SoHandleBoxDragger Class Reference

Box you can scale, stretch and translate by dragging with the mouse. More...

#include <Inventor/draggers/SoHandleBoxDragger.h>

Inheritance diagram for SoHandleBoxDragger:
SoDragger SoInteractionKit SoBaseKit SoNode SoGetView SoFieldContainer SoBase SoRefCounter SoTypedObject

List of all members.

Public Member Functions

virtual SoType getTypeId () const
virtual const SoNodekitCataloggetNodekitCatalog () const
 SoHandleBoxDragger ()

Static Public Member Functions

static SoType getClassTypeId ()
static const SoNodekitCataloggetClassNodekitCatalog ()

Public Attributes

SoSFVec3f translation
SoSFVec3f scaleFactor

Detailed Description

Box you can scale, stretch and translate by dragging with the mouse.

SoHandleBoxDragger is a dragger shaped like a wireframe box with small corner cubes mounted on each corner. Click and drag any of these cubes to scale the box uniformly. Six other center cubes are centered on the sides of the box; white lines connect them to the center of the dragger. Drag one of the center cubes along its line to stretch the box in that direction. Dragging a face of the box translates the dragger within that plane.

While you drag a face of the box, purple feedback arrows display the possible directions of motion. Press the <Shift> key to constrain the motion to one of the two major directions in the plane. The constraint direction is chosen based on the next user gesture. Press the <Control> key and the dragger will translate perpendicular to that plane. The translation field is modified as the face is dragged.

By default, dragging any of the small cubes scales about the center of the object. Pressing the <Control> key changes this: A corner cube will scale about its opposite corner. A center cube will scale about the center of its opposite face. Dragging one of the small cubes will usually result in changes to both the scaleFactor and translation fields. This is because any scale about a point other than the origin has a translation element. The Control key behavior may be disabled by setting the environment variable OIV_DISABLE_DRAGGER_CTRL_KEY to false (see SoPreferences).

As with all draggers, if you change the fields 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:

You can change the parts in any instance of this dragger using setPart(). The default part geometries are defined as resources for this SoHandleBoxDragger class. They are detailed 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 $OIVHOME/data/draggerDefaults/handleBoxDragger.iv into your own directory, editing the file, and then setting the environment variable SO_DRAGGER_DIR to be a path to that directory.

This dragger has both a default and a WYSIWYG version:

Default Dragger WYSIWYG Dragger

See SoDragger for more information about using and customizing draggers, including code examples, using draggers in an immersive VR environment and using WYSIWYG draggers.






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

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SoHandleBoxDragger::SoHandleBoxDragger (  ) 


Member Function Documentation

static const SoNodekitCatalog* SoHandleBoxDragger::getClassNodekitCatalog (  )  [static]

Returns the SoNodekitCatalog for this class.

Reimplemented from SoDragger.

static SoType SoHandleBoxDragger::getClassTypeId (  )  [static]

Returns the type identifier for this class.

Reimplemented from SoDragger.

virtual const SoNodekitCatalog* SoHandleBoxDragger::getNodekitCatalog (  )  const [virtual]

Returns the SoNodekitCatalog for this instance.

Reimplemented from SoDragger.

virtual SoType SoHandleBoxDragger::getTypeId (  )  const [virtual]

Returns the type identifier for this specific instance.

Reimplemented from SoDragger.

Member Data Documentation

Scale of the dragger.

Position of the dragger.

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file:

Open Inventor Toolkit reference manual, generated on 24 Mar 2020
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