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       SoEnvironment — global environment node


       SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoEnvironment


       #include <Inventor/nodes/SoEnvironment.h>

     enum FogType {
          SoEnvironment::NONE   No fog
          SoEnvironment::HAZE   Linear increase in opacity with distance
          SoEnvironment::FOG    Exponential increase in opacity
          SoEnvironment::SMOKE  Exponential squared increase in opacity

          Fields from class SoEnvironment:

     SoSFFloat           ambientIntensity
     SoSFColor           ambientColor
     SoSFVec3f           attenuation
     SoSFEnum            fogType
     SoSFColor           fogColor
     SoSFFloat           fogVisibility

          Methods from class SoEnvironment:

     static SoType       getClassTypeId()

          Methods from class SoNode:

     void                setOverride(SbBool state)
     SbBool              isOverride() const
     SoNode *            copy(SbBool copyConnections = FALSE) const
     virtual SbBool      affectsState() const
     static SoNode *     getByName(const SbName &name)
     static int          getByName(const SbName &name, SoNodeList &list)

          Methods from class SoFieldContainer:

     void                setToDefaults()
     SbBool              hasDefaultValues() const
     SbBool              fieldsAreEqual(const SoFieldContainer *fc) const
     void                copyFieldValues(const  SoFieldContainer  *fc,  SbBool  copyConnections =
     SbBool              set(const char *fieldDataString)
     void                get(SbString &fieldDataString)
     virtual int         getFields(SoFieldList &resultList) const
     virtual SoField *   getField(const SbName &fieldName) const
     SbBool              getFieldName(const SoField *field, SbName &fieldName) const
     SbBool              isNotifyEnabled() const
     SbBool              enableNotify(SbBool flag)

          Methods from class SoBase:

     void                ref()
     void                unref() const
     void                unrefNoDelete() const
     void                touch()
     virtual SoType      getTypeId() const
     SbBool              isOfType(SoType type) const
     virtual void        setName(const SbName &name)
     virtual SbName      getName() const


       This node describes global  environmental  attributes  such  as  ambient  lighting,  light
       attenuation, and fog.

       Ambient  lighting  is  the  amount of extra light impinging on each surface point when the
       lighting model is Phong (see SoLightModel).

       Light attenuation affects all subsequent  lights  in  a  scene  (see  SoLight).  It  is  a
       quadratic  function  of  distance  from  a  light  source  to  a  surface point. The three
       coefficients are specified in the attenuation field.  Attenuation  works  only  for  light
       sources with a fixed location, such as point and spot lights.

       Fog  has one of four types, each of which blends each surface point with the specified fog
       color. Each type interprets the visibility field to be the distance at which  fog  totally
       obscures  objects.  A visibility value of 0 (the default) causes the SoEnvironment node to
       set up fog so that the visibility is the distance to the far clipping plane of the current

       Note  that  this node has effect only during rendering, and that it does not inherit field
       values from other SoEnvironment nodes.


     SoSFFloat           ambientIntensity
     SoSFColor           ambientColor
          Intensity and RGB color of ambient lighting (for Phong lighting).

     SoSFVec3f           attenuation
          Squared, linear, and constant light  attenuation  coefficients  (in  that  order)  with
          respect to distance of light from surface (for Phong lighting).

     SoSFEnum            fogType
     SoSFColor           fogColor
     SoSFFloat           fogVisibility
          Type  of fog, color of fog, and visibility distance, which is the distance at which fog
          totally obscures objects.


          Creates an environment node with default settings.

     static SoType       getClassTypeId()
          Returns type identifier for this class.


          Sets the current environment parameters to those specified with this  node.  Successive
          geometries will be rendered using this environment.


       Environment {
          ambientIntensity  0.2
          ambientColor      1 1 1
          attenuation       0 0 1
          fogType           NONE
          fogColor          1 1 1
          fogVisibility     0


       SoLight, SoLightModel