Ah ok, thanks. Yes I see unchecking the box UVW immediately shows visual feeback of the Procedural. I tried moving the Texture Composite upward in the tree and I noticed that the Procedural visually disappeared again, but then I had stumble onto a page in the online manual talking about changing to 2D composite
Page reference: https://web.borisfx.com/helpdocs/?page_id=8354
and then all of a sudden the Procedural shows up again, it does look a bit different the way it blends, but why is it that having the Procedural down in materials shows up in both 2D composite and 3D composite, but if I move the Procedural upward, I need to be in 2D composite? Thanks again.
This image is when applied at material level with UVW unchecked
This image is when applied up higher in the tree, but needed to switch to 2D composite