SoDragPointDragger.3iv man page

SoDragPointDragger — object you can translate in 3D by dragging with the mouse

Inherits from

SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoBaseKit > SoInteractionKit > SoDragger > SoDragPointDragger

Synopsis

#include <Inventor/draggers/SoDragPointDragger.h>

Fields from class SoDragPointDragger:

SoSFVec3f translation

Fields from class SoDragger:

SoSFBool isActive

Fields from class SoInteractionKit:

SoSFEnum renderCaching

SoSFEnum boundingBoxCaching

SoSFEnum renderCulling

SoSFEnum pickCulling

Parts from class SoBaseKit:

(SoNodeKitListPart) callbackList

Methods from class SoDragPointDragger:

SoDragPointDragger()

void setJumpLimit(float limit)

float getJumpLimit() const

void showNextDraggerSet()

static const SoNodekitCatalog * getClassNodekitCatalog() const

static SoType getClassTypeId()

Methods from class SoDragger:

void addStartCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeStartCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void addMotionCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeMotionCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void addFinishCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeFinishCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void addValueChangedCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeValueChangedCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

SbBool enableValueChangedCallbacks()

void setMinGesture(int pixels)

int getMinGesture() const

static void setMinScale(float newMinScale)

static float getMinScale()

Methods from class SoInteractionKit:

virtual SbBool setPartAsPath(const SbName &partName, SoPath *surrogatePath )

Methods from class SoBaseKit:

virtual const SoNodekitCatalog * getNodekitCatalog() const

virtual SoNode * getPart(const SbName &partName, SbBool makeIfNeeded)

SbString getPartString(const SoBase *part)

virtual SoNodeKitPath * createPathToPart(const SbName &partName, SbBool makeIfNeeded, const SoPath *pathToExtend = NULL)

virtual SbBool setPart(const SbName &partName, SoNode *newPart)

SbBool set(char *partName, char *parameters)

SbBool set(char *nameValuePairs)

static SbBool isSearchingChildren()

static void setSearchingChildren(SbBool newVal)

Methods from class SoNode:

void setOverride(SbBool state)

SbBool isOverride() const

SoNode * copy(SbBool copyConnections = FALSE) const

virtual SbBool affectsState() const

static SoNode * getByName(const SbName &name)

static int getByName(const SbName &name, SoNodeList &list)

Methods from class SoFieldContainer:

void setToDefaults()

SbBool hasDefaultValues() const

SbBool fieldsAreEqual(const SoFieldContainer *fc) const

void copyFieldValues(const SoFieldContainer *fc, SbBool copyConnections = FALSE)

void get(SbString &fieldDataString)

virtual int getFields(SoFieldList &resultList) const

virtual SoField * getField(const SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool getFieldName(const SoField *field, SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool isNotifyEnabled() const

SbBool enableNotify(SbBool flag)

Methods from class SoBase:

void ref()

void unref() const

void unrefNoDelete() const

void touch()

virtual SoType getTypeId() const

SbBool isOfType(SoType type) const

virtual void setName(const SbName &name)

virtual SbName getName() const

Macros from class SoBaseKit:

SO_GET_PART(kit, partName, partClass)
SO_CHECK_PART(kit, partName, partClass)

Description

SoDragPointDragger is a compound dragger that translates in all three dimensions when dragged with the mouse.

It is made up of six smaller draggers, which it displays two at a time. Each pair has one plane dragger and one line dragger. The line dragger is oriented perpendicular to the plane, so together the plane/line pair lets you move through all of 3-space.

DragPoint has a total of three such pairs, oriented along the x, y, and z axes of its local space. You can cycle through the three pairs by hitting the <Control> key with the cursor over the dragger. (You need not press the mouse button.)

The line draggers are SoTranslate1Draggers and the plane draggers are SoTranslate2Draggers. So you can use the <Shift> key to constrain the motion of a plane dragger along one of the two axes within the plane, as described in the SoTranslate2Draggers man page.

DragPoint adds extra feedback parts to provide a more intuitive idea of where you are placed in three-space. There are three feedback planes and three feedback axes; each corresponds to one of the plane or line draggers, but spans a much greater distance. When you drag along a line, that line's larger feedback axis is displayed, and remains anchored in space while the dragger slides along it. This helps establish the motion of the dragger relative to the rest of the scene. Similarly, when you drag within a plane, the larger (but transparent) feedback plane establishes a ground plane for you to move upon. The location of the dragger within the plane is pinpointed by two intersecting axes that always cross below the cursor and extend to the edges of the plane. When you move dragPoint to the edge of the feedback plane (or line), the feedback will jump to a new location in that direction, so that the dragger never leaves the feedback behind.

The primary directions of motion are given by the local space of the dragger. Transforms earlier in the scene will affect the dragger, its children, and the orientation of its directions of motion.

This node has a translation field which always reflects its position in local space. Setting the field moves the dragger to that point. You can also connect fields of other nodes or engines from this one to make them follow the dragger's motion.

Although the child draggers each have their own resources defining default part geometries, the dragPoint dragger overrides these with a new set of resources. It also defines resources for the feedback parts that it adds. These are detailed in the Dragger Resources section of the online reference page for this class. You can change the parts in any instance of this dragger using setPart().

You can make your program use different default resources for the parts by copying the file /usr/share/data/draggerDefaults/dragPointDragger.iv into your own directory, editing the file, and then setting the environment variable SO_DRAGGER_DIR to be a path to that directory.

Fields

SoSFVec3f translation
Position of the dragger.

Methods

SoDragPointDragger()
Constructor.

void setJumpLimit(float limit)

float getJumpLimit() const
Set and get the point at which the feedback axes will jump to a new position. For example, if set to .1 (the default), the feedback axes will jump when the dragger gets within 10% of the end of the axis.

void showNextDraggerSet()
The dragPoint dragger contains three pairs of draggers, each containing a plane dragger and a line dragger (see the Description above). The dragger starts with the (y-line/xz-plane) pair displayed. Calling this method will cycle next through the (z-line/xy-plane), then the (x-line/yz-plane).

static const SoNodekitCatalog * getClassNodekitCatalog() const
Returns an SoNodekitCatalog for this class

static SoType getClassTypeId()
Returns type identifier for this class.

Catalog Parts

All parts
NULL by
Part NamePart TypeDefault TypeDefault
callbackListNodeKitListPart--yes
xTranslatorTranslate1Dragger--yes
xyTranslatorTranslate2Dragger--yes
xzTranslatorTranslate2Dragger--yes
zTranslatorTranslate1Dragger--yes
yzTranslatorTranslate2Dragger--yes
yTranslatorTranslate1Dragger--yes
xFeedbackSeparator--yes
yFeedbackSeparator--yes
zFeedbackSeparator--yes
yzFeedbackSeparator--yes
xzFeedbackSeparator--yes
xyFeedbackSeparator--yes
Extra information for list parts from above table
Part NameContainer TypePermissible Types
callbackListSeparatorCallback, EventCallback

Dragger Resources

.in 0n+.5i

Resource: dragPointXTranslatorTranslator
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xTranslator.translator

Appearance: white cylinder with axis aligned in X direction

Description: picking this initiates linear motion in X direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXTranslatorTranslatorActive
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xTranslator.translatorActive

Appearance: yellow cylinder with axis aligned in X direction

Description: shown when moving in X direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointYTranslatorTranslator
.in 0n+.5i
Part: yTranslator.translator

Appearance: white cylinder with axis aligned in Y direction

Description: picking this initiates linear motion in Y direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointYTranslatorTranslatorActive
.in 0n+.5i
Part: yTranslator.translatorActive

Appearance: yellow cylinder with axis aligned in Y direction

Description: shown when moving in Y direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointZTranslatorTranslator
.in 0n+.5i
Part: zTranslator.translator

Appearance: white cylinder with axis aligned in Z direction

Description: picking this initiates linear motion in Z direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointZTranslatorTranslatorActive
.in 0n+.5i
Part: zTranslator.translatorActive

Appearance: yellow cylinder with axis aligned in Z direction

Description: shown when moving in Z direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointYZTranslatorTranslator
.in 0n+.5i
Part: yzTranslator.translator

Appearance: white flattened cube within the yz plane of motion

Description: picking this initiates planar motion in yz plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointYZTranslatorTranslatorActive
.in 0n+.5i
Part: yzTranslator.translatorActive

Appearance: yellow flattened cube within the yz plane of motion

Description: shown when moving in yz plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXZTranslatorTranslator
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xzTranslator.translator

Appearance: white flattened cube within the xz plane of motion

Description: picking this initiates planar motion in xz plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXZTranslatorTranslatorActive
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xzTranslator.translatorActive

Appearance: yellow flattened cube within the xz plane of motion

Description: shown when moving in xz plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXYTranslatorTranslator
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xyTranslator.translator

Appearance: white flattened cube within the xy plane of motion

Description: picking this initiates planar motion in xy plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXYTranslatorTranslatorActive
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xyTranslator.translatorActive

Appearance: yellow flattened cube within the xy plane of motion

Description: shown when moving in xy plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXFeedback
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xFeedback

Appearance: douple-headed purple arrow

Description: feedback for motion in x direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointYFeedback
.in 0n+.5i
Part: yFeedback

Appearance: douple-headed purple arrow

Description: feedback for motion in y direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointZFeedback
.in 0n+.5i
Part: zFeedback

Appearance: douple-headed purple arrow

Description: feedback for motion in z direction

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointYZFeedback
.in 0n+.5i
Part: yzFeedback

Appearance: semi-transparent green square in yz plane

Description: feedback for motion in yz plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXZFeedback
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xzFeedback

Appearance: semi-transparent green square in yz plane

Description: feedback for motion in xz plane

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: dragPointXYFeedback
.in 0n+.5i
Part: xyFeedback

Appearance: semi-transparent green square in yz plane

Description: feedback for motion in xy plane

File Format/Defaults

DragPointDragger {
renderCaching	AUTO
boundingBoxCaching	AUTO
renderCulling	AUTO
pickCulling	AUTO
isActive	FALSE
translation	0 0 0
callbackList	NULL
xTranslator	Translate1Dragger {
}

xyTranslator	Translate2Dragger {
}

xzTranslator	Translate2Dragger {
}

zTranslator	Translate1Dragger {
}

yzTranslator	Translate2Dragger {
}

yTranslator	Translate1Dragger {
}

xFeedback	<dragPointXFeedback resource>
yFeedback	<dragPointYFeedback resource>
zFeedback	<dragPointZFeedback resource>
yzFeedback	<dragPointYZFeedback resource>
xzFeedback	<dragPointXZFeedback resource>
xyFeedback	<dragPointXYFeedback resource>
xTranslator.translator	<dragPointXTranslatorTranslator resource>
xTranslator.translatorActive	<dragPointXTranslatorTranslatorActive resource>
yTranslator.translator	<dragPointYTranslatorTranslator resource>
yTranslator.translatorActive	<dragPointYTranslatorTranslatorActive resource>
zTranslator.translator	<dragPointZTranslatorTranslator resource>
zTranslator.translatorActive	<dragPointZTranslatorTranslatorActive resource>
yzTranslator.translator	<dragPointYZTranslatorTranslator resource>
yzTranslator.translatorActive	<dragPointYZTranslatorTranslatorActive resource>
xzTranslator.translator	<dragPointXZTranslatorTranslator resource>
xzTranslator.translatorActive	<dragPointXZTranslatorTranslatorActive resource>
xyTranslator.translator	<dragPointXYTranslatorTranslator resource>
xyTranslator.translatorActive	<dragPointXYTranslatorTranslatorActive resource>
}

See Also

SoInteractionKit, SoDragger, SoCenterballDragger, SoDragPointDragger, SoHandleBoxDragger, SoJackDragger, SoPointLightDragger, SoRotateCylindricalDragger, SoRotateDiscDragger, SoRotateSphericalDragger, SoScale1Dragger, SoScale2Dragger, SoScale2UniformDragger, SoScaleUniformDragger, SoSpotLightDragger, SoTabBoxDragger, SoTabPlaneDragger, SoTrackballDragger, SoTransformBoxDragger, SoTransformerDragger, SoTranslate1Dragger, SoTranslate2Dragger

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