Instance Property

semantic

The semantic meaning for the material property’s value.

Declaration

var semantic: MDLMaterialSemantic { get set }

Discussion

A material semantic determines how the material property’s value should be interpreted to produce a specific surface appearance in rendering. For example, the MDLMaterialSemantic.baseColor semantic defines the default color of each pixel on a rendered surface before shading effects are applied.

When Model I/O loads materials from an MDLAsset object, it automatically selects the appropriate standard semantics for the surface rendering descriptions in the asset file.

See Also

Using a Material Property

var name: String

A descriptive name for the material property.

var type: MDLMaterialPropertyType

The data type stored in the material property’s value.

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