SoVRMLMaterial.3coin3 - Man Page

The SoVRMLMaterial class is used to assign a material to geometry.


#include <Inventor/VRMLnodes/SoVRMLMaterial.h>

Inherits SoNode.

Public Member Functions

virtual SoType getTypeId (void) const
SoVRMLMaterial (void)
virtual void doAction (SoAction *action)
virtual void GLRender (SoGLRenderAction *action)
virtual void callback (SoCallbackAction *action)

Static Public Member Functions

static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static void initClass (void)

Public Attributes

SoSFColor diffuseColor
SoSFFloat ambientIntensity
SoSFColor specularColor
SoSFColor emissiveColor
SoSFFloat shininess
SoSFFloat transparency

Protected Member Functions

virtual const SoFieldData * getFieldData (void) const
virtual ~SoVRMLMaterial ()

Static Protected Member Functions

static const SoFieldData ** getFieldDataPtr (void)

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

The SoVRMLMaterial class is used to assign a material to geometry.

The detailed class documentation is taken verbatim from the VRML97 standard (ISO/IEC 14772-1:1997). It is copyright The Web3D Consortium, and is used by permission of the Consortium:

Material {
  exposedField SFFloat ambientIntensity  0.2         # [0,1]
  exposedField SFColor diffuseColor      0.8 0.8 0.8 # [0,1]
  exposedField SFColor emissiveColor     0 0 0       # [0,1]
  exposedField SFFloat shininess         0.2         # [0,1]
  exposedField SFColor specularColor     0 0 0       # [0,1]
  exposedField SFFloat transparency      0           # [0,1]

The Material node specifies surface material properties for associated geometry nodes and is used by the VRML lighting equations during rendering. Subclause 4.14, Lighting model (, contains a detailed description of the VRML lighting model equations. All of the fields in the Material node range from 0.0 to 1.0. The fields in the Material node determine how light reflects off an object to create colour:

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SoVRMLMaterial::SoVRMLMaterial (void)


SoVRMLMaterial::~SoVRMLMaterial () [protected], [virtual]


Member Function Documentation

SoType SoVRMLMaterial::getTypeId (void) const [virtual]

Returns the type identification of an object derived from a class inheriting SoBase. This is used for run-time type checking and 'downward' casting.

Usage example:

void foo(SoNode * node)
  if (node->getTypeId() == SoFile::getClassTypeId()) {
    SoFile * filenode = (SoFile *)node;  // safe downward cast, knows the type

For application programmers wanting to extend the library with new nodes, engines, nodekits, draggers or others: this method needs to be overridden in all subclasses. This is typically done as part of setting up the full type system for extension classes, which is usually accomplished by using the pre-defined macros available through for instance Inventor/nodes/SoSubNode.h (SO_NODE_INIT_CLASS and SO_NODE_CONSTRUCTOR for node classes), Inventor/engines/SoSubEngine.h (for engine classes) and so on.

For more information on writing Coin extensions, see the class documentation of the toplevel superclasses for the various class groups.

Implements SoBase.

const SoFieldData * SoVRMLMaterial::getFieldData (void) const [protected], [virtual]

Returns a pointer to the class-wide field data storage object for this instance. If no fields are present, returns NULL.

Reimplemented from SoFieldContainer.

void SoVRMLMaterial::doAction (SoAction * action) [virtual]

This function performs the typical operation of a node for any action.

Reimplemented from SoNode.

void SoVRMLMaterial::GLRender (SoGLRenderAction * action) [virtual]

Action method for the SoGLRenderAction.

This is called during rendering traversals. Nodes influencing the rendering state in any way or who wants to throw geometry primitives at OpenGL overrides this method.

Reimplemented from SoNode.

void SoVRMLMaterial::callback (SoCallbackAction * action) [virtual]

Action method for SoCallbackAction.

Simply updates the state according to how the node behaves for the render action, so the application programmer can use the SoCallbackAction for extracting information about the scene graph.

Reimplemented from SoNode.

Member Data Documentation

SoSFColor SoVRMLMaterial::diffuseColor

The diffuse color component. Default value is (0.8, 0.8, 0.8).

SoSFFloat SoVRMLMaterial::ambientIntensity

The ambient intensity. Default value is 0.2.

SoSFColor SoVRMLMaterial::specularColor

The specular color component. Default value is (0, 0, 0).

SoSFColor SoVRMLMaterial::emissiveColor

The emissive color component. Default value is (0, 0, 0).

SoSFFloat SoVRMLMaterial::shininess

The shininess value. A number between 0 and 1. Default value is 0.2.

SoSFFloat SoVRMLMaterial::transparency

The material transparency. Valid range is from 0.0 (completely opaque) to 1.0 (completely transparent). Default value is 0.0.


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Referenced By

The man page SoVRMLMaterial.3coin2(3) is an alias of SoVRMLMaterial.3coin3(3).

Wed Jul 20 2022 Version 3.1.3 Coin