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SoEngine Class Referenceabstract

SoEngine is the base class for Coin engines. More...

#include <Inventor/engines/SoEngine.h>

Inheritance diagram for SoEngine:
SoFieldContainer SoBase SoBoolOperation SoCalculator SoComposeMatrix SoComposeRotation SoComposeRotationFromTo SoComposeVec2f SoComposeVec3f SoComposeVec4f SoComputeBoundingBox SoConcatenate SoCounter SoDecomposeMatrix SoDecomposeRotation SoDecomposeVec2f SoDecomposeVec3f SoDecomposeVec4f SoElapsedTime SoFieldConverter SoGate SoInterpolate SoOneShot SoOnOff SoProfilerTopEngine SoSelectOne SoTexture2Convert SoTimeCounter SoTransformVec3f SoTriggerAny

Public Member Functions

void evaluateWrapper (void)
virtual int getOutputs (SoEngineOutputList &l) const
SoEngineOutputgetOutput (const SbName &outputname) const
SbBool getOutputName (const SoEngineOutput *output, SbName &outputname) const
virtual const SoEngineOutputDatagetOutputData (void) const =0
SbBool isNotifying (void) const
virtual void notify (SoNotList *nl)
SoEnginecopy (void) const
virtual SoFieldContainercopyThroughConnection (void) const
SbBool shouldCopy (void) const
virtual void writeInstance (SoOutput *out)
- Public Member Functions inherited from SoFieldContainer
void setToDefaults (void)
SbBool hasDefaultValues (void) const
SbBool fieldsAreEqual (const SoFieldContainer *container) const
void copyFieldValues (const SoFieldContainer *container, SbBool copyconnections=FALSE)
SbBool set (const char *const fielddata)
void get (SbString &fielddata)
virtual int getFields (SoFieldList &l) const
virtual int getAllFields (SoFieldList &l) const
virtual SoFieldgetField (const SbName &name) const
virtual SoFieldgetEventIn (const SbName &name) const
virtual SoFieldgetEventOut (const SbName &name) const
SbBool getFieldName (const SoField *const field, SbName &name) const
SbBool enableNotify (const SbBool flag)
SbBool isNotifyEnabled (void) const
SbBool set (const char *fielddata, SoInput *input)
void get (SbString &fielddata, SoOutput *out)
virtual SbBool validateNewFieldValue (SoField *field, void *newval)
virtual void addWriteReference (SoOutput *out, SbBool isfromfield=FALSE)
SbBool getIsBuiltIn (void) const
virtual const SoFieldDatagetFieldData (void) const
virtual void copyContents (const SoFieldContainer *from, SbBool copyconnections)
virtual void getFieldsMemorySize (size_t &managed, size_t &unmanaged) const
void setUserData (void *userdata) const
void * getUserData (void) const
- Public Member Functions inherited from SoBase
void ref (void) const
void unref (void) const
void unrefNoDelete (void) const
int32_t getRefCount (void) const
void touch (void)
virtual SoType getTypeId (void) const =0
 Returns the type identification of an object derived from a class inheriting SoBase. This is used for runtime type checking and "downward" casting. More...
SbBool isOfType (SoType type) const
 Returns TRUE if the type of this object is either of the same type or inherited from type. More...
virtual SbName getName (void) const
virtual void setName (const SbName &newname)
virtual void startNotify (void)
void addAuditor (void *const auditor, const SoNotRec::Type type)
void removeAuditor (void *const auditor, const SoNotRec::Type type)
const SoAuditorListgetAuditors (void) const
SbBool shouldWrite (void)
void assertAlive (void) const

Static Public Member Functions

static void initClass (void)
static void initClasses (void)
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static SoEnginegetByName (const SbName &name)
static int getByName (const SbName &name, SoEngineList &el)
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from SoFieldContainer
static void initClass (void)
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static void cleanupClass (void)
static void initCopyDict (void)
static void addCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig, const SoFieldContainer *copy)
static SoFieldContainercheckCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig)
static SoFieldContainerfindCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig, const SbBool copyconnections)
static void copyDone (void)
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from SoBase
static void initClass (void)
 Sets up initialization for data common to all instances of this class, like submitting necessary information to the Coin type system.
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
 This static method returns the SoType object associated with objects of this class.
static void addName (SoBase *const base, const char *const name)
static void removeName (SoBase *const base, const char *const name)
static void incrementCurrentWriteCounter (void)
static void decrementCurrentWriteCounter (void)
static SoBasegetNamedBase (const SbName &name, SoType type)
static int getNamedBases (const SbName &name, SoBaseList &baselist, SoType type)
static SbBool read (SoInput *input, SoBase *&base, SoType expectedtype)
static void setInstancePrefix (const SbString &c)
static void setTraceRefs (SbBool trace)
static SbBool getTraceRefs (void)
static SbBool connectRoute (SoInput *input, const SbName &fromnodename, const SbName &fromfieldname, const SbName &tonodename, const SbName &tofieldname)
static SbBool readRoute (SoInput *input)

Protected Member Functions

 SoEngine (void)
virtual ~SoEngine (void)
virtual void evaluate (void)=0
virtual SbBool readInstance (SoInput *in, unsigned short flags)
virtual void inputChanged (SoField *which)
void writeOutputTypes (SoOutput *out)
- Protected Member Functions inherited from SoFieldContainer
 SoFieldContainer (void)
virtual ~SoFieldContainer ()
- Protected Member Functions inherited from SoBase
 SoBase (void)
virtual ~SoBase ()
SbBool hasMultipleWriteRefs (void) const
SbBool writeHeader (SoOutput *out, SbBool isgroup, SbBool isengine) const
void writeFooter (SoOutput *out) const
virtual const char * getFileFormatName (void) const
virtual SoNotRec createNotRec (void)

Static Protected Member Functions

static const SoFieldData ** getInputDataPtr (void)
static const SoEngineOutputData ** getOutputDataPtr (void)
- Static Protected Member Functions inherited from SoBase
static uint32_t getCurrentWriteCounter (void)
static void staticDataLock (void)
static void staticDataUnlock (void)

Additional Inherited Members

- Protected Types inherited from SoBase
enum  BaseFlags { IS_ENGINE = 0x01, IS_GROUP = 0x02 }
- Protected Attributes inherited from SoFieldContainer
SbBool isBuiltIn

Detailed Description

SoEngine is the base class for Coin engines.

Engines enable the application programmers to make complex connections between fields.

The most common cases where you use engines are: 1) to constrain the values of a field with regard to the contents of one or more other fields in the scene graph, 2) as a convenient way to animate parts of the scene graph.

The reference count of an engine will be increased by 1 for each connection made to one of its engine outputs, and decreased by one for a disconnect. See SoEngineOutput::addConnection() and SoEngineOutput::removeConnection(). When the reference count goes down to zero, the engine will automatically be destroyed, and subsequent attempts at using the engine will lead to a crash.

If you want complete control over when an engine gets destructed, use SoBase::ref() and SoBase::unref() for explicit referencing/dereferencing.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ SoEngine()

SoEngine::SoEngine ( void  )

Default constructor.

◆ ~SoEngine()

SoEngine::~SoEngine ( void  )


Member Function Documentation

◆ initClasses()

void SoEngine::initClasses ( void  )

Initializes all engines. Automatically called from SoEngine::initClass() upon initialization of Coin.

◆ evaluateWrapper()

void SoEngine::evaluateWrapper ( void  )

Triggers an engine evaluation.

◆ getOutputs()

int SoEngine::getOutputs ( SoEngineOutputList l) const

Adds all outputs to list. Returns the number of outputs added to the list.

◆ getOutput()

SoEngineOutput * SoEngine::getOutput ( const SbName outputname) const

Returns the output with name outputname, or NULL if no such output exists.

◆ getOutputName()

SbBool SoEngine::getOutputName ( const SoEngineOutput output,
SbName outputname 
) const

Sets outputname to the name of output. Returns FALSE if no such output is contained within the engine instance.

◆ getOutputData()

◆ getByName() [1/2]

SoEngine * SoEngine::getByName ( const SbName name)

Returns the engine named name, or NULL if no such engine exists. If several engines have been registered under the same name, returns the last one which was registered.

◆ getByName() [2/2]

int SoEngine::getByName ( const SbName name,
SoEngineList el 

Finds all engines named name. Returns the number of engines added to the el list.

◆ isNotifying()

SbBool SoEngine::isNotifying ( void  ) const

Returns whether we're in a notification process. This is needed to avoid double notification when an engine enables outputs during inputChanged().

◆ notify()

void SoEngine::notify ( SoNotList l)

Notifies all auditors for this instance when changes are made.

Reimplemented from SoFieldContainer.

◆ copy()

SoEngine * SoEngine::copy ( void  ) const

Make a duplicate of this engine and return a pointer to the duplicate.

Connections are shallow copied, i.e. the node or engine instance at the other end of the connection is not cloned. We just let the connection reference from the cloned engine refer to the same instance as the engine we've cloned ourselves from.

Note that this is not the function the application programmer should override if she needs some special behavior during a copy operation (like copying the value of internal data not exposed as fields). For that purpose, override the copyContents() method. Your overridden copyContents() method should then both copy internal data as well as calling the parent superclass' copyContents() method for automatically handling of fields and other common data.

◆ copyThroughConnection()

SoFieldContainer * SoEngine::copyThroughConnection ( void  ) const

Return copy of this instance.

Note: default implementation just returns this pointer, SoNode and SoEngine overrides this method to return the pointer to the actual copy.

Reimplemented from SoFieldContainer.

◆ shouldCopy()

SbBool SoEngine::shouldCopy ( void  ) const

Returns whether this engine should be copied or simply referenced in a copy operation.

Engines which are not really part of the scene graph should not be copied.

◆ writeInstance()

void SoEngine::writeInstance ( SoOutput out)

Writes all the fields contained in this instance to the output stream within out.

This method is solely called from the write methods of fields.

Either from SoField if the write is done because of a field-to-field connection, or from one of the fields which may actually write SoFieldContainer instances, i.e. SoSFNode, SoMFNode, SoSFEngine, SoMFEngine, SoSFPath and SoMFPath.

This method, in addition to the ordinary write() method of SoNode, needs to be present since the fields don't have a write action instance in their writeValue() method, and writeInstance() will create a new SoWriteAction and call continueToApply() on it.

Reimplemented from SoFieldContainer.

Reimplemented in SoTimeCounter, and SoElapsedTime.

◆ evaluate()

void SoEngine::evaluate ( void  )
protectedpure virtual

This API member is considered internal to the library, as it is not likely to be of interest to the application programmer.

Implemented in SoProfilerTopEngine, and SoHeightMapToNormalMap.

◆ readInstance()

SbBool SoEngine::readInstance ( SoInput in,
unsigned short  flags 

This method is mainly intended for internal use during file import operations.

It reads a definition of an instance from the input stream in. The input stream state points to the start of a serialized / persistent representation of an instance of this class type.

TRUE or FALSE is returned, depending on if the instantiation and configuration of the new object of this class type went OK or not. The import process should be robust and handle corrupted input streams by returning FALSE.

flags is used internally during binary import when reading user extension nodes, group nodes or engines.

Reimplemented from SoFieldContainer.

◆ inputChanged()

void SoEngine::inputChanged ( SoField which)

Called when an input is changed. The default method does nothing, but subclasses may override this method to do The Right Thing when a specific field is changed.

Reimplemented in SoTimeCounter, SoCalculator, SoGate, and SoHeightMapToNormalMap.

◆ getInputDataPtr()

const SoFieldData ** SoEngine::getInputDataPtr ( void  )

Returns the SoFieldData class which holds information about inputs in this engine.

◆ getOutputDataPtr()

const SoEngineOutputData ** SoEngine::getOutputDataPtr ( void  )

Returns the SoEngineOutputData class which holds information about the outputs in this engine.

◆ writeOutputTypes()

void SoEngine::writeOutputTypes ( SoOutput out)

Writes the types of engine outputs for extension engines (i.e. engines not built in to Coin).

The documentation for this class was generated from the following files: