Raster SOP

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The Raster SOP converts TOP image data to geometry by scanning left to right, top to bottom, outputting a geometry point at each pixel. This output can be used to display image data on laser devices, oscilloscopes or similar devices using the Laser CHOP. This is different from the Trace SOP which only outputs contour shapes from an image.

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Parameters - Raster Page

TOP top - The path to the TOP to rasterize into geometry.  

Direction direction - - Determines the direction of rasterization. Depending on the image horizontal or vertical might work better.

  • Horizontal horizontal - Scan horizontally.
  • Vertical vertical - Scan vertically.

Download Type downloadtype - - Gives the option for a delayed data download from the GPU, which is much faster and does not stall the render.

  • Immediate (Slow) immediate -
  • Next frame (Fast) nextframe -

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An Operator Family that reads, creates and modifies 3D polygons, curves, NURBS surfaces, spheres, meatballs and other 3D surface data.

An Operator Family that creates, composites and modifies images, and reads/writes images and movies to/from files and the network. TOPs run on the graphics card's GPU.

The Graphics Processing Unit. This is the high-speed, many-core processor of the graphics card/chip that takes geometry, images and data from the CPU and creates images and processed data.