DrawObject()

On 18/06/2018 at 04:11, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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Hi folks,

I'm trying to draw a null object inside an ObjectData's Draw() method. I set the nulls position, but when it draws, the position is ignored and instead draws at world centre.

// There's a few class-level variables here
// Null_Object is a class level BaseObject::Alloc(Onull)
  
DRAWRESULT Demo_Object::Draw(BaseObject *op,DRAWPASS drawpass,BaseDraw *bd,BaseDrawHelp *bh)
{
	if(drawpass == DRAWPASS_OBJECT)
	{
		Draw_Matrix = bh->GetMg();
		bd->SetMatrix_Matrix(nullptr,Draw_Matrix);
		Null_Object->SetAbsPos(Vector(0.0,100.0,-250.0));
		Null_Object->Message(MSG_UPDATE);
		Draw_Result = bd->DrawObject(bh,Null_Object,DRAWOBJECT_USE_OBJECT_COLOR,drawpass,nullptr,colour_vec);
		if(Draw_Result == DRAWRESULT_OK){GePrint("Point drawn..");} // prints
	}
	
	return SUPER::Draw(op,drawpass,bd,bh);
}

I've stripped it to cut to the chase. What am I missing here?

WP.

On 19/06/2018 at 02:08, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi,

BaseDraw::DrawObject() doesn't use the passed object transform. The matrix for the BaseDraw has to be set prior to perform any drawing operation.
See BaseView / BaseDraw Manual in the C++ docs: Matrix and Objects.

On 21/06/2018 at 03:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Yannick,

thanks for your reply. For objects I have in memory (not attached to a document), does this mean I have to construct the matrix myself? I can't use GetMg()?

WP.

On 21/06/2018 at 07:03, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi,

Yes, if the object is not attached to a document then you can't rely on GetMg().
You can use MatrixMove() to obtain a transformation matrix from a position/translation vector.

On 22/06/2018 at 03:28, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Yannick,

thanks for MatrixMove(), didn't realise that was there!

I'd been trying to set the matrix with other object matrices but nothing would change it. I shortened it to using the below:

DRAWRESULT Demo_Object::Draw(BaseObject *op,DRAWPASS drawpass,BaseDraw *bd,BaseDrawHelp *bh)
{
	if(drawpass == DRAWPASS_OBJECT)
	{
		bd->SetMatrix_Matrix(nullptr,MatrixMove(Vector(0.0,100.0,-250.0)));
		Draw_Result = bd->DrawObject(bh,Null_Object,DRAWOBJECT_USE_OBJECT_COLOR,drawpass,nullptr,colour_vec);
		if(Draw_Result == DRAWRESULT_OK)
		{
			GePrint("Null drawn.."); // prints
		}
	}
	
	return SUPER::Draw(op,drawpass,bd,bh);
}

but the object is still not drawn where I'd expect. In my initial post I said it was drawing it to world centre, but I've now realised it's drawn to my object's 0,0,0 position. So if I drag my object around the null follows it, does that indicate anything?

WP.

On 25/06/2018 at 10:37, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi,

The behavior you describe makes sense, in DRAWPASS_OBJECT the BaseDraw drawings are done in the object's space.
Instead of calling bd->SetMatrix_Matrix() try bh->SetMg().

On 26/06/2018 at 03:47, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Ah, you beaut! Thanks Yannick, that was it. Needed bh->SetMg()!

Thanks for you help 👍

WP.