[SItoA] Stopping procedural textures from swimming


The Noise shader can access the Pref coordinates to prevent swimming. But for other procedural textures, you’ll have to take a different approach (unless you whip up [a relatively simple] shader to get the Pref coordinates). Here’s one way, using ICE to store UVWs in a CAV, and then a Vertex Color node in the render tree.

First, create a Spatial projection and a Color at Vertices (CAV) property on your mesh.

Then build an ICE tree that gets the projection UVWs and stores them in the CAV.
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In the render tree, use a Vertex Color to get the UVW information from the CAV, and feed that into the texture coordinates of the procedural texture.
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