Class

MDLURLTexture

A lightweight reference to a URL from which to load texture data.

Declaration

@interface MDLURLTexture : MDLTexture

Overview

Unlike the superclass MDLTexture, the MDLURLTexture class loads texel data from the file at that URL only when that data is first referenced, and then caches it for future use.

Topics

Creating a URL Texture

- initWithURL:name:

Initializes a texture that loads its texel data from a file at the specified URL.

Inspecting the Texture URL

URL

The URL from which to load texture data.

Relationships

Inherits From

See Also

Textures

MDLTexture

A source of texel data to be used in rendering material surface appearances.

MDLCheckerboardTexture

A generator of texel data that creates a checkerboard pattern with two specified colors.

MDLColorSwatchTexture

A generator of texel data that creates a gradient between two specified colors.

MDLNoiseTexture

A generator of texel data that creates a field of random noise.

MDLNormalMapTexture

A generator of texel data that computes a normal map from a supplied texture.

MDLSkyCubeTexture

A generator of texel data that creates cube textures using a physically realistic simulation of the sunlit sky.

MDLTextureFilter

A description of filtering modes for a renderer to use when sampling from a texture.

MDLTextureSampler

An object that pairs a source of texture data with sampling parameters to be used in rendering the texture.

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