How do I use ThrowSVI ?

Jun 10, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Hi,

I came across the SurfaceAnimationUtility ThrowSVI in the Utilities.

It sounds like it could be very useful, any hints on how to install and use it?

Bruce

Jun 10, 2009 at 1:19 PM

You found the secret bonus!

There is an AnimateUtility in InfoStrat.VE.Utilities and a SurfaceAnimateUtility in InfoStrat.VE.NUI.Utilities.  SurfaceAnimateUtility derives from AnimateUtility but adds the ThrowSVI method.

The methods are all static, so just call them.  It is fire-and-forget.  If you want an SVI to move to some place from anywhere, just call

public static void ThrowSVI(ScatterViewItem svi, Point targetPoint, double targetOrientation, double fromTime, double toTime);

The fromTime and toTime are in seconds, targetOrientation in degrees. targetPoint is the point relative to the containing ScatterView (same as the SVI.Center property).

I don't recall if this code version has the bugs worked out with fromTime, so if fromTime > 0 doesn't work, just keep it at 0.