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 the Post-FX Antialiasing Nodes.

Example Bin Example Project


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 position along the z-axis in local space.
Rotation Heading Rotate the object about the y-axis.
Rotation Pitch Rotate the object about the x-axis.
Rotation Bank Rotate the object about the z-axis.
Scale X Scale along the x-axis.
Scale Y Scale along the y-axis.
Scale Z Scale along the z-axis.

Inherit Transform Channels

Toggle which transform channels should be inherited. By default, all are on.


Name Description
Subdivision Order Toggle whether the deformer is added before or after the object is subdivided.
Subdivision Level The subdivision level at which the deformer is applied.
Weightmap Use a weight map to determine where the deformer is more or less effective.
Vertex Source Mode How vertexes are selected to be used by the deformer.
  • Vertex Positions, Vertexes are chosen based on their positions in the scene.
  • Chunks, Vertexes are chosen based on the enclosed section of the mesh they are used.
Deformer Transform Space Select which transform space should be used to calculate the deformations.
  • Local, Deformations are calculated in the Local Space of the object.
  • World, Deformations are calculated in the World Space of the scene.
Update Time Mode How the deformer updates with relation to the time code.
  • Locked To Timecode, The deformer deformations are locked to the time code and the same time will always yield the same deformations.
  • Running / Looping, The deformer deformations are disconnected from the time code and will loop seamlessly at the end of the layer.
Use Amount Percentage of points used as a seed to calculate the fertilizer times.
Mode How the fertilizer values are generated.
  • Single Point, Vertexes are weighted outward from a single randomly placed point.
  • Random Points, Points are added randomly to the surface of the mesh, and weights generated between them create the fertilizer values.
  • Weightmap, the weightmap selected in the “Weightmap” attribute.
  • Seed From Image, Use an image to dictate how the fertilizer weights are added to the vertices.
  • Image Direct, The image is used directly to apply the fertilizer weights across the mesh.
Seed Change the random seed for the single point or random points modes.
Visualise Times Visualise the fertilizer weightmap onto the surface of the object.


Name Description
Falloff Enabled Enable falloff from the position of the deformer.
Falloff Shape Select which shape to use to draw falloff from.
  • Sphere, Falloff is drawn outward from a central point, forming a spherical falloff.
  • Cylinder – X/Y/Z, Falloff is drawn outward from a line, forming a cylindrical falloff.
  • Plane – X/Y/Z, Falloff is drawn outward from a plane.
Falloff Range Limits the range the deformer is effective at.
Falloff Inner Range The inner range from which the falloff is calculated from.
Falloff Curve Power How quickly the falloff drops to 0 at the outer falloff.
Invert Falloff Invert the direction of the falloff.
Falloff Curve Visualises the falloff curve, from being completely in effective to not at all.


Name Description Typical Node Input
Image Use an image to seed the generation of the fertilizer times. Video Loader
Falloff Node Use an input object to control the transformation values of the falloff. Null
Generated Weightmap Add a weightmap to control the strength of the deformer depending on the weightmaps vertex data. Generate Weightmap Deformer
Transform Modifier Links all transform properties to the input node. Null
Target Node Always faces the x-axis towards the inputs anchor point. Null
Local Transform Override Override the transformation values of the node, relative to its parent. Null


There are no outputs from this node.