Similar to the Palette:arcBallCamera component, the arcBallGeometry can be used to interactively control a geometry's position in a scene with a fixed camera. The actual functional parts are provided packaged in a complete render setup to better illustrate its usage. You can copy the Geometry COMP arcGeo out of this component and use it in your own render scene or use this as a default interactive render setup. All parameters described here are located on the actual Geometry COMP. The geometry can be rotated (l-click), dollied (m-click) and translated (r-click).

The geometry's extension Methods can be used to save and recall transforms.

When placing the arcGeo in your own scene, make sure that the referenced Panel Component has its Mouse UV Buttons parameters for Left, Middle and Right mouse button enabled.

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Parameters - Arcball Page

Reference Panel COMP Refpanel - The Panel COMP that is used to control the interaction.

Reset Viewer Reset - Resets the geometry to the default position.

Translate Multiplier Transmult - Increases the translation steps when right-clicking onto the referenced Panel COMP.

Dolly Multiplier Dolmult - Increases the dolly steps when right-clicking onto the referenced Panel COMP.

Rotate Multiplier Rotmult - Increases the rotational steps when right-clicking onto the referenced Panel COMP.

Auto Rotate Autorotate - Enabling Auto-Rotate results in a continued rotation after "flicking" the geometry.

Operator Outputs

  • Output 0 - The current transformation matrix of the geometry as a DAT.

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