QSGNode

The QSGNode class is the base class for all nodes in the scene graph. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode

Inherited by: QSGBasicGeometryNode, QSGClipNode, QSGGeometryNode, QSGOpacityNode, QSGSimpleRectNode, QSGSimpleTextureNode, QSGTransformNode

Synopsis

Functions

Virtual functions

Detailed Description

The QSGNode class can be used as a child container. Children are added with the appendChildNode() , prependChildNode() , insertChildNodeBefore() and insertChildNodeAfter() . The order of nodes is important as geometry nodes are rendered according to their ordering in the scene graph.

The scene graph nodes contains a mechanism to describe which parts of the scene has changed. This includes the combined matrices, accumulated opacity, changes to the node hierarchy, and so on. This information can be used for optimizations inside the scene graph renderer. For the renderer to properly render the nodes, it is important that users call markDirty() with the correct flags when nodes are changed. Most of the functions on the node classes will implicitly call markDirty() . For example, appendChildNode() will call markDirty() passing in DirtyNodeAdded .

If nodes change every frame, the preprocess() function can be used to apply changes to a node for every frame it is rendered. The use of preprocess() must be explicitly enabled by setting the UsePreprocess flag on the node.

The virtual isSubtreeBlocked() function can be used to disable a subtree all together. Nodes in a blocked subtree will not be preprocessed() and not rendered.

Note

All classes with QSG prefix should be used solely on the scene graph’s rendering thread. See Scene Graph and Rendering for more information.

class QSGNode

QSGNode(type)

param type

NodeType

Constructs a new node

Constructs a new node with the given node type.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.NodeType

Can be used to figure out the type of node.

Constant

Description

QSGNode.BasicNodeType

The type of QSGNode

QSGNode.GeometryNodeType

The type of QSGGeometryNode

QSGNode.TransformNodeType

The type of QSGTransformNode

QSGNode.ClipNodeType

The type of QSGClipNode

QSGNode.OpacityNodeType

The type of QSGOpacityNode

QSGNode.RenderNodeType

The type of QSGRenderNode

See also

type()

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.Flag

The enum describes flags on the QSGNode

Constant

Description

QSGNode.OwnedByParent

The node is owned by its parent and will be deleted when the parent is deleted.

QSGNode.UsePreprocess

The node’s virtual preprocess() function will be called before rendering starts.

QSGNode.OwnsGeometry

Only valid for QSGGeometryNode and QSGClipNode . The node has ownership over the QSGGeometry instance and will delete it when the node is destroyed or a geometry is assigned.

QSGNode.OwnsMaterial

Only valid for QSGGeometryNode . The node has ownership over the material and will delete it when the node is destroyed or a material is assigned.

QSGNode.OwnsOpaqueMaterial

Only valid for QSGGeometryNode . The node has ownership over the opaque material and will delete it when the node is destroyed or a material is assigned.

QSGNode.InternalReserved

Reserved for internal use.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.DirtyStateBit

Used in markDirty() to indicate how the scene graph has changed.

Constant

Description

QSGNode.DirtyMatrix

The matrix in a QSGTransformNode has changed.

QSGNode.DirtyNodeAdded

A node was added.

QSGNode.DirtyNodeRemoved

A node was removed.

QSGNode.DirtyGeometry

The geometry of a QSGGeometryNode has changed.

QSGNode.DirtyMaterial

The material of a QSGGeometryNode has changed.

QSGNode.DirtyOpacity

The opacity of a QSGOpacityNode has changed.

QSGNode.DirtySubtreeBlocked

The subtree has been blocked.

See also

markDirty()

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.appendChildNode(node)
Parameters

nodeQSGNode

Appends node to this node’s list of children.

Ordering of nodes is important as geometry nodes will be rendered in the order they are added to the scene graph.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.childAtIndex(i)
Parameters

iint

Return type

QSGNode

Returns the child at index i .

Children are stored internally as a linked list, so iterating over the children via the index is suboptimal.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.childCount()
Return type

int

Returns the number of child nodes.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.clearDirty()

Note

This function is deprecated.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.dirtyState()
Return type

DirtyState

Note

This function is deprecated.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.firstChild()
Return type

QSGNode

Returns the first child of this node.

The children are stored in a linked list.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.flags()
Return type

Flags

Returns the set of flags for this node.

See also

setFlags()

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.insertChildNodeAfter(node, after)
Parameters

Inserts node to this node’s list of children after the node specified with after .

Ordering of nodes is important as geometry nodes will be rendered in the order they are added to the scene graph.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.insertChildNodeBefore(node, before)
Parameters

Inserts node to this node’s list of children before the node specified with before .

Ordering of nodes is important as geometry nodes will be rendered in the order they are added to the scene graph.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.isSubtreeBlocked()
Return type

bool

Returns whether this node and its subtree is available for use.

Blocked subtrees will not get their dirty states updated and they will not be rendered.

The QSGOpacityNode will return a blocked subtree when accumulated opacity is 0, for instance.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.lastChild()
Return type

QSGNode

Returns the last child of this node.

The children are stored as a linked list.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.markDirty(bits)
Parameters

bitsDirtyState

Notifies all connected renderers that the node has dirty bits .

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.nextSibling()
Return type

QSGNode

Returns the node after this in the parent’s list of children.

The children are stored as a linked list.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.parent()
Return type

QSGNode

Returns the parent node of this node.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.prependChildNode(node)
Parameters

nodeQSGNode

Prepends node to this node’s the list of children.

Ordering of nodes is important as geometry nodes will be rendered in the order they are added to the scene graph.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.preprocess()

Override this function to do processing on the node before it is rendered.

Preprocessing needs to be explicitly enabled by setting the flag UsePreprocess . The flag needs to be set before the node is added to the scene graph and will cause the function to be called for every frame the node is rendered.

Warning

Beware of deleting nodes while they are being preprocessed. It is possible, with a small performance hit, to delete a single node during its own preprocess call. Deleting a subtree which has nodes that also use preprocessing may result in a segmentation fault. This is done for performance reasons.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.previousSibling()
Return type

QSGNode

Returns the node before this in the parent’s list of children.

The children are stored as a linked list.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.removeAllChildNodes()

Removes all child nodes from this node’s list of children.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.removeChildNode(node)
Parameters

nodeQSGNode

Removes node from this node’s list of children.

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.reparentChildNodesTo(newParent)
Parameters

newParentQSGNode

Reparents all nodes of this node to newParent .

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.setFlag(arg__1[, arg__2=true])
Parameters
  • arg__1Flag

  • arg__2bool

Sets the flag f on this node if enabled is true; otherwise clears the flag.

See also

flags()

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.setFlags(arg__1[, arg__2=true])
Parameters
  • arg__1Flags

  • arg__2bool

Sets the flags f on this node if enabled is true; otherwise clears the flags.

See also

flags()

PySide2.QtQuick.QSGNode.type()
Return type

NodeType

Returns the type of this node. The node type must be one of the predefined types defined in NodeType and can safely be used to cast to the corresponding class.