2D Generator

The part of a 2D layer that generates the image

This category groups generators of 2D images.
Those generators are at the core of 2D Layer A single 2D Layer Read More , since they generate the source image , i.e. the image on which subsequent modifiers and renderer will operate.
Most 2D Generators are either file-based generators ( Image Layer This generator loads a still image and displays it. Read More , Video File Generate an animated image by playing a video file. Play it either with it's Transport or from a Timeline (by drag n dropping the layer inside it) Read More ), or procedural generators ( e.g. Uniform Generate a solid, uniform image, filled with a unique color Read More , Linear Gradient This generator creates a linear gradient (by default from black to white), from top to bottom Read More and Noise layer Generate a possibly animated noise image Read More ) and some other generators such as Video Input Extract the image from a Video Input Device Read More .
Here is the full list of generator categories:
  • Compo Composite 2D Layer, Shape layer and 3D Layer together. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N] to create a new composition after opening Smode Read More : Can contain many layers and has the same behavior as a layer (resolution / ratio)
  • File-based generators: External files. Create them in the tree by drag and dropping files (absent from creation menu)
  • Generators based on functions: Use Function Function that maps a number (percentage, time, etc.) to a value Read More to generate images
  • Gradient generators: Use color gradients to generate images
  • Lens Flare A bright light (optical aberration effect) Read More : A versatile lens flare generator with a few presets to start
  • Procedural Noise generators: Pretty obvious name
  • Shader-based generators: Procedural shaders such as Checker Board Generate a checkerboard Read More or Brick Generate a brick pattern Read More
  • 2D Text Generate a text image with custom colors, font and justification. Read More : I don't remember what that is, sorry you'll have to test by yourself

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File-based generators:

Image Layer - This generator loads a still image and displays it.

Exr Image Layer - Referenced Exr File

Video File - Generate an animated image by playing a video file. Play it either with it's Transport Thing that can be played out of a Timeline or Function Cue and that doesn't need to be inside an Animation Bank Read More or from a Timeline Timelines specificity is to play, cut and edit video layers easily, and to animate layers and their parameters Read More (by drag n dropping the layer inside it)

Cube Map File - Generate an image from a Cube Map

Reference - Reference a compo in another compo

Gradient generators:

Gradient - Generate a gradient parameterized by a shape and color gradient

Linear Gradient - This generator creates a linear gradient (by default from black to white), from top to bottom

Radial Gradient - This generator creates a linear gradient (by default from black to white), in a circle from the center to the edges of the layer

N-Points Gradient - Create gradient from multiple points

Procedural Noise generators:

Noise layer - Generate a possibly animated noise image

White Noise layer - Generate a White Noise

Shader-based generators:

Uniform - Generate a solid, uniform image, filled with a unique color

Checker Board - Generate a checkerboard

Brick - Generate a brick pattern

Mandelbrot Fractals - Generate a Mandelbrot fractal

Dots - Generate a dot grid

Shader Generator - Create your own shader with mathematical beautifulness in OpenGL Shading Language through the Shader Editor You want to code some Shader inside of Smode? Here it is. Read More

Video Scope - Analyse and displays the colours of your image

Generators based on functions:

Function Curve - Generate a gradient curve from a function

Radial Function - Display a radial shape defined by a Function Function that maps a number (percentage, time, etc.) to a value Read More

Lens flare generator:

Lens Flare - A bright light (optical aberration effect)

Text Generator:

2D Text - Generate a text image with custom colors, font and justification.

Signal Testing:

Glitch - Generate alternating black and white frames

Test Pattern - Generate a Test Pattern

April Tag - Generate an April Tag

April Tag Grid - Generate a grid of April Tag Generate an April Tag Read More

Visualize Smart Lut - Provide a technical visualisation of a color calibration result

Texture retrieval from inputs:

Video Input - Extract the image from a Video Input Device Video Input Devices are device allowing Smode to grab video stream Read More

Parent Input layer - Use the video/image used as Input of it's parent modifier

Composition:

Compo - Composite 2D Layer A single 2D Layer Read More , Shape layer Bezier shape and drawing Read More and 3D Layer A single 3D Layer (3D object, particle system, ect) Read More together. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N] to create a new composition after opening Smode

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