Coordinates Rollout (3D)
 
 
 
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Material/Map Browsermaterial/map browserbrowser:material/maprendering menu:material/map browser Assign a 3D Map. Material Editor Coordinates rollout

By adjusting coordinate parameters, you can move a map relative to the volume of the object to which it is applied.

Interface

Source

Chooses the coordinate system to use. There are four options:

  • Object XYZUses the object’s local coordinate system.
  • World XYZUses the scene’s world coordinate system.
  • Explicit Map ChannelActivates the Map Channel field. You can choose any channel from 1 to 99.
  • Vertex Color ChannelAssigns vertex colors as a channel. See Editable Mesh for details on assigning vertex color.

    See also Vertex Color Map.

When one of the map channels is set, it locks the map into position on the vertices of the object so that the map "sticks" to the object as it deforms during animation.

When an object is deforming through its own local space (for example, when it is bending or twisting), the object appears to move through the map, because it passes through the XYZ coordinates of the 3D texture.

Map Channel

Unavailable unless the source is Explicit Map Channel. When available, you can choose any channel from 1 to 99.

Offset

Moves the map pattern along the specified axis.

Tiling

Tiles the map pattern along the specified axis and makes the pattern narrower.

Angle

Rotates the map pattern along the specified axis.

Blur

Affects the sharpness or blurriness of the map based on its distance from the view. The farther away the map is, the greater the blurring. The Blur value blurs maps in world space. Blur is primarily used to avoid aliasing.

Blur Offset

Affects the sharpness or blurriness of the map without regard to its distance from the view. Blur Offset blurs the image itself in object space. Use when you want to soften or defocus the details in a map to achieve the effect of a blurred image.