Instance Method


Returns the material property for the specified material semantic.


- (MDLMaterialProperty *)propertyWithSemantic:(MDLMaterialSemantic)semantic;



The semantic value of a material property in the material.

Return Value

The material property for the specified semantic, or nil if the material does not contain a material property for that semantic.


Material semantics identify the intended use of a material property in shading. Some semantic values, such as MDLMaterialSemanticSpecular, are part of the material’s scatteringFunction property that determines its response to lighting; others, such as MDLMaterialSemanticOpacity, determine other aspects of material rendering.

See Also

Working with Individual Material Properties

- propertyNamed:

Returns the material property with the specified name.

- setProperty:

Adds a new material property to or replaces an existing material property in the material.

- removeProperty:

Removes the specified material property from the material.

- removeAllProperties

Removes all material properties from the material.

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