[nebulastudio-discuss] Render integration

Johannes Kellner jo.kellner at web.de
Fri May 7 15:31:33 PDT 2004

Well, I can't do more (at the moment) than say that this way sounds good.

- Johannes

Bruce Mitchener wrote:
> There are 2 big aspects to integrating a render window into Eclipse 
> environment.
> The first is to get an actual window working.  This should be fairly 
> straight forward:
>    * 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 
> welcome!)
> 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 
> easily swappable.
> But first, it'd be nice to just have any render integration at all. :)
> Any one interested in taking either of these tasks?
>  - Bruce
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