Geometry Connection RendererRenders particles as connected geometry and lines.
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 geometry is created.
You can deform the generated geometry with Deformer Nodes.
These properties control the core behaviours of the node.
|Min Distance Threshold||Minimum distance between two particles to draw a line between.|
|Distance Threshold||Maximum distance a line can be drawn at.|
|Connection Lifetime||How long a line drawn between two particles should last after the connection is initially made.|
|Luminance Randomness||Control how much randomness is in the luminance of the rendered particles.|
|Depth Bias||Offsets particles in depth so they are closer or further away from the camera, changing the point at which they intersect with the rest of the scene.|
|Particle Use Amount||Percentage of particles that can be used by the node.|
|Draw Triangles||Draw triangle geometry from the particles.|
|Use Particle Colours||Recolour the triangles to blend between the colour of the particles they were spawned from.|
These properties add options for drawing all the edges of the mesh as lines. Useful for rendering wireframe effects.
|Lines Visible||Control whether lines are rendered to the scene from the geometry.|
|Lines Alpha||Change the alpha transparency value of the lines, making them appear see-through.|
|Colour||Change the colour value of the lines.|
|Use Vertex Colours||Colour lines based on the vertex colours of the geometry.|
|Blend Mode||How the object lines blends with the rest of the content in a 3d scene. See Blend Modes for details.
|Thick Lines||Allow the lines to rendered with thickness, for line effects which can be accurately anti-aliased.|
|Hide Back Face Lines||Hide the lines generated from polygon faces facing away from the camera, where only the back faces of geometry can be seen.|
|Lock Width||Lock the line width to be a consistent width regardless of distance from the camera. Only functions with Thick Lines enabled.|
|Thick Line Width||Control the thickness of all the lines. Only functions with Thick Lines enabled.|
|Show Silhouette Lines||Draws lines along the edges of the object relative to the camera.|
|Show Normal Difference Lines||Draw a line along the edges of the mesh, depending on the angle difference between their mutual faces.|
|Show Unshared Lines||Draw lines along all edges of the shape.|
|Show Other Lines||Show all the lines for each edge of the mesh.|
|Unshared Lines Weight||Control the strength of the unshared lines.|
|Silhouette Lines Weight||Control the strength of the silhouette lines.|
|Normal Difference Lines Weight||Control the strength of the lines generated along the normal angles.|
|Other Lines Weight||Control the strength of the lines for each edge in the mesh.|
|Line Normal Difference Angle||Change the threshold angle between two face normals that will generate a line along their common edge. Only functions with Show Normal Lines enabled.|
|Line Normal Fade Sharpness||How much the drawn normal lines will fade away the closer the edge angle is to the Line Normal Difference Angle.|
|Line Depth Bias||Exaggerate the width of the lines based on the distance to the camera. not functional with Lock Width enabled.|
|Line Silhouette Fade Sharpness||How much the drawn silhouette lines will fade away based on the size of the edge angle to the camera.|
These properties control how the surface of the generated mesh reacts to light in the scene. See Materials for a breakdown of all these properties individually..
|Material||Add a material to override the internal material and affect the generated geometry.||Material|
|Rendered Emitters||Specify which emitters are rendered using this renderer. By default, all emitters connected to the same particle root as the renderer are rendered.||Primitive Emitter|
|Transform Modifiers||Apply the transforms of another node to this node.||Null|
|Target Node||Modifiy the rotations of the node to always direct the z axis towards the input.||Null|
|Local Transform Override||Apply the transforms of another node to this node, relative to its parent.||Null|