SoSphere Class Reference

Sphere shape node. More...

#include <Inventor/nodes/SoSphere.h>

Inheritance diagram for SoSphere:
SoShape SoNode SoFieldContainer SoBase SoRefCounter SoTypedObject

List of all members.

Public Member Functions

virtual SoType getTypeId () const
 SoSphere ()

Static Public Member Functions

static SoType getClassTypeId ()

Public Attributes

SoSFFloat radius

Detailed Description

Sphere shape node.

This node represents a sphere. By default, the sphere is centered at the origin and has a radius of 1. The sphere is transformed by the current cumulative transformation and is drawn with the current lighting model, drawing style, material, and geometric complexity.

A sphere does not have faces or parts. Therefore, the sphere ignores material and normal bindings, using the first material for the entire sphere and using its own normals. When a texture is applied to a sphere, the texture covers the entire surface, wrapping counterclockwise from the back of the sphere. The texture has a seam at the back on the yz-plane.

Picking: There is no SoDetail class associated with this node.

OpenGL vertex arrays are used if they are available and if the environment variable IV_NO_VERTEX_ARRAY is not set.

Consider using the SoAlgebraicSphere node instead of this one. Algebraic shapes are computed and rendered on the GPU and can be used with SoMultipleInstance.




SoAlgebraicSphere, SoCone, SoCube, SoCylinder, SoFullSceneAntialiasing

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SoSphere::SoSphere (  ) 

Creates a sphere node with default settings.

Member Function Documentation

static SoType SoSphere::getClassTypeId (  )  [static]

Returns the type identifier for this class.

Reimplemented from SoShape.

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

Returns the type identifier for this specific instance.

Reimplemented from SoShape.

Member Data Documentation

Radius of sphere.

This must be greater than 0.

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

Open Inventor by FEI reference manual, generated on 21 Sep 2015
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