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BUGLE-CAMERA(7)		       Bugle user manual	       BUGLE-CAMERA(7)

NAME
       bugle-camera - allow the	camera to be manipulated

SYNOPSIS
       filterset camera	[key inactive]
       {
	   speed "1.0"
	   mouse_dga "no"
       }

DESCRIPTION
       This filter-set allows you to take over the camera in an	OpenGL
       application and move it about. This is particularly useful for testing
       visibility culling and level-of-detail (LOD), as	these will not change
       as the camera is	moved.

       To use it, make sure it is activated, then move to the mouse to control
       the camera angle	and the	Up, Down, Left and Right keys to move the
       viewpoint. The camera model is a	free camera, so	it will	not maintain a
       defined up direction. There are a few other useful keys,	described in
       the section called "OPTIONS".

       This filter-set supports	activation and deactivation; the recommended
       use is to have it initially inactive and	use a key to take over control
       when desired (see bugle(3)).

       Since this filter-set is	based on modifying OpenGL state	without
       telling the application,	there are significant limitations:

       o   The projection matrix, and in particular, the near and far clip
	   planes, are not altered. Thus, trying to move in too	close or out
	   too far could cause objects to be clipped away.

       o   Various fancy rendering techniques involve rendering	a quad that is
	   carefully aligned to	the screen; altering the camera	will break
	   such	techniques. There is ultimately	no general fix as it is
	   impossible to know when an application is dealing with the real
	   world. If you are writing such an application and wish it to	work
	   with	this filter-set, you should use	a vertex program that ignores
	   the model-view matrix in situations where you do not	want this
	   filter-set to interfere.

       o   Applications	that rely on the feedback buffer are likely to break.

OPTIONS
       mouse_dga
	   This	is a boolean option which should be enabled when debugging an
	   application that uses XDGA(3) to get	relative motion	data from the
	   mouse. If the camera	goes all over the place	as soon	as you move
	   the mouse, try enabling this	option (SDL-based applications are the
	   main	culprits).

       speed
	   This	sets the speed at which	the camera moves. Since	each
	   application has a different scale, you will need to adjust the
	   value for each application (but dynamic control is also possible;
	   see below).

       key_forward, key_back, key_left,	key_right
	   These are the keys for moving the camera. They default to the arrow
	   keys.

       key_faster, key_slower
	   These keys control the speed	of the camera, doubling	or halving it
	   respectively. They default to PageUp	and PageDown.

       key_reset
	   This	key cancels any	alterations made, restoring the	camera to
	   where the application thinks	it is. There is	no default.

       key_toggle
	   This	key alternately	releases and recaptures	the mouse. It can be
	   useful if you need to use the mouse in another window without
	   completely disabling	the filter-set (which would also restore the
	   camera position). There is no default.

	   This	toggles	display	of the original	view frustum. If this driver
	   supports GL_NV_depth_clamp, depth clamping is used to prevent the
	   frustum from	being clipped to the near and far clip planes. There
	   is no default.

AUTHOR
       bugle is	written	and maintained by Bruce	Merry.

SEE ALSO
       bugle(3)

BUGLE 0.0.20091026		 October 2007		       BUGLE-CAMERA(7)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | AUTHOR | SEE ALSO

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