Display Flag

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Display flags (light blue) are found on TOPs, CHOPs, and SOPs and Object components.

Display Flag for Network Backdrop and Viewer Panes[edit]

Turning on an operator's Display flag will allow the OP's data to be viewed in a Viewer pane (ie TOP Viewer, SOP Viewer, CHOP Viewer, or Geometry Viewer respectively).

If a Network Editor pane has the backdrop display option enabled, then the OPs of that type with their display flags on will be shown in the backdrop of the editing pane. The network will 'float' on top. Backdrop display is enabled using the network editor's right-click menu, Display > Backdrop TOPs (or Backdrop CHOPs/Backdrop Geometry).

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Display Flag for Geometry and Camera Viewers[edit]

The same Display flag on 3D components is used to select objects to view in a Camera component, and in the parent's viewer.

The blue flag on Geometry components and SOP operators determines if the geometry contained in that operator is visible in node viewers and geometry viewer panes. See Render Flag.

The Backdrop is the grid of node viewers that are visible behind the Network, set by turning on Display Flags and the network RMB -> Display... Backdrop OPs.

Any of the procedural data operators. OPs do all the work in TouchDesigner. They "cook" and output data to other OPs, which ultimately result in new images, data and audio being generated. See Node.

The 3D data held in SOPs and passed for rendering by the Geometry COMP.

The 3D data held in SOPs and passed for rendering by the Geometry COMP.