Class TimeSensor

java.lang.Object
All Implemented Interfaces:
X3DChildNode, X3DNode, X3DSensorNode, TimeSensor, X3DTimeDependentNode

public class TimeSensor
extends X3DConcreteNode
implements TimeSensor
TimeSensor continuously generates events as time passes.

X3D node tooltip: [X3DTimeDependentNode,X3DSensorNode] TimeSensor continuously generates events as time passes. Typical use: ROUTE thisTimeSensorDEF.fraction_changed TO someInterpolatorDEF.set_fraction. Interchange profile hint: TimeSensor may be ignored if cycleInterval < 0.01 second.
Package hint: This org.web3d.x3d.jsail concrete class is used for implementing a standalone X3D object as a Plain Old Java Object (POJO). If you are writing Java code for use inside an X3D Script node, compile separate code using only the org.web3d.x3d.sai package instead.
See Also:
X3D Abstract Specification: TimeSensor, X3D Tooltips: TimeSensor, X3D Scene Authoring Hints
  • Field Details

  • Constructor Details

    • TimeSensor

      public TimeSensor()
      Constructor for TimeSensor to initialize member variables with default values.
    • TimeSensor

      public TimeSensor​(java.lang.String DEFlabel)
      Utility constructor that assigns DEF label after initializing member variables with default values.
      Parameters:
      DEFlabel - unique DEF name for this X3D node
  • Method Details

    • getElementName

      public final java.lang.String getElementName()
      Provides name of this element: TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getElementName in class X3DConcreteElement
      Returns:
      name of this element
    • getComponent

      public final java.lang.String getComponent()
      Defines X3D component for the TimeSensor element: Time
      Specified by:
      getComponent in class X3DConcreteElement
      Returns:
      X3D component for this element
    • getComponentLevel

      public final int getComponentLevel()
      Provides default X3D component level for this element: 1
      Specified by:
      getComponentLevel in class X3DConcreteElement
      Returns:
      default X3D component level for this element
    • getFieldType

      public java.lang.String getFieldType​(java.lang.String fieldName)
      Indicate type corresponding to given fieldName.
      Specified by:
      getFieldType in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      fieldName - name of field in this X3D node
      Returns:
      X3D type (SFvec3f etc.), otherwise ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_TYPE if not recognized
      See Also:
      ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_TYPE
    • getAccessType

      public java.lang.String getAccessType​(java.lang.String fieldName)
      Indicate accessType corresponding to given fieldName.
      Specified by:
      getAccessType in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      fieldName - name of field in this X3D node
      Returns:
      X3D accessType (inputOnly etc.), otherwise ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_ACCESSTYPE if not recognized
      See Also:
      ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_ACCESSTYPE
    • getContainerFieldDefault

      public final java.lang.String getContainerFieldDefault()
      containerField describes typical field relationship of a node to its parent. Usage is not ordinarily needed when using this API, default value is provided for informational purposes.
      Specified by:
      getContainerFieldDefault in class X3DConcreteNode
      Returns:
      default containerField value
      See Also:
      X3D Scene Authoring Hints: containerField, X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM)
    • initialize

      public final void initialize()
      Initialize all member variables to default values.
      Overrides:
      initialize in class X3DConcreteNode
    • getCycleInterval

      public double getCycleInterval()
      Provide double value in seconds within allowed range of [0,infinity) from inputOutput SFTime field named cycleInterval.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) cycleInterval is loop duration in seconds. Interchange profile hint: TimeSensor may be ignored if cycleInterval < 0.01 second.
      • Warning: An active TimeSensor node ignores set_cycleInterval and set_startTime events.
      • Hint: cycleInterval is a nonnegative SFTime duration interval, not an absolute clock time.
      Specified by:
      getCycleInterval in interface TimeSensor
      Returns:
      value of cycleInterval field
    • setCycleInterval

      public TimeSensor setCycleInterval​(double newValue)
      Accessor method to assign double value in seconds to inputOutput SFTime field named cycleInterval.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) cycleInterval is loop duration in seconds. Interchange profile hint: TimeSensor may be ignored if cycleInterval < 0.01 second.
      • Warning: An active TimeSensor node ignores set_cycleInterval and set_startTime events.
      • Hint: cycleInterval is a nonnegative SFTime duration interval, not an absolute clock time.
      Specified by:
      setCycleInterval in interface TimeSensor
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the cycleInterval field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setCycleInterval

      public TimeSensor setCycleInterval​(SFTime newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFTime cycleInterval field, similar to setCycleInterval(double).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the cycleInterval field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getCycleTime

      public double getCycleTime()
      Provide double value in seconds within allowed range of [0,infinity) from outputOnly SFTime field named cycleTime.

      Tooltip: cycleTime sends a time outputOnly at startTime, and also at the beginning of each new cycle (useful for synchronization with other time-based objects).
      • Hint: the first cycleTime event for a TimeSensor node can be used as an alarm (single pulse at a specified time).
      • Hint: cycleTime is a nonnegative SFTime duration interval, not an absolute clock time.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      Specified by:
      getCycleTime in interface TimeSensor
      Returns:
      value of cycleTime field
    • getElapsedTime

      public double getElapsedTime()
      Provide double value in seconds within allowed range of [0,infinity) from outputOnly SFTime field named elapsedTime.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Current elapsed time since TimeSensor activated/running, cumulative in seconds, and not counting any paused time.
      • Warning: not supported in VRML97.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      • Hint: elapsedTime is a nonnegative SFTime duration interval, not an absolute clock time.
      Specified by:
      getElapsedTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getElapsedTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of elapsedTime field
    • getEnabled

      public boolean getEnabled()
      Provide boolean value from inputOutput SFBool field named enabled.

      Tooltip: Enables/disables node operation. *
      Specified by:
      getEnabled in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getEnabled in interface X3DSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of enabled field
    • setEnabled

      public TimeSensor setEnabled​(boolean newValue)
      Accessor method to assign boolean value to inputOutput SFBool field named enabled.

      Tooltip: Enables/disables node operation. *
      Specified by:
      setEnabled in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      setEnabled in interface X3DSensorNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the enabled field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setEnabled

      public TimeSensor setEnabled​(SFBool newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFBool enabled field, similar to setEnabled(boolean).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the enabled field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getFraction

      public float getFraction()
      Provide float value from outputOnly SFFloat field named fraction_changed.

      Tooltip: fraction_changed continuously sends value in range [0,1] showing time progress in the current cycle.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      Specified by:
      getFraction in interface TimeSensor
      Returns:
      value of fraction_changed field
    • getIS

      public IS getIS()
      Provide IS instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field IS.
      Specified by:
      getIS in class X3DConcreteNode
      Returns:
      value of IS field
      See Also:
      X3D Tooltips: IS, X3D Tooltips: connect
    • setIS

      public TimeSensor setIS​(IS newValue)
      Accessor method to assign IS instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field IS.
      Specified by:
      setIS in class X3DConcreteNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the IS field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      See Also:
      X3D Tooltips: IS, X3D Tooltips: connect
    • clearIS

      public TimeSensor clearIS()
      Utility method to clear SFNode value of IS field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
    • hasIS

      public boolean hasIS()
      Indicate whether an object is available for inputOutput SFNode field IS.
      Returns:
      whether a concrete statement or CommentsBlock is available.
      See Also:
      getIS()
    • getIsActive

      public boolean getIsActive()
      Provide boolean value from outputOnly SFBool field named isActive.

      Tooltip: isActive true/false events are sent when TimeSensor starts/stops running.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      Specified by:
      getIsActive in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getIsActive in interface X3DSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getIsActive in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of isActive field
    • getIsPaused

      public boolean getIsPaused()
      Provide boolean value from outputOnly SFBool field named isPaused.

      Tooltip: isPaused true/false events are sent when TimeSensor is paused/resumed.
      • Warning: not supported in VRML97.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      Specified by:
      getIsPaused in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getIsPaused in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of isPaused field
    • getLoop

      public boolean getLoop()
      Provide boolean value from inputOutput SFBool field named loop.

      Tooltip: Repeat indefinitely when loop=true, repeat only once when loop=false. *
      Specified by:
      getLoop in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getLoop in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of loop field
    • setLoop

      public TimeSensor setLoop​(boolean newValue)
      Accessor method to assign boolean value to inputOutput SFBool field named loop.

      Tooltip: Repeat indefinitely when loop=true, repeat only once when loop=false. *
      Specified by:
      setLoop in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      setLoop in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the loop field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setLoop

      public TimeSensor setLoop​(SFBool newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFBool loop field, similar to setLoop(boolean).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the loop field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getMetadata

      public X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
      Provide org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DChildNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of metadata field
      See Also:
      Tooltip: [X3DMetadataObject] Information about this node can be contained in a MetadataBoolean, MetadataDouble, MetadataFloat, MetadataInteger, MetadataString or MetadataSet node. Hint: X3D Architecture 7.2.4 Metadata https://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19775-1/V3.3/Part01/components/core.html#Metadata , X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
    • setMetadata

      public TimeSensor setMetadata​(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
      Accessor method to assign org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DChildNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DSensorNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in class X3DConcreteNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the metadata field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      See Also:
      Tooltip: [X3DMetadataObject] Information about this node can be contained in a MetadataBoolean, MetadataDouble, MetadataFloat, MetadataInteger, MetadataString or MetadataSet node. Hint: X3D Architecture 7.2.4 Metadata https://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19775-1/V3.3/Part01/components/core.html#Metadata , X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
    • clearMetadata

      public TimeSensor clearMetadata()
      Utility method to clear SFNode value of metadata field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
    • setMetadata

      public TimeSensor setMetadata​(ProtoInstance newValue)
      Assign ProtoInstance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in class X3DConcreteNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the metadata field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      See Also:
      setMetadata( org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DMetadataObject)
    • hasMetadata

      public boolean hasMetadata()
      Indicate whether an object is available for inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Returns:
      whether a properly typed node or ProtoInstance or CommentsBlock is available.
      See Also:
      getMetadata(), getMetadataProtoInstance(), X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
    • getPauseTime

      public double getPauseTime()
      Provide double value in seconds from inputOutput SFTime field named pauseTime.

      Tooltip: When time now >= pauseTime, isPaused becomes true and TimeSensor becomes paused. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      • Warning: not supported in VRML97.
      Specified by:
      getPauseTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getPauseTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of pauseTime field
    • setPauseTime

      public TimeSensor setPauseTime​(double newValue)
      Accessor method to assign double value in seconds to inputOutput SFTime field named pauseTime.

      Tooltip: When time now >= pauseTime, isPaused becomes true and TimeSensor becomes paused. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      • Warning: not supported in VRML97.
      Specified by:
      setPauseTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      setPauseTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the pauseTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setPauseTime

      public TimeSensor setPauseTime​(SFTime newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFTime pauseTime field, similar to setPauseTime(double).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the pauseTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getResumeTime

      public double getResumeTime()
      Provide double value in seconds from inputOutput SFTime field named resumeTime.

      Tooltip: When resumeTime becomes <= time now, isPaused becomes false and TimeSensor becomes inactive. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      • Warning: not supported in VRML97.
      Specified by:
      getResumeTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getResumeTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of resumeTime field
    • setResumeTime

      public TimeSensor setResumeTime​(double newValue)
      Accessor method to assign double value in seconds to inputOutput SFTime field named resumeTime.

      Tooltip: When resumeTime becomes <= time now, isPaused becomes false and TimeSensor becomes inactive. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      • Warning: not supported in VRML97.
      Specified by:
      setResumeTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      setResumeTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the resumeTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setResumeTime

      public TimeSensor setResumeTime​(SFTime newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFTime resumeTime field, similar to setResumeTime(double).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the resumeTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getStartTime

      public double getStartTime()
      Provide double value in seconds from inputOutput SFTime field named startTime.

      Tooltip: When time now >= startTime, isActive becomes true and TimeSensor becomes active. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      Specified by:
      getStartTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getStartTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of startTime field
    • setStartTime

      public TimeSensor setStartTime​(double newValue)
      Accessor method to assign double value in seconds to inputOutput SFTime field named startTime.

      Tooltip: When time now >= startTime, isActive becomes true and TimeSensor becomes active. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      Specified by:
      setStartTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      setStartTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the startTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setStartTime

      public TimeSensor setStartTime​(SFTime newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFTime startTime field, similar to setStartTime(double).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the startTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getStopTime

      public double getStopTime()
      Provide double value in seconds from inputOutput SFTime field named stopTime.

      Tooltip: When stopTime becomes <= time now, isActive becomes false and TimeSensor becomes inactive. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      • Warning: An active TimeSensor node ignores set_cycleInterval and set_startTime events.
      • Warning: An active TimeSensor node ignores set_stopTime event values less than or equal to startTime.
      Specified by:
      getStopTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      getStopTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Returns:
      value of stopTime field
    • setStopTime

      public TimeSensor setStopTime​(double newValue)
      Accessor method to assign double value in seconds to inputOutput SFTime field named stopTime.

      Tooltip: When stopTime becomes <= time now, isActive becomes false and TimeSensor becomes inactive. Absolute time: number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
      • Hint: ROUTE a time value matching system clock to this field, such as output event from TouchSensor touchTime or TimeTrigger triggerTime.
      • Warning: An active TimeSensor node ignores set_cycleInterval and set_startTime events.
      • Warning: An active TimeSensor node ignores set_stopTime event values less than or equal to startTime.
      Specified by:
      setStopTime in interface TimeSensor
      Specified by:
      setStopTime in interface X3DTimeDependentNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the stopTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setStopTime

      public TimeSensor setStopTime​(SFTime newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFTime stopTime field, similar to setStopTime(double).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the stopTime field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getTime

      public double getTime()
      Provide double value in seconds within allowed range of [0,infinity) from outputOnly SFTime field named time.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Time continuously sends the absolute time (value 0.0 matches 1 January 1970) in seconds for a given simulation tick.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      Specified by:
      getTime in interface TimeSensor
      Returns:
      value of time field
    • getDEF

      public java.lang.String getDEF()
      Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named DEF.

      Tooltip: DEF defines a unique ID name for this node, referenceable by other nodes.
      Overrides:
      getDEF in class X3DConcreteNode
      Returns:
      value of DEF field
      See Also:
      X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Naming Conventions
    • setDEF

      public final TimeSensor setDEF​(java.lang.String newValue)
      Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named DEF.

      Tooltip: DEF defines a unique ID name for this node, referenceable by other nodes.

      Note that setting the DEF value clears the USE value.
      Specified by:
      setDEF in class X3DConcreteNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the DEF field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setDEF

      public TimeSensor setDEF​(SFString newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFString DEF field, similar to setDEF(String).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the DEF field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getUSE

      public java.lang.String getUSE()
      Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named USE.

      Tooltip: USE means reuse an already DEF-ed node ID, excluding all child nodes and all other attributes (except for containerField, which can have a different value).
      • Hint: USE references to previously defined DEF geometry (instead of duplicating nodes) can improve performance.
      • Warning: do NOT include any child nodes, a DEF attribute, or any other attribute values (except for containerField) when defining a USE attribute.
      • Warning: each USE value must match a corresponding DEF value that is defined earlier in the scene.
      Overrides:
      getUSE in class X3DConcreteNode
      Returns:
      value of USE field
      See Also:
      X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Naming Conventions
    • setUSE

      public final TimeSensor setUSE​(java.lang.String newValue)
      Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named USE.

      Tooltip: USE means reuse an already DEF-ed node ID, excluding all child nodes and all other attributes (except for containerField, which can have a different value).
      • Hint: USE references to previously defined DEF geometry (instead of duplicating nodes) can improve performance.
      • Warning: do NOT include any child nodes, a DEF attribute, or any other attribute values (except for containerField) when defining a USE attribute.
      • Warning: each USE value must match a corresponding DEF value that is defined earlier in the scene.


      Note: each USE node is still an independent object, with the USE value matching the DEF value in the preceding object.

      Warning: invoking the setUSE() method on this node resets all other fields to their default values (except for containerField) and also releases all child nodes.

      Warning: no other operations can be performed to modify a USE node other than setting an alternate containerField value.
      Specified by:
      setUSE in class X3DConcreteNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the USE field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setUSE

      public TimeSensor setUSE​(SFString newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFString USE field, similar to setUSE(String).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the USE field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getCssClass

      public java.lang.String getCssClass()
      Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named class.

      Tooltip: The class attribute is a space-separated list of classes, reserved for use by CSS cascading stylesheets.
      • Warning: currently the class attribute is only supported in XML encoding of X3D scenes.
      • Hint: W3C Cascading Style Sheets https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS
      Overrides:
      getCssClass in class X3DConcreteNode
      Returns:
      value of class field
      See Also:
      W3C Cascading Style Sheets
    • setCssClass

      public final TimeSensor setCssClass​(java.lang.String newValue)
      Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named class.

      Tooltip: The class attribute is a space-separated list of classes, reserved for use by CSS cascading stylesheets.
      • Warning: currently the class attribute is only supported in XML encoding of X3D scenes.
      • Hint: W3C Cascading Style Sheets https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS
      Specified by:
      setCssClass in class X3DConcreteNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the class field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      See Also:
      W3C Cascading Style Sheets
    • setCssClass

      public TimeSensor setCssClass​(SFString newValue)
      Assign typed object value to SFString cssClass field, similar to setCssClass(String).
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the class field.
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • setUSE

      public TimeSensor setUSE​(TimeSensor DEFnode)
      Assign a USE reference to another DEF node of same node type, similar to setUSE(String).

      Warning: note that the setUSE() method on this node resets all other fields to their default values (except for containerField) and also releases all child nodes.

      Warning: no other operations can be performed to modify a USE node other than setting an alternate containerField value.
      Parameters:
      DEFnode - must have a DEF value defined
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • addComments

      public TimeSensor addComments​(java.lang.String newComment)
      Add comment as String to contained commentsList.
      Specified by:
      addComments in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      newComment - initial value
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
    • addComments

      public TimeSensor addComments​(java.lang.String[] newComments)
      Add comments as String[] array to contained commentsList.
      Specified by:
      addComments in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      newComments - array of comments
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
    • addComments

      public TimeSensor addComments​(CommentsBlock newCommentsBlock)
      Add CommentsBlock to contained commentsList.
      Specified by:
      addComments in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      newCommentsBlock - block of comments to add
      Returns:
      TimeSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
    • toStringX3D

      public java.lang.String toStringX3D​(int indentLevel)
      Recursive method to provide X3D string serialization of this model subgraph, utilizing XML encoding and conforming to X3D Canonical Form.
      Specified by:
      toStringX3D in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      indentLevel - number of levels of indentation for this element
      Returns:
      X3D string
      See Also:
      X3D.FILE_EXTENSION_X3D, X3D.FILE_EXTENSION_XML, X3D.toStringXML(), X3D.toFileXML(String), X3D.toFileX3D(String), X3D XML Encoding, X3D Compressed Binary Encoding: X3D Canonical Form, X3D Canonicalization (C14N) Tool
    • toStringClassicVRML

      public java.lang.String toStringClassicVRML​(int indentLevel)
      Recursive method to provide ClassicVRML string serialization.
      Specified by:
      toStringClassicVRML in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      indentLevel - number of levels of indentation for this element
      Returns:
      ClassicVRML string
      See Also:
      X3D.FILE_EXTENSION_CLASSICVRML, X3D Resources: Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) 97, Extensible 3D (X3D) encodings Part 2: Classic VRML encoding, Extensible 3D (X3D) encodings Part 2: Classic VRML encoding, Annex A: Grammar
    • toStringVRML97

      public java.lang.String toStringVRML97​(int indentLevel)
      Recursive method to provide VRML97 string serialization.
      Specified by:
      toStringVRML97 in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      indentLevel - number of levels of indentation for this element
      Returns:
      VRML97 string
      See Also:
      X3D.FILE_EXTENSION_VRML97, X3D Resources: Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) 97, Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) 97 specification, VRML 97 v2.1 Amendment
    • findElementByNameValue

      public X3DConcreteElement findElementByNameValue​(java.lang.String nameValue)
      Recursive method to provide object reference to node or statement by name attribute, if found as part of this element or in a contained element. Elements with name fields include meta, Metadata* nodes, field/fieldValue, ProtoDeclare/ExternProtoDeclare/ProtoInstance, CAD and HAnim nodes.

      Warning: first start with findAncestorScene() to check entire scene graph, or findAncestorX3D() to check entire model document.

      Warning: more than one element may be found that has the same name, this method does not handle that case.
      Specified by:
      findElementByNameValue in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      nameValue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
      Returns:
      object reference to found element, null otherwise
      See Also:
      findNodeByDEF(String), X3DConcreteElement.hasAncestorScene(), X3DConcreteElement.findAncestorX3D()
    • findElementByNameValue

      public X3DConcreteElement findElementByNameValue​(java.lang.String nameValue, java.lang.String elementName)
      Recursive method to provide object reference to node or statement by name attribute, if found as part of this element or in a contained element. Elements with name fields include meta, Metadata* nodes, field/fieldValue, ProtoDeclare/ExternProtoDeclare/ProtoInstance, CAD and HAnim nodes.

      Warning: first start with findAncestorScene() to check entire scene graph, or findAncestorX3D() to check entire model document.

      Warning: more than one element may be found that has the same name, this method does not handle that case.
      Specified by:
      findElementByNameValue in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      nameValue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
      elementName - identifies the element of interest (meta MetadataString ProtoDeclare CADassembly ProtoInstance HAnimHumanoid etc.)
      Returns:
      object reference to found element, null otherwise
      See Also:
      findNodeByDEF(String), X3DConcreteElement.hasAncestorScene(), X3DConcreteElement.findAncestorX3D()
    • hasElementByNameValue

      public boolean hasElementByNameValue​(java.lang.String nameValue, java.lang.String elementName)
      Recursive method to determine whether node or statement with given name attribute is found, meaning both objects are attached to same scene graph.
      Parameters:
      nameValue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
      elementName - identifies the element of interest (meta MetadataString ProtoDeclare CADassembly ProtoInstance HAnimHumanoid etc.)
      Returns:
      whether node is found
      See Also:
      findElementByNameValue(String, String)
    • findNodeByDEF

      public X3DConcreteNode findNodeByDEF​(java.lang.String DEFvalue)
      Recursive method to provide object reference to node by DEF, if found as this node or in a contained node.

      Warning: first start with findAncestorScene() to check entire scene graph, or findAncestorX3D() to check entire model document.

      Warning: more than one element may be found that has the same DEF, this method does not handle that case.
      Specified by:
      findNodeByDEF in class X3DConcreteElement
      Parameters:
      DEFvalue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
      Returns:
      object reference to found node, null otherwise
      See Also:
      findElementByNameValue(String), X3DConcreteElement.hasAncestorScene(), X3DConcreteElement.findAncestorX3D()
    • hasNodeByDEF

      public boolean hasNodeByDEF​(java.lang.String DEFvalue)
      Recursive method to determine whether node with DEFvalue is found, meaning both objects are attached to same scene graph.
      Parameters:
      DEFvalue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
      Returns:
      whether node is found
      See Also:
      findNodeByDEF(String)
    • validate

      public java.lang.String validate()
      Recursive method to validate this element plus all contained nodes and statements, using both datatype-specification value checks and regular expression (regex) checking of corresponding string values.
      Specified by:
      validate in class X3DConcreteElement
      Returns:
      validation results (if any)