SceneViewer - 3d editor and viewer for Inventor scenes
is a program for viewing and interacting with Inventor scene
graph files (the SGI 3D file format standard). SceneViewer
to demonstrate Inventor features, and serves as the basis for the IRIS
Explorer Render Module.
When SceneViewer is run, a window appears containing the Inventor examiner
and a menu bar. The viewer allows the user to interactively change
the view of the scene through direct manipulation, or indirect slider and push
button controls. The menu bar contains the following menus:
This menu supports file reading and writing, and launches a dialog for
printing to a printer or to PostScript file.
This menu enables copy and paste of 3D data, selecting all objects, and
deleting the currently selected objects.
This menu controls viewing options. It allows different viewing paradigms to
be employed: the examiner viewer which provides a virtual trackball
interface, the fly-through viewer for traveling through expansive
data sets, the walk viewer for architectural walk-throughs, and the
plane viewer for orthographic projections. The menu also enables
different types of transparency, fog effects, antialiasing, and background
This menu allows the different selection policies to be demonstrated. A
selection policy determines how objects get added and removed from the
collection of selected objects.
This menu launches the material editor and transform sliders. An object must
be selected for the menu to be active.
This menu allows different manipulators to act on the current selection,
including the trackball, handle box, jack, center ball, and
transform box. Manipulators can also be turned off, in which case
selected objects are surrounded with a red wireframe box highlight.
This menu allows directional, point, and spot lights to be created and
edited. It also allows lights to be turned on and off.
For more information on how to use the viewers and editors employed by the scene
viewer, please see SceneViewer's runtime help cards.
Note that the source code to SceneViewer
comes with the Open Inventor
The following command line options are allowed:
- -e env_file
- Read the passed environment file, and use the lights,
camera, and environment settings found there.
/usr/share/data/models/* - Sample 3D data files
/usr/share/src/Inventor/demos/SceneViewer/* - Source to SceneViewer
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