Instance Property

type

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

Declaration

var type: MDLMaterialPropertyType { get set }

Discussion

Each semantic value has one or more data types that are appropriate for its value. For example, the MDLMaterialSemantic.baseColor semantic provides per-pixel colors for a rendered surface, so appropriate values for that semantic include scalars (interpreted as a grayscale color), colors, texture images, or URLs that refer to texture images. The MDLMaterialSemantic.ambientOcclusionScale semantic provides a scale factor for the effect of ambient occlusion shading, so an appropriate value is a scalar or a grayscale image that varies that scalar value across the surface of the material.

See Also

Using a Material Property

var name: String

A descriptive name for the material property.

var semantic: MDLMaterialSemantic

The semantic meaning for the material property’s value.

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