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FileTexture (EX9.Texture)

Help allows image files to be used as textures in the DX window
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Preloading Textures
Preloading a texture means making & keeping it available in the memory of your graphics card, indifferent of its current visibility. This prevents the render output from stuttering when a lot of new textures are loaded (because they are already in memory and don't need to be loaded). Instead, all of the textures are loaded at startup.

To preload textures, point the FileTexture (EX9.Texture) to the files you need preloaded. Chain the FileTexture (EX9.Texture) into a Quad (DX9), the quad into a Group (EX9), and the group into your Renderer (EX9) (or any other group that leads there). If you have previously opened a Renderer (TTY), you will see your texture being loaded. You can disable the Group (EX9) so the quad is invisible; the textures will still be loaded.

Whenever the patch containing this construction starts, the textures are loaded right at the beginning - it will take a bit longer to start, but no longer stutter during runtime (provided that all of the critical textures are preloaded).


Important Note
As mentioned in the Rendering FAQ]: A filetexture can only be shared between nodes if they not only have the same filename, but also the same options (including width, height, textureformat,...).


Cube Textures
Volume Textures
when you want to load a cubetexture and you are wondering why it doesn't work:
you have to set the Type-pin to CubeTexture.
this pin is "invisible" by default; means it is only visible in the Inspektor.
it's default value is Texture, not CubeTexture or VolumeTexture

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~11d ago

fleg: This Tuesday, Cologne: exhibition opening of "interwoven", textile disinformation patterns created with vvvv. https://fleg.de/news/exhibition-interwoven

~25d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Assimp nodes all broken afted Win Update w/exception "COM object that has been separated from its underlying RCW(...)"

~25d ago

manuelgonzalvez: @levi thanks would love to! anyway managed to get something similar working based on forum search and anthokio's patches.

~25d ago

levi: @ravasquez thanks. 31.2 x86 verrion worked. @manuelgonzalvez i have a dx11 projectTexture if u a want.

~26d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Anyone has a dx11 port of "projectedTexture" dx9 fx for projection mapping?

~26d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Anyone has a dx11 port of "projectedTexture" dx9 fx for projection mapping?

~27d ago

ravazquez: @levi not sure bout the ImagePack, but I believe VL.OpenCV should give you the same tools and should work with beta just fine

~27d ago

levi: anyone knows of a VVVVpacks.image that works for elliot's projector calibration patches?x64,dx11. always crashes v4 on solve.

~1mth ago

Lorenz: VJing with GIFS: https://lorenzpotthast.de/gifjockey/ A fun little side project, that I first prototyped in v4 and now turned web-based ;)

~2mth ago

schlonzo: finally fixed in 4.8 nice1