public class SoVRMLTextureBackground extends SoVRMLNode
See the X3D Specification, below.
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SoVRMLTextureBackground node is used to specify a color backdrop that simulates ground and sky, as well as a background texture, or
panorama, that is placed behind all geometry in the scene and in front of the ground and sky.
SoVRMLTextureBackground nodes are specified in the local coordinate system and are affected by the accumulated rotation of their parents (see below).
SoVRMLTextureBackground nodes are bindable nodes (see "Concepts - Bindable Children
Nodes"). There exists an
SoVRMLTextureBackground stack, in which the top-most
SoVRMLTextureBackground on the stack is the currently active
SoVRMLTextureBackground and thus applied to the view. To move an
SoVRMLTextureBackground to the top of the stack, a true value is sent to the set_bind eventIn. Once active, the
SoVRMLTextureBackground is then bound to the browsers view. A false value of set_bind , removes the
SoVRMLTextureBackground from the stack and unbinds it from the browser viewer. See "Concepts - Bindable Children Nodes" for more details on the the bind stack.
The ground and sky backdrop is conceptually a partial sphere (i.e., ground) enclosed inside of a full sphere (i.e., sky) in the local coordinate system, with the viewer placed at the center of the spheres. Both spheres have infinite radius (epsilon apart), and each is painted with concentric circles of interpolated color perpendicular to the local Y axis of the sphere. The
SoVRMLTextureBackground node is subject to the accumulated rotations of its parent transformations - scaling and translation transformations are ignored. The sky sphere is always slightly farther away from the viewer than the ground sphere - the ground appears in front of the sky in cases where they overlap.
skyColor field specifies the color of the sky at the various angles on the sky sphere. The first value of the
skyColor field specifies the color of the sky at 0.0 degrees, the north pole (i.e., straight up from the viewer). The
skyAngle field specifies the angles from the north pole in which concentric circles of color appear - the north pole of the sphere is implicitly defined to be 0.0 degrees, the natural horizon at pi/2 radians, and the south pole is pi radians.
skyAngle is restricted to increasing values in the range 0.0 to pi. There must be one more
skyColor value than there are
skyAngle values - the first color value is the color at the north pole, which is not specified in the
skyAngle field. If the last
skyAngle is less than pi, then the color band between the last
skyAngle and the south pole is clamped to the last
skyColor. The sky color is linearly interpolated between the specified
groundColor field specifies the color of the ground at the various angles on the ground sphere. The first value of the
groundColor field specifies the color of the ground at 0.0 degrees, the south pole (i.e., straight down). The
groundAngle field specifies the angles from the south pole that the concentric circles of color appear - the south pole of the sphere is implicitly defined at 0.0 degrees.
groundAngle is restricted to increasing values in the range 0.0 to pi. There must be one more
groundColor values than there are
groundAngle values - the first color value is for the south pole which is not specified in the
groundAngle field. If the last
groundAngle is less than pi
(it usually is), then the region between the last
groundAngle and the north pole is invisible. The ground color is linearly interpolated between the specified
topTexture fields specify a set of images that define a background panorama, between the ground/sky backdrop and the world's geometry. The panorama consists of six images, each of which is mapped onto the faces of an infinitely large cube centered in the local coordinate system. The images are applied individually to each face of the cube; the entire image goes on each face. On the front, back, right, and left faces of the cube, when viewed from the inside with the Y-axis up, the texture is mapped onto each face with the same orientation as the if image was displayed normally in 2D. On the top face of the cube, when viewed from the inside looking up along the +Y axis with the +Z axis as the view up direction, the texture is mapped onto the face with the same orientation as the if image was displayed normally in 2D. On the bottom face of the box, when viewed from the inside down the -Y axis with the -Z axis as the view up direction, the texture is mapped onto the face with the same orientation as if the image was displayed normally in 2D.
Alpha values in the panorama images (i.e., two- or four-component images) specify that the panorama is semi-transparent or transparent in regions, allowing the
skyColor to be visible. One-component images are displayed in grayscale; two-component images are displayed in grayscale with alpha transparency; three-component images are displayed in full RGB color; four-component images are displayed in full RGB color with alpha transparency. Often, the
topTexture images will not be specified, to allow sky and ground to show. The other four images may depict surrounding mountains or other distant scenery. Browsers are required to support the JPEG and PNG image file formats, and in addition, may support any other image formats. Support for the GIF format (including transparent backgrounds) is recommended. See the section "Concepts - URLS and URNs" for details on the url fields.
Panorama images may be one-component (grayscale), two-component (grayscale plus alpha), three-component (full RGB color), or four-component (full RGB color plus alpha).
Ground colors, sky colors, and panoramic images do not translate with respect to the viewer, though they do rotate with respect to the viewer. That is, the viewer can never get any closer to the background, but can turn to examine all sides of the panorama cube, and can look up and down to see the concentric rings of ground and sky (if visible).
SoVRMLTextureBackground is not affected by
SoVRMLFog. Therefore, if an
SoVRMLTextureBackground is active (i.e., bound) while an
SoVRMLFog is active, then the
SoVRMLTextureBackground will be displayed with no fogging effects. It is the author's responsibility to set the
SoVRMLTextureBackground values to match the
SoVRMLFog (e.g., ground colors fade to fog color with distance and panorama images tinted with fog color).
SoVRMLTextureBackground node found during reading of the world is automatically bound (receives set_bind true) and is used as the initial background when the world is loaded.
|skyColor||[ 0 0 0 ]|
|Modifier and Type||Field and Description|
Specifies one of a set of images that define a background panorama between the ground/sky backdrop and the world's geometry.
Specifies the angles from the south pole in which the concentric circles of color appear.
Specifies the color of the ground at the various angle on the ground sphere.
Specifies the angles from the north pole in which concentric circles of color appear.
Specifies the color of the sky at the various angles on the sky sphere.
|Constructor and Description|
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copyFieldValues, copyFieldValues, enableNotify, fieldsAreEqual, get, getAllFields, getEventIn, getEventOut, getField, getFieldName, hasDefaultValues, isNotifyEnabled, set, setToDefaults
dispose, getEXTERNPROTO, getName, getPROTO, isDisposable, isSynchronizable, setName, setSynchronizable
getAddress, getNativeResourceHandle, startInternalThreads, stopInternalThreads
public final SoMFColor groundColor
groundColorspecifies the color of the ground at 0.0 degrees. There must be one more goundColor value than there are
groundAnglevalues. The first color is for 0.0 which is not specified in the
public final SoMFFloat groundAngle
groundAngleranges from 0.0 to pi.
public final SoMFColor skyColor
skyColorvalue than there are
skyAnglevalues. The first color value is the color at the north pole, which is not specified in the
public final SoMFFloat skyAngle
public final SoSFNode backTexture
public final SoSFNode bottomTexture
public final SoSFNode frontTexture
public final SoSFNode leftTexture
public final SoSFNode rightTexture
public final SoSFNode topTexture
public final SoMFFloat transparency
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