Panels Series - Smear
This component creates a series of rectangular panels with smears running vertically top to bottom.
Tweak Link User Parameter Name Function
Function Parameters
  Mapping This parameter controls the mapping of the texture. The possible mapping types are Planar, Cylindrical, Spherical or 3D Planar.
Planar Cylindrical Spherical 3D Planar
  Sampling This parameter controls how the background and foreground colors, percentages and bumps are sampled. For normal sampling the linked component is simply sampled on a point by point basis. With Recenter selected each panel is used to recenter the sampling of the linked component. Finally, for Single, one sample is taken of the linked component and used for the whole of the panel. This is shown below:
Normal Recenter Center
  Horizontal Repeats This parameter controls the frequency of the texture in the horizontal axis. The larger this value the more times the pattern repeats and therefore the smaller it will be.
  Vertical Repeats This parameter controls the frequency of the texture in the vertical axis. The larger this value the more times the pattern repeats and therefore the smaller it will be.
  Panel Seed The parameter controls the seed for the random number generation used to disturb the panels.
  Smear Noise Seed The parameter controls the seed for the noise generation used create the smear streaks.
Disturb Each smeared panel can be randomly shifted. This parameter controls how far they can move.
Distribution This parameter controls how many of the smeared panels are actually drawn.
Grout Width This parameter controls the width of the grout between each of the smeared panels.
Smear Intensity This parameter controls the intensity or opacity of the smear patterns.
Smear Noise Length This parameter controls the length of the smear streaks.
  Smear Noise Scale This parameter controls the width of the smear streaks.
Brightness This parameter controls the brightness of the smear streaks.
Contrast This parameter controls the contrast of the smear streaks.
    Blend This link-only parameter controls the blending of the smear streaks. If it is unlinked the profile is a linear slope.
Common Parameters
  Noise Magnitude
The Noise Magnitude controls the size of the Turbulence that is used to "stir" up the texture. As the Magnitude value is increased the amount by which the pattern is disturbed is increased.
  Noise Scale
The Noise Scale parameter controls the frequency of the turbulence, that is the periodic frequency. When the scale is at a high value the turbulence will be tight and crinkled and will become increasingly smoother as this parameter is decreased.
  Noise Octaves
The Noise Octaves parameter controls the number of times noise is summed in order to generate the turbulence. Turbulence is generated by summing noise with each summed noise being half the magnitude of the previously summed noise. The number of times the noise is summed is determined by octaves. So, at low values the turbulence will be smoother and will increase in detail (due to the fact that the summed noise is getting smaller) as the number of octaves is increased. All this basically means is that the turbulence becomes more "crinkled" as the number of octaves is increased.
Noise Omega
The Noise Omega parameter controls the granularity of the turbulence and is only used when it is non-zero. The higher the value the more granular the turbulence.
  Noise Velocity
The Noise Advection parameter controls the speed of the noise over the whole animation cycle. Basically, the higher this value the more active the noise is.
Noise Time
The flow noise can be animated by morphing the Time parameter.
  Blend Function This link only parameter controls the blend function used by the texture. By linking it to say a generator the profile of the blend can be altered.
Color Only Parameters
Low Color This parameter sets the start color for the texture pattern.
High Color This parameter sets the end color for the texture pattern.
Percentage Only Parameters
Low Percentage This parameter sets the start percentage for the texture pattern.
High Percentage This parameter sets the end percentage for the texture pattern.
Bump Only Parameters
Low Bump This parameter sets the start bump height for the texture pattern.
High Bump This parameter sets the end bump height for the texture pattern.
Bump Scale This parameter controls the overall scaling of the bump height. When it is positive it controls the height of the bumps and when negative it controls the depth of the pits.

Tweak This means the parameter can be tweaked.
Link This means the parameter can be linked.( = Can be randomized)
User This means the parameter can be controlled by the user.
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