. Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y …

Water Ripples

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Water Ripples

Method This node simulates water movements across an image based on an input field using a spring-based water solver. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name…

Multi Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Multi Camera

Method The Multi Camera node enables multiple camera views to be rendered simultaneously, for example for output to a single media server canvas. Multiple cameras are passed in via the Camera Nodes input and combined into the main canvas with the views arranged…

Particle Cache Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Particle Cache Emitter

Method This node emits particles from a pre-created particle cache. Particles will follow the motion of the particles in the cache once emitted. Particle caches can be created from the Particle Root Node. Transform Name Description Position…

Mesh Attractor

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Mesh Attractor

Method This node is used to attract or repel particles from the surface of a given 3D object. This is typically used to make particles form into a given shape. Particles will use the closest point on the object’s surface to move towards or away from; this may be…

Render To Texture

Nodes » Nodes » Render To Texture

Method This node renders all its child nodes and their sub-trees to a separate off-screen texture / precomposition. This texture may then be applied anywhere that takes an image or video node as input: materials, video nodes, Image2D nodes, Image Planes and so on.…

Clone To Volume

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Volume

Method This node clones 3D objects in a regular 3D grid arrangement, using the shape of a 3D object to define the region of space that is filled. The resolution of the grid is defined by the Num Voxels X/Y/Z parameters. A 3D object node must be connected to the Source…

Pixel Sorting Glitches

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Pixel Sorting Glitches

Method This node applies a simple pixels sorting algorithm to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or…

VHS Scanlines

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » VHS Scanlines

Method This node generates damaged VHS scanlines. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values <…

Line Distortion

Nodes » Post-FX » Distortion » Line Distortion

Method This node distorts to an image by generating lines from each pixel, rotating them and varying their lengths. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description…

Triggerable Envelope Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Triggerable Envelope Modifier

Method This node is used for triggerable animations. It begins playback of the keyframed animation of the Value parameter when used through the Trigger parameter. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the…

Colour Ramp

Nodes » Nodes » Colour Ramp

Method This node outputs colours or gradients, based on the colours selected. Attributes Name Description Num Control Points Number of control colours. Selection Mode How the colours are selected and output. Individual…

Colour Limiter

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Colour Limiter

Method This node limits the colour palette to between two selected colours. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on…

Noise Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Noise Shading

Method This node shades particles using values generated by a fractal noise function, similar to the Fractal Noise Generator node but in 3D. The noise function may be sampled by the position of the particle in 3D, or the life of the particle. Example…

Affectors

Nodes » Particles » Affectors

Method Particle Affector nodes modify particle motion. Affectors can be connected to a Particle Root node or a Particle Mesh Deformer, which makes them effect every particle in the system. Alternatively they can be connected to a Emitter Node, whereby they only…

OSC Output

Nodes » Nodes » OSC Output

Method Sends an OSC message with a single float value every frame, to the target IP and Port number set in Project Settings. !OSC messages will only be sent when the play head is playing. See OSC Topic for more details. Attributes Name Description…

Scale Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Scale Affector

Method This node scales particles to have larger and smaller Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space.…

Delay Value

Nodes » Modifiers » Delay Value

Method This modifier delays the output of an input node by a time frame set by the Delay Time. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. Value Base value…

IK Chain

Nodes » Geometry » IK Chain

Method This node is used to link several Bones into an inverse kinematics solver chain which rotates the bones in order to reach a given target point in world space. The first bone in the chain – the one which is closest to the root of the skeleton –…

Strobe

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Strobe

Method This node adds a flashing strobe to the images. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend Amount Changes the opacity of the new…

DXT Compression

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Compression » DXT Compression

Method This node compresses an input image into DXT1 format and previews the result. This is a texture compression format which can be decompressed by the GPU directly in hardware, making it suitable for textures and also video which is to be played back on a GPU. DXV…

Frame Difference

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Frame Difference

Method This node difference blends the image with the previous frame of the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the…

Median Filter

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Median Filter

Method This node performs a filter kernel operation where the median colour in the region of pixels is taken as a result. This is often used as a de-noising kernel. Raw texture Processeed texture Modified texture …

Invert

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Invert

Method This node inverts the colouring to the opposite colours within in the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the…

Depth Of Field

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Depth Of Field

Method This node renders a depth of field blur effect on the 3D scene based on the distance of each pixel from the camera. This attempts to simulate the behaviour of the focus effects of a real camera lens, whereby there is a point of focus and then areas in front and…

Spline Follower

Nodes » Nodes » Spline Follower

Method This node translates a child object along an input spline. The child may also optionally be rotated to point along the direction of the spline. Attributes Name Description Spline Time The percentage along the spline the child…

Fluid Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Fluid Affector

Method This node applies a fluid solver to the velocities of the field system, creating eddies and swirls like a gas or liquid. This solver uses the grid-based Navier Stokes method, maintaining incompressible pressures using multiple iterations of a process over the…

Field Position-Based Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Field Position-Based Warp

Method This node warps an image based on the movement vectors of an input field. The field movement vectors are used to deform a position lookup grid over time, which is then used to sample the image every frame. This allows animating deformations to be applied to…

Rigid Body Force Affector

Nodes » Physics » Rigid Body Force Affector

Method The Rigid Body Force Affector node allows forces to be applied to a rigid body system. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the…

Meshing Texture Map

Nodes » Procedural » Texturing » Meshing Texture Map

Method Applies a colour texture map to a procedural. This only has an effect if the procedural renderer supports colour generation. The map has a built-in falloff allowing multiple texture maps to be blended together. Example Example…

Curve Mask

Nodes » Generators » Curve Mask

Method This node generates a mask by using a shape created using user created points. With the scene paused and this node selected, you can create new points by left clicking in the viewport. Left click dragging moves the selected point around and right clicking a…

SetEnvelopeValue()

Javascript » API Reference » Node Object » SetEnvelopeValue()

Purpose Sets the value of a float property in a node but only for run/calculation time. Syntax void SetEnvelopeValue(String FieldName, float value); FieldName : the field name (NB: Does not require the group name) value: the float value the property is to be set…

Video Feature Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Video Feature Emitter

Method This node emits particles from an image or video by extracting feature points from the image or video frame. The image or video may be set directly using the Image attribute, or taken from a node connected via the Video Node attribute. Features are extracted by…

Velocity Affector

Nodes » Fields » Affectors » Velocity Affector

Method This node applies a directional velocity to the movement vectors of the field. Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. …

Mesh Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Mesh Renderer

Method !Mesh Renderer is being deprecated and replaced by Clone to Particles which handles a wider range of meshes, including Shape 3D and Text nodes. This node renders an instance of a mesh at the location of every active particle. A 3D Object must be connected to…

Video In Source

Nodes » Video Processing » Input Output » Video In Source

Method Use input from a video capture source (DirectShow / Media Foundation). See Video Capture for further details. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. …

Rendering

Nodes » Fields » Rendering

Method Rendering nodes visualise the field or control how it is rendered and shaded. Any Rendering nodes need to be connected to a Field Root node, and will only render fields within that field system (unless modified appropriately). Rendering …

GetLayer()

Javascript » API Reference » Document Object » GetLayer()

Purpose Retrieves the layer object with the given index. If the layer is not found, it returns an object of type undefined. Syntax object FindLayer(int LayerIndex); LayerIndex: The array index of the layer. returns Layer Object if found or, if not found, object…

SDF Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » SDF Emitter

Method This node generates particles in a filled volume inside of an input 3D object. This requires that the input object is converted to a 3D signed distance field representation. Objects with animation or deformation are not supported. This node is typically used…

Gradient Patch

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators » Gradient Patch

Method This node generates a 2D Array of colours, with gradients blending between them. Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

VR

VR

VR Introduction Notch offers an incredibly simple yet powerful workflow for Virtual Reality. Adding a single node enables VR or VR / 360 video in your scene. Virtual Reality is divided into two output types: Headset VR (Oculus / HTC Vive) VR / 360 Video (YouTube…

Curl Noise Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Curl Noise Warp

Method This node warps and image using a curl noise function. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. …

Ripple

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Ripple

Method This node warps an image with a ripple emanating from the center of the screen. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn…

CSV/Table Entry As Text

Nodes » Nodes » CSV/Table Entry As Text

Method Reads a text string value from a table. Typically this is used to read values from a table and pass them into a Text node for rendering on screen. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. …

Volume Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Volume Renderer

Method This node renders particles using a volume renderer. This causes space to be split into a 3D grid of cells and particles within each cell are accumulated together, before the cells are rendered to screen in depth order. This can give the appearance of a more…

Distance Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Distance Shading

Method This node shades particles based on their distance from a shape. The shape type is chosen using the Distance Mode parameter. Distance from the chosen shape is then calculated and a falloff function is used to produce a value that is used for shading. The…

Particles

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Particles

Method Generates a shape based on the positions and movement of particles from a particle system. Example Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Particle Size Size of the…

Image 2D

Nodes » Nodes » Image 2D

Method This node displays an image in 2D space on top of the rendered scene, with no respect paid to the 3D camera, viewport or objects within it. This is useful for displaying full screen images, overlays and so on. Transform Name Description …

Force Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Force Affector

Method This node applies a force to the affected particles. This is typically used to give particles a constant acceleration to simulate e.g. gravity. The Mode attribute is used to determine if the force is directional with a random spread determined by the Spread…

Volumetric Tracer

Nodes » Procedural » Render Nodes » Volumetric Tracer

Method Renders a procedural as a volume. Unlike the Volumetric Generator node, this volume is not restricted to a bounded region of space. This allows a free camera flight through the volume without needing to animate or switch bounding boxes. This node is highly…

NDI

Devices & Protocols » NDI

What is NDI? NDI is an IP video streaming protocol developed by NewTek. Notch accepts NDI sources into the nodegraph via the Video NDI Source node. Receiving an NDI stream *To test/experiment with NDI we recommend utilising the Newtek NDI Tools pack to test your…

FFT Blur / Glow

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » FFT Blur / Glow

Method This node performs a blur operation in frequency space using a Fast Fourier Ttransform (FFT). This allows any size of blur to take the same amount of processing time – even for huge blur kernels – at the cost of the conversion of the image into…

Video Exporter

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Video Exporter

Method This node captures the video from the view port and exports to a chosen directory. It is important to note that even if this node is attached to multiple Camera’s, it will only run if that Camera is being used in the scene. To render multiple…

Execute Child Nodes

Nodes » Logic » Execute Child Nodes

Method Allows you to enable or disable the execution of connected child nodes at runtime. This is useful for menu systems or general logic. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Execute Children Nodes …

Accumulator

Nodes » Modifiers » Accumulator

Method This node accumulates input values. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. Value Base value to modify the output value with. …

Chunk Effector Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Chunk Effector Deformer

Method This node moves unconnected sections of a mesh independently based on an input Cloning Effector. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position…

Clone To Procedurals

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Procedurals

Method This node generates a clone system based on the procedural generator nodes. A clone is generated at every voxel inside the field. Example Transform Name Description Position X Changes the x…

Lighting

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Lighting

Method This node shades particles based on scene lighting. The lighting calculation is an approximation based on the particle’s distance to the light and its facing direction, which is determined by either the particle’s normal if available or the…

Null

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Null

Method This node allows you to combine multiple generators together into a shape, and then combine that shape with the rest of your procedural system. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description…

Jump to Time

Nodes » Logic » Jump to Time

Method When activated (by the playhead crossing into the node on the timeline and Active being set to 1.0), this node jumps either the layer or global playhead to a particular timecode. This node is often used for: Progressing the playhead out of a Loop Time area…

Layer Precomp

Nodes » Nodes » Layer Precomp

Method This node pre-composites a layer so it can be rendered inside another layer. Any exposed values from inside that layer will also be carried over into the new layer. *Multiple nodes in one scene will rerender that original layer, so make sure to use as few…

Sine Deformer

Nodes » Fields » Deformers » Sine Deformer

Method This node deforms the field based on a sine wave. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space. …

Voronoi

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Voronoi

Method Generates a 3D Voronoi pattern based on an input particle system. If no particle root is plugged in, then a default infinite pattern will be used. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name…

Smoothing Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Smoothing Deformer

Method This node applies iterative smoothing to the connected object, making sharp edges of the mesh rounder and smoother. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X …

Timeline

User Interface » Timeline

Top Bar This window lists all of the layers and effects in the current project, useful for sequencing and timing effects to run together. Timeline Controls Label Description Copy Copy the currently select node or nodes.…

Spline Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Spline Emitter

Method This node emits particles from a spline shape. The splines used by this node are extracted from a 3D object which must be connected to the Object Nodes input for this node to have an effect. If The object that is connected contains no spline data this node will…

Object Distance Field Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Object Distance Field Affector

Method This node simulates collisions between particles and a 3D object. It uses signed distance fields to calculate collisions which enables some other effects to be achieved, such as attraction and repulsion from object surfaces or making particles flow around the…

Particle Emitter

Nodes » Fields » Emitters » Particle Emitter

Method This node generates colour/ink based on the positions and movement of particles from a particle system. The particles contribute both ink and velocities to the field. Example Attributes Name Description…

3D Primitive

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » 3D Primitive

Method This node renders a 3D primitive only usable with procedural node. The Primitive Type parameter defines the primitive shape used. Procedural Primitives Procedural Primitives Nodegraph Transform Name…

Particle Bone Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Particle Bone Deformer

Method Use a particle a particle system to affect the bones of a 3D Object or Shatter Primitive 3D nodes. Attributes Name Description Physics Velocity Dampening Dampen the changes in velocity for smoother movement. Fixed…

Shadow Volume

Nodes » Lighting » Shadow Volume

Method Darkens a region of the scene, effectively as if it were a negative lightsource. Example Here a Shadow Volume is being used to add a soft shadow beneath the teapot. Example Nodegraph Transform Name…

Colour

Nodes » Nodes » Colour

Method Generates a colour which can be input into various nodes. Attributes Name Description Colour Control the colour to be output. Brightness The intensity of the colour. Inputs Name Description…

GetNumEntries()

Javascript » API Reference » RSSFeedNode » GetNumEntries()

Purpose Retrieves the current number of entries retrieved in a RSS Node. Syntax int GetNumEntries(); returns the number of entries as an integer. Example function Update() { numLayers = Document.GetNumLayers(); layer = Document.GetLayer(0); …

Colour and Depth Source

Nodes » Video Processing » Input Output » Colour and Depth Source

Method This node is similar to the Depth Camera / Kinect Source node, but instead combines two input images and generates a depth camera source from them. This can then be used with some of the other Depth Camera / Kinect nodes, such as the Depth Camera / Kinect…

Gradient 3D

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators » Gradient 3D

Method This node generates a 3D gradient that appears on all objects in the scene. Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Effectors

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors

Method Effector nodes modify the transformation values of clones in cloner node systems. Effectors are hooked into Cloning nodes as inputs. Gallery FFT Effector Image Effector Plain Effector Randomise Effector …

Fields

Nodes » Fields

Introduction A field is a grid of voxels. A voxel is a 3D pixel that contains the following data: “Ink” – RGBA Colour information “Movement Vector” – XYZ Vector By holding colour / “ink” information in the voxel,…

Random Cloner

Nodes » Cloning » Random Cloner

Method Clones an object and gives the new clones random positions within a specified area. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the…

Kill Box Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Kill Box Effector

Method This node limits areas that clones can be spawned in, using shapes described in the Falloff Attribute section. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y …

Voxel Cone Lighting

Nodes » Lighting » Voxel Cone Lighting

Method Performs global illumination using a filtered voxel representation of the scene. It voxelises objects by using GPU rasterisation. The voxels are filtered at different resolutions. Coarser resolutions are used for high roughnesses, finer resolutions are used for…

Area Light

Nodes » Lighting » Area Light

Method Emit light from a rectangular area, giving a soft light across a scene. An image texture can be input to emit light from the image based on a texture. *This light is great for producing a long flat light source. Example …

Particle Event

Nodes » Particles » Particle Event

Method Particle Events are used to affect change in a particle system when something happens to an individual particle: for example, when a collision occurs between the particle and a collision surface, new particles may be emitted at that point; or when a particle…

Curl Noise Fluid Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Curl Noise Fluid Affector

Method This node gives the affected particles a fluid-like motion. This is typically used to make particles move in a turbulent but spatially coherent manner with local eddies like smoke or liquid. The motion is generated procedurally using Curl Noise rather than…

Attribute Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading » Attribute Shading

Method This node colours particles based on an attribute per particle. This is used to shade particles by their own properties, e.g. tint a particle red as it gets faster, or fade it out as it faces towards the camera. A Colour Ramp node may be connected to the…

Sound Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Sound Modifier

Method This node outputs a value based on the waveform of an audio file or a live captured audio input. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot…

Fluid Affector

Nodes » Procedural » Displacement » Fluid Affector

Method Applies a fluid simulation as a deformation on a procedural. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Image Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Image Emitter

Method This node emits particles from an image or video. It can make use of motion vectors to make particles track the motion of a video once emitted. The image or video may be set directly using the Image attribute, or taken from a node connected via the Video Node…

Pyroclastic Displacement

Nodes » Procedural » Displacement » Pyroclastic Displacement

Method Applies a noise-based deformation to a procedural. The noise is form of a dense fusion of blobs. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its…

Editable Code

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Editable Code

Method Allows a custom piece of HLSL code to be written to produce a distance value from which a procedural shape will be created. For best results with this node you should have a working knowledge of the HLSL shading language, and signed distance…

Quantise Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Quantise Deformer

Method This node quantises the positions for each vertex of the mesh, rounding them to the nearest value set be the resolution attribute. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description …

VR Look-At Trigger

Nodes » Interactive » VR Look-At Trigger

Method This node allows you to create effects based on what the VR user is looking at. The target is a cuboid region specified by the scale and position. When the user looks at the defined space, the Current Value parameter will increase (at a rate defined by…

3D Object

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » 3D Object

Method Generates a procedural shape from a mesh object. Example Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Distance Offset Offsets the distance field values, causing the generated…

Reaction-Diffusion

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Reaction-Diffusion

Method Performs reaction-diffusion simulation, using a procedural input to restict the placement of seeds and another procedural input to restrict growth. This node simulates the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion process, which can be thought of as a kind of fluid…

Clone To Spline

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Spline

Method This node is used to clone objects along the spline created by an input Spline node or other source of spline data – for example from a loaded Cinema4D scene. Example Example Nodegraph …

Target Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Target Effector

Method All clones affected will rotate to target a point described by an input. Example This image is taken from the “cloner_instancing” sample project. Example Nodegraph There is much…

Imported 3D Scene

Nodes » Geometry » Imported 3D Scene

Method This node instanciates a 3D scene which has been imported from one of the valid scene file formats: Lightwave LWS, FBX or Cinema4D. The scene resource must be set via the “Lightwave Scene” parameter. The scene is then rendered faithfully to the…

Rigid Body

Nodes » Physics » Rigid Body

Method The Rigid Body node defines a static or dynamic rigid body collision object. This is a 3D body that moves under physics and collides with other objects in the same physics system – under the same Rigid Body Root. It must be parented to a Rigid Body Root…

Light

Nodes » Lighting » Light

Method Add a Light node into the scene. *Attach the Target Node input to any object, to have the light track that object. *The default light node is a spotlight, in the node properties use the Light Type drop-down menu to toggle between Spot, Omni, Directional, Area…

Gradient 2D

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators » Gradient 2D

Method This node generates a 2D gradient. It is usually used as an input into other nodes, such as the Tilt Shift and Voronoi 2D nodes. Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move…

Blend Modes

Blend Modes

Method Blend Modes control how images are blended together and overlayed. These two images are the two images used for the composited examples below. Image Input A Image Input B This is the original image. This is the…

Flat Colour

Nodes » Generators » Flat Colour

Method This node generates a flat colour. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space. Position Z …

Displacement Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Displacement Deformer

Method This node displaces the vertices of a mesh using noise, fractal noise, a grid, an input image or a video node. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X …

Light Scattering Beam

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators » Light Scattering Beam

Method This node generates a light beam, visually similar to what is achieved when Scattering Intensity is used on a Light node, but without needing to add a light to the scene or enable Deferred Rendering. *This does not emit light, will not affect surfaces adjacent…

3D Object Emitter

Nodes » Fields » Emitters » 3D Object Emitter

Method This node emits colour/ink into a field based on an input 3D object. The object is first voxelised, and the resultant voxels are used to contribute ink to the field. Example Transform Name Description…

Cells

Nodes » Generators » Cells

Method This node generates a cellular pattern using a distance function, mapping a gradient to the distance to the closest of a set of random points Processed texture Example Nodegraph Transform Name…

Mesh Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Mesh Emitter

Method This node emits particles from a 3D mesh. The mesh must be connected via the “Object Nodes” input, and can be a 3D Object node, a Shape 3D node, a Text node or a Depth Camera / Kinect Mesh. If no suitable node is connected then no emission will…

Smooth Envelope Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Smooth Envelope Modifier

Method This modifier smooths incoming values to create a smooth output. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. …

OSC Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » OSC Modifier

Method Receives a numeric float OSC value over the network, manipulates it then applies it to a destination value. !The incoming OSC values will only be processed when the play head is playing See OSC Topic for more details. Attributes Name Description…

Field Level Set Root

Nodes » Fields » Field Level Set Root

Method Field Level Sets use the same field structure as the Field Root Node – but instead of containing densities (“ink”), they contain an isosurface (distance field): each cell stores the distance to the surface. This means that while fields are…

Mirror

Nodes » Procedural » Cloning » Mirror

Method Effectively folds its children on to themselves over a specific plane of reflection. Example Example Nodegraph Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its…

Video NDI Source

Nodes » Video Processing » Input Output » Video NDI Source

Method Use input from an NDI IP video stream. See NDI topic for step by step instructions on how to use NDI in Notch. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. …

Repeat

Nodes » Procedural » Cloning » Repeat

Method Spatially replicates its children. This is a spatial operation, so the number of copies is potentially infinite. Example Example Nodegraph Example Project Transform Name Description …

CSV/Table Transform Array

Nodes » Geometry » CSV/Table Transform Array

Method This reads an array of transforms from a table resource. The array is used to instance the child subtree of the node – so the subtree / children are re-rendered for every transform in the array. The number of elements in the array will match the number…

Displacement Map

Nodes » Deformers » Displacement Map

Method This node displaces the vertices of a mesh based on an image. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Modifiers

Nodes » Modifiers

Method Modifier nodes modify the attributes in other nodes. Most work with numerical values, but some nodes like the OSC Text String output text or RGB colours. Modifiers can be applied to almost any attribute of a node, simply double click a node in the nodegraph…

Anatomy of a Notch JS Script

Javascript » Anatomy of a Notch JS Script

A typical Notch JS script can have these types of components: Global variables These can be used for passing values in and out of the Javascript node. You define the input and output global variables you want to hook in the Javascript Node. You can have…

Turbulence Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Turbulence Warp

Method This node warps an image with a ripple emanating from the centre of the screen. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn…

GetEntryTitle()

Javascript » API Reference » RSSFeedNode » GetEntryTitle()

Purpose Retrieves the title of a given RSS entry from an RSS Node. Syntax string GetEntryTitle(int entryIndex); entryIndex : The integer index of the entry, where 0 is the top of the list. Example function Update() { numLayers = Document.GetNumLayers(); …

Clone To Mesh

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Mesh

Method This node clones 3D objects to positions defined by the vertices or polygon centres of another 3D object. A 3D object node must be connected to the Source Objects input to define the voxelised shape the clones are arranged in for this node to be operational.…

Orbit Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Orbit Camera

Method This node adds a Camera with a target the camera always faces and orients around, similar to the scene editing Orbit Camera. *Focal parameters, are only effective when used in combination with a Depth of Field node. *Attach the Target Node input to any…

Limiter Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Limiter Modifier

Method Clamps the incoming values to the given lower and upper limits. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. Value Base value to modify the output…

Properties Panel

User Interface » Properties Panel

Window This window lists all of the changeable properties for a node. From here they can be modified, keyed, or exposed for use by other tools. Presets Presets allow you to save all the properties current values to a file for later use in other…

Render Layer

Nodes » Nodes » Render Layer

Method This node renders all its child nodes and their sub-trees to a separate composition layer within the scene. Composition layers share the same camera view and may share the same depth space but have different render targets, allowing them to have their own post…

Logic

Nodes » Logic

Method The Logic nodes are used to create a meta logic system within Notch. Time These nodes interact with the Notch projects playhead. Jump to Time Loop Time Selecting Nodes These nodes control the active or inactive state of the nodes below…

Sound

Nodes » Sound

Method These nodes control sound and sound output in Notch. They can be applied to any node in Notch and will either play sound in the scene, or record sound from an audio input device. Outputs can be used as an input to other nodes to drive effects such as the FFT…

Screen Space Reflections

Nodes » Lighting » Screen Space Reflections

Method Generate screen space reflections (SSR) for objects in the scene. To see this function, “Reflections” must be enabled in the objects material node or section. ! The material nodes Roughness attribute defines the clarity of the reflections, with…

Pixellate

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Pixellate

Method This node pixellates an image, giving it a lower resolution. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off.…

Voronoi Post Process

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Voronoi Post Process

Method This node generates a voronoi triangulation effect on a pixel by pixel basis. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the…

Range Remap

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Range Remap

Method This node remaps the colours of an image from the range specified by In Min and In Max to the range specified by Out Min and Out Max. Raw texture Processed Texture Modified texture Example Nodegraph…

Threshold

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Threshold

Method This node limits the luminance values in the image. Raw texture Output Mask Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values < 0.1…

Digital Block Glitch

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Digital Block Glitch

Method This node generated an effect of digital blocks periodically displacing the image and altering their colours. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description…

Feedback Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Feedback Blur

Method This node creates a trailing blur from a line across the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or…

Fog Scattering

Nodes » Lighting » Fog Scattering

Method Add fog scattered light to the scene. *Fog scattering is great for creating an atmospheric background to your scene. Example Nodegraph Example Attributes Name Description Fog Colour…

RGB Distortion

Nodes » Post-FX » Distortion » RGB Distortion

Method This node applies digital RGB distortion to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. …

Compress UV Animation

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Compression » Compress UV Animation

Method This node is used to compress a two channel floating point image – for example a UV remap image loaded in a floating point HDR format – into a 3-channel RGB or 4-channel RGBA 8 bit per channel output, which may make it suitable for storing in a…

Motion Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Motion Blur

Method This node adds motion blur to objects in the scene. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Blend Amount Changes the opacity of the new effect over the original image. Active Turn the…

Slit Scan

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Slit Scan

Method This nodes generates a slitscan effect, where previous frames are stacked from left to right across the frame. !When you use the Frame delay with the Slit scan, the Slit Scan will use the Frame Delays image buffer instead of its own. This means that if the…

Key Colour Mask

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Key Colour Mask

Method This node masks out a colour. Raw texture Processed texture Retouched texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. …

Fractal Noise

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Fractal Noise

Method Generates simple 3D fractal noise. Example Example with CSG sphere Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the…

VHS Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » VHS Blur

Method This node creates a damaged VHS effect. Raw texture Processed texture Modified texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on…

Digital Chroma Glitch

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Digital Chroma Glitch

Method This node generates a striped glitches which displace the image and alters its colours. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active …

Edge Detect

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Edge Detect

Method This node leaves bright lines in place of edges in the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or…

Keyboard Modifier

Nodes » Interactive » Keyboard Modifier

Method Detects keyboard key press and generates an output. !Keyboard modifier only works in Builder (when the Keyboard Modifier Node is selected) and in Standalone executables. It does not function in media servers, as media servers capture all keyboard…

State Machine Event

Nodes » Logic » State Machine Event

Method The State Machine Event is a trigger mechanism for progressing from one state to another. The Event input (left side) is connected to the State Machine States from which it should trigger transitions FROM. The Event output (right side) is connected to the…

Video Capture

Devices & Protocols » Video Capture

Capture Methods There are multiple ways to bring video capture data into Notch, depending on your scenario. Notch Builder / Playback: Using DirectShow / MediaFoundation compatible capture cards. Embedded in Media Server: The MediaServer provides routing from their…

Image

Nodes » Procedural » Generators » Image

Method Create a 3D shape by using the luminance of an input image as a mask. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local…

Adding a JS script to your scene

Javascript » Adding a JS script to your scene

Adding the script JS scripts are resources and so need to be imported into the scene after which they can be applied to a Javascript node. In the Resources panel, right click then: Import Resource -> Script -> Javascript and browse to your .js file. Create a…

FindLayer()

Javascript » API Reference » Document Object » FindLayer()

Purpose Finds the layer object with the given name. If the layer is not found, it returns an object of type undefined. Syntax object FindLayer(String LayerName); LayerName : The name of the layer as set in Notch Builder. returns Layer Object if found or, if not…

Sine Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Sine Warp

Method This node warps an image with a ripple emanating from the centre of the screen. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn…

CSG Operation

Nodes » Procedural » CSG Operation

Method This option allows to perform Boolean operations between the different generators. CSG Mode These options change how a this node combines with the rest of the procedural system. Replace, Replaces the previous procedural system. Union, Adds…

Frame Loop

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Frame Loop

Method This node loops a group of frames specified after “capturing enabled” is turned off. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values < 0.1 will turn the…

Cross Hatch

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Cross Hatch

Method This node adds a crosshatch effect. The image is broken up by brightness, and hatch texture is sectioned and overlaid onto the image. The brightness of the section in the original image determines which part of the hatch texture will be overlaid into that…

Halftone

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Halftone

Method This node applies a Halftone effect, where the image is separated into small circles and resized depending on the brightness in that area. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph …

Apply Colour LUT

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Apply Colour LUT

Method This Node applies a Colour Look Up Table to the Image. Colour Look Up Tables (LUTs) are a method of transforming the colours of an image. They are used extensively in colour grading in post production. Notch supports the standard 3D LUT format of .cube,…

Loop Time

Nodes » Logic » Loop Time

Method This node allows you to set loop sections in either your current layer or globally. A loop section is an area of the timeline that you wish to repeat. Setting the Loop Time nodes start and end time, will define the loop section. To understand how loops work…

Combiner

Nodes » Modifiers » Combiner

Method This node combines two numeric input values into one numeric output. Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly…

Composite Sources

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Composite Sources

Method Composite two image sources to one image. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In Viewport Preview the alpha values in the viewport.…

Grid

Nodes » Generators » Grid

Method Generates a grid. Processed texture Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its…

Film Grading

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Film Grading

Method This node applies a film grading effect to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. …

Streaks

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Streaks

Method This node applies a streak effect to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values <…

Physics / Rigid Body Root

Nodes » Physics » Physics / Rigid Body Root

Method The Rigid Body Root node is the root node of a rigid body physics system. Every node using physics that is parented directly or indirectly to a Rigid Body Root node is part of the same physics system and will interact with each other. 3D Objects, Primitives,…

Randomise Tiles

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Randomise Tiles

Method This node breaks the image into a grid, and randomises the positions and frame delays of parts of the image based on an input image. Raw texture Processed texture Input Image This image was used…

Polygon

Nodes » Generators » Polygon

Method Generates a single regular polygon as a texture image. Examples Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position…

Gradient

Nodes » Generators » Gradient

Method Generates a gradient. Processed texture Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its…

Colour Map Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Colour Map Deformer

Method This node recolours a mesh based on an input image or video source. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local…

Turbulence Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Turbulence Deformer

Method This node deforms a mesh based on a turbulence function. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Cylindrical Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Cylindrical Camera

Method Cylindrical Camera enables a 360 degree panoramic render. *Focal parameters are only effective when used in combination with the Depth of Field nodes. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in…

Region Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Region Camera

Method Creates a camera whose view is fixed to a particular plane/region of space. This is very useful for generating content for tracking effects in physical space (e.g. Blacktrax). You can use real world measurements to set up the plane of space and then set a…

Noise

Nodes » Generators » Noise

Method Generates random static noise. Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values < 0.1 will turn the effect off, and deferred…

Tone Map

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Tone Map

Method This node applies a tone mapping process to an image. This is often used to convert high dynamic range images to a colour space suitable for output; to convert linear space images to gamma 2.2 for output; or to balance brightness levels across an image and…

Fractal Noise

Nodes » Generators » Fractal Noise

Method Generates simple fractal noise. Processed texture Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y…

Plasma

Nodes » Generators » Plasma

Method Can be used to generate a few different wavy effects. Processed texture Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Star

Nodes » Generators » Star

Method Generates a single regular polygon as a texture image. Examples Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along…

Ripple Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Ripple Deformer

Method This node displaces a mesh using a ripple effect which grows from the centre of the deformer to the edge of the falloff. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X…

Curl Noise Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Curl Noise Deformer

Method This node deforms a mesh based on a curl noise function. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Primitive Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Primitive Affector

Method This node is used to attract or repel particles from the surface of the selected primitive type. This is typically used to make particles form into a given shape. Particles will use the closest point on the primitive’s surface to move towards or away…

3D Plasma Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » 3D Plasma Deformer

Method This node deforms vertices based on a number of sine waves which form a plasma-like effect. This can be used to create soft spikes on the surface of an object. Example Example Bin Example Project…

Distortion Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Distortion Deformer

Method This node deforms a mesh based on a distortion function. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Ocean Wave Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Ocean Wave Deformer

Method This node displaces the vertices of a mesh based on an ocean wave function. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in…

Clone To Point Cache

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Point Cache

Method This node clones 3D objects to positions defined by a Point Cache node. The number of clones is defined by the Num Clones parameter and limited by the total number of points in the Point Cache (accounting for the density attribute set in the Point Cache). If…

Image Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Image Affector

Method This node is used to attract or repel particles from pixels in an image. This is typically used to make particles form into a given image. The image can be set directly using the Image attribute or connected from a video node via the Video Nodes input. The…

Beat Pulse Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Beat Pulse Modifier

Method This node outputs a value based on a consistent BPM. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. Input Time Which time the modifier…

Mirror

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Mirror

Method This node mirrors one side of the image onto the other side. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off.…

Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Camera

Method Places a standard 3D camera in space. *Focal parameters, are only effective when used in combination with the Depth of Field nodes. *Attach the Target Node input to any object, to have the camera track that object. *To move the Camera to the Orbit Cameras…

MIDI Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » MIDI Modifier

Method This node reads CC values from channels of a MIDI device so they can be used to control values on other nodes. The MIDI channel can be selected manually, or use “Listen For Channel/CC” and make a change on the device and the channel will be picked…

Tilt Shift

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Tilt Shift

Method This node applies a tilt shift effect to the image by blurring the top and bottom parts of the image, while keeping the center plane in focus. *Requires a Gradient 2D input to run. Raw texture Processed texture Modified texture …

Dot Matrix

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Dot Matrix

Method This node Breaks up the image in a matrix of dots, and colours or scales them based on the colours below. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description…

Clone To Image

Nodes » Cloning » Clone To Image

Method This node is used to clone 3D objects to pixels in an image or video, using the pixel colours to scale, offset or colour the clones. 3D objects are cloned to positions in a regular 2D grid in the XY plane, with the number of cells defined by the Num Clones X…

Image Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Image Effector

Method This node changes the transformation and colour properties of a clone system based on an input image. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation, scale and translation that will be applied to the clones. The Effector’s falloff is generated…

Generators

Nodes » Generators

Method These nodes generate different black and white effects that can be overlayed, or used to modify other nodes. Also fields. Lots of cool stuff with fields. Generators can be applied directly to these nodes, however, if applied to other nodes it will affect the…

Bone

Nodes » Geometry » Bone

Method This node is used for skeletal deformation of 3D Objects. Bones/skeletons apply transformations to vertices in a 3D object. Transforms are applied hierarchically and different bones in the skeleton may affect vertices by different amounts, which allows for…

Probe Lighting

Nodes » Lighting » Probe Lighting

Method Creates dynamic reflections of other objects in the scene, by rendering them from specific points within the scene. A Point Cache may optionally be used to allow the reflection images to be generated more efficiently when there are a large number of probes to…

Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to the Notch Reference Manual. This manual features detailed information on the use and operation of Notch Builder, including keyboard shortcuts, node details, working with Javascript and devices & protocols, how to export and run content as standalone…

Distortion

Nodes » Post-FX » Distortion » Distortion

Method This node applies digital distortion to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values <…

Flocking Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Flocking Affector

Method This node simulates a flocking behavior on a particle system. This is typically used to make particles behave like a flock of birds or a shoal of fish. The simulation solves several different behaviour goals: making particles move towards their goal position…

Fisheye Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Fisheye Camera

Method Places a camera with a wide fish-eye lens into the scene. This is done by rendering the scene six times based on a cube map, and stitched together. using the cube map resolution, you can increase the resolution for this render, but this should be done once an…

Line Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Line Renderer

Method This node renders lines between pairs of particles that neighbour each other in emission order. This is typically used in conjunction with emitters that spawn particles in an ordered fashion so that lines are coherent; otherwise the lines that are created may…

GetEntryImageFilename()

Javascript » API Reference » RSSFeedNode » GetEntryImageFilename()

GetEntryImageFilename(entryIndex, 1); Purpose Retrieves the file path of the image for a given RSS entry from an RSS Node. Syntax string GetEntryImageFilename(int entryIndex, int imageIndex); entryIndex : The index of the entry, where 0 is the top of the…

Combine Colour Grades

Nodes » Post-FX » Colour Processing » Combine Colour Grades

Method Combine multiple Colour Grading nodes together before use on the parent image or scene. Attributes Name Description Blend Amount Changes the opacity of the new effect over the original image. Max Range Set a maximum…

Math Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Math Modifier

Method This node generates numeric values on the basis of mathematical pattern functions, from smooth sine waves to noise. The node provides a preview of the pattern value that will be generated with a tracer line showing the place of the play head. …

Twist Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Twist Deformer

Method This node twists a mesh so that one section is warped relative to another side. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis…

Video Loader

Nodes » Video Processing » Input Output » Video Loader

Method This node is the source for an imported video or image source from the resources window. Images or videos brought into the scene will by default use this node. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect…

Sine Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Sine Deformer

Method Deforms a mesh based on a sine wave. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y …

Field Root

Nodes » Fields » Field Root

Method The field root node controls the physical dimensions and density of the voxel grid as well as its simulation properties. Setting the “Up-Res Distance Field” parameter will run the density data at twice the width, height and depth of the velocity…

Melt

Nodes » Procedural » Displacement » Melt

Method Smoothens the shape a procedural in 3D space, much like how a blur smoothens an image in 2D space. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its…

Frame Feedback

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Frame Feedback

Method This node overlays the previous frame over the current frame. To further manipulate the feedback frame, add more post-fx nodes to the output. Raw texture Processed texture Modified texture Example Nodegraph…

Directional Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Directional Blur

Method This node blurs the image in a direction. Raw texture Processed texture Modified texture Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its…

Noise

Nodes » Post-FX » Distortion » Noise

Method This node overlays random noise on to the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values <…

Other Windows

User Interface » Other Windows

Performance Bar And Window Controls Window Controls This menu controls some of the window options for various windows in Notch. Label Description Editor Settings Settings for the Notch Editor. Project Settings…

Intel Realsense 2.0 Camera Setup

Devices & Protocols » Intel Realsense 2.0 Camera Setup

Introduction Just like the Kinect, the Intel RealSense can be used to with Notch in a number of ways, such as generating meshes, emitting particles, generating fields, and using the depth and color images in video processing chains. !The suitability of RealSense for…

Sine Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Sine Effector

Method This node applies a rotation, scale and translation to every clone. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation, scale and translation that will be applied to the clones. The amount the translation, scale and rotation are applied to each clone is…

Plain Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Plain Deformer

Method Deforms a mesh based on an input position. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y…

Line Connection Renderer

Nodes » Particles » Rendering » Line Connection Renderer

Method This node renders lines between pairs of nearby particles, giving the impression of a mesh-like structure. The connection pairs are determined by locating particles that are near to each other using a spatial grid. This grid may be scaled by connecting a node…

Condition Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Condition Modifier

Method Outputs a set value once an input value meets a certain trigger condition. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. Value Base value to modify the…

Downsample

Nodes » Video Processing » Image Processing » Downsample

Method Downsample the resolution of the input image. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In Viewport Preview the alpha values in the viewport.…

FFT Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » FFT Deformer

Method This node deforms a mesh using the waveform of an audio file or a live captured audio input. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along…

Screen Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Screen Emitter

Method This Emitter emits particles only from objects within the cameras view. Particles can be emitted from other layers by adding a Render Layer node as an input to this node. Example Transform Name Description …

Particle Root

Nodes » Particles » Particle Root

Method This node is the root and container for every particle system. Particle Emitters, Particle Affectors and Particle Rendering Nodes must be parented to this node directly or indirectly in order to be operational. The node contains a number of controls that are…

VR Headset Camera

Nodes » Cameras » VR Headset Camera

Method VR headset camera, currently compatible with the Oculus Rift Consumer Edition and HTC Vive. The camera reads the head tracking data from the VR headset and renders the appropriate view inline with the headset vendors specifications. See Using Headset VR for…

Randomise Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Randomise Effector

Method This node applies a randomised rotation, scale and translation to every clone. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation, scale and translation that will be applied to the clones; these values are used as ranges for generated random values. The…

Generate Fertilizer Times Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Generate Fertilizer Times Deformer

Method This node generates fertilizer values for meshes without any built-in. Fertilizer uses point weightmaps to erode the surfaces of a mesh. As this node works on the shader edges, so it is not affected by the Root nodes anti-aliasing. You can still use any of…

Envelope Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Envelope Modifier

Method This modifier evaluates an incoming value before outputting it. It can be used as: A straight multiplier (Operation: None) A threshold condition gate (Operation: Above/Below Threshold) An invertor : 1-x (Operation: Invert) Attributes Name…

MIDI Keyboard Texture

Nodes » Generators » MIDI Keyboard Texture

Method This node generates a texture based on the output from a connected MIDI Device. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position along the y-axis…

VR 360 Camera

Nodes » Cameras » VR 360 Camera

Method VR 360 Camera enables every direction of view to be rendered at the same time in a spherically mapped manner, allowing the creation of VR 360 Videos for use with a wide range of viewers. Stereoscopic 360 videos can also be generated, which utilise two…

Tiles

Nodes » Generators » Tiles

Method Generates a grid of tiles that can be coloured randomly, or in a checkered pattern. Processed texture Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position…

Shading

Nodes » Particles » Shading

Method Shading nodes change the colour or position of the particles in various ways. Some shading nodes are used to tint particles based on their own individual attributes such as their life or velocity; others consider them as a system and shade them by density of…

Continuous Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » Continuous Modifier

Method This modifier continually increments or decrements the targeted parameter value at a constant rate. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. Speed …

Twirl Image Warp

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Twirl Image Warp

Method Warps the image in a twist around the images center.. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values…

Plain Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Plain Effector

Method This node applies a rotation, scale and translation to every clone. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation, scale and translation that will be applied to the clones. The amount the translation, scale and rotation are applied to each clone is…

CSV/Table Read Modifier

Nodes » Modifiers » CSV/Table Read Modifier

Method Reads a numeric value from a table cell. Attributes Name Description Current Value Shows the current value of the effect. Cannot be directly changed. CSV File The table resource. Read Index In a 2D…

Luminance From Depth

Nodes » Video Processing » Depth Processing » Luminance From Depth

Method Generates a luminance image from a depth source. Attributes Name Description Preview In Viewport Preview the effect blended with alpha in the viewport. Preview Alpha In Viewport Preview the alpha values in the…

Point Cache

Nodes » Lighting » Point Cache

Method Generates a set of points over the surface of an object or set of objects, within a given bounding box. The generated set of points is intended to be used in conjunction with other nodes. For example it can be used for lighting, particle emission, and cloning.…

Exposable Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Exposable Camera

Method This camera is designed to be controlled directly by a media server when running as a block. This is useful for use with Augmented Reality camera tracking setups, where the media server is receiving the camera tracking data. *See this video to see this feature…

Hardware Tracking Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Hardware Tracking Camera

Method Hardware Tracking Camera receives data from external camera tracking systems and currently supports the NCAM system. Camera Frustum data is received from the tracking system (Position, Rotation, Field of View) and updates the camera in real time. Set up the…

Emitters

Nodes » Particles » Emitters

Method Emitter nodes spawn particles that can be manipulated in a particles system. Any Emitters need to be connected to a Particle Root node, and they will only spawn particles within that particle system unless modified appropriately. Every emitter has a…

Point Cache Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Point Cache Emitter

Method Emits particles from the points in a Point Cache. This is useful for saving on mesh processing cost by re-using a single point cache for multiple emitters as well as other features such as lighting and cloning. Example …

Using Headset VR

VR » Using Headset VR

Introduction Adding VR headset support to your project is tremendously easy. Notch simply treats the headset as a camera, rendering the perspective of each eye every frame. All the details of interocular and convergence distances are managed by the SDK and Notch, so…

FFT Texture

Nodes » Generators » FFT Texture

Method Generates a texture based on the sound from either a selected or input audio source. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the…

Turbulence Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Turbulence Effector

Method This node applies an animating turbulence to the rotation, scale and translation to every clone. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation, scale and translation that will be applied to the clones. The amount the translation, scale and rotation…

Colour Ramp Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Colour Ramp Deformer

Method This node recolours a mesh based on an input Colour Ramp. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.…

Quantise Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Quantise Effector

Method This node restricts the possible range of values a clone can be translated, rotated, or scaled to. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation, scale and translation that will be applied to the clones. The amount the translation, scale and…

Ripple Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Ripple Effector

Method This node applies a wave action of effects to the clone it is inputted into. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation, scale and translation that will be applied to the clones. The amount the translation, scale and rotation are applied to each…

Colour Ramp Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Colour Ramp Effector

Method This node modifies the colour values of connected cloner systems based on an input Colour Ramp. Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space. Position Y Move its position…

Taper Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Taper Deformer

Method This node tapers a shape so that one side is scaled smaller than the other. Example Example Bin Example Project Transform Name Description Position X Move its position along the x-axis in…

Spring Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » Spring Effector

Method This node provides a springiness to clones by keeping track of their original positions before being affected and pulling them back into position. Example Example Nodegraph Transform Name…

Fluid FLIP Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » Fluid FLIP Affector

Method This node simulates fluid dynamics on a particle system using the FLIP (FLuid In Particle) or PIC (Particle In Cell) simulation methods. This is typically used to simulate smoke, gas and other fluid effects. This works by transferring particle forces to a grid,…

Primitive Emitter

Nodes » Particles » Emitters » Primitive Emitter

Method This node emits particles in the form of a 3D primitive shape. The Emitter Type parameter defines which shape is used. Particles can be emitted on the surface of the shape or inside the volume of the shape, depending on the Emit On Surface parameter. If the…

Point Deformer

Nodes » Deformers » Point Deformer

Method This node is used to deform vertices using points from a particle system or the vertices of another 3D object. The closest points to each vertex are determined and a falloff calculated using the distance to those points, then displacement and colour…

SPH Affector

Nodes » Particles » Affectors » SPH Affector

Method This node simulates fluid dynamics on a particle system using the SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) simulation method. This is typically used to simulate liquid effects. It solves a fluid simulation by locally solving pressure forces between a particle and…

Cloner

Nodes » Cloning » Cloner

Method This node clones 3D objects in a regular pattern in one of several ways depending on the Mode parameter. In Iterative Cloning mode, the Cloner node’s transform is applied iteratively so each clone is offset from the one before it. In Radial mode, clones…

Custom Shader Post Effect

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Custom Shader Post Effect

Method This node allows you to write your own custom shaders for use as a Post FX within the Notch nodegraph. Notch shaders are written in HLSL and use the D3DX Effect framework which allows for multiple techniques and passes and access to all of the pipeline stages.…

Emitters

Nodes » Fields » Emitters

Method Emitter nodes spawn the colour/Ink that can be manipulated in a field system. Any Emitters need to be connected to a Field Root node, and they will only spawn a field within that field system (unless modified appropriately). Emitters constantly emit new ink…

Glow

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Glow

Method This effect blurs the bright parts of the image over the darker parts of the image. The pixels of the incoming image that are brighter than the threshold are isolated and blurred, then added to the incoming image. This has the effect of blowing out the…

Volumetric Lighting

Nodes » Lighting » Volumetric Lighting

Method Adds volumetric lighting into the scene. *A great way of adding atmospheric fog to your scene. Example Nodegraph Example Transform Name Description Position X Move its position…

Auto Key Colour Mask

Nodes » Post-FX » Image Processing » Auto Key Colour Mask

Method This node automatically creates a keyed mask for a video. Raw texture Processed texture Retouched texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active …

Exposing Attributes

Media Servers » Exposing Attributes

Method Exposing properties allows other applications (e.g. media servers or via WebAPI) to control your scene in Notch, creating more dynamic and reactive effects. To expose a property, select the property settings button (?) next to the property you…

Radial Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Blur » Radial Blur

Method This effect blurs a texture in a radial directional fashion from an origin point on the image, usually the center of the image unless a Transform Controller input is used. The further a source pixel is from the origin point the more it will be blurred. This is…

Root

Nodes » Nodes » Root

Method The Root node for the scene, controlling the basic menu and other important scene attributes. Attributes Name Description Background Colour Change the background colour. Backdrop Glow Defines the “glow”…

Transform Image

Nodes » Post-FX » Warping » Transform Image

Method Transform the image. Raw texture Processed texture Example Nodegraph Attributes Name Description Active Turn the effect on or off. Values < 0.1 will turn the effect off,…

Clock Time Modifier

Nodes » Interactive » Clock Time Modifier

Method Uses the system time as a modifier. Attributes Name Description Time Mode Choose which time is used for the modifier. System Clock Time, time based on the system clock of the PC used. User Set Time, a time set by the…

FFT Effector

Nodes » Cloning » Effectors » FFT Effector

Method This node applies a rotation, scale and translation to clones based on the analysis of an audio input or file. The waveform is processed using a set of parameters in the same way as the Sound Modifier. The Effector Transform parameters determine the rotation,…

Kinect Setup

Devices & Protocols » Kinect Setup

Introduction Notch can read both RGB and Depth data from both the Kinect v1 or v2. You can use this data in a whole variety of ways, from generating meshes, emitting particles, generating fields, and using the depth and colour images in video processing chains.…

Composite Image

Nodes » Post-FX » Generators » Composite Image

Method Inserts an image directly into a Post-FX chain. Example 1 Nodegraph Example 1 Example 2 Nodegraph Example 2 Attributes Name Description…

Stereo Camera

Nodes » Cameras » Stereo Camera

Method Places a 3D Camera in the space, which records two perspective views using the Interoccular distance, focused at a point in the centre of the camera and displaced from the camera by the Convergence Distance. The Images are then combined together, using the…

OSC

Devices & Protocols » OSC

Introduction Notch allows you to send and receive simple OSC data over the network for interacting with your project. When running as standalone, you can also control the play head remotely. Receiving OSC Setting up your project to receive OSC. Open the Project…

Vector Blur

Nodes » Post-FX » Stylisation » Vector Blur

Method Performs a blur operation on an image, but instead of blurring around each pixel uniformly the blur follows a path through the image. The path is determined by vectors extracted from the image itself. They point in the direction of gradients in the image, for…

Post-FX

Nodes » Post-FX

Method Post-FX nodes are mostly effects added onto an image, after the scene is rendered. These can vary from Colour Correction to FXAA antialiasing, and are generally used to enhance an image. The order of operations are decided based on the Y value of the node in…

Tile Sheet

Nodes » Generators » Tile Sheet

Method Generates a combined sheet of images (sometimes known as a sprite sheet) from multiple inputs. The following example shows how to do this using Polygon generators, but any image node can be used as input. The number of connected input nodes is not…

Creating VR / 360 Videos

VR » Creating VR / 360 Videos

Introduction Notch is able to treat, animate, augment and export VR / 360 videos all in one tool with completely real-time editing and in-headset preview – an offering not available in any other package.¬†Key to creating VR / 360 content is the ability to create…

Material

Nodes » Materials » Material

Method Create a material that can be applied to particles, 3D meshes and other objects in a 3D scene. Material Name Description Colour The colour of the material. Specular Colour The colour of specular light reflected from…

Viewport

User Interface » Viewport

Window This window show the actual scene, and what will be rendered / output by Notch into other tools. Top Bar Label Description Translation Switch to the translate gizmo. Rotation Switch to the rotate…