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jit.gl.material

Generate materials for 3D objects

Description

Produces shaders for high quality rendering that automatically adapt to texture inputs and the number of active lights.

Examples

Discussion

This object requires one argument: the name of a drawing context. A named drawing context is a named instance of a jit.window, jit.pwindow, or jit.matrix object that has an instance of the jit.gl.render object associated with it. Additionally it can reference the name of a jit.gl.node sub-context. This value may also be set via the OB3D drawto attribute. If no argument is present, the object is implicitly added to the first valid drawing context or sub-context found in the current patch or by searching up the patcher hierarchy.

Matrix Operator

matrix inputs:0, matrix outputs:1
Name IOProc Planelink Typelink Dimlink Plane Dim Type
out n/a 1 1 1 1 1 char

More about Matrix Operators

The Jitter MOP

Since the matrix is Jitter's focus, it is not surprising that the majority of Jitter objects fall in this category of Matrix Operators. Every Matrix operator has some number of matrix inputs and some number of matrix outputs. Matrix inputs are referred to by the names "in", "in2", "in3", etc., from left to right, and matrix outputs are referred to by the names "out", "out2", "out3", etc., from left to right--i.e. the names are appended by the input/output number except for the first (leftmost) input and first (leftmost) output which are simply named "in" and "out". We will refer to the input or output name names as the "I/O-name".

Matrix inputs and outputs typically each have their own matrices internally where information is kept. This is necessary because Jitter is an asynchronous framework (i.e. all the matrices don't arrive at all inputs at the same time). Various aspects of matrix inputs and outputs can be set using the command [I/O-name] combined with one of the following suffixes: "_dim" which will set the dimensions of the specified I/O matrix, "_type" which will set the type of the specified matrix, "_planecount" which will set the plane of the specified matrix, or "_name" which will set the name of the specified matrix. There is one special case which does not have an internal matrix and this is the first input "in". This is the case since this special input actually triggers the calculation of the matrix operator, so it doesn't need to be cached until a calulation takes place, unlike the other inputs. Therefore there is no mechanism to set the dim, planecount, type, or name of "in".

Matrix operators accept what we'll refer to as "matrix args"--i.e. [planecount (int)] [ type (symbol)] [dim (int list)] . if these arguments are present, the adapt attribute will be turned off, otherwise it will be turned on. If adapt mode is turned on, each time a matrix is received in the first input, there will also be the equivalent of setting the dim , planecount , and type attributes to that of the input matrix. If the other inputs and outputs are linked to these attributes, this will affect their linked attributes as well. See the "MOP" table to determine which inputs and outputs will be linked to which attributes when adapt mode is turned on. For the leftmost input this is not applicable, and hence all columns are labelled "n/a".

The jit.matrix object is a named matrix which may be used to matrix data storage and retrieval, resampling, and matrix type and planecount conversion operations.

MOP Arguments

planecount [int]

Optional

Explicitly sets the number of planes for the output and any righthand inputs. If this is absent, the Matrix Operator will typically adapt to the lefthand incoming matrix attributes, except for special case operators.

type [symbol]

Optional

Explicitly sets the type of the matrix for the output and any righthand inputs. If this is absent, the Matrix Operator will typically adapt to the lefthand incoming matrix attributes, except for special case operators.

dimensions [list]

Optional

Explicitly sets the dimensions of the matrix for the output and any righthand inputs. If this is absent, the Matrix Operator will typically adapt to the lefthand incoming matrix attributes, except for special case operators.

MOP Attributes

adapt [int]

Matrix adaptation flag (default = 0 if matrix arguments are present, otherwise 1) When the flag is set, the jit.matrix object will adapt to the incoming matrix planecount, type, and dimensions.

[in/out]_dim [32 ints]

The matrix data dimensions (default = 1 1)

[in/out]_name [symbol]

The input or output name of the matrix (default = UID)

[in/out]_planecount [int]

The number of planes in matrix input our output data. Except in special cases, this value is equal to the planecount .

[in/out]_type [symbol]

The input or output matrix data type. Except in special cases, this value is equal to type .

[in/out]_type [symbol]

The input or output matrix data type. Except in special cases, this value is equal to type .

outputmode [int]

Output mode (default = 1 (calculate and output matrix))
0 = No output
1 = Calculate and output the matrix
2 = Pass input (no calculation)
3 = Pass output (no calculation)

type [int]

The matrix data type (default = char
Supported data types are char , long , float32 , or float64 .

MOP Messages

bang

Equivalent to the outputmatrix message.

clear

Sets all cell values in a matrix to zero.

exportattrs

Arguments

filename [symbol]
Exports an object's current attributes values in XML format. If no filename is specified, a file dialog will open to let you choose a file.

getattributes

Sends a sequence of lists out the object's right outlet describing the object's attributes, one line per attribute. Each line listing line takes the form attribute attribute-name get get-value set foo set-value data-type(s) number-of-values .

getstate

Sends a sequence of lists describing the object's state out the object's right outlet, one line per attribute. Each line listing line takes the form attribute-name attribute-value1 attribute-value2 ... attribute-valueN .

importattrs

Arguments

filename [symbol]
Imports attributes specified in XML format to set the object's attributes. If no filename is specified, a file dialog will open to let you choose a file.

jit_matrix

Arguments

matrix-name [symbol]
Handles input for the named matrix. If this messages is received in the left inlet, output is typically triggered. If this message is received in any other inlet, the data is typically cached until the jit_matrix message is received in the left inlet.

outputmatrix

Sends the matrix out the left outlet.

summary

Sends a sequence of lists describing the object and it attributes and messages out the rightmost outlet of the object. The first output line takes the form summary objectname object-name . The second and third lines describe the number of inlets and outlets for the object in the form summary (matrixinputcount/matrixoutletcount) number-of-(inlets/outlets) . The fourth line describes the matrixoutput in the form summary matrixoutput descriptor planelink planelink-value typelink typelink-value dimlink dimlink-value types data-type(s) . Each attribute for the object is then listed, one attribute per line. Each line listing takes the form summary attribute attribute-name attribute-value1 attribute-value2 ... attribute-valueN .

Attributes

darkness [float]

Material darkness. Only valid when the diffuse shading model is minnaert.

diffuse_model [symbol]

Diffuse shading model

Possible values:

'lambert' ( Lambertian diffuse shading model )
'oren_nayer' ( Oren-Nayer diffuse shading model )
'toon' ( Toon diffuse shading model )
'minnaert' ( Minnaert diffuse shading model )

diffuse_size [float]

Diffuse toon component size. Only valid when the diffuse shading model is toon.

diffuse_smooth [float]

Diffuse toon component smoothness. Only valid when the diffuse shading model is toon.

drawto [symbol]

Render context name

fog [symbol]

Fog type

Possible values:

'none' ( No fog )
'linear' ( Linear fog )
'exp' ( Exponential fog )
'exp2' ( Squared exponential fog )

heightmap_mode [symbol]

Heightmap mode to use when the heightmap input is in use (default = parallax).

Possible values:

'parallax' ( Parallax heightmap mode )
Parallax heightmap mode is used in conjunction with normal mapping to enhance the depth effect by displacing texture coordinates. A normals input is required when using parallax mode.

'vtf' ( Vertex texture fetch mode )
Vertex texture fetch mode samples the heightmap texture's first channel (red plane) in the vertex program and displaces the vertex position along its normal by that amount. vtf mode requires texture inputs must be non-rectangular (@rectangle 0).

'vtf_normals' ( Vertex texture fetch with normals generation mode )
Vertex texture fetch with normals generation mode is similar to vtf mode but it also regenerates lighting normals for the displaced mesh.

override [int]

Override jit.gl object color material attributes

roughness [float]

Material roughness. Only valid when the diffuse shading model is oren_nayer.

shadow_eps [float]7.0.0

Shadow epsilon (eps) modifies the shape of shadows, and corrects self-shadowing error (default = 0.2). This value is used when the bound object is a shadow-receiver.

shadow_hard [float]7.0.0

Adjust shadow hardness (default = 0.7). This value is used when the bound object is a shadow-receiver.

shadow_radius [float]7.0.0

Adjust shadow blur radius (default = 0.3). This value is used when the bound object is a shadow-receiver.

shadow_soft [float]7.0.0

Adjust shadow softness (default = 0.3). Overwrites shadow_radius and shadow_hard attributes. This value is used when the bound object is a shadow-receiver.

specular_model [symbol]

Specular shading model

Possible values:

'blinn' ( Blinn specular shading model )
'phong' ( Phong specular shading model )
'toon' ( Toon specular shading model )
'ward' ( Ward specular shading model )
'cook_torrance' ( Cook-Torrance specular shading model )

specular_size [float]

Specular toon component size. Only valid when the specular shading model is toon.

specular_smooth [float]

Specular toon component smoothness. Only valid when the specular shading model is toon.

type [symbol]

g/s(get)

Material type (a descriptive name of the material).

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

OB3D Attributes

anim [symbol]

The name of a jit.anim.node object that handles all spatial transforms for this instance (default = UID). The default value references an internal object, but can be overridden by setting to the name of an existing external jit.anim.node instance. This allows for more advanced control of the spatial transform.

anchor [3 floats]

The anchor position in local space (default = 0. 0. 0.). Allows for offsetting the local 3D origin around which transforms are applied.

animmode [symbol]

Determines which space the anim_move and anim_turn messages will affect the position and orientation of this object (default = parent).
local = Rotate relative to local axis
parent = Rotate relative to parent axis
world = Rotate relative to world axis

antialias [int]

Antialiasing flag (default = 0) On some hardware, the blend_enable attribute must also be enabled for antialiasing to work.

automatic [int]

Automatic rendering flag (default = 1) When the flag is set, rendering occurs when the associated jit.gl.render object receives a bang message

auto_material [int]

Automatic material attributes flag (default = 1) When the flag is set, and lighting is enabled for the object, the diffuse and ambient material components for the object will be set to the object's color, and the specular and emissive lighting components are disabled.

aux_color [4 floats]

The auxiliary color in the form red green blue alpha (default = 0. 0. 0. 0.) The list elements should be in the range 0.-1.

axes [int]

x/y/z axis rendering off/on (default = 0)

blend [symbol]

The named blending mode. The possible values are:
add = blend_mode 1 1
multiply = blend_mode 2 1
screen = blend_mode 4 1
exclusion = blend_mode 4 5
colorblend = blend_mode 3 4
alphablend = blend_mode 6 7
coloradd = blend_mode 3 1
alphaadd = blend_mode 6 1

blend_enable [int]

Blending flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, blending is enabled for all rendered objects.

blend_mode [2 ints]

The source and destination planes associated with the blend mode (default = 6 7) Blend modes are specified in the form src_blend_mode dst_blend_mode. The supported modes are:
0 = zero
1 = one
2 = destination color
3 = source color
4 = one minus destination color
5 = one minus source color
6 = source alpha
7 = one minus source alpha
8 = destination alpha
9 = one minus destination alpha
10 = source alpha saturate

camera [3 floats]

The camera position in 3D space (default = 0. 0. 2.) Camera position is specified as a set of floating point numbers that correspond to a camera position with respect to the x, y, and z axes.

capture [symbol]

The name of a texture to be rendered to - e.g. jit.gl.nurbs @capture mytex will capture to jit.gl.texture @name mytex .

color [4 floats]

The draw color in the form red green blue alpha (default = 1. 1. 1. 1.) The list elements should be in the range 0.-1.

cull_face [int]

Face culling mode (default = 0 (no culling))
0 = no culling
1 = cull back faces
2 = cull front faces

depth_clear [int]

Depth buffer clear flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, the depth buffer is cleared before rendering the object.

depth_enable [int]

Depth buffering flag (default = 1) When the flag is set, depth buffering is enabled.

depth_write [int]

Depth write flag (default = 1). When the flag is set, writing to the depth buffer is enabled. This will have no effect if depth_enable is turned off.

dest_dim [2 ints]

Destination dimensions width height (default = jit.gl.render destination dimensions)

drawto [symbol]

The named drawing context in which to draw (default = none) A named drawing context is a named instance of a jit.window, jit.pwindow, or jit.matrix object that has an instance of the jit.gl.render object associated with it.

enable [int]

Enable flag (default = 1) When the flag is set, drawing is enabled.

filterclass [symbol]

The name of this object's pick filter class (default = default). This controls the visibility of objects to the jit.gl.handle and jit.gl.picker objects. In order to select this object, the filterclass value must be in the picking object's filters list.

far_clip [float]

The far clipping plane distance in 3D world (default = 100.)

fog_params [7 floats]

The fog parameters in the form red green blue alpha density start end (default = 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0.) The list's color elements should be in the range 0.-1.

fog [float]

The amount of fog effect (default = 0.)

inherit_all [int]

Inherit all flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all GL attributes from named drawing context are inherited.

inherit_color [int]

Inherit color flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all color attributes from the named drawing context are inherited.

inherit_depth [int]

Inherit depth buffer flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all depth buffer attributes from the named drawing context are inherited.

inherit_fog [int]

Inherit fog attributes flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all fog attributes from the named drawing context are inherited.

inherit_material [int]

Inherit material attributes flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all lighting and material attributes from the named drawing context are inherited.

inherit_poly [int]

Inherit polygon attributes flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all polygon attributes from the named drawing context are inherited.

inherit_texture [int]

Inherit texture attributes flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all texture attributes from the named drawing context are inherited.

inherit_transform [int]

Inherit transform attributes flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, all transform attributes from the named drawing context are inherited.

layer [int]

Object layer number (default = 0) When in automatic mode, the layer number determines the rendering order (low to high). Objects in the same layer have no guarantee which will be rendered first.

lens_angle [float]

The lens angle of the OpenGL camera (default = 45.)

lighting_enable [int]

Lighting enabled flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, lighting is calculated.

light_ambient [4 floats]

The color and opacity of the ambient light component in the form red green blue opacity (default = 0. 0. 0. 1. (opaque black)) All values should be in the range 0.-1.

light_diffuse [4 floats]

The color and opacity of the diffuse light component in the form red green blue opacity (default = 1. 1. 1. 1. (opaque white)) All values should be in the range 0.-1.

light_global_ambient [4 floats]

The color and opacity of the global ambient light component in the form red green blue opacity (default = 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.) All values should be in the range 0.-1.

light_position [4 floats]

The position of the light source in XYZ coordinates and the light type (default = 1. 1. 1. 0.)
When the last number is 0., t The light is treated as a directional source if 0. is the final number. Otherwise, diffuse and specular lighting calculations are based on the actual location of the light in eye coordinates, and attenuation is enabled.

light_specular [4 floats]

Color and opacity of specular light component (default = 1. 1. 1. 1. (opaque white)) The first three floats in the range 0.-1. specify the RGB components of the specular light color. The fourth float (also in the range 0.-1.) specifies opacity.

line_width [float]

The drawing line width (default = 1.)

lookat [3 floats]

3D position at which the camera is pointed (default = 0. 0. 0.)

mat_ambient [4 floats]

The ambient light material property in the form red green blue alpha (default = 0. 0. 0. 0.) The list elements should be in the range 0.-1.

mat_diffuse [4 floats]

The diffuse light material property in the form red green blue alpha (default = 0. 0. 0. 0.) The list elements should be in the range 0.-1.

mat_emission [4 floats]

The material emission property in the form red green blue alpha (default = 0. 0. 0. 0.) The list elements should be in the range 0.-1.

mat_specular [4 floats]

The specular light material property in the form red green blue alpha (default = 0. 0. 0. 0.) The list elements should be in the range 0.-1.

matfile [symbol]

The Jitter material file to apply (.jitmtl)

matrixoutput [int]

Matrix output mode (default = 0)
0 = issue render commands
1 = output geometry matrices
2 = output geometry matrices with local transform applied

name [symbol]

The instance name (default = UID)

near_clip [float]

The near clipping plane distance in 3D world (default = 0.1)

ortho [int]

Orthographic projection mode (default = 0)
0 = orthographic projection off (perspective projection)
1 = orthographic projection on, using lens angle
2 = orthographic projection on, ignoring lens angle

point_size [float]

The draw point size (default = 1.)

poly_mode [2 ints]

Polygon rendering modes (default 0 0) Rendering modes are expressed in the form frontface backface. Supported rendering modes are:
0 = render as filled polygons
1 = render as lines
2 = render as points

position [3 floats]

The 3D origin in the form x y z (default = 0. 0. 0.)

quat [4 floats]

The current rotation as a quaternion(default = 0. 0. 0. 1.). A quaternion is a mathematical construct that is a four dimensional vector, and can be visualized as a rotation around an arbitrary axis. Quaternions are a useful representation of an orientation in 3D space.

rotate [4 floats]

The angle of rotation and the xyz vector about which the rotation is performed in the form rotation-angle x y z (default = 0. 0. 0. 1.)

rotatexyz [3 floats]

Sets the current rotation to the concatenation of rotations about the positive x, y, and z axes, also known as Euler angles (default = 0. 0. 0.). The default order is yzx and can be changed with the jit.gl.render rotate_order attribute. Angles are expressed in degrees.

scale [3 floats]

The 3D scaling factor in the form x y z (default = 1. 1. 1.)

shadow_caster [int]

Shadow caster flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, object will cast shadows.

shininess [float]

The material shininess value (default = 16.0) The value should be a float in the range 0.-255.

smooth_shading [int]

Smooth shading flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, smooth shading is used when rendering.

tex_map [int]

Mode for automatic generation of texture coordinate controls (default = 0)
0 = no coordinates are generated.
1 = OpenGL's texture generation is used with mode GL_OBJECT_LINEAR. This applies the texture in a fixed orientation relative to the object.
2 = OpenGL's texture generation is used with mode GL_SPHERE_MAP. This can be used to create a reflection effect.
3 = OpenGL's texture generation is used with mode GL_EYE_LINEAR. This applies the texture in a fixed orientation relative to OpenGL's eye coordinates.
Modes 1 and 3 are affected by the value of the tex_plane_s and tex_plane_t attributes listed below.

tex_plane_s [4 floats]

The texture generation coefficients a b c d that apply to tex_map modes 1 and 3. (default = 1. 0. 0. 0.)
The four coefficients define a plane used to generate the s texture coordinate, which corresponds to the x axis of the texture image. If the tex_map mode is 1, s = ax + by + cz + dw, where x, y, z, and w are the homogeneous coordinates of the vertex.

tex_plane_t [4 floats]

The texture generation coefficients a b c d, which apply to tex_map modes 1 and 3. (default = 0. 1. 0. 0)
The four coefficients define a plane which is used to generate the t texture coordinate, which corresponds to the y axis of the texture image.

shader [symbol]

The name of the shader to be applied (default = none)

texture [8 symbols]

The name of the texture to be applied (default = none). If multiple textures are specified, uses multi-texturing.

transform_reset [int]

Modelview and projection transform reset flag (default = 0) When the flag is set, the modelview and projection transforms are set to the identity transform before rendering the object. This is useful for sprite or billboard overlays, or automatic scaling to window size. The transform_reset flag modes are:
0 = do nothing (default)
1 = proportional orthographic glOrtho(-aspect, aspect, -1.0, 1.0, near_clip, far_clip);
2 = orthographic normalized glOrtho(-1.0, 1.0, -1.0, 1.0, near_clip, far_clip);
3 = proportional perspective with near clip = 0.001 gluPerspective(lens_angle, aspect, 0.001/*near_clip*/, far_clip);
4 = normalized perspective with near clip = 0.001 gluPerspective(lens_angle, 1.0, 0.001/*near_clip*/, far_clip);

up [3 floats]

The 3D vector towards which the top of the camera points (default = 0. 1. 0.)

verbose [int]

Toggles printing messages to the Max Console.

viewalign [int]

View aligned transformation flag (default = 0)

Messages

bind

Bind the material for use

(drag)

Drag and drop a Jitter material file (.jitmtl)

ambient_texture

Arguments

name [symbol]
Set ambient texture

environment_texture

Arguments

name [symbol]
Set the environment texture. The environment texture can be a jit.gl.texture or a jit.gl.cubemap)

(mouse)

Open the materials browser

diffuse_texture

Arguments

name [symbol]
Set diffuse texture

emission_texture

Arguments

name [symbol]
Set emission texture

getparamdefault

Arguments

name [symbol]
Get parameter default value

getparamlist

Get list of parameter names

getparamtype

Arguments

name [symbol]
Get parameter type

getparamval

Arguments

name [symbol]
Get the parameter value

heightmap_texture

Set heightmap texture

glossmap_texture

Set glossmap texture

normals_texture

Arguments

name [symbol]
Set the normals texture. The normals texture will add a bump-mapping effect to the material.

param

Arguments

name [symbol]
values [list]
Set material parameter value

open

Open the materials browser

specular_texture

Arguments

name [symbol]
Set specular texture

reset

Reset shading model and colors

reset_colors

Reset colors to default values

reset_shading_model

Reset shading model to default values

unbind

Unbind the material from use

wclose

Close material browser

OB3D Messages

bang

Equivalent to the draw message.

draw

Draws the object in the named drawing destination. If the matrixoutput attribute is supported and set to 1, the geometry matrices are sent out the object's left outlet.

drawraw

Equivalent to draw with the inherit_all attribute set to 1.

drawimmediate

Equivalent to draw but ignoring any potential renderer setup

anim_move

Arguments

x [float]
y [float]
z [float]
Move the object along the axis provided, relative to the space indicated by animmode.

anim_turn

Arguments

x [float]
y [float]
z [float]
Rotate the object along each axis by the amount provided, relative to the space indicated by animmode.

anim_grow

Arguments

x [float]
y [float]
z [float]
Scale the object along each axis by the amount provided.

anim_reset

Reset the local transformation attributes to their default values (position = 0 0 0, rotatexyz = 0 0 0, and scale = 1 1 1)

update_node

Update the node transformation attributes.

import_material

Import a Jitter material file (.jitmtl).

export_material

Export material state as a material file (.jitmtl).

See Also

Name Description
jit.gl.cubemap Manage a cubemap texture target
jit.gl.model Read and draw various 3D model formats
jit.gl.render Render Jitter OpenGL objects
jit.gl.shader Manage a GL shader
jit.gl.texture Create OpenGL textures