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How to scale a texture's UV 'from' the center?

So, this is something I've run into several times... I'm trying to create a simple 'zoom' effect within a dynamic material and want to be able to scale a texture's UV's while it maintains its position, centered in the material (as opposed to locking to the top left corner and wrapping or tiling).

Does anyone know a way to do this?

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asked Dec 02 '15 at 07:16 PM in Rendering

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Hi SVR33 -

We have a Material Function in the Engine called ScaleUVsbyCenter which you can search for in the Material Editor.

Thank You

Eric Ketchum

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answered Dec 02 '15 at 08:00 PM

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avatar image SVR33 Dec 02 '15 at 08:02 PM

Holy smokes... I even looked in there for something named exactly like that! Not sure how I missed it. Thank you so much, Eric!

avatar image RobertRamsay Dec 07 '18 at 10:12 AM

would be interesting to know the math involved in that, I need it for something else.

avatar image Osiris2000 Mar 23 '19 at 02:32 PM

If your center = [0.5;0.5], then ((UV-[0.5;0.5])*Scale)+[0.5;0.5] Another words, you just move Center Point to [0;0], scale it and return it to its initial position.

avatar image TristanPiejn Feb 28 '19 at 04:44 PM

How would you scale UVs from a given position? As for example (0.7 , 0)?

avatar image SVR33 Feb 28 '19 at 05:03 PM

Take a look at the function Eric mentioned. I'm not at my computer at the moment, but I'm fairly certain it takes a vector 2 "position" input (which is 0.5, 0.5 by default)

avatar image SVR33 Feb 28 '19 at 07:32 PM

Got back to my computer to realize that wasn't right... try "ScaleUVsAroundPoint" function instead.

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