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SoRotateCylindricalDragger(3IV)() SoRotateCylindricalDragger(3IV)()


SoRotateCylindricalDragger — object you rotate along a cylindrical surface by dragging with the mouse


SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoBaseKit > SoInteractionKit > SoDragger > SoRotateCylindricalDragger


#include <Inventor/draggers/SoRotateCylindricalDragger.h>

Fields from class SoRotateCylindricalDragger:

SoSFRotation rotation

Fields from class SoDragger:

SoSFBool isActive

Fields from class SoInteractionKit:

SoSFEnum renderCaching

SoSFEnum boundingBoxCaching

SoSFEnum renderCulling

SoSFEnum pickCulling

Parts from class SoBaseKit:

(SoNodeKitListPart) callbackList

Methods from class SoRotateCylindricalDragger:


void setProjector(SbCylinderProjector *p)

const SbCylinderProjector * getProjector() const

static const SoNodekitCatalog * getClassNodekitCatalog() const

static SoType getClassTypeId()

Methods from class SoDragger:

void addStartCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeStartCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void addMotionCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeMotionCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void addFinishCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeFinishCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void addValueChangedCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

void removeValueChangedCallback(SoDraggerCB *f, void *userData = NULL)

SbBool enableValueChangedCallbacks()

void setMinGesture(int pixels)

int getMinGesture() const

static void setMinScale(float newMinScale)

static float getMinScale()

Methods from class SoInteractionKit:

virtual SbBool setPartAsPath(const SbName &partName, SoPath *surrogatePath )

Methods from class SoBaseKit:

virtual const SoNodekitCatalog * getNodekitCatalog() const

virtual SoNode * getPart(const SbName &partName, SbBool makeIfNeeded)

SbString getPartString(const SoBase *part)

virtual SoNodeKitPath * createPathToPart(const SbName &partName, SbBool makeIfNeeded, const SoPath *pathToExtend = NULL)

virtual SbBool setPart(const SbName &partName, SoNode *newPart)

SbBool set(char *partName, char *parameters)

SbBool set(char *nameValuePairs)

static SbBool isSearchingChildren()

static void setSearchingChildren(SbBool newVal)

Methods from class SoNode:

void setOverride(SbBool state)

SbBool isOverride() const

SoNode * copy(SbBool copyConnections = FALSE) const

virtual SbBool affectsState() const

static SoNode * getByName(const SbName &name)

static int getByName(const SbName &name, SoNodeList &list)

Methods from class SoFieldContainer:

void setToDefaults()

SbBool hasDefaultValues() const

SbBool fieldsAreEqual(const SoFieldContainer *fc) const

void copyFieldValues(const SoFieldContainer *fc, SbBool copyConnections = FALSE)

void get(SbString &fieldDataString)

virtual int getFields(SoFieldList &resultList) const

virtual SoField * getField(const SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool getFieldName(const SoField *field, SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool isNotifyEnabled() const

SbBool enableNotify(SbBool flag)

Methods from class SoBase:

void ref()

void unref() const

void unrefNoDelete() const

void touch()

virtual SoType getTypeId() const

SbBool isOfType(SoType type) const

virtual void setName(const SbName &name)

virtual SbName getName() const

Macros from class SoBaseKit:

SO_GET_PART(kit, partName, partClass)
SO_CHECK_PART(kit, partName, partClass)


SoRotateCylindricalDragger is a simple dragger that rotates about the y axis of its local space. The feel of the rotation is as if you were spinning a cylinder about its axis of rotation. The local space is determined by its location in the scene graph. Transformation nodes placed before it will affect both the dragger and the direction of motion.

This node has a rotation field which always reflects its orientation in local space. If you set the field, the dragger will rotate accordingly. You can also connect fields of other nodes or engines from this one to make them follow the dragger's orientation.

This dragger contains four parts, rotator, rotatorActive, feedback, and feedbackActive.

Each of these is set by default from a resource described in the Dragger Resources section of the online reference page for this class. You can change the parts in any instance of this dragger using setPart().

You can make your program use different default resources for the parts by copying the file /usr/share/data/draggerDefaults/rotateCylindricalDragger.iv into your own directory, editing the file, and then setting the environment variable SO_DRAGGER_DIR to be a path to that directory.


SoSFRotation rotation

Orientation of the dragger.




void setProjector(SbCylinderProjector *p)

const SbCylinderProjector * getProjector() const

Set and get a different cylinder projector. See the SbCylinderProjector man pages to find out how each kind affects the feel of your dragger's motion. The default uses an SbCylinderPlaneProjector.

Passing in NULL will cause this default type of projector to be used. Any projector you pass in will be deleted by this dragger when this dragger is deleted. Note that the axis and radius of the cylinder are determined by the dragger, based on the y-axis in local space and how far the initial mouse click occured from the center of rotation.

static const SoNodekitCatalog * getClassNodekitCatalog() const

Returns an SoNodekitCatalog for this class

static SoType getClassTypeId()

Returns type identifier for this class.


All parts
Part Name Part Type Default Type Default
callbackList NodeKitListPart -- yes
rotator Separator -- yes
rotatorActive Separator -- yes
feedback Separator -- yes
feedbackActive Separator -- yes
Extra information for list parts from above table
Part Name Container Type Permissible Types
callbackList Separator Callback, EventCallback


.in 0n+.5i Resource: rotateCylindricalRotator
.in 0n+.5i Part: rotator

Appearance: white cylinder (with vertical axis) made of lines

Description: picking this initiates rotation

.in 0n+.5i Resource: rotateCylindricalRotatorActive
.in 0n+.5i Part: rotatorActive

Appearance: yellow version of rotator

Description: displayed while in motion instead of the rotator

.in 0n+.5i Resource: rotateCylindricalFeedback
.in 0n+.5i Part: feedback

Appearance: thin purple line along local y-axis

Description: shows center of rotation when not moving

.in 0n+.5i Resource: rotateCylindricalFeedbackActive
.in 0n+.5i Part: feedbackActive

Appearance: thin, slightly brighter purple line along local y-axis

Description: shows center of rotation when moving


RotateCylindricalDragger {

renderCaching AUTO boundingBoxCaching AUTO renderCulling AUTO pickCulling AUTO isActive FALSE rotation 0 0 1 0 callbackList NULL rotator <rotateCylindricalRotator resource> rotatorActive <rotateCylindricalRotatorActive resource> feedback <rotateCylindricalFeedback resource> feedbackActive <rotateCylindricalFeedbackActive resource>


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