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README.md

# ViewExploder

View Exploder is a library that lets you explode apart arbitrary view hierarchies in 3D to understand how views interact in the z axis, or just for a cool visualization.

The library is also useful to see how views are drawn to the screen and can be used to easily identify drawing problems such as overdraw.

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Usage

To use the View Exploder simply add it to your view heirarchy as a root view to your layout.

<com.alexgwyn.exploderview.ExploderView
      android:id="@+id/exploderView"
      android:layout_width="match_parent"
      android:layout_height="match_parent">
      
        <!-- Your Layout -->
        
</com.alexgwyn.exploderview.ExploderView>

In your onCreate find a reference and then set either an ElevationLayerBuilder or HeirarchyLayerBuilder to the view. By default a HeirarchyLayerBuilder is used. A HeirarchyLayerBuilder builds the layer based on the nesting of the views in your layout, while the ElevationLayerBuilder builds layers based on a views elevation.

mExploderView = (ExploderView) findViewById(R.id.exploderView);
mExploderView.setLayerBuilder(new ElevationLayerBuilder());

Next call setInteractive(true) if you want to be able to interact with the views in the exploded layout

mExploderView.setInteractive(false);

Finally call explode() to see your views in 3D!

mExploderView.explode(true);
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