Interface PointEmitter

All Superinterfaces:
X3DNode, X3DParticleEmitterNode
All Known Implementing Classes:
PointEmitterObject

public interface PointEmitter
extends X3DParticleEmitterNode
PointEmitter generates particles from a specific point in space using the specified direction and speed.

X3D node tooltip: (X3D version 3.2 or later) [X3DParticleEmitterNode] PointEmitter generates particles from a specific point in space using the specified direction and speed. *


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: PointEmitter, X3D Tooltips: PointEmitter, X3D Scene Authoring Hints
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type Method Description
    float[] getDirection()
    Provide array of 3-tuple float results from inputOutput SFVec3f field named direction.
    float getMass()
    Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from inputOutput SFFloat field named mass.
    X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
    Provide X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
    float[] getPosition()
    Provide array of 3-tuple float results from inputOutput SFVec3f field named position.
    float getSpeed()
    Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from inputOutput SFFloat field named speed.
    float getSurfaceArea()
    Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from initializeOnly SFFloat field named surfaceArea.
    float getVariation()
    Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from inputOutput SFFloat field named variation.
    PointEmitter setDirection​(float[] newValue)
    Accessor method to assign 3-tuple float array to inputOutput SFVec3f field named direction.
    PointEmitter setMass​(float newValue)
    Accessor method to assign float value to inputOutput SFFloat field named mass.
    PointEmitter setMetadata​(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
    Accessor method to assign X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
    PointEmitter setPosition​(float[] newValue)
    Accessor method to assign 3-tuple float array to inputOutput SFVec3f field named position.
    PointEmitter setSpeed​(float newValue)
    Accessor method to assign float value to inputOutput SFFloat field named speed.
    PointEmitter setSurfaceArea​(float newValue)
    Accessor method to assign float value to initializeOnly SFFloat field named surfaceArea.
    PointEmitter setVariation​(float newValue)
    Accessor method to assign float value to inputOutput SFFloat field named variation.
  • Method Details

    • getDirection

      float[] getDirection()
      Provide array of 3-tuple float results from inputOutput SFVec3f field named direction.

      Tooltip: Initial direction from which particles emanate. *
      Returns:
      value of direction field
    • setDirection

      PointEmitter setDirection​(float[] newValue)
      Accessor method to assign 3-tuple float array to inputOutput SFVec3f field named direction.

      Tooltip: Initial direction from which particles emanate. *
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the direction field.
      Returns:
      PointEmitter - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getMass

      float getMass()
      Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from inputOutput SFFloat field named mass.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Basic mass of each particle, defined in mass base units (default is kilograms).
      Specified by:
      getMass in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Returns:
      value of mass field
    • setMass

      PointEmitter setMass​(float newValue)
      Accessor method to assign float value to inputOutput SFFloat field named mass.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Basic mass of each particle, defined in mass base units (default is kilograms).
      Specified by:
      setMass in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the mass field.
      Returns:
      PointEmitter - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getMetadata

      X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
      Provide X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Returns:
      value of metadata field
      See Also:
      X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
    • setMetadata

      PointEmitter setMetadata​(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
      Accessor method to assign X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the metadata field.
      Returns:
      PointEmitter - 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
    • getPosition

      float[] getPosition()
      Provide array of 3-tuple float results from inputOutput SFVec3f field named position.

      Tooltip: Point from which particles emanate. *
      Returns:
      value of position field
    • setPosition

      PointEmitter setPosition​(float[] newValue)
      Accessor method to assign 3-tuple float array to inputOutput SFVec3f field named position.

      Tooltip: Point from which particles emanate. *
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the position field.
      Returns:
      PointEmitter - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getSpeed

      float getSpeed()
      Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from inputOutput SFFloat field named speed.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Initial linear speed (default is m/s) imparted to all particles along their direction of movement. *
      Specified by:
      getSpeed in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Returns:
      value of speed field
    • setSpeed

      PointEmitter setSpeed​(float newValue)
      Accessor method to assign float value to inputOutput SFFloat field named speed.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Initial linear speed (default is m/s) imparted to all particles along their direction of movement. *
      Specified by:
      setSpeed in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the speed field.
      Returns:
      PointEmitter - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getSurfaceArea

      float getSurfaceArea()
      Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from initializeOnly SFFloat field named surfaceArea.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Particle surface area in area base units (default is meters squared). Surface area is used for calculations such as wind effects per particle.
      • Hint: surfaceArea value represents average frontal area presented to the wind.
      • Hint: assumes spherical model for each particle (i.e., surface area is the same regardless of direction).
      Specified by:
      getSurfaceArea in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Returns:
      value of surfaceArea field
    • setSurfaceArea

      PointEmitter setSurfaceArea​(float newValue)
      Accessor method to assign float value to initializeOnly SFFloat field named surfaceArea.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Particle surface area in area base units (default is meters squared). Surface area is used for calculations such as wind effects per particle.
      • Hint: surfaceArea value represents average frontal area presented to the wind.
      • Hint: assumes spherical model for each particle (i.e., surface area is the same regardless of direction).
      Specified by:
      setSurfaceArea in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the surfaceArea field.
      Returns:
      PointEmitter - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getVariation

      float getVariation()
      Provide float value within allowed range of [0,infinity) from inputOutput SFFloat field named variation.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Multiplier for the randomness used to control the range of possible output values. The bigger the value, the more random the output and the bigger the range of possible initial values possible.
      • Hint: variation of zero does not allow any randomness.
      Specified by:
      getVariation in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Returns:
      value of variation field
    • setVariation

      PointEmitter setVariation​(float newValue)
      Accessor method to assign float value to inputOutput SFFloat field named variation.

      Tooltip: [0,+infinity) Multiplier for the randomness used to control the range of possible output values. The bigger the value, the more random the output and the bigger the range of possible initial values possible.
      • Hint: variation of zero does not allow any randomness.
      Specified by:
      setVariation in interface X3DParticleEmitterNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the variation field.
      Returns:
      PointEmitter - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).