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3D Object

3D Object

Generates a 3D Object for a procedural.



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This node generates a distance field from a mesh object. Useful for converting a mesh into a procedural, as a basis for further processing.

Nodes connected to this node will generally follow the parent child heirarchy. Other Procedural Generator nodes can be configured to combine with this shape using thier CSG modes, and displacement nodes will only apply to this shape.


These properties control the core behaviours of the node.

Distance OffsetOffsets the distance field values, causing the generated distance field to expand of contract.
Filled ModeThickness of the Shell wall, when Filled Mode is set to Shell.
Shell ThicknessThickness of the Shell wall, when Filled Mode is set to Shell.
SDF Width/ Height / DepthResolution of the distance field.
Generate ColoursColours are generated for the procedural by sampling the first texture of the material assigned to the input object. this requires affect colour to be enabled and for the procedural renderer to support colour generation.
Generate UVsThis feature is in development
Animate SDFWhen enabled, the procedural will be re-generated on every frame. use if the source mesh is animating.
CSG ModeThese options change how a this node combines with the rest of the procedural system. to find out more, see csg operation.
  • Replace : Replaces the previous procedural system.
  • Union : Adds the new procedural to the old procedural system.
  • Intersection : Interesects the new procedural with the old procedural.
  • Subtract : Subtracts the new procedural from the previous procedural system.
  • Blend : Blends between both procedurals - driven by the csg blend weight.
  • Union Blend : A combination of union and blend - driven by the csg blend weight.
  • Smooth Union : The new procedural is added to the old, and smoothing is applied to the outcome. Driven by the CSG Blend Weight.
  • Smooth Subtract : The new procedural is subtracted from the old, and smoothing is applied to the outcome. Driven by the CSG Blend Weight.
  • Offset : Adds one procedural ontop of the other another.
  • Custom Code : Allows you to enter your own expression code.
CSG Blend WeightHow much the new procedural blends with the old procedurals, depending on the CSG Blend Mode.
Affect ColourAffect the colour of the generated procedural system. only functions with ‘Generate Colours’ enabled in some Procedural Render nodes.
Always Enabled (No Time Bars)When enabled, this node will run regardless of time bar enable/disable. Due to how Notch handles shader generation with procedurals, with this enabled the node runs more efficiently.
Material ColourModify the colour for the procedural material.
Custom CSG CodeType your Custom code here, using the HLSL language. Read more on Editable Code.


NameDescriptionTypical Input
Object NodeMesh used for the generated procedural.ERROR: Variable not found: {input-node-particles-object-node-typical-input}
Bounds OverrideUsually the mesh object’s bounding box will be used for generating the procedural, but it can be over-ridden here.Bounding Box
Transform ModifierApply the transforms of another node to this node.Null
Target NodeModifiy the rotations of the node to always direct the z axis towards the input.Null
Local Transform OverrideApply the transforms of another node to this node, relative to its parent.Null