ivview - fast, interactive 3D viewer of Inventor files
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ivview reads an Inventor file (or files) and provides a simple interface
to quickly view 3D data. The input files must be valid Inventor 3D files
(versions 1.0 or 2.0). All the files specified at the command line are
read in and rendered.
ivview presents a single window containing an Inventor viewer (examiner
viewer or the walk viewer) and a menu bar.
Note that if you click and hold the right mouse button, the viewer pop-up
capabilities will be displayed. Also, note that the viewer has a help
card that provides detailed instruction on how to use it.
The menu bar contains the following menus:
This menu presents a file Open button, (reads an Inventor file and
replaces existing object), an About button, (displays information
about the program), and a Quit button.
This menu includes a High quality transparency toggle button that
turns the high-quality transparency option on and off (high quality
uses DELAYED_BLEND transparency, low quality uses SCREEN_DOOR
transparency), and an Edit background color button that pops up the
Inventor Color Editor to change the background color.
This menu includes an Optimize for speed toggle button that will run
the ivfix utility and a Cull backfaces toggle button that will
insert an SoShapeHints node that will cause only front-facing
polygons to be drawn. When checked, both of these options apply to
the current scene and any scenes read in using the File/Open menu.
Note that the ivfix utility completely restructures the scene,
losing any interaction or animation nodes or engines.
The following command line options are allowed:
-h Prints the usage message for ivview.
-p Enables the performance meter. Off by default.
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-w Use an SoXtWalkViewer instead of the default SoXtExaminerViewer. Off
by default. This option is incompatible with the -p option.
ivview < /usr/share/data/models/toys/jackInTheBox.iv
ivview -w /usr/share/data/models/buildings/Barcelona.iv
ivview myCameraAndLights.iv myObject.iv
Note that the source code to ivview comes with the Open Inventor 3D
/usr/share/data/models/* - Sample Inventor data files
/usr/share/src/Inventor/tools/ivview/* - Source to ivview
inventor, ivfix, ivcat, ivinfo, SceneViewer, gview
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