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Like all texture style nodes, this node takes a manifold that describes either a 2D or 3D domain to apply a fractal texture to. The default behavior if no manifold is attached is to apply over P in 3D.

 

Input Parameters

Layers

The number of noise layers used. More layers add successively more noise.

 Tech Notes
RIB
int layers
Default
6

Frequency

Sets the lowest (starting) frequency of the noise layers.

 Tech Notes
RIB
float frequency
Default
1.0

Lacunarity

The scaler used to determine the frequency of each sucessive layer of noise. Smaller numbers will cause the layers to be more closely spaced in frequency. Larger values will space them further apart.

RIB: float lacunarity
Default: 2.0

Dimension

The frequency exponent. This value is used to scale the magnitude of each sucessive layer of noise using the formula1/f^(3-2*Dimension); where f is the frequency of the noise being used for a given layer. It's called dimension since this value relates to the fractal dimension. Bigger values are rougher, smaller values are smoother.

RIB: float dimension
Default: 1.0

Erosion

The frequency exponent range. The frequency exponent specified by the dimension is itself offset as a function of the noise magnitude. This value adjusts that offset. This determines the so-called crossover scale of the fractal. 0 gives a uniform appearance. Negative values will smooth out the low valued areas, and positive values will smooth the high valued ones.

RIB: float erosion
Default: 0.0

Variation

This value controls which particular variation of the appearance you get - without altering the qualities of the appearance determined by the other controls. So, for example, you can use this to animate the appearance by connecting this to Time, or create several unique instances of the appearance by setting this to different values.

RIB: float variation
Default: 0.0

Manifold

The manifold over which to apply the noise. Defaults to P.

RIB: struct manifold

Output Parameters

resultF

The result of fractal texture as a float.

resultRGB

The fractal texture as a color.