Viz Plug-ins User Guide

Version 5.0 | Published December 20, 2022 ©


The DataMaterialGradient plug-in changes the material color of the controlled container to a color within a predefined spectrum (the plug-in changes the hue of the material). A minimum value is assigned to one color and a maximum value is assigned to another color. Any value between the minimum and maximum values is translated to a color, and affects the container’s material.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Plugins -> Container plug-ins -> Data

Information: DataPool plug-ins only work properly on a single channel on the same machine.

DataMaterialGradient Properties

  • Source material: Assigns the Data Min value to the material/alpha.

  • Target material: Assigns the Data Max value to the material/alpha.


Data Min is 0 and Data Max is 100. Source material is red and Target material is green. If the received data is 50 the material that is set on the container is yellow.

Note: DataMaterialGradient plug-in does not work unless the controlled containers have a material on them. If controlling child containers from a top node, each of the controlled child containers must have a material attached to it. The top container hosting the DataMaterialGradient plug-in doesn’t need to have a material attached to it.