par3dinterp: Interpolator for par3d parameters

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par3dinterpR Documentation

Interpolator for par3d parameters


Returns a function which interpolates par3d parameter values, suitable for use in animations.


par3dinterp(times = NULL, userMatrix, scale, zoom, FOV, 
            method = c("spline", "linear"), 
            extrapolate = c("oscillate", "cycle", "constant", "natural"),
            dev = cur3d(), subscene = par3d("listeners", dev = dev))



Times at which values are recorded or a list; see below


Values of par3d("userMatrix")


Values of par3d("scale")


Values of par3d("zoom")


Values of par3d("FOV")


Method of interpolation


How to extrapolate outside the time range


Which RGL device to use


Which subscene to use


This function is intended to be used in constructing animations. It produces a function that returns a list suitable to pass to par3d, to set the viewpoint at a given point in time.

All of the parameters are optional. Only those par3d parameters that are specified will be returned.

The input values other than times may each be specified as lists, giving the parameter value settings at a fixed time, or as matrices or arrays. If not lists, the following formats should be used: userMatrix can be a 4 x 4 x n array, or a 4 x 4n matrix; scale should be an n x 3 matrix; zoom and FOV should be length n vectors.

An alternative form of input is to put all of the above arguments into a list (i.e. a list of lists, or a list of arrays/matrices/vectors), and pass it as the first argument. This is the most convenient way to use this function with the function tkpar3dsave.

Interpolation is by cubic spline or linear interpolation in an appropriate coordinate-wise fashion. Extrapolation may oscillate (repeat the sequence forward, backward, forward, etc.), cycle (repeat it forward), be constant (no repetition outside the specified time range), or be natural (linear on an appropriate scale). In the case of cycling, the first and last specified values should be equal, or the last one will be dropped. Natural extrapolation is only supported with spline interpolation.


A function is returned. The function takes one argument, and returns a list of par3d settings interpolated to that time.


Prior to rgl version 0.95.1476, the subscene argument defaulted to the current subscene, and any additional entries would be ignored by play3d. The current default value of par3d("listeners", dev = dev) means that all subscenes that share mouse responses will also share modifications by this function.


Duncan Murdoch

See Also

play3d to play the animation.


f <- par3dinterp( zoom = c(1, 2, 3, 1) )
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