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module SF::Listener #

The audio listener is the point in the scene from where all the sounds are heard

The audio listener defines the global properties of the audio environment, it defines where and how sounds and musics are heard. If SF::View is the eyes of the user, then SF::Listener is his ears (by the way, they are often linked together -- same position, orientation, etc.).

SF::Listener is a simple interface, which allows to setup the listener in the 3D audio environment (position, direction and up vector), and to adjust the global volume.

Because the listener is unique in the scene, SF::Listener only contains static functions and doesn't have to be instantiated.

Usage example:

# Move the listener to the position (1, 0, -5)
SF::Listener.set_position(1, 0, -5)

# Make it face the right axis (1, 0, 0)
SF::Listener.direction = SF.vector3f(1, 0, 0)

# Reduce the global volume
SF::Listener.global_volume = 50

Class methods#

.direction : Vector3f #

Get the current forward vector of the listener in the scene

Returns: Listener's forward vector (not normalized)

See also: direction=

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.direction=(direction : Vector3f) #

Set the forward vector of the listener in the scene

The direction (also called "at vector") is the vector pointing forward from the listener's perspective. Together with the up vector, it defines the 3D orientation of the listener in the scene. The direction vector doesn't have to be normalized. The default listener's direction is (0, 0, -1).

  • direction - New listener's direction

See also: direction, up_vector=, position=

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.global_volume : Float32 #

Get the current value of the global volume

Returns: Current global volume, in the range 0..100

See also: global_volume=

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.global_volume=(volume : Number) #

Change the global volume of all the sounds and musics

The volume is a number between 0 and 100; it is combined with the individual volume of each sound / music. The default value for the volume is 100 (maximum).

  • volume - New global volume, in the range 0..100

See also: global_volume

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.position : Vector3f #

Get the current position of the listener in the scene

Returns: Listener's position

See also: position=

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.position=(position : Vector3f) #

Set the position of the listener in the scene

The default listener's position is (0, 0, 0).

  • position - New listener's position

See also: position, direction=

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.set_direction(x : Number, y : Number, z : Number) #

Set the forward vector of the listener in the scene

The direction (also called "at vector") is the vector pointing forward from the listener's perspective. Together with the up vector, it defines the 3D orientation of the listener in the scene. The direction vector doesn't have to be normalized. The default listener's direction is (0, 0, -1).

  • x - X coordinate of the listener's direction
  • y - Y coordinate of the listener's direction
  • z - Z coordinate of the listener's direction

See also: direction, up_vector=, position=

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.set_position(x : Number, y : Number, z : Number) #

Set the position of the listener in the scene

The default listener's position is (0, 0, 0).

  • x - X coordinate of the listener's position
  • y - Y coordinate of the listener's position
  • z - Z coordinate of the listener's position

See also: position, direction=

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.set_up_vector(x : Number, y : Number, z : Number) #

Set the upward vector of the listener in the scene

The up vector is the vector that points upward from the listener's perspective. Together with the direction, it defines the 3D orientation of the listener in the scene. The up vector doesn't have to be normalized. The default listener's up vector is (0, 1, 0). It is usually not necessary to change it, especially in 2D scenarios.

  • x - X coordinate of the listener's up vector
  • y - Y coordinate of the listener's up vector
  • z - Z coordinate of the listener's up vector

See also: up_vector, direction=, position=

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.up_vector : Vector3f #

Get the current upward vector of the listener in the scene

Returns: Listener's upward vector (not normalized)

See also: up_vector=

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.up_vector=(up_vector : Vector3f) #

Set the upward vector of the listener in the scene

The up vector is the vector that points upward from the listener's perspective. Together with the direction, it defines the 3D orientation of the listener in the scene. The up vector doesn't have to be normalized. The default listener's up vector is (0, 1, 0). It is usually not necessary to change it, especially in 2D scenarios.

  • up_vector - New listener's up vector

See also: up_vector, direction=, position=

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