Up-Res

Output of the Up-Res node. Original image (left) and results of Up-Res 4x (right).

Description

The Up-Res node can be used to significantly increase the resolution of an input image while preserving content quality.

There are two types of the Up-Res algorithm to choose from - Toon and Photo. Toon produces best results for stylized or hand-painted content, and Photo is best for realistic inputs.

The node can be used with both single textures (Bitmaps) and Materials.

Usage

Here are the steps for applying Up-Res to an image:

  1. Import a Bitmap or Material that you wish to Up-Res into the Node Graph.
  2. Create a new Up-Res node on the Node Graph. It can be found in the Remaster category of the Node Library.
  3. Connect the Bitmap or Material into the input port of the Up-Res node.
  4. Execute the Up-Res node.
  5. View the output of the Up-Res node by bringing it into the 2D and/or 3D Viewports.

Node Reference

Node categoryRemaster
Node execution styleManual

Ports

Input NameInput TypeDescription
Bitmap / MaterialBitmap / MaterialThe Bitmap or Material which you wish to Up-Res.
Output TypeDescription
Bitmap / MaterialThe higher resolution Bitmap or Material generated by the Up-Res node from the input.

Properties

Property/SettingDescription
Input Type / Output Type
These properties control whether the input and output of the node is a Bitmap or a Material. These properties change automatically depending on the input type connected to the first port.

Multiplier

Choose the multiplier at which Up-Res increases texture resolution. The choices are:

  • 2x: This will increase the resolution of the output image to twice the size of the input.
  • 4x (Toon): This will increase the resolution of the output image to four times the input, and is the best algorithm to use with stylized or hand-painted images.
  • 4x (Photo): This will increase the resolution of the output image to four times the input, and is the best algorithm for realistic or photo images.