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Billboard Nodes Plugin

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Product Name: Billboard Nodes Plugin
Product ID: 37839
Published Artist(s): Discobob, MetaGanic Designs, SimonWM
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2017-05-27

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Billboard Nodes is a plugin for Daz Studio that creates flat planes that always align to the user. Works automatically with all cameras and views in the viewport.

The plugin adds two interface elements:
Entry in the Create menu called “New Billboard Node”
New “Billboard” pane

Create Menu
To create a new billboard node, simply click on “New Billboard Node” in the Create menu. This will create a plane primitive that is oriented automatically to your view.

Billboard Pane
The pane is not necessary but provides a couple convenience features
Select All Billboard Nodes – this makes it simple to select all billboard nodes in the scene
Randomize PointAt % - this will change how strongly the billboard nodes will point at the view. This affects all selected billboard nodes.

General Notes
While content created with this plugin will work best with the plugin, it isn't actually required. If the plugin is not present the billboard content still loads but doesn't automatically face the camera. The user can then manually set the billboards to point at an object or camera in the scene.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

Below is a list of the installation package types provided by this product. The name of each package contains a Package Qualifier (WIP), which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

  • 4 Core 1)

[ ] = Optional, depending on target application(s)

Not all installation packages provide files that are displayed to the user within the interface of an application. The packages listed below, do. The application(s), and the location(s) within each application, are shown below.

Billboard Nodes Plugin Content (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Props:Billboard Plugin:Sampler”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Props:Effects”
    • “Props:Landscape:Plants”
    • “Props:People”

Billboard Nodes Plugin Sample Scripts (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “General:Discobob:Billboard Nodes Plugin:Sample Scripts”

Additional Details

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

  • None

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1)
The contents of these packages are in DAZ Studio Native formats