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  • Default object name: curvature

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Utility texture allowing to output the information of the current fragment.


Name Type Description
Pass Through bool If checked, the current texture is not evaluated and the value of the attribute selected in Pass Through Attribute is directly forwarded.
Master Input string Name of the attribute that will be used as output if Pass Through is enabled.
Invert bool If checked, the texture is inverted.
Opacity double Set the opacity of the texture.
Output long Set which information should be outputted from the texture. The sampled curvature computes a quantity akin to mean curvature, but with values between -1 and 1. It is computed through ray-casting to get a smoother result than the crude value obtained from other modes.
Radius double Defines the radius within which ray-casting occurs.
Bias double Defines the bias, or offset, applied to the position of origin of the ray-casting along the normal.
Sample Count long Samples per shaded point for this ray-casting curvature computation. Note that unless the sampling settings on materials and lights, this one is not gonna be decimated based on camera samples, or splitting factor of the secondary rays.
Geometry reference (Group) Defines against which geometry the ray-casting will occur, defaulting to the visible geometry as defined at the Layer 3D level.
Intersection Mode long Whithin the set of geometries defined right above, indicates which ones should participate to the curvature computation.
Sidedness long Sidedness of the surface used for this computation. 'Single' keeps the original normal no matter what, whereas 'double' may flip it to be oriented towards the incoming direction.
Display long Chooses between an easier to interpret color-coded display mode, or the raw scalar value that can get negative. In color-coded mode, green is positive and red negative (resp. convex and concave regions).
Gain double Multiplies the output for easier readability.
Offset double Offsets the output (in raw display mode only, and after the gain has been applied) for easier readability.