Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Fade Rectangle

The Fade Rectangle’s four sides can be set to fade in a way specified by the user. Both the degree of fading an the area influenced by the fading can be customized.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Geom plug-ins -> Default

Fade Rectangle Properties


  • Use LOD: Enables/disables dynamic level of detail.

  • Tesselation: Sets the degree of detail.

  • Width: Sets the width of the fade rectangle.

  • Height: Sets the height of the fade rectangle.

  • Lock Blend: Allows you to decide whether to adjust the blending looked for both the X- and Y-axis or single (each axis separately).

  • Blend Range: Allows you to set the blend range if looked mode is selected.

  • Blend Range X and Y: Sets the blend range of the X and/or Y axis if single blend is selected.

  • Blend Factor: Sets the alpha ramp of the fade rectangle. To see the effect set the alpha value to 0 and adjust the blend factor.

  • Color: Shows the color of the rectangle. Set the color either in the editor below or drag a material from the Server Panel onto the color icon.

  • Mode: Changes the space perspective.

    • XY (front view)

    • XZ (bottom view)

    • YZ (left view)

To Create a Faded Rectangle


  1. Create a new group and add the fade rectangle plug-in onto it.

  2. Add an image to this group.

  3. Open the fade rectangle editor and change the required color through the color parameter and adjust the width and the height.