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vtkPropAssembly Class Reference

create hierarchies of props. More...

#include <vtkPropAssembly.h>

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Public Methods

virtual const char * GetClassName ()
virtual int IsA (const char *type)
void PrintSelf (ostream &os, vtkIndent indent)
void AddPart (vtkProp *)
void RemovePart (vtkProp *)
vtkPropCollectionGetParts ()
int RenderOpaqueGeometry (vtkViewport *ren)
int RenderTranslucentGeometry (vtkViewport *ren)
int InitializeRayCasting (vtkViewport *)
int CastViewRay (VTKRayCastRayInfo *)
int RenderIntoImage (vtkViewport *)
int RenderOverlay (vtkViewport *)
void ReleaseGraphicsResources (vtkWindow *)
float * GetBounds ()
void ShallowCopy (vtkProp *Prop)
unsigned long int GetMTime ()
void InitPathTraversal ()
vtkAssemblyPathGetNextPath ()
int GetNumberOfPaths ()
void BuildPaths (vtkAssemblyPaths *paths, vtkAssemblyPath *path)

Static Public Methods

int IsTypeOf (const char *type)
vtkPropAssembly * SafeDownCast (vtkObject *o)
vtkPropAssembly * New ()

Protected Methods

 vtkPropAssembly ()
 ~vtkPropAssembly ()
 vtkPropAssembly (const vtkPropAssembly &)
void operator= (const vtkPropAssembly &)
void UpdatePaths ()

Protected Attributes

float Bounds [6]
vtkTimeStamp PathTime

Detailed Description

create hierarchies of props.

2000/12/10 20:08:16

vtkPropAssembly is an object that groups props and other prop assemblies into a tree-like hierarchy. The props can then be treated as a group (e.g., turning visibility on and off).

A vtkPropAssembly object can be used in place of an vtkProp since it is a subclass of vtkProp. The difference is that vtkPropAssembly maintains a list of other prop and prop assembly instances (its "parts") that form the assembly. Note that this process is recursive: you can create groups consisting of prop assemblies to arbitrary depth.

vtkPropAssembly's and vtkProp's that compose a prop assembly need not be added to a renderer's list of props, as long as the parent assembly is in the prop list. This is because they are automatically renderered during the hierarchical traversal process.

vtkPropAssemblies can consist of hierarchies of assemblies, where one actor or assembly used in one hierarchy is also used in other hierarchies. However, make that there are no cycles (e.g., parent->child->parent), this will cause program failure.
See also:
vtkProp3D vtkActor vtkAssembly vtkActor2D vtkVolume
vtkPropAssembly (examples)

Definition at line 78 of file vtkPropAssembly.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

vtkPropAssembly::vtkPropAssembly   [protected]

vtkPropAssembly::~vtkPropAssembly   [protected]

vtkPropAssembly::vtkPropAssembly const vtkPropAssembly &    [inline, protected]

Definition at line 145 of file vtkPropAssembly.h.

Member Function Documentation

virtual const char* vtkPropAssembly::GetClassName   [virtual]

Return the class name as a string. This method is defined in all subclasses of vtkObject with the vtkTypeMacro found in vtkSetGet.h.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

int vtkPropAssembly::IsTypeOf const char *    type [static]

Return 1 if this class type is the same type of (or a subclass of) the named class. Returns 0 otherwise. This method works in combination with vtkTypeMacro found in vtkSetGet.h.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

virtual int vtkPropAssembly::IsA const char *    type [virtual]

Return 1 if this class is the same type of (or a subclass of) the named class. Returns 0 otherwise. This method works in combination with vtkTypeMacro found in vtkSetGet.h.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

vtkPropAssembly* vtkPropAssembly::SafeDownCast vtkObject   o [static]

Will cast the supplied object to vtkObject* is this is a safe operation (i.e., a safe downcast); otherwise NULL is returned. This method is defined in all subclasses of vtkObject with the vtkTypeMacro found in vtkSetGet.h.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

void vtkPropAssembly::PrintSelf ostream &    os,
vtkIndent    indent

Methods invoked by print to print information about the object including superclasses. Typically not called by the user (use Print() instead) but used in the hierarchical print process to combine the output of several classes.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

vtkPropAssembly* vtkPropAssembly::New   [static]

Create with an empty parts list.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

void vtkPropAssembly::AddPart vtkProp  

Add a part to the list of parts.

void vtkPropAssembly::RemovePart vtkProp  

Remove a part from the list of parts,

vtkPropCollection* vtkPropAssembly::GetParts  

Return the list of parts.

int vtkPropAssembly::RenderOpaqueGeometry vtkViewport   ren [virtual]

Render this assembly and all its parts. The rendering process is recursive. The parts of each assembly are rendered only if the visibility for the prop is turned on.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

int vtkPropAssembly::RenderTranslucentGeometry vtkViewport   viewport [virtual]

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

int vtkPropAssembly::InitializeRayCasting vtkViewport   viewport [virtual]

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

int vtkPropAssembly::CastViewRay VTKRayCastRayInfo   rayInfo [virtual]

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

int vtkPropAssembly::RenderIntoImage vtkViewport   viewport [virtual]

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

int vtkPropAssembly::RenderOverlay vtkViewport   viewport [virtual]

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

void vtkPropAssembly::ReleaseGraphicsResources vtkWindow   [virtual]

Release any graphics resources that are being consumed by this actor. The parameter window could be used to determine which graphic resources to release.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

float* vtkPropAssembly::GetBounds   [virtual]

Get the bounds for this prop assembly as (Xmin,Xmax,Ymin,Ymax,Zmin,Zmax). May return NULL in some cases (meaning the bounds is undefined).

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

void vtkPropAssembly::ShallowCopy vtkProp   Prop [virtual]

Shallow copy of this vtkPropAssembly.

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

unsigned long int vtkPropAssembly::GetMTime   [virtual]

Override default GetMTime method to also consider all of the prop assembly's parts.

Reimplemented from vtkObject.

void vtkPropAssembly::InitPathTraversal   [virtual]

Methods to traverse the paths (i.e., leaf nodes) of a prop assembly. These methods should be contrasted to those that traverse the list of parts using GetParts(). GetParts() returns a list of children of this assembly, not necessarily the leaf nodes of the assembly. To use the methods below - first invoke InitPathTraversal() followed by repeated calls to GetNextPath(). GetNextPath() returns a NULL pointer when the list is exhausted. (See the superclass vtkProp for more information about paths.)

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

vtkAssemblyPath* vtkPropAssembly::GetNextPath   [virtual]

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

int vtkPropAssembly::GetNumberOfPaths   [virtual]

Reimplemented from vtkProp.

void vtkPropAssembly::BuildPaths vtkAssemblyPaths   paths,
vtkAssemblyPath   path


Reimplemented from vtkProp.

void vtkPropAssembly::operator= const vtkPropAssembly &    [inline, protected]

Definition at line 146 of file vtkPropAssembly.h.

void vtkPropAssembly::UpdatePaths   [protected]

Member Data Documentation

vtkPropCollection* vtkPropAssembly::Parts [protected]

Definition at line 148 of file vtkPropAssembly.h.

float vtkPropAssembly::Bounds[6] [protected]

Definition at line 149 of file vtkPropAssembly.h.

vtkTimeStamp vtkPropAssembly::PathTime [protected]

Definition at line 152 of file vtkPropAssembly.h.

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