Class IntRenderable


public class IntRenderable extends Object
A Renderable contains all information about a single render instruction (typically a draw call).

It defines what (the shape), how (the material) and where (the transform) should be rendered by which shader.

The shape is defined using the mesh, meshPartOffset, meshPartSize and primitiveType members. This matches the members of the IntMeshPart class. The meshPartOffset is used to specify the offset within the mesh and the meshPartSize is used to specify the part (in total number of vertices) to render. If the mesh is indexed (which is when IntMesh.getNumIndices() > 0) then both values are in number of indices within the indices array of the mesh, otherwise they are in number of vertices within the vertices array of the mesh. Note that some classes might require the mesh to be indexed. The material and (optional) environment values are combined to specify how the shape should look like. Typically these are used to specify uniform values or other OpenGL state changes. When a value is present in both the material and environment, then the value of the material will be used. Renderables can be rendered directly using a IntShader (in which case the shader member is ignored). Though more typically Renderables are rendered via a IntModelBatch, either directly, or by passing a IntRenderableProvider like IntModelInstance to the RenderBatch. A ModelInstance returns all Renderables via its IntModelInstance.getRenderables(Array, Pool) method. In which case the value of IntModelInstance.userData will be set to the userData member. The userData member can be used to pass additional data to the shader. However, in most scenario's it is advised to use the material or environment member with custom Attributes to pass data to the shader. In some cases, (for example for non-hierarchical basic game objects requiring only a single draw call) it is possible to extend the Renderable class and add additional fields to pass to the shader. While extending the Renderable class can be useful, the shader should not rely on it. Similar to the userData member it is advised to use the material and environment members to pass data to the shader. When using a ModelBatch to render a Renderable, The Renderable and all its values must not be changed in between the call to IntModelBatch.begin( and IntModelBatch.end(). Therefor Renderable instances cannot be reused for multiple render calls. When the shader member of the Renderable is set, the IntShaderProvider of the IntModelBatch may decide to use that shader instead of the default shader. Therefor, to assure the default shader is used, the shader member must be set to null.
  • Field Details

    • worldTransform

      public final com.badlogic.gdx.math.Matrix4 worldTransform
      Used to specify the transformations (like translation, scale and rotation) to apply to the shape. In other words: it is used to transform the vertices from model space into world space.
    • meshPart

      public final IntMeshPart meshPart
      The IntMeshPart that contains the shape to render
    • material

      public Material material
      The Material to be applied to the shape (part of the mesh), must not be null.
      See Also:
    • environment

      public Environment environment
      The Environment to be used to render this Renderable, may be null. When specified it will be combined by the shader with the material. When both the material and environment contain an attribute of the same type, the attribute of the material will be used.
    • bones

      public com.badlogic.gdx.math.Matrix4[] bones
      The bone transformations used for skinning, or null if not applicable. When specified and the mesh contains one or more VertexAttributes.Usage.BoneWeight vertex attributes, then the BoneWeight index is used as index in the array. If the array isn't large enough then the identity matrix is used. Each BoneWeight weight is used to combine multiple bones into a single transformation matrix, which is used to transform the vertex to model space. In other words: the bone transformation is applied prior to the worldTransform.
    • shader

      public IntShader shader
      The IntShader to be used to render this Renderable using a IntModelBatch, may be null. It is not guaranteed that the shader will be used, the used IntShaderProvider is responsible for actually choosing the correct shader to use.
    • userData

      public Object userData
      User definable value, may be null.
  • Constructor Details

    • IntRenderable

      public IntRenderable()
  • Method Details