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Variable Tag Field Layer


Variable Tag Field Layer

You can place the following tags into the Field list:

This means that Fields can also control all elements that use these tags:

All of the aforementioned tags save a value for specific positions in space (object points or clone positions). This is referred to in the following as Weighting. In principle, this is similar, for example, to what the Spherical Field does, which also generates values/weighting for positions in space.

It stands to reason that both should be combined (this works in both directions: Fields can also feed tags with weighting (Fields)). You can, therefore, create effects using the objects to which the tags are assigned (you can also build custom tools), or simply transfer effects from one tag to another (i.e., transferring the effect from a high-resolution object to a lower-resolution object and vice-versa can be easily done).

As soon as one of the above-mentioned tags is placed into the Field list, a Variable Tag Layer is generated, which is named after the tag.

Here a sphere’s Vertex Map’s weighting takes effect via a Variable Tag Layer. The Variable Tag Layer works analogous for other objects.

The Variable Tag Layer has several settings with which you can define how the tag weighting (that only exits at discreet positions, e.g., object points) should work.

In addition to values, the layer can also read out colors and Weighting of the tag.