SoTabBoxDragger.3iv - Man Page

cubic object you can translate and scale by dragging with the mouse

Inherits from

SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoBaseKit > SoInteractionKit > SoDragger > SoTabBoxDragger


#include <Inventor/draggers/SoTabBoxDragger.h>

Fields from class SoTabBoxDragger:

SoSFVec3f scaleFactor

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 SoTabBoxDragger:


void adjustScaleTabSize()

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)


SoTabBoxDragger is a composite dragger shaped like a box. Inside it are six SoTabPlaneDraggers which the dragger positions and orients to form a cube. The operations available in an SoTabPlaneDragger (translation, 1D scaling and 2D scaling) are available on each face of the cube. Since they each move in their local space, the dragger may be easily translated or scaled in any direction.

As a composite dragger, this class makes sure that when one plane is dragged, the entire box moves together.

As each sub-dragger is moved, the SoTabBoxDragger updates its scaleFactor and translation fields. As with all draggers, if you change a field the dragger will move to match the new settings.

Remember: This is not an SoTransform!. If you want to move other objects with this dragger, you can either:

[a] Use an SoTabBoxManip, which is subclassed from SoTransform. It creates one of these draggers and uses it as the interface to change its fields. (see the SoTabBoxManip man page).

[b] Use field-to-field connections to connect the fields of this dragger to those of any SoTransformation node.

You can change the parts in any instance of this dragger using setPart(). The default part geometries are defined as resources for this SoTabBoxDragger class. They are detailed below in the Dragger Resources section of the online reference page for this class. You can make your program use different default resources for the parts by copying the file /usr/share/data/draggerDefaults/tabBoxDragger.iv into your own directory, editing the file, and then setting the environment variable SO_DRAGGER_DIR to be a path to that directory.


SoSFVec3f scaleFactor
Scale of the dragger.

SoSFVec3f translation
Position of the dragger.



void adjustScaleTabSize()
Cause the scale tab sizes to be re-adjusted on all 6 SoTabPlaneDraggers so that they remain a near constant screen space size. This happens automatically upon dragger finish. Call this to adjust the scale tab sizes at other times, for instance after the camera has changed in a viewer finish callback.

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

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

Catalog Parts

All parts
Part NamePart TypeDefault TypeDefault
Extra information for list parts from above table
Part NameContainer TypePermissible Types
callbackListSeparatorCallback, EventCallback

Dragger Resources

.in 0n+.5i

Resource: tabBoxTranslator
.in 0n+.5i
Parts: tabPlane1.translator
Appearance: Outline of a Square. The region within is pickable
Description: Begins translation within the plane. The tabBox places and orients each tabPlane so that these squares form a box.

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: tabBoxScaleTabMaterial
.in 0n+.5i
Parts: tabPlane1.scaleTabMaterial
Appearance: Green - half diffuse, half emissive.
Description: Used as material for scaling tabs.

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: tabBoxScaleTabHints
.in 0n+.5i
Parts: tabPlane1.scaleTabHints
Description: Property for the tab nodes.

.in 0n+.5i
Resource: tabBoxBoxGeom
.in 0n+.5i
Part: boxGeom
Appearance: Unpickable grey outline of a box.
Description: Just feedback..

File Format/Defaults

TabBoxDragger {
renderCaching	AUTO
boundingBoxCaching	AUTO
renderCulling	AUTO
pickCulling	AUTO
isActive	FALSE
translation	0 0 0
scaleFactor	1 1 1
callbackList	NULL
surroundScale	NULL
tabPlane1	TabPlaneDragger {

tabPlane2	TabPlaneDragger {

tabPlane3	TabPlaneDragger {

tabPlane4	TabPlaneDragger {

tabPlane5	TabPlaneDragger {

tabPlane6	TabPlaneDragger {

boxGeom	<tabBoxBoxGeom resource>
tabPlane1.translator	<tabBoxTranslator resource>
tabPlane2.translator	<tabBoxTranslator resource>
tabPlane3.translator	<tabBoxTranslator resource>
tabPlane4.translator	<tabBoxTranslator resource>
tabPlane5.translator	<tabBoxTranslator resource>
tabPlane6.translator	<tabBoxTranslator resource>
tabPlane1.scaleTabMaterial	<tabBoxScaleTabMaterial resource>
tabPlane2.scaleTabMaterial	<tabBoxScaleTabMaterial resource>
tabPlane3.scaleTabMaterial	<tabBoxScaleTabMaterial resource>
tabPlane4.scaleTabMaterial	<tabBoxScaleTabMaterial resource>
tabPlane5.scaleTabMaterial	<tabBoxScaleTabMaterial resource>
tabPlane6.scaleTabMaterial	<tabBoxScaleTabMaterial resource>
tabPlane1.scaleTabHints	<tabBoxScaleTabHints resource>
tabPlane2.scaleTabHints	<tabBoxScaleTabHints resource>
tabPlane3.scaleTabHints	<tabBoxScaleTabHints resource>
tabPlane4.scaleTabHints	<tabBoxScaleTabHints resource>
tabPlane5.scaleTabHints	<tabBoxScaleTabHints resource>
tabPlane6.scaleTabHints	<tabBoxScaleTabHints resource>

See Also

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