Interface SphereSensor

All Superinterfaces:
X3DChildNode, X3DDragSensorNode, X3DNode, X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode, X3DSensorNode
All Known Implementing Classes:
SphereSensorObject

public interface SphereSensor
extends X3DDragSensorNode
SphereSensor converts pointing device motion into a spherical rotation about the origin of the local coordinate system.

X3D node tooltip: [X3DDragSensorNode] SphereSensor converts pointing device motion into a spherical rotation about the origin of the local coordinate system.
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: SphereSensor, X3D Tooltips: SphereSensor, X3D Scene Authoring Hints
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type Method Description
    boolean getAutoOffset()
    Provide boolean value from inputOutput SFBool field named autoOffset.
    java.lang.String getDescription()
    Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named description.
    boolean getEnabled()
    Provide boolean value from inputOutput SFBool field named enabled.
    boolean getIsActive()
    Provide boolean value from outputOnly SFBool field named isActive.
    boolean getIsOver()
    Provide boolean value from outputOnly SFBool field named isOver.
    X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
    Provide X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
    float[] getOffset()
    Provide array of 4-tuple float results unit axis, angle (in radians) from inputOutput SFRotation field named offset.
    float[] getRotation()
    Provide array of 4-tuple float results unit axis, angle (in radians) from outputOnly SFRotation field named rotation_changed.
    float[] getTrackPoint()
    Provide array of 3-tuple float results from outputOnly SFVec3f field named trackPoint_changed.
    SphereSensor setAutoOffset​(boolean newValue)
    Accessor method to assign boolean value to inputOutput SFBool field named autoOffset.
    SphereSensor setDescription​(java.lang.String newValue)
    Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named description.
    SphereSensor setEnabled​(boolean newValue)
    Accessor method to assign boolean value to inputOutput SFBool field named enabled.
    SphereSensor setMetadata​(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
    Accessor method to assign X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
    SphereSensor setOffset​(float[] newValue)
    Accessor method to assign 4-tuple float array unit axis, angle (in radians) to inputOutput SFRotation field named offset.
  • Method Details

    • getAutoOffset

      boolean getAutoOffset()
      Provide boolean value from inputOutput SFBool field named autoOffset.

      Tooltip: Determines whether previous offset values are remembered/accumulated. *
      Specified by:
      getAutoOffset in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of autoOffset field
    • setAutoOffset

      SphereSensor setAutoOffset​(boolean newValue)
      Accessor method to assign boolean value to inputOutput SFBool field named autoOffset.

      Tooltip: Determines whether previous offset values are remembered/accumulated. *
      Specified by:
      setAutoOffset in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the autoOffset field.
      Returns:
      SphereSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getDescription

      java.lang.String getDescription()
      Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named description.

      Tooltip: Author-provided text tooltip that tells users the expected action of this node.
      • Hint: include space characters since a description is not a DEF identifier. Write short phrases that make descriptions clear and readable.
      • Hint: many XML tools substitute XML character references for special characters automatically if needed within an attribute value (such as & for & ampersand character, or " for " quotation-mark character).
      Specified by:
      getDescription in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getDescription in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of description field
    • setDescription

      SphereSensor setDescription​(java.lang.String newValue)
      Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named description.

      Tooltip: Author-provided text tooltip that tells users the expected action of this node.
      • Hint: include space characters since a description is not a DEF identifier. Write short phrases that make descriptions clear and readable.
      • Hint: many XML tools substitute XML character references for special characters automatically if needed within an attribute value (such as & for & ampersand character, or " for " quotation-mark character).
      Specified by:
      setDescription in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      setDescription in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the description field.
      Returns:
      SphereSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getEnabled

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

      Tooltip: Enables/disables node operation. *
      Specified by:
      getEnabled in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getEnabled in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getEnabled in interface X3DSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of enabled field
    • setEnabled

      SphereSensor 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 X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      setEnabled in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Specified by:
      setEnabled in interface X3DSensorNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the enabled field.
      Returns:
      SphereSensor - 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: Select geometry by activating the pointing device (e.g. clicking the mouse) to generate isActive events. Output event isActive=true is sent when geometry is selected (e.g. when primary mouse button is pressed), output event isActive=false is sent when geometry is deselected (e.g. when primary mouse button is released).
      • 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 X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getIsActive in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getIsActive in interface X3DSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of isActive field
    • getIsOver

      boolean getIsOver()
      Provide boolean value from outputOnly SFBool field named isOver.

      Tooltip: Hover over geometry by aiming the mouse (or pointing device) to generate isOver events. Sensor sends output event isOver=true event when pointing device moves over sensor's geometry, and later sends output event isOver=false event when pointing device moves off.
      • 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:
      getIsOver in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getIsOver in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of isOver field
    • getMetadata

      X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
      Provide X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DChildNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of metadata field
      See Also:
      X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
    • setMetadata

      SphereSensor setMetadata​(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
      Accessor method to assign X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DChildNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DPointingDeviceSensorNode
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DSensorNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the metadata field.
      Returns:
      SphereSensor - 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
    • getOffset

      float[] getOffset()
      Provide array of 4-tuple float results unit axis, angle (in radians) from inputOutput SFRotation field named offset.

      Tooltip: Sends event and remembers last value sensed.
      • Warning: ROUTE connecting rotation_changed to set_offset creates a self-reinforcing positive feedback loop and results in unmanageable response.
      Returns:
      value of offset field
    • setOffset

      SphereSensor setOffset​(float[] newValue)
      Accessor method to assign 4-tuple float array unit axis, angle (in radians) to inputOutput SFRotation field named offset.

      Tooltip: Sends event and remembers last value sensed.
      • Warning: ROUTE connecting rotation_changed to set_offset creates a self-reinforcing positive feedback loop and results in unmanageable response.
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the offset field.
      Returns:
      SphereSensor - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
    • getRotation

      float[] getRotation()
      Provide array of 4-tuple float results unit axis, angle (in radians) from outputOnly SFRotation field named rotation_changed.

      Tooltip: rotation_changed events equal sum of relative bearing changes plus offset value.
      • 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 rotation_changed field
    • getTrackPoint

      float[] getTrackPoint()
      Provide array of 3-tuple float results from outputOnly SFVec3f field named trackPoint_changed.

      Tooltip: trackPoint_changed events give intersection point of bearing with sensor's virtual geometry.
      • Warning: it is an error to define this transient outputOnly field in an X3D file, instead only use it a source for ROUTE events.
      • Warning: trackPoint_changed events represent unclamped intersection points on plane surface. Browsers can interpret drags off of the surface in various ways. Note that translation_changed events are clamped by minPosition/maxPosition and thus may be preferable.
      Specified by:
      getTrackPoint in interface X3DDragSensorNode
      Returns:
      value of trackPoint_changed field