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Hello everybody. I have the following problem: Given a wrl object, I must define a function like the following in order to texturize the object : void Planar_Mapping(float size,float x,float y,float z,float v1[3],float v2[3]) { float u,t; u=x*v1[0]+y*v1[1]+z*v1[2]; t=x*v2[0]+y*v2[1]+z*v2[2]; glTexCoord2f(u/size,t/size); } void Mapping_Function(float x,float y,float z,int plane) { float vx[3],vy[3],vz[3]; vx[0]=1; vx[1]=0; vx[2]=0; vy[0]=0; vy[1]=1; vy[2]=0; vz[0]=0; vz[1]=0; vz[2]=1; switch (plane) { case 0: Planar_Mapping(100,x,y,z,vx,vy);break; case 1: Planar_Mapping(100,x,y,z,vy,vz);break; case 2: Planar_Mapping(100,x,y,z,vx,vz);break; } glVertex3f(x,y,z); } The above functions implement the box mapping. This works fine in my project but I must also implement spherical, cylindrical and shrink mapping the same way... Can anyone help me? I''m desperate because I''m a graphics rookie! Thanks anyway!

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Here's some pseudocode for sphere mapping:

Parameters:
UTile, VTile = How many times the texture should tile along the respective axis. These are floats.
Centre, NormalOffset, Vertices are all Vectors with (X, Y, Z) components.

// Calculate centre point of the object you're applying the

// texture map to. I use the midpoint of the bounding box's

// diagonal for this. Midpoint is calculated as ((A + B) / 2)

Centre = MidPoint(BoundBox.Min, BoundBox.Max);

// Now go through all the vertices in your object and assign

// their texture coordinates

for (int i = 0; i < NumVertices; i++)
{
// Calculate a normal offset for the current point and its

// relation to the object's centre.

NormalOffset = Normalize(Vertices[i] - Centre);

// Now the fun stuff - the texture map coordinates

TexU = (Asin(NormalOffset.X) / PI + 0.5) * UTile;
TexV = (Asin(NormalOffset.Y) / PI + 0.5) * VTile;

// Now you decide what to do with TexU and TexV.

}

Asin is an arcsin or inverse sin function.

Cylindrical mapping is implemented the same way, except your TexV coordinate (or TexU, depending on what you want) is calculated using a planar function, which you already know.

I don't know how to do the shrink mapping.

Hope that helps

[edited by - Tri on November 5, 2002 6:59:07 PM]

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