General

Attributes

Mapper

Locator

 

General

This helper is used to affect the simulation's grid with textures. There are two available actions over the grid - initialization and attraction. The initialization just sets the grid with the value of the texture when the simulation starts. The attraction is more complicated and affects the grid's content during the simulation, making it approach the texture's value. The parameter of Time Constant specifies the time it takes for the channel to reach the value specified in the texture under the influence of the Mapper.

Attributes

Mapper


Mapping

Enabled enabled - Animated check box that allows to select the moments of activity.


Initializer initializer - The mapper can work in two different modes. When this is not checked, it affects the simulation similarly to a Phoenix Source in brush mode - i.e., it tries to match the value of the channel to the value in the map. When this is checked, the mapper just sets the initial conditions for the grid and stops affecting the simulation afterwards.


Channel channel - specifies which channel is affected by this helper

 

Map map - allows you to specify a texture to be used.

 

Mask mask - a mask that specifies the region which will be affected by the mapper. White values in the texture mean that the region is affected and black values mean that the region is not affected. Gray values in between mean that the region is affected but with a increased Time Constant.

 

Time Constant influence - when the mapper is in "Attraction" mode - i.e. Initializer is disabled - this parameter specifies the time it takes for the channel to reach the value specified in the Map.

 

Locator


Locator Scale locatorScale - controls the locator size scale in the viewport


Locator Color locatorColor - controls the locator color in the viewport