This page provides information about creating textures from plugin with VRayPluginNodeTex.

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Overview


VRayPluginNodeTex allows you to create a texture from any V-Ray Standalone texture  plugin that comes with the V-Ray installation. This gives you access to a lot of handy plugins used by V-Ray and is particularly useful when rendering with V-Ray Cloud. All VRayPluginNodeTex textures will work with V-Ray Cloud.

 

 

UI Path


||Material Editor window|| > Material/Map Browser > Maps > V-Ray > VRayPluginNodeTex


General parameters


The parameters for textures created with VRayPluginNodeTex are dynamically generated and are different for every texture that can be created in this way.

 


Plugin - Choose from the available texture plugins that come with the V-Ray installation.

Mapping Coordinates – Only texture plugins with UVW generator activate this parameter. Its mode is automatically set to planar (2D) or spatial (3D) in order to provide best coordinates mapping options for the selected plugin.

 

Plugin nodes parameters


Help on plugin nodes from plugins is available with the plgparams.exe tool that comes with the V-Ray installation.

By default, the plgparams.exe can be found in C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max NNNN\bin\ where NNNN is your 3ds Max version number, such as 2018.

 

With the command prompt, navigate to the C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max NNNN\bin\ folder and run plgparams.exe without arguments to see a help message on the tool's usage. In general, you will need to run a series of commands to point plgparams to the plugin folder, locate the V-Ray name of the node (which might differ from its display name in the V-Ray UI), and list the parameters for the plugin.

To point plgparams to the folder where your plugins reside, use the -plugindir option:

plgparams -plugindir <plugin folder>

This command tells plgparams where to find your plugins. By default, the default plugins folder location is C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max NNNN\bin\plugins.

"C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 2018\bin\plgparams.exe" -plugindir "C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 2018\bin\plugins"

To see the list of plugin names in this folder, use the following command:

## Usage
plgparams -plugindir <plugin folder> -list
 
## Example
"C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 2018\bin\plgparams.exe" -plugindir "C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 2018\bin\plugins" -list

Note that the plugin folder must be specified with the -plugindir switch each time you run the command.

To see help on the parameters for a specific plugin, name the plugin in quotes after the -plugindir switch and folder. For example, to see help on the TexCloth plugin, use the command:

## Usage
plgparams -plugindir <plugin folder> <plugin name>
 
## Example
"C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 2018\bin\plgparams.exe" -plugindir "C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 2018\bin\plugins" TexCloth

This will list all the parameters for the plugin, and definitions for each.