javax.media.ding3d
Class Group

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.media.ding3d.SceneGraphObject
      extended by javax.media.ding3d.Node
          extended by javax.media.ding3d.Group
Direct Known Subclasses:
BranchGroup, OrderedGroup, Primitive, SharedGroup, Switch, TransformGroup, ViewSpecificGroup

public class Group
extends Node

The Group node object is a general-purpose grouping node. Group nodes have exactly one parent and an arbitrary number of children that are rendered in an unspecified order (or in parallel). Null children are allowed; no operation is performed on a null child node. Operations on Group node objects include adding, removing, and enumerating the children of the Group node. The subclasses of Group node add additional semantics.


Field Summary
static int ALLOW_CHILDREN_EXTEND
          Specifies that this Group node allows adding new children.
static int ALLOW_CHILDREN_READ
          Specifies that this Group node allows reading its children.
static int ALLOW_CHILDREN_WRITE
          Specifies that this Group node allows writing its children.
static int ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_READ
          Specifies that this Group node allows reading its collision Bounds
static int ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_WRITE
          Specifies that this Group node allows writing its collision Bounds
 
Fields inherited from class javax.media.ding3d.Node
ALLOW_AUTO_COMPUTE_BOUNDS_READ, ALLOW_AUTO_COMPUTE_BOUNDS_WRITE, ALLOW_BOUNDS_READ, ALLOW_BOUNDS_WRITE, ALLOW_COLLIDABLE_READ, ALLOW_COLLIDABLE_WRITE, ALLOW_LOCAL_TO_VWORLD_READ, ALLOW_LOCALE_READ, ALLOW_PARENT_READ, ALLOW_PICKABLE_READ, ALLOW_PICKABLE_WRITE, ENABLE_COLLISION_REPORTING, ENABLE_PICK_REPORTING
 
Constructor Summary
Group()
          Constructs a Group node with default parameters.
 
Method Summary
 void addChild(Node child)
          Appends the specified child node to this group node's list of children.
 Node cloneNode(boolean forceDuplicate)
          Used to create a new instance of the node.
 java.util.Enumeration getAllChildren()
          Returns an Enumeration object of this group node's list of children.
 boolean getAlternateCollisionTarget()
          Returns the collision target state.
 Node getChild(int index)
          Retrieves the child node at the specified index in this group node's list of children.
 Bounds getCollisionBounds()
          Returns the collision bounding object of this node.
 int indexOfChild(Node child)
          Retrieves the index of the specified child node in this group node's list of children.
 void insertChild(Node child, int index)
          Inserts the specified child node in this group node's list of children at the specified index.
 void moveTo(BranchGroup branchGroup)
          Moves the specified branch group node from its existing location to the end of this group node's list of children.
 int numChildren()
          Returns a count of this group node's children.
 void removeAllChildren()
          Removes all children from this Group node.
 void removeChild(int index)
          Removes the child node at the specified index from this group node's list of children.
 void removeChild(Node child)
          Removes the specified child node from this group node's list of children.
 void setAlternateCollisionTarget(boolean target)
          Causes this Group node to be reported as the collision target when collision is being used and this node or any of its children is in a collision.
 void setChild(Node child, int index)
          Replaces the child node at the specified index in this group node's list of children with the specified child.
 void setCollisionBounds(Bounds bounds)
          Sets the collision bounds of a node.
 
Methods inherited from class javax.media.ding3d.Node
cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, duplicateNode, getBounds, getBoundsAutoCompute, getCollidable, getLocale, getLocalToVworld, getLocalToVworld, getParent, getPickable, setBounds, setBoundsAutoCompute, setCollidable, setPickable
 
Methods inherited from class javax.media.ding3d.SceneGraphObject
clearCapability, clearCapabilityIsFrequent, getCapability, getCapabilityIsFrequent, getName, getUserData, isCompiled, isLive, setCapability, setCapabilityIsFrequent, setName, setUserData, toString, updateNodeReferences
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

ALLOW_CHILDREN_READ

public static final int ALLOW_CHILDREN_READ
Specifies that this Group node allows reading its children.

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ALLOW_CHILDREN_WRITE

public static final int ALLOW_CHILDREN_WRITE
Specifies that this Group node allows writing its children.

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ALLOW_CHILDREN_EXTEND

public static final int ALLOW_CHILDREN_EXTEND
Specifies that this Group node allows adding new children.

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ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_READ

public static final int ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_READ
Specifies that this Group node allows reading its collision Bounds

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ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_WRITE

public static final int ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_WRITE
Specifies that this Group node allows writing its collision Bounds

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Constructor Detail

Group

public Group()
Constructs a Group node with default parameters. The default values are as follows:

Method Detail

setCollisionBounds

public void setCollisionBounds(Bounds bounds)
Sets the collision bounds of a node.

Parameters:
bounds - the collision bounding object for a node
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if appropriate capability is not set and this object is part of live or compiled scene graph

getCollisionBounds

public Bounds getCollisionBounds()
Returns the collision bounding object of this node.

Returns:
the node's collision bounding object
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if appropriate capability is not set and this object is part of live or compiled scene graph

setChild

public void setChild(Node child,
                     int index)
Replaces the child node at the specified index in this group node's list of children with the specified child.

Parameters:
child - the new child
index - which child to replace. The index must be a value greater than or equal to 0 and less than numChildren().
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph
RestrictedAccessException - if this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph and the child node being set is not a BranchGroup node
MultipleParentException - if child has already been added as a child of another group node
java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is invalid

insertChild

public void insertChild(Node child,
                        int index)
Inserts the specified child node in this group node's list of children at the specified index.

Parameters:
child - the new child
index - at which location to insert. The index must be a value greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to numChildren().
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph
RestrictedAccessException - if this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph and the child node being inserted is not a BranchGroup node
MultipleParentException - if child has already been added as a child of another group node.
java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is invalid.

removeChild

public void removeChild(int index)
Removes the child node at the specified index from this group node's list of children.

Parameters:
index - which child to remove. The index must be a value greater than or equal to 0 and less than numChildren().
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph
RestrictedAccessException - if this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph and the child node being removed is not a BranchGroup node
java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is invalid.

getChild

public Node getChild(int index)
Retrieves the child node at the specified index in this group node's list of children.

Parameters:
index - which child to return.
Returns:
the children at location index. The index must be a value greater than or equal to 0 and less than numChildren().
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph
java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is invalid.

getAllChildren

public java.util.Enumeration getAllChildren()
Returns an Enumeration object of this group node's list of children.

Returns:
an Enumeration object of all the children
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph

addChild

public void addChild(Node child)
Appends the specified child node to this group node's list of children.

Parameters:
child - the child to add to this node's list of children
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph
RestrictedAccessException - if this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph and the child node being added is not a BranchGroup node
MultipleParentException - if child has already been added as a child of another group node.

moveTo

public void moveTo(BranchGroup branchGroup)
Moves the specified branch group node from its existing location to the end of this group node's list of children.

Parameters:
branchGroup - the branch group node to move to this node's list of children
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph

numChildren

public int numChildren()
Returns a count of this group node's children.

Returns:
the number of children descendant from this node.
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph

indexOfChild

public int indexOfChild(Node child)
Retrieves the index of the specified child node in this group node's list of children.

Parameters:
child - the child node to be looked up.
Returns:
the index of the specified child node; returns -1 if the object is not in the list.
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if the appropriate capability is not set and this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

removeChild

public void removeChild(Node child)
Removes the specified child node from this group node's list of children. If the specified object is not in the list, the list is not modified.

Parameters:
child - the child node to be removed.
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if appropriate capability is not set and this object is part of live or compiled scene graph
RestrictedAccessException - if this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph and the child node being removed is not a BranchGroup node
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

removeAllChildren

public void removeAllChildren()
Removes all children from this Group node.

Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if appropriate capability is not set and this object is part of live or compiled scene graph
RestrictedAccessException - if this group node is part of live or compiled scene graph and any of the children being removed are not BranchGroup nodes
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

setAlternateCollisionTarget

public void setAlternateCollisionTarget(boolean target)
Causes this Group node to be reported as the collision target when collision is being used and this node or any of its children is in a collision. The default value is false. For collision with USE_GEOMETRY set, the collision traverser will check the geometry of all the Group node's leaf descendants; for collision with USE_BOUNDS set, the collision traverser will only check the bounds at this Group node. In both cases, if there is a collision, this Group node will be reported as the colliding object in the SceneGraphPath. This reporting is done regardless of whether ENABLE_COLLISION_REPORTING is set for this group node (setting alternate collision target to true implies collision reporting).

Parameters:
target - Indicates whether this Group node can be the target of a collision.
See Also:
WakeupOnCollisionEntry, WakeupOnCollisionMovement, WakeupOnCollisionExit

getAlternateCollisionTarget

public boolean getAlternateCollisionTarget()
Returns the collision target state.

Returns:
Indicates whether this Group node can be the target of a collision.

cloneNode

public Node cloneNode(boolean forceDuplicate)
Used to create a new instance of the node. This routine is called by cloneTree to duplicate the current node.

Overrides:
cloneNode in class Node
Parameters:
forceDuplicate - when set to true, causes the duplicateOnCloneTree flag to be ignored. When false, the value of each node's duplicateOnCloneTree variable determines whether NodeComponent data is duplicated or copied.
See Also:
Node.cloneTree(), Node.cloneNode(boolean), Node.duplicateNode(javax.media.ding3d.Node, boolean), NodeComponent.setDuplicateOnCloneTree(boolean)