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Overview


 The Checker texture map can be set to any color and generates a procedural checkerboard texture.

 

 

Parameters



 

 

Color A (white) – Specifies the color for what would usually be the white squares on the checkerboard. A texture map can be used here. 

Color B (black) – Specifies the color for what would usually be the black squares on the checkerboard. A texture map can be used here. 

 

Color Manipulation



 

 

Invert Texture   Inverts the RGB texture values. 

Alpha from Intensity – Uses the texture RGB intensity/ luminance as alpha channel. 

Color Gain –  Corrects the color of the texture by multiplying the the RGB color values specified here with the RGB color values of the texture. When a texture is selected, it overrides the color as long as the texture checkbox is enabled. 

Color Offset  Corrects the color of the texture by adding the RGB color values specified here to the RGB color values of the texture. When a texture is selected, it overrides the color as long as the texture checkbox is enabled. 

Default Color  Specifies a default color for polygons with no valid UVs. In case the map is not tiles, the default color will be used outside the texture borders.

 

Multipliers


 

 

 

Mode – Specifies the multiplication mode of the colors. 

Multiplier – Multiplies the RGB numbers for each pixel of the top layer with the RGB number of the corresponding pixel from the bottom layer. The result is a darker picture. 
Blend Amount  Takes each pixel from the top layer if present. Otherwise the bottom layer is used.

Color A (white) – Controls the intensity of the first color. A texture map can be connected here. 

Color B (black) – Controls the intensity of the second color. A texture map can be connected here. 

 

 

Texture Placement



 

Type – Controls how the texture will be positioned on the geometry. 

2D (UV Channel) – The texture will use the object UV coordinates. 
Environment 
– This mode is applicable if the map is connected to an Environment slot or a Dome light. 

 

2D (UV Channel)


UV Channel/Set – Specifies the index of the mapping channel data to use. A value of -1 will take the first available channel. 

Repeat U/V – Determines how many times the texture will be repeated in the 0 to 1 UV square.

Offset U/V – Controls the texture offset in the U and V direction. 

Rotate – Rotates the texture (in degrees). 

Tile U/V – Tiles the texture in the U and V direction. If the option is disabled, the Default texture color will be used outside the 0 to 1 UV square. 

Mirror U/V  – Mirrors the texture in the U and V direction separately. The option will cut the texture in the half flipping one side vertically or horizontally. This can be used to avoid seams in-between non-tileable repeated textures. 

Double-sided – Enables both sides of the object to be affected by the UVW data. 

 

Environment 




Mapping – Specifies the type and shape of the texture. 

Angular
Cubic
Spherical
Mirror Ball
Screen

Rotate H – Specifies the amount to adjust the texture's horizontal rotation. 

Flip H – Flips the environment sphere horizontally.  

Rotate V – Specifies the amount to adjust the texture's horizontal or vertical rotation.  

Flip V – Flips the environment sphere vertically. This option is active only in Spherical Mapping. 

Ground – Enables ground projection of the texture.  

Position X/Y/Z – Offsets the ground projection along the X/Y/Z axis. 

Raduis – Specifies a projection radius. Can be used to control the scale of the projection.  

2d Transformation – see 2D (UV channel) parameters.