This network processes input geometry using TOP nodes and passes any output geometry on the next SOP node. If the TOP network produces multiple output work items, the geometry is merged into a single detail with groups named after the original work items.
Output geometry can be loaded either from files or from a geometry attribute on the work items in the network’s output node. Geometry attributes are created either by the Invoke or the Geometry Import TOP node.
Unlike a regular TOP network, this node will block the UI when cooking as part of a chain of SOP nodes.
Point attribute names that will be loaded into work item attributes.
Dirty on Cook
When this toggle is enabled, the TOP network always be dirtied before it gets evaluated.
The type of output to extract from work items in the TOP network’s output node. Output geometry can be loaded either from files on the work item or from a geometry attribute.
Outputs are loaded from the output geometry files on work items in the output node of the TOP network. The files are filtered using the Output File Tag parameter.
Output geometry is loaded from a geometry attribute on the work items in the TOP Network output node. The name of the attribute is configured using the Output Attribute parameter.
This TOP Network will produce empty geometry. This is mostly useful when the TOP network occurs at the end of a SOP chain and geometry is loaded elsewhere (for example, in a File SOP or another TOP network).
Merge All Files
When this option is enabled, if an output work item has multiple files the geometry from all files is merged. Otherwise, when the option is disabled, only the first output file is used.
Output File Tag
The tag used to filter output files on work items.
The name of the attribute that contains output geometry, if Output Type is set to Geometry.
Group Work Items Using
Determines what type of groups to create when geometry from work items in the TOP network are merged and then grouped in the node’s output.
Group output geometry using defined point groups.
Group output geometry using defined primitive groups.
Group output geometry using the point attribute specified by the Piece Attribute Name parameter.
Group output geometry using the primitive attribute specified by the Piece Attribute Name parameter.
Do not group the output geometry.
This parameter is evaluated for each output work item to determine the group name or piece attribute value for that work item, depending on whether Group Work Items Using is set to create groups or a piece attribute.
Piece Attribute Name
Determines the name of the attribute (point or primitive) created on the output geometry. This parameter is only available when Group Work Item Using is set to Point Attribute or Primitive Attribute. The value for each piece is set based on the Group/Piece Name parameter, which is evaluated for each output work item.
Task Graph File
The path to the task graph checkpoint file.
Load From Disk
When this toggle is enabled, the task graph checkpoint file will be loaded from disk instead of recooking the TOP network. If there is no task graph file for the current frame, then the network will be recooked and a checkpoint file will be written to disk.
Forces a recook of the TOP network.
Default TOP Scheduler
The default scheduler used by all nodes that don’t have a per-node override.