3D Features Planned for Version 8

Kirill Prazdnikov Kirill.Prazdnikov at oracle.com
Mon Oct 8 06:46:47 PDT 2012


Lets wait for more detailed API review.
There will be room for more concrete API questions.

As for Billboard node: it is the ImageView class.


On 10/8/2012 5:43 PM, Pedro Duque Vieira wrote:
> What about the lightning thing I talked about (2 point)? I can't really
> understand why that type of light is missing..
> I remembered one more thing: a Billboard node would be useful.
> Thanks, best regards,
> Hi,
>> Yes, we will introduce a new group with "camera" property. It is SubScene:
>>> SubScene is a special Node for scene separation
>>> It can be used to render part of the Scene with different camera
>> As of 3D audio, it is not planned.
>> -Kirill
>> On 07.10.2012 21:45, Pedro Duque Vieira wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> The API looks promising! :)
>>> 3 questions:
>>>      1. Is it possible to have several cameras in the scene graph? I
>> think it
>>>      would be interesting for some apps. This would allow an app to show
>> several
>>>      views, on different locations, of the same scene graph.
>>>      2. If I want to simulate a pervasive light coming from the sky, like
>> the
>>>      Sun, how would I do it with this API? This light would have to be
>> located
>>>      upward at an infinite distance. Isn't a thing like a "Directional
>> Light"
>>>      missing on this API?
>>>      3. Will there be an audio node? I imagine, for instance, attaching an
>>>      audio clip of the sound of a motor engine to a car. The sound would
>> than be
>>>      louder or quieter depending on the distance of the audio node to the
>> camera.
>>> Just my 0.02?. Cheers,

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