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Hi, for a 2d-game im writing i need to render to the background image ( to draw an infinite number of dead bodies :)). So I wrote a small test program which loads a green 512x512 bitmap and generates a texture from it. This texture is drawn into the Backbuffer (as textured quad) and a line is drawn over it at a random angle. Then the content of the Backbuffer is written back to the backgroundtexture with glCopyTexImage2D. It does work as expected( the texture is drawn to ), except one thing. The problem is, that the drawn points get bigger which each time the texture is captured. It seems something doesnt really fit, but i cant explain this effect. Heres the critical code : int DrawGLScene(GLvoid) // Here's where we do all the drawing { glClear(GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT | GL_DEPTH_BUFFER_BIT); // Clear screen and depth buffer glLoadIdentity(); // Reset the current modelview matrix if (glGetError() != GL_NO_ERROR) MessageBox(NULL,"Some Error occured","SHIT",MB_OK); glTranslatef(0.0f,0.0f,-2.41799f); glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, backgroundTexture); glBegin(GL_QUADS); // Start Drawing A Textured Quad glTexCoord2f(0.0f, 0.0f); glVertex2f(-1.0f, -1.0f); // Bottom Left glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 0.0f); glVertex2f( 1.0f, -1.0f); // Bottom Right glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 1.0f); glVertex2f( 1.0f, 1.0f); // Top Right glTexCoord2f(0.0f, 1.0f); glVertex2f(-1.0f, 1.0f); // Top Left glEnd(); float randVal = rand()/32768.; // This will draw a black line from the center to the border // in a random angle glColor3f(0.0f,0.0f,0.0f); glBegin(GL_LINES); glVertex3f(0.0f,0.0f,0.0f); glVertex3f(cos(randVal*2*M_PI),sin(randVal*2*M_PI),0.0f); glEnd(); glColor3f(1.0f,1.0f,1.0f); glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D,backgroundTexture); // Bind the texture glCopyTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, GL_RGB8,0 , 0, 512, 512, 0); glTranslatef(0.0f,0.0f,2.4179f); return true; // Keep going } Can somebody check this out and tell me whats going wrong. The backgroundImage is just a unicolored bitmap(green in my case). The Windowsize is also 512x512 pixels( client area ). Im still quite new to OpenGL. Thanx, Marc

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How is your glFrustum/gluPerspective/glOrtho call setup? Do the pixels of the texture match the window pixels exactly? If part of your texture is outside the viewing volume, a zooming effect can occur. And what's with the magic:

If it is used to match the quad with a perspective viewing volume, switch to an orthogonal viewing volume (-1, 1, -1, 1) instead. When doing 2D, you should always use glOrtho...


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@dimebolt :
thanks for your reply. After switching to orthogonal viewing the texture
is rendered(mostly) correct and the zoom-in effect got lost.
But theres still something going wrong :
The Texture is getting darkened each time it is captured and redrawn.
After some time, the whole texture is black. It has to do with
the Texture Filter i think. If i use GL_LINEAR the older lines seem to fade away. If i use GL_NEAREST the lines are good, but the texture is still darkened.

I uploaded the Project to :

This Place( Click on Dynamic Texture ... )

Any ideas ?


Edit : Made a HTML link

[Edited by - KISS-GL on September 25, 2005 8:48:11 AM]

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Ok, problem got solved.
The code I posted above produces bad results on the Notebook i used.
It has an SIS 650 onboard GPU(shared Mem).
On my other System( GeForce FX 5700LE ) everything works fine. :)
Maybe the bad behaviour can be solved by another display driver ?!
Anyhow, thanks 2 all

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