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SoDepthOffset Class

Property node that applies a depth offset.

Inheritance Hierarchy

Namespace: OIV.Inventor.Nodes
Assembly: OIV.Inventor (in OIV.Inventor.dll) Version: 2024.1.2.0 (2024.1.2)
Syntax
public class SoDepthOffset : SoNode

The SoDepthOffset type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  NameDescription
Public methodSoDepthOffset

Constructor.

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Methods
  NameDescription
Public methodAffectsState

Returns true if a node has an effect on the state during traversal.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodCallback
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodStatic memberComputeNDCadjustment

Compute matrix NDCadjustment by scaling input matrix on z.

Public methodCopy
Calls Copy(false).
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodCopy(Boolean)

Creates and returns an exact copy of the node.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodCopyFieldValues(SoFieldContainer)
Calls CopyFieldValues(fc, false).
(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodCopyFieldValues(SoFieldContainer, Boolean)

Copies the contents of fc's fields into this object's fields.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodDispose
Releases all resources used by SoDisposable.
(Inherited from SoDisposable.)
Public methodDistribute
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodDoAction
Public methodEnableNotify

Notification at this Field Container is enabled (if flag == true) or disabled (if flag == false).

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodEquals
Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFieldsAreEqual

Returns true if this object's fields are exactly equal to fc's fields.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGet

Returns the values of the fields of this object in the Open Inventor ASCII file format in the given string.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetAllFields

Returns a list of fields, including the eventIn's and eventOut's.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetAlternateRep

This method is called by actions to allow the node to provide an "alternate representation" when appropriate (typically depending on the action type).

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetBoundingBox
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetEventIn

Returns a the eventIn with the given name.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetEventOut

Returns the eventOut with the given name.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetField

Returns a the field of this object whose name is fieldName.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetFieldName

Returns the name of the given field in the fieldName argument.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetFields

Appends references to all of this object's fields to resultList, and returns the number of fields appended.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetHashCode
Overrides GetHashCode().
(Inherited from SoNetBase.)
Public methodGetMatrix
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetName

Returns the name of an instance.

(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodGetPrimitiveCount
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetRenderEngineMode

Returns the supported Render engine mode.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetRenderUnitID
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetStringName (Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodGetType
Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGLRender
Public methodGLRenderBelowPath
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGLRenderInPath
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGLRenderOffPath
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGrabEventsCleanup
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGrabEventsSetup
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodHandleEvent
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodHasDefaultValues

Returns true if all of the object's fields have their default values.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodIsBoundingBoxIgnoring

This method is used by getBoundingBox action traversal to know if the current node must be traversed or not, ie the bounding should be ignored.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodIsNotifyEnabled

Notification is the process of telling interested objects that this object has changed.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodIsOverride

Returns the state of the override flag.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodIsSynchronizable

Gets the ScaleViz synchronizable state of this object.

(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodPick
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodRayPick
Public methodSearch
Public methodSet

Sets one or more fields in this object to the values specified in the given string, which should be a string in the Open Inventor file format.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodSetName (Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodSetOverride

Turns the override flag on or off.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodSetSynchronizable

Sets this to be a ScaleViz synchronizable object.

(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodSetToDefaults

Sets all fields in this object to their default values.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodStatic memberSetupGlobalParameters

Use offset of DepthOffsetElement to setup :

Public methodToString
Converts this SoBase structure to a human readable string.
(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodTouch

Marks an instance as modified, simulating a change to it.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodWrite
(Inherited from SoNode.)
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Properties
  NameDescription
Public propertyIsDisposable
ISafeDisposable interface implementation.
(Inherited from SoDisposable.)
Public propertyoffset

Offset to apply to the projection matrix.

Public propertyon

Enables depth offset.

Public propertyUserData
Gets or sets the user data to be contained by the field container.
(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
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Remarks

This node can be used to offset shapes that are co-planar, in order to resolve depth buffer artifacts, commonly called z-buffer "stitching".

The effect is similar to OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoPolygonOffset but this node uses a different algorithm (based on Lengyel's method from Game Programming Gems and improved by VSG) in which the projection matrix is modified to offset subsequent geometry. As a result it has advantages over OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoPolygonOffset in some cases. Specifically, OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoDepthOffset applies its offset value to all types of geometry, not just polygons, and does not require any additional per-vertex calculations on the GPU.

The OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoDepthOffset.offset value is accumulated in the traversal state. For example:

Note that if the accumulation of offset values during the traversal is greater than 1, the accumulated offset value is normalized so that, in this case, the offset values are not absolute but relative to each other.

OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoDepthOffset has two limitations. First, since it modifies the projection matrix during traversal, it may prevent building a render cache for part of the scene graph. Second, the offset does not take into account the depth slope of the geometry (as OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoPolygonOffset does), so a larger offset may be required for geometry that is not perpendicular to the view vector (facing the camera).

The presence of a OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoDepthOffset node in the scene graph causes depth buffer values to be different, even if 'offset' is equal to 0.

The render caching issue is easily handled, by adjusting your scene graph structure, just as you would for any non-cacheable node, to ensure that the actual shape nodes are cached even if the parent group node cannot cache: For example, using this scene graph structure:

instead of this one:

FILE FORMAT/DEFAULT

DepthOffset {
offset 0.001
on true
}

ACTION BEHAVIOR

Sets: OIV.Inventor.Elements.SoProjectionMatrixElement

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