Manual Reference Pages - IVVIEW (1)
ivview - fast, interactive 3D viewer of Inventor files
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ivview reads an Inventor file (or files) and provides a simple interface to
quickly view 3D data. The input files must be valid Inventor 3D files
(versions 1.0 or 2.0). All the files specified at the command line are
read in and rendered.
ivview presents a single window containing an Inventor viewer
(examiner viewer or the walk viewer) and a menu bar.
Note that if you click and hold the right mouse button, the viewer
pop-up capabilities will be displayed. Also, note that the viewer
has a help card that provides detailed instruction on how to use it.
The menu bar contains the following menus:
This menu presents a file
Open button, (reads an Inventor file and replaces existing object), an
About button, (displays information about the program), and a
This menu includes a
High quality transparency toggle button that turns the high-quality transparency option on and off
(high quality uses DELAYED_BLEND transparency, low quality uses SCREEN_DOOR
Edit background color button that pops up the Inventor Color Editor to change the background color.
This menu includes an
Optimize for speed toggle button that will run the
ivfix utility and a
Cull backfaces toggle button that will insert an
SoShapeHints node that will cause only front-facing polygons to be drawn. When
checked, both of these options apply to the current scene and any
scenes read in using the File/Open menu. Note that the
completely restructures the scene, losing any interaction or animation
nodes or engines.
The following command line options are allowed:
Prints the usage message for ivview.
Enables the performance meter. Off by default.
SoXtWalkViewer instead of the default
SoXtExaminerViewer. Off by default. This option is incompatible with the -p option.
ivview < /usr/share/data/models/toys/jackInTheBox.iv
ivview -w /usr/share/data/models/buildings/Barcelona.iv
ivview myCameraAndLights.iv myObject.iv |
Note that the source code to
ivview comes with the
Open Inventor 3D Toolkit.
/usr/share/data/models/* - Sample Inventor data files
/usr/share/src/Inventor/tools/ivview/* - Source to ivview
inventor, ivfix, ivcat, ivinfo,
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