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When you edit controls in the appearance spreadsheet, the pane modifies the corresponding controls on the object (or in the case of packed geometry, modifies a Packed Edit node to set the appropriate attributes).
Create an appearance editor pane
Things to know
If you import Alembic geometry (or otherwise import packed geometry), you must append a Packed Edit SOP to the geometry network.
This is because, unlike regular editable geometry, the display of packed geometry is controlled by attributes on the geometry, which the Packed Edit node changes. The appearance editor works by modifying how the node sets the attributes.
If you are editing the geometry inside an object at the geometry level, the full geometry is always displayed, even if the data tree shows it as "hidden" at the object level. See object and geometry level for more information.
The "Display" checkbox controls the display flag on objects. The object node display flag affects display and rendering.
The "Display type" column changes the object’s Display as parameter (on the Render tab). This only affects display, not rendering.
The "Material" column changes the object’s Material parameter (on the Material tab).
The pop-up menu at the top left sets which user interface the data tree pane displays.
Type a pattern (not a sub-string), for example
sphere*, and press Enter. Only names matching this pattern will show in the spreadsheet.
Turn this off to prevent clicks in the editor from selecting geometry.
You can add a
path attribute to primitives to specify their location in the data tree hierarchy. This is a slash-separated string. For example, two primitives with the
obj/foo/baz would create the following hierarchy.
obj foo bar baz
Geometry imported from an Alembic file automatically has this attribute set to match the internal object hierarchy of the Alembic file.