[Groups, Large Model]

Level-of-detail switching node designed for grouping simplified versions of the same shape. More...

`#include <Inventor/nodes/SoLevelOfSimplification.h>`

Inheritance diagram for SoLevelOfSimplification:

## Public Member Functions | |

virtual SoType | getTypeId () const |

SoLevelOfSimplification () | |

SoLevelOfSimplification (int nChildren) | |

## Static Public Member Functions | |

static SoType | getClassTypeId () |

## Public Attributes | |

SoMFFloat | percentages |

SoSFInt32 | numTriangles |

This group node is used to group the results of simplifying a shape, such that every child represents the same model but with a different number of primitives. Since it is derived from SoLOD, it can behave as a distance-based level-of-detail node; however, it also responds to the decimation percentage element. It records what percentage decimation each child is, and then chooses the appropriate child based on the DecimationPercentage and DecimationType elements.

You should specify N percentages for N+1 children. If the DecimationType is HIGHEST or LOWEST, then the ** LevelOfSimplification ** node will automatically choose the first or last child, respectively. If the DecimationType is PERCENTAGE, then the node will choose child "i" based on the decimation percentage element value such that:

percentages[i-1] <= DecimationPercentage < percentages[i]

If the DecimationType is AUTOMATIC, then the child is chosen based on the range value in the usual SoLOD manner, but no child greater than the value of the DecimationPercentage element will be chosen.

This node also has a field for recording how many triangles the full detail child contains. This allows this node to answer an SoGetPrimitiveCountAction without traversing its children. This is a benefit when some children contain ** WWWInline **, a common occurrence. If the children contain some non-triangle primitives, then the field should be -1 which will force the node to traverse its children during SoGetPrimitiveCountAction.

- LevelOfSimplification {

percentages | [] |

numTriangles | -1 |

center | 0 0 0 |

range | [ ] |

- SoGLRenderAction, SoRayPickAction, SoCallbackAction

Only the child with the appropriate level of detail is traversed.

SoGetPrimitiveCountAction

A child is chosen in the same way as in GLRender. If the numTriangles field is greater than 0, the percentage value for this child is multiplied by the numTriangles value and this value is added to the PrimitiveCount without traversing the child. If numTriangles is less than or equal to 0, then the child is traversed to get the count.

Other actions

Implemented as for SoGroup

SoGetPrimitiveCountAction, SoLOD, SoOctreeOrdering, SoRenderList, SoValueOrdering SoLevelOfDetail

SoLevelOfSimplification::SoLevelOfSimplification | ( | ) |

Creates level-of-simplification node with default settings.

SoLevelOfSimplification::SoLevelOfSimplification | ( | int | nChildren |
) |

Constructor that takes approximate number of children.

static SoType SoLevelOfSimplification::getClassTypeId | ( | ) | ` [static]` |

Returns the type identifier for this class.

Reimplemented from SoLOD.

virtual SoType SoLevelOfSimplification::getTypeId | ( | ) | const` [virtual]` |

Returns the type identifier for this specific instance.

Reimplemented from SoLOD.

Number of triangles in highest (1.0) case.

Can be -1 if unknown or if children contain primitives other than triangles.

Percentage decimation for each child.

Should be numbers between 0.0 and 1.0, with 1.0 representing full detail and 0.0 representing bounding box detail.

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

- Inventor/nodes/SoLevelOfSimplification.h

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