Abs Vector explained

Started by Hetzen, September 30, 2019, 08:52:39 am

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Hetzen

September 30, 2019, 08:52:39 am Last Edit: October 13, 2019, 11:23:06 am by Hetzen
Abs Vector produces absolute values across the X, Y and Z components, effectively making each a positive number by negating the negative values.

This example uses a colour/vector source that produces positive and negative values in the three X,Y,Z directions. Vectors may have values greater or lower than the visible range of 0 to 1, hence the black areas in the top preview panel. This pattern is then used as a vector displacement map which in turn displaces a Plane Object to show displacement in three directions.

Abs_Vector_01.jpg

When we insert an Abs Vector node, all negative values become positive.

Abs_Vector_02.jpg

If there's any errors, omissions or questions about the above, please leave a comment and we will add further details in this post when relevant.

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