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4.23.1 Clicking on Objects

This section describes how you can find out on which object a mouse has clicked.

The Code

Best way to explain this is by showing code:

iMeshWrapper* ClickedObject (iCamera* camera, iGraphics2D* g2d, int mousex, int mousey)
  // Setup a 2D vector with our mouse position.  We invert the y
  // (based on vertical screen dimension) because CS assumes y=0
  // is down for 3D calculations.
  csVector2 v2d (mousex, g2d->GetHeight () - mousey);

  // We calculate the inverse perspective of this 2D point at
  // z=100.  This results in a 3D position in camera space at
  // z=100 that directly corresponds to the 2D position we
  // clicked on.  We use z=100 to ensure that we will at least
  // hit all objects that are before that distance.
  csVector3 v3d = camera->InvPerspective (v2d, 100);

  // We are going to cast a beam in the current sector of the
  // camera from our camera position in the direction of the
  // 'v3d' point.  First we transform the v3d camera space
  // location to world space.
  csVector3 startbeam = camera->GetTransform ().GetOrigin ();
  csVector3 endbeam = camera->GetTransform ().This2Other (v3d);
  iSector* beamsector = camera->GetSector ();
  // Now do the actual intersection.
  csSectorHitBeamResult result =
   beamsector->HitBeamPortals(startbeam, endbeam);
  //From the result object, return the intersected mesh.
  iMeshWrapper* mesh = result.mesh;
  return mesh;

Include Files

The include files useful for this section are:

#include <csgeom/transfrm.h>
#include <iengine/camera.h>
#include <iengine/sector.h>
#include <iengine/mesh.h>

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