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Translating a model when clicked on it.

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Translating a model when clicked on it.

I want to translate a model in Y direction using javascript but is not able to do so. I tried a method given by Roland Raytchev in this link https://community.ptc.com/t5/Vuforia-Studio/3D-object-movements-using-JavaScript/m-p/592546#M5001

but was not able to do so. I also tried quadcopter example but due to lack of coding experience was again unable to do so. 

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Hi @vivekse 

 

I think JavaScript  expression in your project is not quite correct !

 

 

 

$scope.moveOnYAxis = function() {
$scope.setWidgetProp( "model-1", "ty", $scope.getWidgetProp( "model-test", "ty") + 1.0);}

 

 

 

 

>> the following problems:

1.) translation axis coud be "x", "y" and "z" and rotations respectively "rx", "ry" and "rz" -> property “tx" does not exist

2.) so far I know we have setWidgetProp  but we do not have getWidgetProp !

You need to use the syntax $scope.view.wdg[WidgetName][propertyName] instead

Another problem is that this code will have as result a jump. But so far, I understand you need continuous movement. Right?

 

A correct approach could be this one (add this code 1:1 in your project Home.js) :

 

 

 

 

/////////////////// function translateOnAxis definition with arguments
//function Arguments:
// WidgetName  --> e.g. "model-1"
//Axis         -->  could 2x", "y" or "z"
//distance    --> in meter m=1 is 1meter
//speed       --> in meter per second
///////////////// translateOnAxis function body
$scope.translateOnAxis = function(WidgetName,Axis,distance,speed) {

var debug=false; // when true prints in the console but make slow! 
var interval = 0.05*speed // distance for 0.05 sec
var count=0;
var ready = false;
//=== loop for the movement
for(v=0;v< distance;v+=interval)
   {count++   // this counts the step
    let movedDistance=($scope.view.wdg[WidgetName][Axis]+ interval*count)
    //check if we arrieved on the final destination
    if (movedDistance > distance) {moved_distance=distance; ready = true;}
    //print this to console if we want to debug
    if(debug)console.log("v="+v+" interval="+interval+ " call delay = "+count*30 +"  moved distance ="+movedDistance)
 
  $timeout( ()=>{
    $scope.$apply(()=> {$scope.setWidgetProp( WidgetName, Axis,  movedDistance)})
  },count*50);
if(ready) break; }
}
//============ end of $scope.translateOnAxis
//definition of the click function 
$scope.testModel1Click= function(){
//translate model "model-1"
// 1 meter about along the "y" axis
// speed is 0.1 m/sec  - not exact
$scope.translateOnAxis("model-1","y",1,0.1) 
}

 

 

 

 

 

The function testModel1Click we can use then for model-1 - click event

 

2019-11-14_19-00-23.gif

And then when testing it :

 

2019-11-14_19-02-24.gif

 

Analogous you can define testModel2Click() for the translation of  model-2 and testModel3Click() for the translation of  model-3

 

At the end I want to mention that my opinion,  moving modelItem widget is better as movement of model widget but it is up to you how to design it.

 

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Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Hello Vivekse,

 

So, I suppose that's you have followed these steps :

  1. In 3D View, add a Model named model-test
  2. In 2D View, add a Button
  3. This button should a Javascript function (For example the Javascript function is named moveOnYAxis() )
  4. In the BUTTON - DETAILS panel, in EVENTS section, in Click event, click on the button named JS
  5. In Expression text editor, enter moveOnYAxis()
  6. This Javascript function is defined in Home.js file (if the View is named Home as the default one), enter this code :
$scope.moveOnYAxis = function() {
   $scope.setWidgetProp( "model-test", "ty", $scope.getWidgetProp( "model-test", "ty") + 1.0);
}

.

What this function is doing ?

   $scope.getWidgetProp( "model-test", "ty") is looking the current position on the Y axis (ty) of the 3D model named model-test

   $scope.setWidgetProp( "model-test", "ty", is to modify the position on the Y axis of of the 3D model named model-test

   We apply + 1.0 on the current location.

  So, 3D Model will move up!

 

  • Is it helping you?

 

 Best regards,

Samuel

Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Hi @vivekse ,

 

could you provide an example project (possibly small one without sensitve data) where I could see what you did  try and where I could check what is going wrong and try to fix it. Thanks!

 

Acutely to move an object you do not need to use javaScript coding. You can move it via binding to a parameter /indirect/ or to binding to a 2d widget e.g. slider /direct/

Here I attached a small project displaying this concept.  /there is a second view concept2 is more relevant/

Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

In this project I want model-1 to move +y direction for a certain distance when clicked on it and after 10 seconds model-2 and model-3 should also move in +y direction for a certain distance(lets say their y coordinate increases by 10 units). And thanks for the previous reply.🙂

Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Thank you for the reply but it's still not working.

Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Hi @vivekse ,

thanks  , I will check your project today a little later today

Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Hi @vivekse 

 

I think JavaScript  expression in your project is not quite correct !

 

 

 

$scope.moveOnYAxis = function() {
$scope.setWidgetProp( "model-1", "ty", $scope.getWidgetProp( "model-test", "ty") + 1.0);}

 

 

 

 

>> the following problems:

1.) translation axis coud be "x", "y" and "z" and rotations respectively "rx", "ry" and "rz" -> property “tx" does not exist

2.) so far I know we have setWidgetProp  but we do not have getWidgetProp !

You need to use the syntax $scope.view.wdg[WidgetName][propertyName] instead

Another problem is that this code will have as result a jump. But so far, I understand you need continuous movement. Right?

 

A correct approach could be this one (add this code 1:1 in your project Home.js) :

 

 

 

 

/////////////////// function translateOnAxis definition with arguments
//function Arguments:
// WidgetName  --> e.g. "model-1"
//Axis         -->  could 2x", "y" or "z"
//distance    --> in meter m=1 is 1meter
//speed       --> in meter per second
///////////////// translateOnAxis function body
$scope.translateOnAxis = function(WidgetName,Axis,distance,speed) {

var debug=false; // when true prints in the console but make slow! 
var interval = 0.05*speed // distance for 0.05 sec
var count=0;
var ready = false;
//=== loop for the movement
for(v=0;v< distance;v+=interval)
   {count++   // this counts the step
    let movedDistance=($scope.view.wdg[WidgetName][Axis]+ interval*count)
    //check if we arrieved on the final destination
    if (movedDistance > distance) {moved_distance=distance; ready = true;}
    //print this to console if we want to debug
    if(debug)console.log("v="+v+" interval="+interval+ " call delay = "+count*30 +"  moved distance ="+movedDistance)
 
  $timeout( ()=>{
    $scope.$apply(()=> {$scope.setWidgetProp( WidgetName, Axis,  movedDistance)})
  },count*50);
if(ready) break; }
}
//============ end of $scope.translateOnAxis
//definition of the click function 
$scope.testModel1Click= function(){
//translate model "model-1"
// 1 meter about along the "y" axis
// speed is 0.1 m/sec  - not exact
$scope.translateOnAxis("model-1","y",1,0.1) 
}

 

 

 

 

 

The function testModel1Click we can use then for model-1 - click event

 

2019-11-14_19-00-23.gif

And then when testing it :

 

2019-11-14_19-02-24.gif

 

Analogous you can define testModel2Click() for the translation of  model-2 and testModel3Click() for the translation of  model-3

 

At the end I want to mention that my opinion,  moving modelItem widget is better as movement of model widget but it is up to you how to design it.

 

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Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Thank you for your help🙂

Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

I have just one more question. I tried to move the model in -Y axis edited the code but it didn't work. Can you tell me where did i go wrong?

 

 

Re: Translating a model when clicked on it.

Hi @vivekse ,

 

yes there are some errors in the JavaScript implementation of this function. 

I modified the code so that it is working now.

-added negative direction. To make it simple- when speed or direction is negative, or both – in this case it will move the model in negative direction. Also, I did pass the arguments to the setTimeout function. It seems that it took in the last version of the code the arguments value at time when the asynchronous call was executed but not the argument value at the time when the function was called / - there is delay - which was not considered so that the distance was not correct. Now I think it works

Following example code with functions testModel1Click(),testModel2Click(),testModel3Click)/ for the click events respectively of "model-1", "model-2" and "model-3":

/////////////////// function translateOnAxis definition with arguments
//function Arguments:
// WidgetName  --> e.g. "model-1"
//Axis         -->  could 2x", "y" or "z"
//distance    --> in meter m=1 is 1meter
//speed       --> in meter per second
///////////////// translateOnAxis function body
$scope.translateOnAxisR = function(WidgetName,Axis,distance,speed) {

var debug=false; // when true prints in the console but make slow! 

var count=0;
var ready = false;
var direction =1;
var startValue =$scope.view.wdg[WidgetName][Axis] //start value of the axis

  if(distance < 0 || speed < 0) direction = -1;
  distance = Math.abs(distance)
  speed=     Math.abs(speed)
var interval = 0.05*speed // distance for 0.05 sec  
var movedDistance =0;
//=== loop for the movement
for(v=0;v< Math.ceil(distance/interval)+1;v++)
   {var delta=0;
    movedDistance =  movedDistance+ interval
    //check if we arrieved on the final destination
    if (movedDistance > distance) {delta=distance-movedDistance;movedDistance=distance; ready = true;}
    else delta=interval; 
    //print this to console if we want to debug
    if(debug)console.log("v="+v+" interval="+interval+ " call delay = "+v*50 +"  moved distance ="+movedDistance)
 
  setTimeout( (v,delta,direction)=>{ if(debug) console.log("v["+v+"]  propVal="+ $scope.view.wdg[WidgetName][Axis]+" delta= "  + direction*delta);
    $scope.$apply(()=> {$scope.setWidgetProp( WidgetName, Axis,  ($scope.view.wdg[WidgetName][Axis] + direction*delta))})
  },v*50,v,delta,direction);
if(ready) break; }
}
//============ end of $scope.translateOnAxis
//definition of the click function 
$scope.testModel1Click= function(){
//translate model "model-1"
// 1 meter about along the "y" axis
// speed is 0.3 m/sec  - not exact
$scope.translateOnAxisR("model-1","y",1.6,0.3) 
  }
$scope.testModel2Click= function(){
//translate model "model-1"
// 1.6 meter about along the "y" axis -negative direction
// speed is 0.01 m/sec  - not exact
$scope.translateOnAxisR("model-2","y",-1.6,0.3) 
}

$scope.testModel3Click= function(){
//translate model "model-1"
// 1 meter about along the "y" axis in negative direction
// speed is 0.08 m/sec  - not exact
$scope.translateOnAxisR("model-3","x",-1.0,0.08) 
}
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