To visualize an object in SOFA, the main component to use is the OglModel. Using OpenGL, this class will display the topology of its context. To display a mesh loaded with any MeshLoader, all you need to do is to connect the OglModel with the MeshLoader by writing (in case if an XML scene):
<MeshObjLoader name="myLoader" filename="" /> <OglModel name="MyOGLVisualization" src="@myLoader" />
You can also specify some Data like color or scale.
Note that since the approach of SOFA separate the different representations, the visual model can use a different topology (a different mesh) than the physical or the collision model.
Last modified: 4 April 2023