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 distance calculation may be inverted so that the shading result is greater when further away from the shape.



Name Description
Position X Position x in local space
Position Y Position y in local space
Position Z Position z in local space
Rotation Heading Rotation around y axis in local space
Rotation Pitch Rotation around x axis in local space
Rotation Bank Rotation around z axis in local space
Scale X Scale along the x axis in local space
Scale Y Scale along the y axis in local space
Scale Z Scale along the z axis in local space

Inherit Transform Channels

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


Name Description
Distance Mode Choose what shape the particles are calculated to be a distance from.
  • Point, a point is used.
  • Line, a line is used.
  • Plane, a plane is used.
Radius Outer radius for which the particles will no longer be coloured.
Inner Radius Inner radius for which the particles will be coloured at their max.
Falloff Power How quickly the gradient changes from the inner radius to the outer radius.
Colour Change the colour of the particles as they spawn.
Invert Distance toggle whether the calculation is done for inside or outside the inner radius.
Blend Mode Choose how the particle colours blend to the source colours
Blend Amount Control how much the shader affects the particles.


Name Description Typical Node Input
Position Node Overrides the transform of the shape used to calculate the distance. Null
Affected Emitters Choose which emitters can be affected by the affector. Primitive Emitter
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


The outputs section for this node is currently being worked on.