RGB Image


The RGB Image map imports external Texture maps to any MaterialThe representation of the surface or volume properties of an object. parameters that accept a Texture map.


Figure 1: The RGB Image node parameters


RGB Image Parameters

Standard Texture - Connects non-OctaneRender® Texture nodes to an OctaneRender material network.

Sequence Digits/Start Frame/End Frame/End Condition/Sequence Playback Rate - These refer to the advanced file sequence settings for Image textures and Volume objects. The Sequence Digits setting is applicable when a direct file sequence is used (not an IFL(Image File List) file is an ASCII file that constructs an animation by listing single-frame bitmap files to be used for each rendered frame. When you assign an IFL file as a bitmap, rendering steps through each specified frame, resulting in an animated map. (reference: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3DS-max/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2017/ENU/3DSMax/files/GUID-CA63616D-9E87-42FC-8E84-D67E1990EE71-htm.html) file). The End Condition is applicable when an IFL file is used. The Start Frame and Playback Rate are used in both modes.

Channel Format - Indicates the preferred channel format for loading the image. This is ignored for 8-bit images.

Power- Controls image brightness. Lower values cause the image to appear darker. When used as a Bump map, this setting alters the bump height on the surface.

GammaThe function or attribute used to code or decode luminance for common displays. The computer graphics industry has set a standard gamma setting of 2.2 making it the most common default for 3D modelling and rendering applications. - Controls the input image luminance, and it also tunes or color-corrects the image.

Invert - Inverts the texture values.

Transform - Positions, rotates, and scales the surface texture.

Projection - Accepts OctaneRender® Projection nodes. If nothing is connected to this input, the Image texture uses the surface's UV texture coordinates by default. This also changes the UV set if the original surface contains more than one UV set.

Border Mode - Sets the behavior of the space around the image if it doesn't cover the entire geometry. Wrap Around is the default behavior, which repeats the image in the areas outside the image's coverage. If you set this parameter to White Color or Black Color, the area outside the image turns to white or black, respectively. 

Camera Mapped - Sets the current rendering camera to project the image onto the surface.

Bake input scale -Affects only 3D texmaps. For example, 'Marble' is a 3D texmap, but 'Checker' is not. 5000 is fine with a default scene. With other scene units, objects size, etc, it might be necessary to adjust this scale.

Bake Input Resolution - These parameters provide an on-the-fly texture baking approach. OctaneRender® will render by using standard 3DS Max®  CPU-calculated nodes and bake all TexturesTextures are used to add details to a surface. Textures can be procedural or imported raster files. every time it requests a scene translation. If there are many Textures with high-baking resolutions, this increases the scene translation time by a lot.