[nebulastudio-discuss] Render integration
bruce at cubik.org
Fri May 7 08:08:56 PDT 2004
There are 2 big aspects to integrating a render window into Eclipse
The first is to get an actual window working. This should be fairly
* Create the Eclipse SWT widget.
* Get its HWND on Windows.
* Set that in the NOH as the parent HWND.
* Create the gfx server.
We can also likely use the window handler code instead, but either way,
this should be fairly straight forward to get working. (Volunteers are
The other big aspect is the integration of the render loop. This is
something application-specific, so we'll need to provide both a default
render loop as well as a way for a user/extender of the toolset to
provide their own render loop code.
I think the easiest approach to this would be to have a method that we'd
call once/frame and to call that from the Eclipse-side of things as
frequently as possible (once per event loop iteration hopefully). This
approach would require code in both Java and C++ using JNI. The render
integration should probably be plugin-based at some point to make it
But first, it'd be nice to just have any render integration at all. :)
Any one interested in taking either of these tasks?
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