Left Toolbar > Generate Nodes > Checker
The Checker Node generates a checker image 800 px Width by 600 px Height. 16 colums by 12 rows compose the image. Each cell is 50 px Width by 50 px Height.
On the left toolbar choose Generator Nodes > Checker. >
Drag the Checker icon into the Node Graph.
Adjust the attributes of the Checker Node to modify color, size, position.
A Checker image with final result.
Default values X:0, Y:0.
Width Default: 800 px. Height Default: 600 px. Drag marquee at corners to change its size, or type values.
Odd Column Width Default value: 50 px. Even Column Width Default value: 50 px.
Odd Row Height Default value: 50 px. Even Row Height Default value: 50 px.
Color and opacity can be edited according the cell position determined by a square reference 2X2 cells each.
Left Bottom Cell
Edit LBC Color and opacity.
Right Bottom Cell
Edit RBC Color and opacity.
Left Top Cell
Edit LTC Color and opacity.
Right Top Cell
Edit RTC Color and opacity.
Click here to watch How to add a Checker Node to your project
In this project we are gonna create a Checker image, edit it's size and colors, then blend it with a Linear Gradient. At the end, we are gonna add a border to the final image.
Click Generate Nodes button at the left menu.
Drag and Drop Checker Node to Graph Viewport.
In Checker Attribute Window, reduce Width Size from 800 to 220 [left box] and Height Size from 600 to 200 px [right box].
In Checker Attribute Window, reduce size of columns and lines from 50 to 20.
Edit Checker's cells color by clicking on top of each color window. In this example the opacity of each color cell is set to 1, but it can be decreased to 0.
Click Generate Nodes button at the left menu. Drag and Drop the Gradient Node to the Graph Viewport. Note in the Graph Window that the active Node is the Gradient one, and the Checker Node is gray, so it's image is not displayed in the Image Window. In the Gradient attributes adjust the Size to 220 and 200 to match the checker's image size. Set Point B to 220 as the end point of the Gradient. In this example the Gradient is gonna be Linear and there is not gonna be any pattern repetitions, so set Repeat: None.
In the left Menu click Compose Node . Drag and Drop the Blend Node to the Graph Viewport. Drag a connection from Checker's outlet to Blend Node's "Background - Bg-" input. Drag a connection from Gradient Node Output to "Foreground -Fg-" input. Reduce Opacity Value (set to 0.503) in order to blend the Gradient effect on top of the Checker image.
In the left Menu click Compose Node . Drag and Drop the Border Node to the Graph Viewport.
In Border Attributes, increase size to 5 pixels, and change color.
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