WOLFRAM SYSTEMMODELER

Lines

Visualizing a set of lines as cylinders with variable size, e.g., used to display characters (no Frame connector)

Wolfram Language

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SystemModel["Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.Visualizers.Internal.Lines"]
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Information

This information is part of the Modelica Standard Library maintained by the Modelica Association.

With model Lines a set of dynamic lines is defined that are located relatively to frame_a. Every line is represented by a cylinder. This allows, e.g., to define simple shaped 3-dimensional characters. Note, if the lines are fixed relatively to frame_a, it is more convenient to use model Visualizers.FixedLines. An example for dynamic lines is shown in the following figure:
 

model Visualizers.FixedLines

 
The two letters "x" and "y" are constructed with 4 lines by providing the following data for input variable lines

   lines = {[0, 0; 1, 1],[0, 1; 1, 0],[1.5, -0.5; 2.5, 1],[1.5, 1; 2, 0.25]}

Via vectors n_x and n_y a two-dimensional coordinate system is defined. The points defined with variable lines are with respect to this coordinate system. For example "[0, 0; 1, 1]" defines a line that starts at {0,0} and ends at {1,1}. The diameter and color of all line cylinders are identical and are defined by parameters.

Inputs (9)

R

Default Value: Frames.nullRotation()

Type: Orientation

Description: Orientation object to rotate the world frame into the object frame

r

Default Value: {0, 0, 0}

Type: Position[3] (m)

Description: Position vector from origin of world frame to origin of object frame, resolved in world frame

r_lines

Default Value: {0, 0, 0}

Type: Position[3] (m)

Description: Position vector from origin of object frame to the origin of 'lines' frame, resolved in object frame

n_x

Default Value: {1, 0, 0}

Type: Real[3]

Description: Vector in direction of x-axis of 'lines' frame, resolved in object frame

n_y

Default Value: {0, 1, 0}

Type: Real[3]

Description: Vector in direction of y-axis of 'lines' frame, resolved in object frame

lines

Default Value: zeros(0, 2, 2)

Type: Position[:,2,2] (m)

Description: List of start and end points of cylinders resolved in an x-y frame defined by n_x, n_y, e.g., {[0,0;1,1], [0,1;1,0], [2,0; 3,1]}

diameter

Default Value: 0.05

Type: Length (m)

Description: Diameter of the cylinders defined by lines

color

Default Value: {0, 128, 255}

Type: Color

Description: Color of cylinders

specularCoefficient

Default Value: 0.7

Type: SpecularCoefficient

Description: Reflection of ambient light (= 0: light is completely absorbed)

Components (2)

R

Type: Orientation

Description: Orientation object to rotate the world frame into the object frame

cylinders

Type: Shape[n]

Used in Components (3)

World

Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody

World coordinate system + gravity field + default animation definition

FixedFrame

Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.Visualizers

Visualizing a coordinate system including axes labels (visualization data may vary dynamically)

FixedLines

Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.Visualizers.Internal

Visualizing a set of lines as cylinders (e.g., used to display characters)