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Carbon Mesh Tool

Type

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Surface node.

Description

This node allows to analyze and visualize geometric information of a mesh in regard to its usability for Cloth simulation.

Inputs

Input #1: Surface node

Attach this node to a node containing geometry.

Parameters

Mode mode

Mode in which this node will operate. Options are Analyze and Fat Geometry.


Visualize visualize

Choose a visualization.

If set to None, Angular Quality, or Surface Quality, the following data will be calculated and stored in the output mesh:

  • Per-point inter fatness.
  • Primitive angular quality and primitive surface quality.
  • Edge groups for open edges and for non-manifold edges.

Note

This parameter is only available when working in Analyze mode.


Open/Non-Manifold Edges

Displays the shape edges that are open (edges with a single face attached) or non-manifold (edges with more than two faces attached).

Note

  • When choosing this visualization mode, none of the attributes from the analysis are being exported onto the output geometry.
  • These parameter are only available when working in Analyze mode.

Open Edges colorOpenEdgesr colorOpenEdgesg colorOpenEdgesb

Color used to draw all open edges.

Non-Manifold Edges colorNonManifoldEdgesr colorNonManifoldEdgesg colorNonManifoldEdgesb

Color used to draw all non-manifold edges.

Wire Radius radius

Wire visualization’s radius, in scene units.


Angular Quality

Visualize the angular quality of the faces and therefore the suitability of the geometry for cloth simulation.

Note

These parameter are only available when working in Analyze mode.

Excellent Quality colorExcellentQualityr colorExcellentQualityg colorExcellentQualityb

Color used for drawing faces whose angular quality is extremely well suited to cloth simulation.

Good Quality colorGoodQualityr colorGoodQualityg colorGoodQualityb

Color used for drawing faces whose angular quality is well suited to cloth simulation.

Average Quality colorAverageQualityr colorAverageQualityg colorAverageQualityb

Color used for drawing faces whose angular quality is not ideally suited to cloth simulation.

Poor Quality colorPoorQualityr colorPoorQualityg colorPoorQualityb

Color used for drawing faces whose angular quality is not well suited to cloth simulation.


Surface Quality

Visualize the surface consistency and therefore the suitability of the geometry for cloth simulation.

Note

These parameter are only available when working in Analyze mode.

Excellent Quality colorExcellentQualityr colorExcellentQualityg colorExcellentQualityb

Color used for drawing faces of average surface that are extremely well suited to cloth simulation.

Good Quality colorGoodQualityr colorGoodQualityg colorGoodQualityb

Color used for drawing faces of close enough to average surface that are well suited to cloth simulation.

Average Quality colorAverageQualityr colorAverageQualityg colorAverageQualityb

Color used for drawing faces larger or smaller than the average surface that are not ideally suited to cloth simulation.

Poor Quality colorPoorQualityr colorPoorQualityg colorPoorQualityb

Color used for drawing faces extremely larger or smaller than the average surface that are not well suited to cloth simulation


Fatness Check

Visualize the Inter Fatness (the largest allowed self collision fatness set by the topology if used for a Carbon Cloth) in relation to the object’s Outer Fatness.

Note

  • When choosing this visualization mode, none of the attributes from the analysis are being exported onto the output geometry.
  • These parameter are only available when working in Analyze mode.

Good Edges colorValidEdgesr colorValidEdgesg colorValidEdgesb

Color used to draw all points with Inter Fatness bigger than the mesh’s Outer Fatness. When used for Cloth simulation, these points will use the given Outer Fatness for self collision.

Bad Compressed Edges colorFatCompressedEdgesr colorFatCompressedEdgesg colorFatCompressedEdgesb

Color used to draw all points with Inter Fatness smaller than the mesh’s Outer Fatness but still bigger than half of the mesh’s Outer Fatness. When used for Cloth simulation, these points won’t be able to use the given Outer Fatness for self collision and use the Inter Fatness value instead.

Bad Edges colorFatEdgesr colorFatEdgesg colorFatEdgesb

Color used to draw all points with Inter Fatness smaller than half of the mesh’s Outer Fatness. When used for Cloth simulation, these points won’t be able to use the given Outer Fatness for self collision and use the Inter Fatness value instead.

Wire Radius radius

Wire visualization’s radius, in scene units.

Outer Fatness outerFatness

Mesh’s surface outer volume thickness, in scene units.

See also

Fatness


Fat Geometry

Creates fat / extruded geometry from the input mesh.

Front colorFrontr colorFrontg colorFrontb

Color used to draw the front facing side.

Back colorBackr colorBackg colorBackb

Color used to draw the back facing side.

Inner Fatness innerFatness

Mesh’s surface inner volume thickness, in scene units. The existence of an Inner Fatness (Inner Fatness > 0) means that the mesh is single sided. If the Inner Fatness is zero, then the mesh is double sided.

See also

Fatness

Outer Fatness outerFatness

Mesh’s surface outer volume thickness, in scene units.

See also

Fatness

See Also

Carbon Cloth