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Genreate a Procedural shape from an image.

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This node generates a distance field by using the luminance of an input image as a mask to generate a 3d extrusion of a 2d image.

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.

Parameters

These properties control the 3D transforms of the node. Transforms will generally be inherited by child nodes, although they can be ignored through the Inherit Transform Channels attributes.

ParameterDetails
Position XMove along the local x-axis.
Position YMove along the local y-axis.
Position ZMove along the local z-axis.
Rotation HeadingRotate around the local y-axis.
Rotation PitchRotate around the local x-axis.
Rotation BankRotate around the local z-axis.
Scale XScale along the local x-axis.
Scale YScale along the local y-axis.
Scale ZScale along the local z-axis.

Toggle which transform channels should be inherited from the parent node. By default, all transforms will be inherited.

ParameterDetails
Position XToggle inheritance of the X Position from the parent.
Position YToggle inheritance of the Y Position from the parent.
Position ZToggle inheritance of the Z Position from the parent.
Rotation HeadingToggle inheritance of the Rotation Heading from the parent.
Rotation PitchToggle inheritance of the Rotation Pitch from the parent.
Rotation BankToggle inheritance of the Rotation Bank from the parent.
Scale XToggle inheritance of the X Scale from the parent.
Scale YToggle inheritance of the Y Scale from the parent.
Scale ZToggle inheritance of the Z Scale from the parent.
World Position OnlyInherit the world position from the parent only, rotation and scale will be ignored. Overrides above properties.
Inherit TimeToggle inheritance of time from the parent.

These properties control the core behaviours of the node.

ParameterDetails
TextureThe image used to generate the effect.
Colour TextureAn image from which to read and output colours values, for procedural renderers that support it. this is only visible when the alpha values of the material colour property is less than 1.
Height ScaleScales the thickness of the generated shape.
Distance OffsetOffsets the distance field values, causing the generated distance field to expand of contract.
Wrap Mode U/V ModeChange how the image wraps around the the u/v axes.
  • Clamp : The edges of the image are extended to fill the space left by the transform.
  • Repeat : The image is repeated until if fills the space left by the transform.
PowerApplies a power curve to the height value, to control steepness.
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.

Inputs

NameDescriptionTypical Input
ImageThe image used to generate the distance field.Video Source
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