Material Manager Material Nodes Individual Assets Context Set Context
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Set Context

Preview Basic Inputs Outputs Context


Ray Origin

Defines the starting point of the raytracing in global coordinates. This normally reflects the position of the active render camera.

Ray Direction

This is the direction vector of the rendered ray. This vector defines the direction from the Ray Origin in which the ray is underway.


The UVW coordinates at the point on a surface currently being rendered.

UVW Delta

The radius measured in UVW coordinates that is used for calculating the RIP/MIP/SAT samples.

Phong Normal

Defines the Normals at the object surface point currently being rendered.


Defines the current animation time and can be used to control animated effects.