[osg-users] [osgPlugins] How to read/write/access OpenFlight Surface Material Code (SMC) and Feature ID (FID) ?

Jean-Sébastien Guay jean-sebastien.guay at cm-labs.com
Thu Apr 14 11:38:12 PDT 2011

Hi Robert,

> Do you have a link to that thread?

It started here:


But I don't get why gmane seems to have broken up the thread into 
multiple threads. There is more discussion here:


and then here:


and then here:


This is all the same thread, and I think I have all of it there.

You'll see that one suggestion from Paul Martz that may apply here, is 
that if you have a reliable way of identifying nodes, you can always 
store a mapping of node to any data you want in a separate structure 
than the scene graph. Then it doesn't interfere with the rendering 
process, but is still accessible easily. This may not be what you want 
if you want SMC to be inherited down the graph (the mapping will give 
you a value for that specific node, if there is none you'll have to 
revert to going up the graph until you find a node that has one).

Jean-Sebastien Guay    jean-sebastien.guay at cm-labs.com

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