SoTriangleStripSet Class Reference

Triangle strip set shape node. More...

#include <Inventor/nodes/SoTriangleStripSet.h>

Inheritance diagram for SoTriangleStripSet:
SoNonIndexedShape SoVertexShape SoShape SoNode SoFieldContainer SoBase SoRefCounter SoTypedObject SoVolumeTriangleStripSet

List of all members.

Public Member Functions

virtual SoType getTypeId () const
 SoTriangleStripSet ()

Static Public Member Functions

static SoType getClassTypeId ()

Public Attributes

SoMFInt32 numVertices

Detailed Description

Triangle strip set shape node.

This shape node constructs triangle strips out of vertices. The vertices may be specified in the vertexProperty field (from SoVertexShape), or by the current inherited coordinates. For optimal performance, the vertexProperty field is recommended.

SoTriangleStripSet is one of the fastest ways of drawing polygonal objects in Open Inventor. It uses the current coordinates, in order, starting with the first one. The values in the numVertices field indicate the number of vertices to use for each triangle strip in the set. The number of values in this field determines the number of strips.

For example, if numVertices has the values [3,5], coordinates 1, 2, and 3 would be used for the first triangle strip and coordinates 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 would be used for the second strip. This would result in 1 triangle in the first strip and 3 in the second.

The coordinates of the strips are transformed by the current cumulative transformation. The strips are drawn with the current light model and drawing style.

Treatment of the current material and normal binding is as follows: The PER_PART binding specifies a material or normal for each strip of the set. The PER_FACE binding specifies a material or normal for each triangle. The _INDEXED bindings are equivalent to their non-indexed counterparts. The default normal binding is PER_VERTEX. The default material binding is OVERALL.

If any normals (or materials) are specified, Open Inventor assumes you provide the correct number of them, as indicated by the binding. You will see unexpected results if you specify fewer normals (or materials) than the shape requires. If no normals are specified, they will be generated automatically.

To render triangles that are not in strips, see the SoTriangleSet node.





SoCoordinate3, SoDrawStyle, SoFaceDetail, SoFaceSet, SoFullSceneAntialiasing, SoIndexedTriangleStripSet, SoQuadMesh, SoTriangleSet, SoVertexProperty

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SoTriangleStripSet::SoTriangleStripSet (  ) 

Creates a triangle strip set node with default settings.

Member Function Documentation

static SoType SoTriangleStripSet::getClassTypeId (  )  [static]

Returns the type identifier for this class.

Reimplemented from SoNonIndexedShape.

Reimplemented in SoVolumeTriangleStripSet.

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

Returns the type identifier for this specific instance.

Reimplemented from SoNonIndexedShape.

Reimplemented in SoVolumeTriangleStripSet.

Member Data Documentation

Number of vertices in each triangle strip.

The number of strips is equal to the number of values in this field.

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

Open Inventor Toolkit reference manual, generated on 12 Sep 2022
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