TINMAN 3D / REALTIME TERRAIN
Software Development Kit - User Manual

interface IModelReader in Tinman.Engine.Models

Base interface for classes that read 3D models.

interface IModelReader extends IConfigurable
  IDisposableGeneric<IModelReader>
  IValidatable
  base of ModelReaderBase

Attributes

IsSoleOwnership

Will this object be disposed upon the next call to Dispose?

[ThreadSafe]
property IsSoleOwnership { get }
type bool
value true if the object will be disposed when Dispose is called,
false if the object will not be disposed, because some other code is still holding shared ownership (see AcquireThrow).
inherited IDisposable.IsSoleOwnership

LifecycleState

Returns the lifecycle state of this object.

property LifecycleState { get }
type LifecycleState
value The lifecycle state.
inherited ILifecycleState.LifecycleState

Extensions

WriteCMH

Writes the whole model hierarchy to a self-contained CMH file.

[OwnerReturn, OwnerThis]
method WriteCMH (Path filePath)
type IOperation
params filePath [not-null] Path to the output file.
returns [not-null] The background operation.

See also:

ModelFormat.CMH

Methods

Acquire

Acquires a strong reference to this disposable object.

[OwnerReturn, Pure]
method Acquire ()
type IModelReader
returns The strong reference to this disposable object or null iff this object is no longer valid.
inherited IDisposableGeneric.Acquire

Remarks:

The object will not be actually disposed by calls to Dispose when there is at least one strong reference left. Code that calls this method is responsible for calling the Dispose method accordingly.

This method is not intended to be used in performance-critical code. It should only be used to high-level resource management.

AcquireBase

Acquires a strong reference to this disposable object.

[OwnerReturn, Pure]
method AcquireBase ()
type IDisposable
returns The strong reference to this disposable object or null iff this object is no longer valid.
inherited IDisposable.AcquireBase

Remarks:

The object will not be actually disposed by calls to IDisposable when there is at least one strong reference left. Code that calls this method is responsible for calling the IDisposable method accordingly.

This method is not intended to be used in performance-critical code. It should only be used to high-level resource management.

Using this method usually requires type casting. Subclasses may additionally implement IDisposableGeneric, in order to provide some syntactic sugar for that.

AcquireThrow

Acquires a strong reference to this disposable object.

[OwnerReturn, Pure]
method AcquireThrow ()
type IDisposable
returns [not-null] The strong reference to this disposable object.
inherited IDisposable.AcquireThrow

Remarks:

The object will not be actually disposed by calls to IDisposable when there is at least one strong reference left. Code that calls this method is responsible for calling the IDisposable method accordingly.

This method is not intended to be used in performance-critical code. It should only be used to high-level resource management.

Exceptions:

Dispose

Releases all resources held by this object if there are no more strong references to it, decrements the reference counter by one otherwise.

[Dispose, OwnerThis, ThreadSafe]
method Dispose ()
inherited IDisposable.Dispose

Remarks:

The Dispose method silently returns if the object has already been disposed.

Implementing methods must not throw any exceptions.

ReadModel

Reads the 3D model using the current options.

method ReadModel ()
type IModel
returns [not-null] The read 3D model.

Remarks:

When the ReadModel method is called multiple times, the same IModel object will be returned, unless the model reader options have been modified.

Exceptions:

ToConfig

Returns the configuration value that describes this object.

method ToConfig ()
type ConfigValue
returns [not-null] The configuration value.
inherited IConfigurable.ToConfig

Remarks:

All configurable objects need to implement this interface. For simple types, it is preferable to delegate to ToValue.

The returned value may be of type Invalid, which means that this object in its current state cannot be described with the configuration API.

Before returning the resulting configuration value, Cache must be called on it, passing this IConfigurable object as parameter.

Exceptions:

Validate

Validates the state of this object.

method Validate (Validator validator)
params validator [not-null] The validator object.
inherited IValidatable.Validate