javax.media.j3d
Class OrderedGroup

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.media.j3d.SceneGraphObject
      extended by javax.media.j3d.Node
          extended by javax.media.j3d.Group
              extended by javax.media.j3d.OrderedGroup
Direct Known Subclasses:
DecalGroup

public class OrderedGroup
extends Group

The OrderedGroup node is a Group that ensures its children render in a specified order. In addition to the list of children inherited from the base Group class, OrderedGroup defines an integer array of child indices that specify the order in which its children are rendered. This provides a level of indirection in determining the rendering order of its children. By default, the child index order array is null, and the children are rendered in increasing index order.

When the child index order array is non-null, it must be the same length as the number of children. Every entry in the array must have a unique value between 0 and numChildren-1 (i.e., there must be no duplicate values and no missing indices). The order that the child indices appear in the child index order array determines the order in which the children are rendered. The child at childIndexOrder[0] is rendered first, followed by childIndexOrder[1], and so on, with the child at childIndexOrder[numChildren-1] rendered last.

The child index order array only affects rendering. List operations that refer to a child by index, such as getChild(index), will not be altered by the entries in this array. They will get, enumerate, add, remove, etc., the children based on the actual index in the group node. However, some of the list operations, such as addChild, removeChild, etc., will update the child index order array as a result of their operation. For example, removeChild will remove the entry in the child index order array corresponding to the removed child's index and adjust the remaining entries accordingly. See the documentation for these methods for more details.


Field Summary
static int ALLOW_CHILD_INDEX_ORDER_READ
          Specifies that this OrderedGroup node allows reading its child index order information.
static int ALLOW_CHILD_INDEX_ORDER_WRITE
          Specifies that this OrderedGroup node allows writing its child index order information.
 
Fields inherited from class javax.media.j3d.Group
ALLOW_CHILDREN_EXTEND, ALLOW_CHILDREN_READ, ALLOW_CHILDREN_WRITE, ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_READ, ALLOW_COLLISION_BOUNDS_WRITE
 
Fields inherited from class javax.media.j3d.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_PICKABLE_READ, ALLOW_PICKABLE_WRITE, ENABLE_COLLISION_REPORTING, ENABLE_PICK_REPORTING
 
Constructor Summary
OrderedGroup()
          Constructs and initializes a new OrderedGroup node object.
 
Method Summary
 void addChild(Node child)
          Appends the specified child node to this group node's list of children.
 void addChild(Node child, int[] childIndexOrder)
          Appends the specified child node to this group node's list of children, and sets the child index order array to the specified array.
 Node cloneNode(boolean forceDuplicate)
          Used to create a new instance of the node.
 int[] getChildIndexOrder()
          Retrieves the current childIndexOrder array.
 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.
 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 setChildIndexOrder(int[] childIndexOrder)
          Sets the childIndexOrder array.
 
Methods inherited from class javax.media.j3d.Group
getAllChildren, getAlternateCollisionTarget, getChild, getCollisionBounds, indexOfChild, numChildren, setAlternateCollisionTarget, setChild, setCollisionBounds
 
Methods inherited from class javax.media.j3d.Node
cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, cloneTree, duplicateNode, getBounds, getBoundsAutoCompute, getCollidable, getLocalToVworld, getLocalToVworld, getParent, getPickable, setBounds, setBoundsAutoCompute, setCollidable, setPickable
 
Methods inherited from class javax.media.j3d.SceneGraphObject
clearCapability, clearCapabilityIsFrequent, duplicateSceneGraphObject, getCapability, getCapabilityIsFrequent, getUserData, isCompiled, isLive, setCapability, setCapabilityIsFrequent, setUserData, updateNodeReferences
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

ALLOW_CHILD_INDEX_ORDER_READ

public static final int ALLOW_CHILD_INDEX_ORDER_READ
Specifies that this OrderedGroup node allows reading its child index order information.

Since:
Java 3D 1.3
See Also:
Constant Field Values

ALLOW_CHILD_INDEX_ORDER_WRITE

public static final int ALLOW_CHILD_INDEX_ORDER_WRITE
Specifies that this OrderedGroup node allows writing its child index order information.

Since:
Java 3D 1.3
See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

OrderedGroup

public OrderedGroup()
Constructs and initializes a new OrderedGroup node object. The childIndexOrder array is initialized to null, meaning that its children are rendered in increasing index order.

Method Detail

setChildIndexOrder

public void setChildIndexOrder(int[] childIndexOrder)
Sets the childIndexOrder array. If the specified array is null, this node's childIndexOrder array is set to null. Its children will then be rendered in increasing index order. If the specified array is not null, the entire array is copied to this node's childIndexOrder array. In this case, the length of the array must be equal to the number of children in this group, and every entry in the array must have a unique value between 0 and numChildren-1 (i.e., there must be no duplicate values and no missing indices).

Parameters:
childIndexOrder - the array that is copied into this node's child index order array; this can be null
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the specified array is non-null and any of the following are true:
  • childIndexOrder.length != numChildren;
  • childIndexOrder[i] < 0, for i in [0, numChildren-1];
  • childIndexOrder[i] >= numChildren, for i in [0, numChildren-1];
  • childIndexOrder[i] == childIndexOrder[j], for i,j in [0, numChildren-1], i != j;
CapabilityNotSetException - if appropriate capability is not set and this object is part of live or compiled scene graph
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

getChildIndexOrder

public int[] getChildIndexOrder()
Retrieves the current childIndexOrder array.

Returns:
a copy of this node's childIndexOrder array; this can be null.
Throws:
CapabilityNotSetException - if appropriate capability is not set and this object is part of live or compiled scene graph
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

addChild

public void addChild(Node child,
                     int[] childIndexOrder)
Appends the specified child node to this group node's list of children, and sets the child index order array to the specified array. If the specified array is null, this node's childIndexOrder array is set to null. Its children will then be rendered in increasing index order. If the specified array is not null, the entire array is copied to this node's childIndexOrder array. In this case, the length of the array must be equal to the number of children in this group after the new child has been added, and every entry in the array must have a unique value between 0 and numChildren-1 (i.e., there must be no duplicate values and no missing indices).

Parameters:
child - the child to add to this node's list of children
childIndexOrder - the array that is copied into this node's child index order array; this can be null
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.
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the specified array is non-null and any of the following are true:
  • childIndexOrder.length != numChildren;
  • childIndexOrder[i] < 0, for i in [0, numChildren-1];
  • childIndexOrder[i] >= numChildren, for i in [0, numChildren-1];
  • childIndexOrder[i] == childIndexOrder[j], for i,j in [0, numChildren-1], i != j;
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

addChild

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

If the current child index order array is non-null, the array is increased in size by one element, and a new element containing the index of the new child is added to the end of the array. Thus, this new child will be rendered last.

Overrides:
addChild in class Group
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.
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

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. This method is only supported when the child index order array is null.

Overrides:
insertChild in class Group
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.
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if the childIndexOrder array is not null.
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

removeChild

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

If the current child index order array is non-null, the element containing the removed child's index will be removed from the child index order array, and the array will be reduced in size by one element. If the child removed was not the last child in the Group, the values of the child index order array will be updated to reflect the indices that were renumbered. More formally, each child whose index in the Group node was greater than the removed element (before removal) will have its index decremented by one.

Overrides:
removeChild in class Group
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.
Since:
Java 3D 1.3

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.

If the current child index order array is non-null, the array is increased in size by one element, and a new element containing the index of the new child is added to the end of the array. Thus, this new child will be rendered last.

Overrides:
moveTo in class Group
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
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.

If the current child index order array is non-null, the element containing the removed child's index will be removed from the child index order array, and the array will be reduced in size by one element. If the child removed was not the last child in the Group, the values of the child index order array will be updated to reflect the indices that were renumbered. More formally, each child whose index in the Group node was greater than the removed element (before removal) will have its index decremented by one.

Overrides:
removeChild in class Group
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.

If the current child index order array is non-null, then it is set to a zero-length array (the empty set). Note that a zero-length child index order array is not the same as a null array in that as new elements are added, the child index order array will grow and will be used instead of the Group's natural child order.

Overrides:
removeAllChildren in class Group
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

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 Group
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.j3d.Node, boolean), NodeComponent.setDuplicateOnCloneTree(boolean)