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       SoProfile — abstract base class for all profile nodes


       SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoProfile


       #include <Inventor/nodes/SoProfile.h>

     enum Profile {
          SoProfile::START_FIRST     Start  a  new  profile and remove any existing profiles from
                                          the current list
          SoProfile::START_NEW       Start a new profile and add it to the current list
          SoProfile::ADD_TO_CURRENT  Add to end of the last profile in the current list

          Fields from class SoProfile:

     SoMFInt32           index
     SoSFEnum            linkage

          Methods from class SoProfile:

     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  is  the  abstract  base class for all profile nodes, which define 2D curves. A
       profile is not itself geometry, but is used to change or delimit the geometry of something
       else.  For  an  SoText3 node, the profile determines the cross-section of the side of each
       text character. For an SoNurbsSurface node, the profile is used to specify trim curves for
       the surface.

       The  current  profile state can consist of one or more profiles, each of which can be made
       up of one or more instances of SoProfile subclass nodes. Each profile node  specifies  (in
       the  index  field)  a set of indices that refer to the current set of profile coordinates,
       specified using either an SoProfileCoordinate2 or an SoProfileCoordinate3 node. No profile
       curve should intersect itself or another profile curve.

       Profiles  are  part  of  the  state,  just like all other properties. The state contains a
       current list of profiles.  Depending on the linkage field, a profile can  clear  the  list
       and  begin  a new profile, begin a new profile at the end of those already in the list, or
       append to the last profile in the current list. Note that when appending profile B to  the
       end of profile A, B must begin at the same 2D point at which A ends.


     SoMFInt32           index
          Indices into profile coordinates.

     SoSFEnum            linkage
          Specifies  connectivity  of  profile  curve with respect to profiles in current list in


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


       SoGLRenderAction, SoCallbackAction, SoGetBoundingBoxAction, SoRayPickAction
          Adds profile to current traversal state.


       This is an abstract class. See the reference page of a derived class for  the  format  and
       default values.


       SoLinearProfile,        SoNurbsProfile,        SoNurbsSurface,       SoProfileCoordinate2,
       SoProfileCoordinate3, SoText3