SceneViewer - 3d editor and viewer for Inventor scenes
SceneViewer [-e env_file] [file]
SceneViewer is a program for viewing and interacting with Inventor scene
graph files (the SGI 3D file format standard). SceneViewer was written
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 viewer 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
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 color controls.
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
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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 3d
The following command line options are allowed:
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
drop, gview, inventor, ivcat, ivview, maze, noodle, qmorf, revo,
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