Overlays vector features onto a single raster feature by drawing them onto the resulting output raster. The properties of the output raster are identical to that of the input raster.
The vector features which will be rasterized onto the resultant raster.
The fme_color attribute of the input vector features is used to generate pixel values for color bands. Pixel values for red, green, and blue bands will be taken from the corresponding component of a feature's fme_color attribute. Pixel values for gray bands will be the average of the fme_color components.
Polygonal features may also optionally have an fme_fill_color attribute; in this case, the outer boundary will be drawn using fme_color and the inner area will be drawn using fme_fill_color.
Pixel values for alpha bands may be specified through the Alpha Value parameter.
The Z coordinates of the input vector features are used to generate pixel values for numeric bands.
The feature to use as the background raster of the resultant raster. This must be a raster feature or an error will occur.
The raster drawn from a group of features.
If the Group By parameter is set to an attribute list, one raster per group will be produced.
Note: How parallel processing works with FME: see About Parallel Processing for detailed information.
This parameter determines whether or not the transformer should perform the work across parallel processes. If it is enabled, a process will be launched for each group specified by the Group By parameter.
Parallel Processing Levels
For example, on a quad-core machine, minimal parallelism will result in two simultaneous FME processes. Extreme parallelism on an 8-core machine would result in 16 simultaneous processes.
You can experiment with this feature and view the information in the Windows Task Manager and the Workbench Log window.
Yes: This transformer will process input groups in order. Changes on the value of the Group By parameter on the input stream will trigger batch processing on the currently accumulating group. This will improve overall speed if groups are large/complex, but could cause undesired behavior if input groups are not truly ordered.
No: This is the default behavior. Processing will only occur in this transformer once all input is present.
This parameter specifies the alpha channel value (0-1) for the vector features.
If Composite Using Alpha Band is set to Yes, rasters will be expected to have an alpha band selected. Vector features will then be blended with the underlying raster according to their alpha values, rather than just overwriting the underlying raster.
If this parameter is Yes, the output lines will be smoothed using an anti-aliasing algorithm.
The Tolerance parameter is the maximum normalized distance from a line segment or polygon vertex to a pixel to be rendered. For example a tolerance of 1.0 will draw all pixels touched by the input vector line, while a tolerance of 0.0 will draw only those pixels where the input vector line passes directly through their center. Tolerance can only be selected when anti-aliasing is off.
When drawing point clouds on color bands, the Input Component specifies which component of the point should be used to set the color of the raster pixel. If the parameter is set to Color, the points in the cloud must have a color component. If the parameter is set to Intensity, the points in the cloud must have an intensity component. The intensity component is converted to a color using a grayscale continuum, where the minimum intensity in the cloud is black and the maximum intensity in the cloud is white.
This transformer supports raster band selection. The RasterSelector can be used to modify selection.
Aggregates are not supported by this transformer.
To produce a new raster from inputted vector features, use the ImageRasterizer instead.
Editing Transformer Parameters
Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.
FME Licensing Level
FME Professional edition and above
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