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3) A detailed description of different types of bounding volumes, their computation and intersection tests is given later in Sect. 1. 5 Sample Implementation In this section, we will discuss the design of a set of classes that implement the functionality of a scene graph with transformation matrices attached to its nodes. Internal nodes that can store a list of children, and also a transformation matrix, are represented by the class GroupNode. All transformation matrices are assumed to have the general form given by T(v)R(Â).

A similar attribute that can be attached to the nodes is transparency. The transparency values can be multiplied together along every path from the root node, to determine the net transparency of objects stored in the leaf nodes. 6 First-Person View The design of the camera node as outlined in the previous section permits a highly flexible implementation of a scene graph, since the only static instance of the class can be obtained anywhere by calling the getInstance() function. The camera node need not even be a part of the scene graph, if the camera is meant to be in a fixed location with respect to the scene.

Skeletal structures and the associated hierarchical transformations used in vertex skinning algorithms fit perfectly well with the scene graph model. 8 Supplementary Material for Chap. 3 The folder Chapter3/Code on the companion website contains code examples demonstrating the application of the scene graph class in the modelling and rendering of simple three-dimensional scenes. A brief description of these programs is given below. 1. cpp These are the header and implementation files for a scene graph class as discussed in Sect.

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