QObjectPicker Class

(Qt3DRender::QObjectPicker)

The QObjectPicker class instantiates a component that can be used to interact with a QEntity by a process known as picking. More...

Header: #include <QObjectPicker>
qmake: QT += 3drender
Since: Qt 5.6
Instantiated By: ObjectPicker
Inherits: Qt3DCore::QComponent

This class was introduced in Qt 5.6.

Properties

Public Functions

bool containsMouse() const
bool isDragEnabled() const
bool isHoverEnabled() const
bool isPressed() const
int priority() const

Public Slots

void setDragEnabled(bool dragEnabled)
void setHoverEnabled(bool hoverEnabled)
void setPriority(int priority)

Signals

void clicked(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)
void containsMouseChanged(bool containsMouse)
void dragEnabledChanged(bool dragEnabled)
void entered()
void exited()
void hoverEnabledChanged(bool hoverEnabled)
void moved(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)
void pressed(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)
void pressedChanged(bool pressed)
void priorityChanged(int priority)
void released(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)

Detailed Description

For every combination of viewport and camera, picking casts a ray through the scene to find entities who's bounding volume intersects the ray. The bounding volume is computed using the values in the attribute buffer specified by the boundingVolumePositionAttribute of the geometry.

The signals pressed(), released(), clicked(), moved(), entered(), and exited() are emitted when the bounding volume defined by the pickAttribute property intersects with a ray.

Most signals carry a QPickEvent instance. If QPickingSettings::pickMode() is set to QPickingSettings::TrianglePicking, the actual type of the pick parameter will be QPickTriangleEvent.

Pick queries are performed on mouse press and mouse release. If drag is enabled, queries also happen on each mouse move while any button is pressed. If hover is enabled, queries happen on every mouse move even if no button is pressed.

For generalised ray casting queries, see Qt3DRender::QRayCaster and Qt3DRender::QScreenRayCaster.

Note: Instances of this component shouldn't be shared, not respecting that condition will most likely result in undefined behavior.

See also Qt3DRender::QPickingSettings, Qt3DRender::QGeometry, Qt3DRender::QAttribute, Qt3DRender::QPickEvent, and Qt3DRender::QPickTriangleEvent.

Property Documentation

containsMouse : const bool

Specifies if the object picker currently contains the mouse

Access functions:

bool containsMouse() const

Notifier signal:

void containsMouseChanged(bool containsMouse)

dragEnabled : bool

Specifies if drag is enabled

Access functions:

bool isDragEnabled() const
void setDragEnabled(bool dragEnabled)

Notifier signal:

void dragEnabledChanged(bool dragEnabled)

hoverEnabled : bool

Specifies if hover is enabled

Access functions:

bool isHoverEnabled() const
void setHoverEnabled(bool hoverEnabled)

Notifier signal:

void hoverEnabledChanged(bool hoverEnabled)

pressed : const bool

Specifies if the object picker is currently pressed

Access functions:

bool isPressed() const

Notifier signal:

void pressedChanged(bool pressed)

priority : int

The priority to be used when filtering pick results by priority when QPickingSettings::pickResultMode is set to QPickingSettings::NearestPriorityPick.

Access functions:

int priority() const
void setPriority(int priority)

Notifier signal:

void priorityChanged(int priority)

Member Function Documentation

[signal] void QObjectPicker::clicked(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)

This signal is emitted when the bounding volume defined by the pickAttribute property intersects with a ray on a mouse click the QPickEvent pick contains details of the event.

[signal] void QObjectPicker::entered()

This signal is emitted when the bounding volume defined by the pickAttribute property intersects with a ray on the mouse entering the volume.

[signal] void QObjectPicker::exited()

This signal is emitted when the bounding volume defined by the pickAttribute property intersects with a ray on the ray exiting the volume.

[signal] void QObjectPicker::moved(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)

This signal is emitted when the bounding volume defined by the pickAttribute property intersects with a ray on a mouse move with a button pressed the QPickEvent pick contains details of the event.

[signal] void QObjectPicker::pressed(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)

This signal is emitted when the bounding volume defined by the pickAttribute property intersects with a ray on a mouse press the QPickEvent pick contains details of the event.

[signal] void QObjectPicker::released(Qt3DRender::QPickEvent *pick)

This signal is emitted when the bounding volume defined by the pickAttribute property intersects with a ray on a mouse release the QPickEvent pick contains details of the event.

[slot] void QObjectPicker::setDragEnabled(bool dragEnabled)

Sets the dragEnabled Property to dragEnabled

Note: Setter function for property dragEnabled.

See also isDragEnabled().

[slot] void QObjectPicker::setHoverEnabled(bool hoverEnabled)

Sets the hoverEnabled Property to hoverEnabled

Note: Setter function for property hoverEnabled.

See also isHoverEnabled().

[slot] void QObjectPicker::setPriority(int priority)

Sets the picker's priority to priority. This is used when the pick result mode on QPickingSettings is set to QPickingSettings::NearestPriorityPick. Picking results are sorted by highest priority and shortest picking distance.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.13.

Note: Setter function for property priority.

See also priority().

bool QObjectPicker::containsMouse() const

Returns true if the object picker currently contains the mouse

Note: Getter function for property containsMouse.

bool QObjectPicker::isDragEnabled() const

Returns true if dragging is enabled

Note: Getter function for property dragEnabled.

bool QObjectPicker::isHoverEnabled() const

Returns true if hover enabled

Note: Getter function for property hoverEnabled.

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