This package provides a 2D scene graph api based on the rendering capabilities of java.awt.Graphics2D.
The basic element in the 2D scene is a
SceneComponent that provides
all ingredients necessary to draw it: a
Shape that can be filled
with a certain
Paint, whose outline can be drawn using a certain
Stroke in Java2D provides a way to create a 2-dimensional
shape (that can be filled with a paint) out of the (in principle infinitely
thin) 1-dimensional outline of a shape, in order to make it visible. Thus,
Java2D provides ways to render 2- and 1-dimensional objects. In technical or
mathematical drawings often also 0-dimensional geometries (points) need
graphical representation. Points can be added to a
by adding them to the list returned by
SceneComponent also can have a textual
is a collection of strings to be drawn at certain positions.
In addition, a
SceneComponent can have children, which allows for a
scene that is a directed acyclic graph. Each scene node can have an affine
java.awt.geom.AffineTransform) that describes its
orientation with respect to its parents. All
attributes like paint, stroke, font etc. can be
null, which means
that they are inherited from the scene hierarchy.
To support dynamic and interactive behavior, you can register three types of event
listeners with a
AppearanceChangeEventis passed along the hierarchy up to its root to inform viewers that some child
SceneComponenthas changed and therefore the scene needs repainting.
- One can register for drag events, which means that the user is attempting to drag the component with some input device (usually the mouse).
- One can register for mouse over events, which means that the the pointer of some input device (usually the mouse) has entered or left the shape of the component.
Viewer2d is provided to draw the java2d scene graph.
One can register with a
Viewer2d for the occurrence of a
ViewportChangeEvent. This can be used to create viewport-dependent
geometries like coordinate axes.