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This node allows the user to use select one of a list of images dynamically for texturing. One example would be to use an instance ID to randomly texture instances given a list of images.
The three controls define how the texture is composited. They are identical to the controls found in the native texturing nodes.
This defines which of the images in the list is being used to compute the output colour. Usually the index is driven by a value connected to the nodal index input.
If enabled, indices that result in a value between two images will not pick the first respective image, but interpolate between this and the next image.
This defines how the Index is interpreted.
This defines how the index is interpreted if it's below zero.
This defines how the index is interpreted if it's above 1 or above the number of images in the list (Depending on the Relative/Absolute switch).
This displays the image currently selected in the list below.
This control displays a list of all images used by the node. The top most images has the lowest index (0).
Selecting an image will display it in the preview control.
All other interactions are via two pop-up menus. One is launched by double clicking on an image entry, the other by right clicking anywhere on the control:
This allows you to change the select image to another loaded image, load a new image and select it or change it to (none) - which will treat the list entry as being black with no alpha when rendering.
This menu can be launch by right clicking anywhere on the list control. Some of the options will only be available if an image is selected in the list.
If an image is selected - and isn't the first image in the list already - it will move up by one entry in the list.
If an image is selected - and isn't the last image in the list already - it will move down by one entry in the list.
This will add a new image to the list. If an image is selected, the new image will be added below the selected image, otherwise at the end of the list.
This allows the user to load multiple images from disk. These will be added below the currently selected image or at the end of the list.
Images that are loaded into LightWave 3D already will not be loaded again.
This removes the currently selected image from the list.
This clears the list of images.
This is the plugin of the month for December 2018, made possible by the finest patrons on Patreon.
We'd like to thank Antti Järvelä from the LightWave 3D Group in helping us figure out the specifics of the bump mapping code in LightWave 3D.