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Thread: Overriding instance attributes

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    Overriding instance attributes

    Separate from nesting an instance inside its own transformation node, is it possible to specify attribute values for a specific instance that are different from the library item's values?

    For example, modified from an example in the spec:
    Code :
    <library type="LIGHT">
      <light id="sun" name="the-sun" type="DIRECTIONAL">
        <param name="COLOR" type="float3">1.0 1.0 1.0</param>
        <instance url="#sun" />
        <instance url="#sun" name="the-moon">
          <param name="COLOR" type="float3">0.8 0.9 1.0</param>

    (In case it's not clear, the intent is to re-use attributes for each instance, but be able to specify per-instance changes in a sparse manner.)


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    The <instance> element will support some per-instance data beginning with the 1.4.0 schema to be released Oct 28th. This includes rebinding animation, materials, rigid body and geometry specifically. In addition, the <extra> element will be allowed as a child element and that will enable rebinding of <param> elements.

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