Pigment Map

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OVERVIEW

The Pigment Map is a top-down render of the entire landscape that can be used in materials to tie objects to the ground. This prevents assets like grass from looking like they are floating.

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USE

The following materials currently have support for the Pigment Map, which is applied in UV space based on a vertical (V) gradient. This means the colorization is strongest at the bottom of the 0-1 UV space, and lighter at the top:

Material'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreMaterials/MasterMaterials/MM_Foliage_GroundClutter.MM_Foliage_GroundClutter' Material'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreMaterials/MasterMaterials/MM_GroundClutter.MM_GroundClutter'

The Material Function for the Pigment Map is:

MaterialFunction'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreMaterials/Functions/Colorization/ARK-LandscapePigmentMap.ARK-LandscapePigmentMap'

CREATION

The pigment map currently requires Simplygon to create. We may open this up to custom map authors soon, so that new pigment maps can be generated.