Luminance to Scalar
Node Description & Purpose:
The Luminance to scalar node calculates the luminance of the Input colour and then outputs the luminance as a scalar.
Node Type: Function
This node has no other settings apart from the Input node.
A scalar is a single number. 1, 200.45, -45, -0.2 are all examples of scalar values.
This is essentially the brightness of the colour. Terragen converts RGB colours to greyscale by taking the luminance of the colour.
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