Interface ScalarChaser

All Superinterfaces:
X3DChaserNode, X3DChildNode, X3DFollowerNode, X3DNode
All Known Implementing Classes:
ScalarChaserObject

public interface ScalarChaser
extends X3DChaserNode
ScalarChaser generates a series of single floating-point values that progressively change from initial value to destination value.

X3D node tooltip: (X3D version 3.2 or later) [X3DChaserNode] ScalarChaser generates a series of single floating-point values that progressively change from initial value to destination value.
  • Hint: ROUTE value_changed output events to an interpolator node's set_fraction field, for example.

Package hint: This interface is defined by the X3D Java Language Binding Specification for the Scene Authoring Interface (SAI).
See Also:
SAI Java Specification: TODO, X3D Abstract Specification: ScalarChaser, X3D Tooltips: ScalarChaser, X3D Scene Authoring Hints
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type Method Description
    double getDuration()
    Provide double value in seconds within allowed range of [0,infinity) from initializeOnly SFTime field named duration.
    float getInitialDestination()
    Provide float value from initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialDestination.
    float getInitialValue()
    Provide float value from initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialValue.
    boolean getIsActive()
    Provide boolean value from outputOnly SFBool field named isActive.
    X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
    Provide X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
    float getValue()
    Provide float value from outputOnly SFFloat field named value_changed.
    ScalarChaser setDuration​(double newValue)
    Accessor method to assign double value in seconds to initializeOnly SFTime field named duration.
    ScalarChaser setInitialDestination​(float newValue)
    Accessor method to assign float value to initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialDestination.
    ScalarChaser setInitialValue​(float newValue)
    Accessor method to assign float value to initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialValue.
    ScalarChaser setMetadata​(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
    Accessor method to assign X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
  • Method Details

    • getDuration

      double getDuration()
      Provide double value in seconds within allowed range of [0,infinity) from initializeOnly SFTime field named duration.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) duration is the time interval for filter response in seconds.
      • Hint: duration is a nonnegative SFTime duration interval, not an absolute clock time.
      Specified by:
      getDuration in interface X3DChaserNode
      Returns:
      value of duration field
    • setDuration

      ScalarChaser setDuration​(double newValue)
      Accessor method to assign double value in seconds to initializeOnly SFTime field named duration.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) duration is the time interval for filter response in seconds.
      • Hint: duration is a nonnegative SFTime duration interval, not an absolute clock time.
      Specified by:
      setDuration in interface X3DChaserNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the duration field.
      Returns:
      ScalarChaser - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getInitialDestination

      float getInitialDestination()
      Provide float value from initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialDestination.

      Tooltip: Initial destination value for this node. *
      Returns:
      value of initialDestination field
    • setInitialDestination

      ScalarChaser setInitialDestination​(float newValue)
      Accessor method to assign float value to initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialDestination.

      Tooltip: Initial destination value for this node. *
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the initialDestination field.
      Returns:
      ScalarChaser - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getInitialValue

      float getInitialValue()
      Provide float value from initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialValue.

      Tooltip: Initial starting value for this node. *
      Returns:
      value of initialValue field
    • setInitialValue

      ScalarChaser setInitialValue​(float newValue)
      Accessor method to assign float value to initializeOnly SFFloat field named initialValue.

      Tooltip: Initial starting value for this node. *
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the initialValue field.
      Returns:
      ScalarChaser - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getIsActive

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

      Tooltip: isActive true/false events are sent when follower-node computation starts/stops.
      • 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 X3DChaserNode
      Specified by:
      getIsActive in interface X3DFollowerNode
      Returns:
      value of isActive field
    • getMetadata

      X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
      Provide X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DChaserNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DChildNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DFollowerNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Returns:
      value of metadata field
      See Also:
      X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
    • setMetadata

      ScalarChaser setMetadata​(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
      Accessor method to assign X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DChaserNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DChildNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DFollowerNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the metadata field.
      Returns:
      ScalarChaser - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      See Also:
      X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
    • getValue

      float getValue()
      Provide float value from outputOnly SFFloat field named value_changed.

      Tooltip: Computed output value that approaches within tolerance of destination value, as determined by elapsed time, order and tau.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      Returns:
      value of value_changed field