Initializes a voxel array that models the volume of 3D objects in the specified asset, creating voxel shells for the specified distances from the object’s surface.
- macOS 10.11–10.12Deprecated
- Model I/O
An asset containing meshes whose volume is to be modeled as voxels.
The number of divisions to create along the y-axis of the asset’s bounding box; that is, the height in voxels of the resulting voxel array.
The distance, in units of the asset’s root coordinate space, inside the object’s surface for which to generate additional voxels.
The distance, in units of the asset’s root coordinate space, outside the object’s surface for which to generate additional voxels.
The largest radius, in world space units, of patches to apply to create closed volumes from meshes in the asset.
A new voxel array.
When you create a voxel array from an asset, Model I/O analyzes any meshes contained in the asset to determine the volume of the 3D objects modeled by those meshes. This initializer discretizes that volume by dividing the asset’s
bounding coordinates into a three-dimensional grid. The
divisions parameter determines the height of the grid in voxels. A single voxel is a cubic unit, so the width and depth of the grid in voxels is proportional to its height and the bounding box of the asset.
After dividing the bounding box into a grid, Model I/O generates a shell of voxels at the grid positions corresponding to points on the mesh’s surface. Each voxel is a
MDLVoxel value whose x, y, and z coordinates locate the voxel in the grid and whose w coordinate value is 0, indicating that the voxel is on the surface of the object.
If you pass a value greater than zero for the
exterior parameter, this initializer also generates voxel data for the grid positions within or outside of the surface. For example, if you pass an
interior value of
2, Model I/O generates concentric shells of voxels inside the surface such that the distance from each voxel to the surface is no greater than 2.5 units. For those voxels, the w coordinate indicates how many shells lie between that voxel and the surface shell.