Hierarchy

This class represents a stack of transform matrices that build up a transform hierarchy! This can be used like an object-less parent-child system, where you push a parent’s transform onto the stack, render child objects relative to that parent transform and then pop it off the stack.

Performance note: if any matrices are on the heirarchy stack, any render will cause a matrix multiplication to occur! So if you have a collection of objects with their transforms baked and cached into matrices for performance reasons, you’ll want to ensure there are no matrices in the hierarchy stack, or that the hierarchy is disabled! It’ll save you a matrix multiplication in that case :)

Static Fields and Properties

   
bool Enabled This is enabled by default. Disabling this will cause any draw call to ignore any Matrices that are on the Hierarchy stack.

Static Methods

   
Pop Removes the top Matrix from the stack!
Push Pushes a transform Matrix onto the stack, and combines it with the Matrix below it. Any draw operation’s Matrix will now be combined with this Matrix to make it relative to the current hierarchy. Use Hierarchy.Pop to remove it from the Hierarchy stack! All Push calls must have an accompanying Pop call.
ToLocal Converts a world space point into the local space of the current Hierarchy stack!
ToLocalDirection Converts a world space direction into the local space of the current Hierarchy stack! This excludes the translation component normally applied to vectors, so it’s still a valid direction.
ToWorld Converts a local point relative to the current hierarchy stack into world space!
ToWorldDirection Converts a local direction relative to the current hierarchy stack into world space! This excludes the translation component normally applied to vectors, so it’s still a valid direction.