ivview - fast, interactive 3D viewer of Inventor files
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ivview reads an Inventor file (or files) and provides a simple
interface to quickly view 3D data. The input files must be valid
Inventor 3D files (versions 1.0 or 2.0). All the files specified at
the command line are read in and rendered.
ivview presents a single window containing an Inventor viewer (examiner
viewer or the walk viewer) and a menu bar.
Note that if you click and hold the right mouse button, the viewer pop-
up capabilities will be displayed. Also, note that the viewer has a
help card that provides detailed instruction on how to use it.
The menu bar contains the following menus:
This menu presents a file Open button, (reads an Inventor file
and replaces existing object), an About button, (displays
information about the program), and a Quit button.
This menu includes a High quality transparency toggle button
that turns the high-quality transparency option on and off (high
quality uses DELAYED_BLEND transparency, low quality uses
SCREEN_DOOR transparency), and an Edit background color button
that pops up the Inventor Color Editor to change the background
This menu includes an Optimize for speed toggle button that will
run the ivfix utility and a Cull backfaces toggle button that
will insert an SoShapeHints node that will cause only front-
facing polygons to be drawn. When checked, both of these
options apply to the current scene and any scenes read in using
the File/Open menu. Note that the ivfix utility completely
restructures the scene, losing any interaction or animation
nodes or engines.
The following command line options are allowed:
-h Prints the usage message for ivview.
-p Enables the performance meter. Off by default.
-w Use an SoXtWalkViewer instead of the default SoXtExaminerViewer.
Off by default. This option is incompatible with the -p option.
ivview < /usr/share/data/models/toys/jackInTheBox.iv
ivview -w /usr/share/data/models/buildings/Barcelona.iv
ivview myCameraAndLights.iv myObject.iv
Note that the source code to ivview comes with the Open Inventor 3D
/usr/share/data/models/* - Sample Inventor data files
/usr/share/src/Inventor/tools/ivview/* - Source to ivview
inventor, ivfix, ivcat, ivinfo, SceneViewer, gview