Surface Data Gem

The Surface Data Gem enables surfaces and meshes to emit signals or tags that communicate various attributes. These signals and tags have various uses such as creating inclusion and exclusion areas, aligning and positioning objects such as vegetation, and applying physics materials.

Adding Surface Tag Names

New Surface Tag names can be added by creating a new Surface Tag Name List asset. This can be done with the following steps:

  1. Open the Asset Editor from the Tools menu.
  2. Select File -> New -> Surface Tag Name List.
  3. Click the Add button to the right of the Surface Tag Name List row, which adds a custom Surface Tag name element.
  4. Fill in the Surface Tag name elements with tag names you would like to use.

Adding surface tag names.

Once you save the Surface Tag Name List asset, the tag(s) you added are available in any Surface Tag data field.

Using surface tag names.