The Field Component lets you enter text strings and renders text generated with the Text TOP. Internally it contains a Text TOP which points to one cell of a DAT that contains the text to render. The Field COMP modifies the DAT cell as text is entered.
Parameters - Layout Page
The Layout parameter page controls the size, position, and alignment of the panel.
/panelx - Allows you to specify the Panel Component's horizontal position relative to its parent.
/panely - Allows you to specify the Panel Component's vertical position relative to its parent.
/panelw - Allows you to specify the Panel Component's width.
/panelh - Allows you to specify the Panel Component's height.
/panelmargin[lrbt] - The four fields allow you to specify the space that surrounds the Panel Component. The margin is the space between the Panel Component's border and the outer edge.
The Margin is defined in absolute pixels and does not stretch with the window, as a result margin is not reflected in the node's panel viewer but only when the parent is drawn in a floating window.
/panelscale[xy] - Allows you to uniformly scale the Panel Component's children.
/paneloffset[xy] - Allows you to offset the Panel Component's children. This parameter is overwritten by the Align, Justify Horizontal, and Justify Vertical parameters, see below.
/panelalign - The menu attached to this parameter allows you to specify in which way the Panel Component's children will be laid out. The options Layout Grid Horizontal, Layout Grid Vertical and Layout to Network Nodes will scale the Panel Component's children to fit the Component.
/panelalignmargin - Is enabled by choosing any Align option other than None or Layout to Network Nodes. It defines the space between the children of the Panel Component when they are being aligned.
Max per Line
/panelalignmax - Is enabled by choosing any Align option other than None, Layout Grid Horizontal, Layout Grid Vertical, or Layout to Network Nodes, and defines the maximum number of children placed in one row or column.
/panelalignignore - When on the Panel Component, will ignore any Align parameter settings from its parent Panel Component.
- Off - Aligns the panel based on settings in parent.
- On - Does not align the panel but respects margins.
- All - Does not align the panel and disregards margins.
/panelorder - This parameter allows you to specify the Panel Component's position when its parent's Align parameter is set to something other then None or Layout to Network Nodes.
/paneljustifyh - The menu attached to this parameter allows you to specify how the panel component's children are being justified horizontally.
/paneljustifyv - The menu attached to this parameter allows you to specify how the panel component's children are being justified vertically.
/panelfit - The menu attached to this parameter allows you to specify how the panel component's children are being scaled into the panel's window. This parameter overrides the Justify Horizontal and Justify Vertical parameters.
/panelstretchh - When enabled this parameter will stretch the panel component to fit its parent's Width parameter.
/panelstretchv - When enabled this parameter will stretch the panel component to fit its parent's Height parameter.
/panellayer - Allows you to specify the layer position of the panel component, with higher values meaning the panel component will be drawn over any other panel component in the same network with a lower value. Unexpected results may occur if two panel components in the same network have the same Layer value.
/panelcrop - The menu attached to this parameter lets you specify if any children panel components which are positioned partially or completely outside the panel component's dimensions get cropped.
/paneloverlay - Draws the panel last regardless of its position in the panel hierarchy.
Window and Viewer Fill
/panelfill - The menu attached to this parameter lets you specify how the control panel fills a floating window and its node viewer.
Stuff from Window
/panelstufffromwindow - When enabled the panel component's width and height are effected by resizing its floating window viewer.
Parameters - Panel Page
The Panel parameter page controls panel attributes such as display on/off, enable on/off, panel help, and background images.
/panelclickthrough - When enabled all mouse clicks are ignored by this Panel Component.
Mouse UV Buttons
/uvbuttons[left,middle,right] - Allows you to specify which mouse buttons update the uv Panel Values.
/mouserel - When enabled the uv Panel Values will reflect relative mouse movement.
/paneltop - Allows you to specify a TOP / Texture Operator which is used as background for the panel component.
/paneltopfill - This menu specifies the way the Background TOP will fill the panel's background.
/paneloverridemethod - Determines how the values in the Override CHOP are applied to the panel.
- - Trigger - A change in the CHOP Override channel's value will trigger the panel values to update.
- - Always - The panel values always match the CHOP Override channel's value.
/panelhelpdat - Lets you specify the path to a Text DAT whose content will be displayed as a rollover pop-up help for the control panel.
/paneldisplay - Specifies if the panel is displayed or hidden.
/panelopacity - Allows you to fade the panel in and out.
/panelenable - Allows you to prevent all interaction with this panel.
/panelresize - Four checkboxes allow you to resize a panel by grabbing the corresponding edge or corner: Resize Left, Right, Bottom, Top.
/panelresizewmin /panleresizewmax -
/panelresizehmin /panleresizehmax -
/reposition - Enables repositioning of the panel or the panel's containing window. Reposition means you are able to move the panel component or window by dragging the mouse.
/repocomp - Enabled by choosing the Local option from the Reposition parameter. Specify the path to the panel component you would like to reposition by mouse.
/repositionx[min,max] - Enabled by choosing the Local option from the Reposition parameter. Specify the maximum range you want to be able to reposition the panel component horizontally.
/repositiony[min,max] - Enabled by choosing the Local option from the Reposition parameter. Specify the maximum range you want to be able to reposition the panel component vertically.
Keep in Memory on Close
/keepmemory - Speeds up the opening of the panel when opened a second time and thereafter. It will keep the UI objects needed to render and layout the panel in memory.
Parameters - Field Page
/buttontype - specify what kind of data can be input into the field.
/string- any alphanumeric string characters are permitted in the field.
/float- float numeric values are permitted.
/integer- only integer numeric values are permitted.
/fieldlock - when checked on the field can not be edited.
/fieldexpand - will expand any variables that are input into the field.
Render Password Protected
/fieldprotected - renders all characters as "*", useful for hiding strings in password fields.
/fieldfocus - the path to a DAT with a list of field component focus orders. The DAT should container a list of paths relative to the DAT parent in the focus order.
When the user hits <tab> or <shift+tab> the focus will automatically be set to the field before or after the entry
for this field. If the path for this field is not specified in focus order table, the focus will remain unchanged.
Parameters - Color Page
The Color parameter page sets the panel's background, border, and disabled colors.
/bgcolor[rgb] /bgalpha - RGBA values for the background. (default: black (0,0,0,0))
/bordera[rgb] /borderaalpha - RGBA values for border A color.
/borderb[rgb] /borderbalpha - RGBA values for border B color.
/leftborder /leftborderi - What color the 2 left-most pixels are. Options are 0 (no change), Border A (uses color defined in Border A), or Border B (uses color defined in Border B).
/rightborder /rightborderi - What color the 2 right-most pixels are. Options are 0 (no change), Border A (uses color defined in Border A), or Border B (uses color defined in Border B).
/topborder /topborderi - What color the 2 top-most pixels are. Options are 0 (no change), Border A (uses color defined in Border A), or Border B (uses color defined in Border B).
/bottomborder /bottomborderi - What color the 2 bottom-most pixels are. Options are 0 (no change), Border A (uses color defined in Border A), or Border B (uses color defined in Border B).
Multiply RGB by Alpha
/multrgbbyalpha - Multiplies the RGB channels by the alpha channel.
Border on Top
/panelborderontop - Draws the panel's borders on top of all siblings panels.
/panelcomposite - Selects how the panel is composited with its siblings panels. See the Composite TOP for a description of the various composite methods.
Parameters - Drag Page
The Drag parameter page controls the panel's drag and drop behavior.
See also Drag-and-Drop
Parameters - Common Page
Node View - Determines what is displayed in the node viewer, also known as the Node Viewer. Some options will not be available depending on the Component type (Object Component, Panel Component, Misc.)
- Geometry Viewer - Shows a 3D geometry viewer displaying the geometry inside the component. This option is only available for Object components.
- Control Panel - Displays the Control Panel, only available for Panel Components.
- Operator Viewer - Displays the node viewer from any operator specified in the Operator Viewer parameter below.
/opviewer - Select which operator's node viewer to use when the Node View parameter is set to Operator Viewer.
/clone - Path to a component used as the Master Clone. If the component specified as Master exists, then this component becomes a clone.
/pathvar - Specifies a variable name you can use anywhere inside the component as the path to that component. See Path Variable.
Load On Demand
/loadondemand - Loads the component into memory only when required. Good to use for components that are not always used in the project.
/externaltox - Path to a
.tox file on disk which will source the component's content upon start of a
.toe. This allows for components to contain networks that can be updated independently of the
.toe file. Paths used to locate
.tox files should not contain expressions or root variables. Built-in and Environment variables (like
$HOME) are accepted. If the
.tox file can not be found, whatever the
.toe file was saved with will be loaded.
Use Backup Copy if External .tox is Missing
/savebackup - When this checkbox is enabled, a backup copy of the component specified by the External
.tox parameter is saved in the
.toe file. This backup copy will be used if the External
.tox can not be found. This may happen if the
.tox was renamed, deleted, or the
.toe file is running on another computer that is missing component media.
Sub-Component to Load
/subcompname - When loading from an External
.tox file, this option allows you to reach into the
.tox and pull out a COMP and make that the top-level COMP, ignoring everything else in the file (except for the contents of that COMP). For example if a
.tox file named
geo1 as the Sub-Component to Load, will result in
geo1 being loaded in place of the current COMP. If this parameter is blank, it just loads the
.tox file normally using the top level COMP in the file.
/reinitnet - This button will re-load from the external
.tox file (if present), followed by re-initializing itself from its master, if it's a clone.