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Ilyas DIZDAR asked ·

How to generate a distance texture between two object (Vray like)

Is there a way in arnold to generate à distance texture (gradient texture between two object) like vray does ? That may be one of the last interesting basic feature Arnold would need.

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Ciro Cardoso answered ·

We need this for MaxtoA. Had some fellow artists asking for this tool.

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Declan Russell answered ·

Thanks! We have a ticket to investigate this.

In the mean time, depending on how complex your objects are, you could probably easily make such a shader in OSL. Its pretty easy for compute distances from analytic geometry like planes and spheres. Meshes are probably a little too complicated though.

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