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iMovable Struct Reference
[Crystal Space 3D Engine]

This interface represents the position and orientation of an object relative to its parent (this is the transformation between local object space of the model and world space (i.e. More...

#include <iengine/movable.h>

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Public Member Functions

virtual void AddListener (iMovableListener *listener)=0
 Add a listener to this movable.
virtual void ClearSectors ()=0
 Clear the list of sectors.
virtual const csVector3 GetFullPosition () const =0
 Get the current position but keep track of hierarchical transformations.
virtual csReversibleTransform GetFullTransform () const =0
 Construct the full world to object transformation given this transformation and possible parents transformations.
virtual const csVector3GetPosition () const =0
 Get the current position.
virtual iSceneNodeGetSceneNode ()=0
 Get the scene node that this movable belongs too.
virtual iSectorListGetSectors ()=0
 Get the list of sectors for this object.
virtual csReversibleTransformGetTransform ()=0
 Get the world to object tranformation.
virtual long GetUpdateNumber () const =0
 A number which indicates if the movable has been updated.
virtual bool InSector () const =0
 Return true if we are placed in a sector (i.e.
virtual bool IsFullTransformIdentity () const =0
 Return true if the movable transformation is an identity transformation and the (optional) parent of this movable also is has identity transformation.
virtual bool IsTransformIdentity () const =0
 This function returns true if the movable transformation is an identity transformation.
virtual void MovePosition (const csVector3 &v)=0
 Relative move.
virtual void RemoveListener (iMovableListener *listener)=0
 Remove a listener from this movable.
virtual void SetPosition (const csVector3 &v)=0
 Set the transformation vector for this object.
virtual void SetPosition (iSector *home, const csVector3 &v)=0
 Set the transformation vector and sector to move to some position.
virtual void SetSector (iSector *sector)=0
 Initialize the list of sectors to one sector where this object is.
virtual void SetTransform (const csReversibleTransform &t)=0
 Set the world to object tranformation.
virtual void SetTransform (const csMatrix3 &matrix)=0
 Set the transformation matrix for this entity.
virtual void Transform (const csMatrix3 &matrix)=0
 Relative transform.
virtual void TransformIdentity ()=0
 Set the transform of this movable to the identity transform (i.e.
virtual void UpdateMove ()=0
 After all movement has been done you need to call UpdateMove() to make the final changes to the object that is controlled by this movable.

Detailed Description

This interface represents the position and orientation of an object relative to its parent (this is the transformation between local object space of the model and world space (i.e.

where it is in the world)). Movables are attached to objects (like meshes). For example, use iMeshWrapper->GetMovable()) to get the movable belonging to some mesh.

The parent of an object can be null in which case it is positioned relative to world space coordinates. The parent of an object can also be another object in which case the transformation is relative to that other object (and possible other objects from which that parent is itself a child).

Usually models are defined with the local origin (0,0,0) somewhere in the model. Sometimes in the center or the center-bottom depending on what is easiest. It is important to realize that all position setting routines below operate relative to the local origin of the object.

Main ways to get pointers to this interface:

Main users of this interface:

Definition at line 87 of file movable.h.


Member Function Documentation

virtual void iMovable::AddListener ( iMovableListener listener  )  [pure virtual]

Add a listener to this movable.

This listener will be called whenever the movable changes (when UpdateMove() is called) or right before the movable is destroyed.

virtual void iMovable::ClearSectors (  )  [pure virtual]

Clear the list of sectors.

This basically makes the object invisible as it will not be present in any sector. The object will still be present in the engine though. This function does not do anything if the parent is not 0. You have to call UpdateMove() after changing the sector information.

virtual const csVector3 iMovable::GetFullPosition (  )  const [pure virtual]

Get the current position but keep track of hierarchical transformations.

So the returned vector will be the world space coordinate where this object really is.

virtual csReversibleTransform iMovable::GetFullTransform (  )  const [pure virtual]

Construct the full world to object transformation given this transformation and possible parents transformations.

virtual const csVector3& iMovable::GetPosition (  )  const [pure virtual]

Get the current position.

Remember that positions are relative to some sector.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function returns the position relative to the parent.

virtual iSceneNode* iMovable::GetSceneNode (  )  [pure virtual]

Get the scene node that this movable belongs too.

virtual iSectorList* iMovable::GetSectors (  )  [pure virtual]

Get the list of sectors for this object.

Using this list you can get and set all sectors that this object is in. Note that if an object crosses a portal then you should in theory add every touched sector to this list of sectors. If objects are small then you can get away by not doing this. But it is possible that you will get render/clipping errors. There is a convenience function (iMeshWrapper->PlaceMesh()) which will attempt to find all sectors a mesh is in and update the movable.

This will return the sectors of the parent if there is a parent.

virtual csReversibleTransform& iMovable::GetTransform (  )  [pure virtual]

Get the world to object tranformation.

This==object and Other==world so This2Other() transforms from object to world space. If you modify this transform you have to call UpdateMove() later.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will get the transformation relative to the parent.

virtual long iMovable::GetUpdateNumber (  )  const [pure virtual]

A number which indicates if the movable has been updated.

One can use this number to see if the position of the object has changed since the last time it was checked.

virtual bool iMovable::InSector (  )  const [pure virtual]

Return true if we are placed in a sector (i.e.

visible).

virtual bool iMovable::IsFullTransformIdentity (  )  const [pure virtual]

Return true if the movable transformation is an identity transformation and the (optional) parent of this movable also is has identity transformation.

Only in this case can you know that the object has the same object space coordinates as world space coordinates. Basically this function will return true if GetFullTransform() would return the identity transform.

virtual bool iMovable::IsTransformIdentity (  )  const [pure virtual]

This function returns true if the movable transformation is an identity transformation.

As soon as the object is moved this function will return false. You can use 'TransformIdentity()' to go back to the identity transform which will again let this flag return true. Note that this flag is only relevant for the transform of this movable and doesn't look at the transforms of the parents. Use IsFullTransformIdentity() for that.

The engine and visibility cullers can use this information to optimize stuff a bit.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will only test the local transform for identity.

virtual void iMovable::MovePosition ( const csVector3 v  )  [pure virtual]

Relative move.

Note that this function will not check for collision detection or portals.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will move relative to the parent.

virtual void iMovable::RemoveListener ( iMovableListener listener  )  [pure virtual]

Remove a listener from this movable.

virtual void iMovable::SetPosition ( const csVector3 v  )  [pure virtual]

Set the transformation vector for this object.

Note that the sectors and orientation are unchanged. You have to call UpdateMove() after changing the position of an object.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will set the position relative to the parent.

virtual void iMovable::SetPosition ( iSector home,
const csVector3 v 
) [pure virtual]

Set the transformation vector and sector to move to some position.

This call doesn't change the orientation of the model. You have to call UpdateMove() after changing the position of an object.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will set the position relative to the parent.

virtual void iMovable::SetSector ( iSector sector  )  [pure virtual]

Initialize the list of sectors to one sector where this object is.

This is a convenience funcion. Calling this function makes the object visible in this sector. Use GetSectors() if you want to have more control over where the object really is. This function does not do anything if the parent is not 0. You have to call UpdateMove() after changing the sector information.

virtual void iMovable::SetTransform ( const csReversibleTransform t  )  [pure virtual]

Set the world to object tranformation.

This==object and Other==world for the transform.

WARNING: Do not scale objects using the transform in the movable! Several subsystems in Crystal Space (like collision detection and visibility culling) don't work properly if you do that. Instead use iMeshWrapper or iMeshFactoryWrapper->HardTransform() to scale.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will set the transformation relative to the parent.

virtual void iMovable::SetTransform ( const csMatrix3 matrix  )  [pure virtual]

Set the transformation matrix for this entity.

You have to call UpdateMove() after changing the transform of an object.

WARNING: Do not scale objects using the transform in the movable! Several subsystems in Crystal Space (like collision detection and visibility culling) don't work properly if you do that. Instead use iMeshWrapper or iMeshFactoryWrapper->HardTransform() to scale.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will set the transformation relative to the parent.

virtual void iMovable::Transform ( const csMatrix3 matrix  )  [pure virtual]

Relative transform.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will move relative to the parent.

virtual void iMovable::TransformIdentity (  )  [pure virtual]

Set the transform of this movable to the identity transform (i.e.

not moving at all). You have to call UpdateMove() after calling this.

This function ignores the hierarchical transformation this movable may be part off. If part of a hierarchical transformation this function will only set the local transform to identity.

virtual void iMovable::UpdateMove (  )  [pure virtual]

After all movement has been done you need to call UpdateMove() to make the final changes to the object that is controlled by this movable.

This is very important! This function is responsible for calling all movement listeners. If you do not call this function then the visibility cullers will not work right (among other things).

UpdateMove() will also check for the transform being the identity transform and in that case it will set the identity flag to true.


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