SoQtFlyViewer - Man Page

The SoQtFlyViewer class implements controls for moving the camera in a 'flying' motion.


#include <Inventor/Qt/viewers/SoQtFlyViewer.h>

Inherits SoQtConstrainedViewer.

Public Member Functions

SoQtFlyViewer (QWidget *parent=NULL, const char *name=NULL, SbBool embed=TRUE, SoQtFullViewer::BuildFlag flag=BUILD_ALL, SoQtViewer::Type type=BROWSER)
~SoQtFlyViewer ()
virtual void setViewing (SbBool enable)
virtual void viewAll (void)
virtual void resetToHomePosition (void)
virtual void setCamera (SoCamera *camera)
virtual void setCursorEnabled (SbBool enable)
virtual void setCameraType (SoType type)

Protected Member Functions

SoQtFlyViewer (QWidget *parent, const char *const name, SbBool embed, SoQtFullViewer::BuildFlag flag, SoQtViewer::Type type, SbBool build)
virtual const char * getDefaultWidgetName (void) const
virtual const char * getDefaultTitle (void) const
virtual const char * getDefaultIconTitle (void) const
virtual SbBool processSoEvent (const SoEvent *const event)
virtual void setSeekMode (SbBool enable)
virtual void actualRedraw (void)
virtual void rightWheelMotion (float value)
virtual void afterRealizeHook (void)

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

The SoQtFlyViewer class implements controls for moving the camera in a 'flying' motion.


Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SoQtFlyViewer::SoQtFlyViewer (QWidget * parent = NULL, const char * name = NULL, SbBool embed = TRUE, SoQtFullViewer::BuildFlag flag = BUILD_ALL, SoQtViewer::Type type = BROWSER)

Public constructor.

SoQtFlyViewer::~SoQtFlyViewer ()

Virtual constructor.

SoQtFlyViewer::SoQtFlyViewer (QWidget * parent, const char *const name, SbBool embed, SoQtFullViewer::BuildFlag flag, SoQtViewer::Type type, SbBool build) [protected]

Protected constructor, used by viewer components derived from the SoQtFlyViewer.

Member Function Documentation

void SoQtFlyViewer::setViewing (SbBool enable) [virtual]

Set view mode.

If the view mode is on, user events will be caught and used to influence the camera position / orientation. If view mode is off, all events in the viewer canvas (like for instance keypresses or mouse clicks and -movements) will be passed along to the scene graph.

Default is to have the view mode active.

See also


Reimplemented from SoQtFullViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::viewAll (void) [virtual]

Reposition the current camera so we can see the complete scene.

Reimplemented from SoQtViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::resetToHomePosition (void) [virtual]

Restore the saved camera settings.

See also


Reimplemented from SoQtConstrainedViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::setCamera (SoCamera * cam) [virtual]

Set the camera we want the viewer to manipulate when interacting with the viewer controls.

The camera passed in as an argument to this method must already be part of the viewer's scene graph. You do not inject viewpoint cameras to the viewer with this method.

You should rather insert a camera into the scene graph first (if necessary, often one will be present already), then register it as the camera used by the viewer controls with this method.

If the application code doesn't explicitly set up a camera through this method, the viewer will automatically scan through the scene graph to find a camera to use. If no camera is available in the scene graph at all, it will set up its own camera.

See also


Reimplemented from SoQtConstrainedViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::setCursorEnabled (SbBool on) [virtual]

Set whether or not the mouse cursor representation should be visible in the viewer canvas.

Default value is on.

See also


Reimplemented from SoQtViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::setCameraType (SoType t) [virtual]

When the viewer has to make its own camera as a result of the graph passed to setSceneGraph() not containing any camera nodes, this call can be made in advance to decide which type the camera will be of.

Default is to use an SoPerspectiveCamera.

If this method is called when there is a scene graph and a camera already set up, it will delete the old camera and set up a camera with the new type if the t type is different from that of the current camera.

See also


Reimplemented from SoQtViewer.

const char * SoQtFlyViewer::getDefaultWidgetName (void) const [protected], [virtual]

This method returns the default name of a component widget class.

It should be overridden by derived non-abstract classes for the topmost widget in the component to have a proper name.

Reimplemented from SoQtRenderArea.

const char * SoQtFlyViewer::getDefaultTitle (void) const [protected], [virtual]

This method returns the default window caption string of the component.

It should be overridden by derived non-abstract classes so the window and pop-up menu will get a proper title.

Reimplemented from SoQtRenderArea.

const char * SoQtFlyViewer::getDefaultIconTitle (void) const [protected], [virtual]

This method returns the default icon title of the component.

It should be overridden by derived non-abstract classes so icons will get proper titles.

Reimplemented from SoQtRenderArea.

SbBool SoQtFlyViewer::processSoEvent (const SoEvent *const event) [protected], [virtual]

Toolkit-native events are tried to convert to Coin-generic events in the SoQtRenderArea::processEvent() method. If this succeeds, they are forwarded to this method.

This is a virtual method, and is overridden in its subclasses to catch events of particular interest to the viewer classes, for instance.

Return TRUE if the event was processed. If not it should be passed on further up in the inheritance hierarchy by the caller. This last point is extremely important to take note of if you are expanding the toolkit with your own viewer class.

This method is not part of the original SGI InventorXt API. Note that you can still override the toolkit-native processEvent() method instead of this 'generic' method.

Reimplemented from SoQtFullViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::setSeekMode (SbBool enable) [protected], [virtual]

Put the viewer in or out of 'waiting-to-seek' mode.

If the user performs a mouse button click when the viewer is in 'waiting-to-seek' mode, the camera will be repositioned so the camera focal point lies on the point of the geometry under the mouse cursor.

See also

isSeekMode(), setDetailSeek()

Reimplemented from SoQtViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::actualRedraw (void) [protected], [virtual]

This method instantly redraws the normal (non-overlay) scene graph by calling SoSceneManager::render().

Subclasses may override this method to add their own rendering before or after Coin renders its scene graph.

The following is a complete example that demonstrates one way of adding both a background image and foreground (overlay) geometry to the 'normal' rendering:

// This example shows how to put a permanent background image on
// your viewer canvas, below the 3D graphics, plus overlay
// foreground geometry.  Written by mortene.
// Copyright Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies 2002.

// *************************************************************************

#include <Inventor/Qt/SoQt.h>
#include <Inventor/Qt/viewers/SoQtExaminerViewer.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoBaseColor.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoCone.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoCube.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoImage.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoLightModel.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoOrthographicCamera.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoRotationXYZ.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoSeparator.h>
#include <Inventor/nodes/SoTranslation.h>

#include <GL/gl.h>

// *************************************************************************

class MyExaminerViewer : public SoQtExaminerViewer {

  MyExaminerViewer(QWidget * parent, const char * filename);

  virtual void actualRedraw(void);

  SoSeparator * bckgroundroot;
  SoSeparator * foregroundroot;
  SoRotationXYZ * arrowrotation;

MyExaminerViewer::MyExaminerViewer(QWidget * parent, const char * filename)
  : SoQtExaminerViewer(parent)
  // Coin should not clear the pixel-buffer, so the background image
  // is not removed.
  this->setClearBeforeRender(FALSE, TRUE);

  // Set up background scene graph with image in it.

  this->bckgroundroot = new SoSeparator;

  SoOrthographicCamera * cam = new SoOrthographicCamera;
  cam->position = SbVec3f(0, 0, 1);
  cam->height = 1;
  // SoImage will be at z==0.0.
  cam->nearDistance = 0.5;
  cam->farDistance = 1.5;

  SoImage * img = new SoImage;
  img->vertAlignment = SoImage::HALF;
  img->horAlignment = SoImage::CENTER;
  img->filename = filename;


  // Set up foreground, overlaid scene graph.

  this->foregroundroot = new SoSeparator;

  SoLightModel * lm = new SoLightModel;
  lm->model = SoLightModel::BASE_COLOR;

  SoBaseColor * bc = new SoBaseColor;
  bc->rgb = SbColor(1, 1, 0);

  cam = new SoOrthographicCamera;
  cam->position = SbVec3f(0, 0, 5);
  cam->height = 10;
  cam->nearDistance = 0;
  cam->farDistance = 10;

  const double ARROWSIZE = 2.0;

  SoTranslation * posit = new SoTranslation;
  posit->translation = SbVec3f(-2.5 * ARROWSIZE, 1.5 * ARROWSIZE, 0);

  arrowrotation = new SoRotationXYZ;
  arrowrotation->axis = SoRotationXYZ::Z;

  SoTranslation * offset = new SoTranslation;
  offset->translation = SbVec3f(ARROWSIZE/2.0, 0, 0);

  SoCube * cube = new SoCube;
  cube->width = ARROWSIZE;
  cube->height = ARROWSIZE/15.0;



  // Must set up the OpenGL viewport manually, as upon resize
  // operations, Coin won't set it up until the SoGLRenderAction is
  // applied again. And since we need to do glClear() before applying
  // the action..
  const SbViewportRegion vp = this->getViewportRegion();
  SbVec2s origin = vp.getViewportOriginPixels();
  SbVec2s size = vp.getViewportSizePixels();
  glViewport(origin[0], origin[1], size[0], size[1]);

  const SbColor col = this->getBackgroundColor();
  glClearColor(col[0], col[1], col[2], 0.0f);

  // Render our scene graph with the image.
  SoGLRenderAction * glra = this->getGLRenderAction();

  // Render normal scene graph.

  // Increase arrow angle with 1/1000 ° every frame.
  arrowrotation->angle = arrowrotation->angle.getValue() + (0.001 / M_PI * 180);
  // Render overlay front scene graph.

// *************************************************************************

main(int argc, char ** argv)
  if (argc != 2) {
    (void)fprintf(stderr, "0n	Usage: %s <image-filename>0n", argv[0]);

  QWidget * window = SoQt::init(argv[0]);

  MyExaminerViewer * viewer = new MyExaminerViewer(window, argv[1]);

  viewer->setSceneGraph(new SoCone);


  delete viewer;
  return 0;

// *************************************************************************

Reimplemented from SoQtViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::rightWheelMotion (float value) [protected], [virtual]

Called repeatedly as the user drags the thumbwheel in the right frame. Override this method in subclassed viewers to provide your own functionality on the thumbwheel.

See also

rightWheelStart(), rightWheelFinish()

leftWheelStart(), bottomWheelStart()

Reimplemented from SoQtFullViewer.

void SoQtFlyViewer::afterRealizeHook (void) [protected], [virtual]

A function 'hook' / callback invoked just after the window for the component has been realized.

Override this if you need specific initialization for your own component or viewer class to happen right after it has been made visible, but remember to call upwards in the inheritance hierarchy:

  // [own initialization here]

Reimplemented from SoQtRenderArea.


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