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Hi guys....I am trying to read up Nehe's wonderful tutorials....He sure has done an excellent job at them...the only thing is, the non-OpenGL code is too complex for me :P...My C++ is not *VERY* advanced ya know :P... anyways, I am trying to add perspective into a scene I created....as soon as I switch from glOrtho to gluPerspective, I end up seeing nothing in output window...in glOrtho (0.0, 400.0, 0.0, 225.0,-10,10); everything is OK, when I change this line to gluPerspective(100,0.6,-200,200); I see nothing; only the Clear Color (set to Black) is visible.... I have tried tweaking with the arguments, and I have tried moving the objects about, but there is no effect.... Please tell me what the problem could be... I know posting codes altogether is not preferred here, but this is a small code, so I thought maybe you guys can have a look....all the code draws is a simple triangle :P.... #include "stdafx.h" #include <GL/glut.h> void init (void) { glClearColor (1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0); glMatrixMode (GL_PROJECTION); glLoadIdentity(); // Reset The Projection Matrix glOrtho (0.0, 400.0, 0.0, 225.0,-10,10); // <--- SWITCH BETWEEN THESE TWO //gluPerspective(100,0.6,-200,200); // <--- SWITCH BETWEEN THESE TWO glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW); // Select The Modelview Matrix glLoadIdentity(); // Reset The Modelview Matrix glShadeModel(GL_SMOOTH); // Enable Smooth Shading glClearColor(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 0.5f); // Black Background glClearDepth(1.0f); // Depth Buffer Setup glEnable(GL_DEPTH_TEST); // Enables Depth Testing glDepthFunc(GL_LEQUAL); // The Type Of Depth Testing To Do glHint(GL_PERSPECTIVE_CORRECTION_HINT, GL_NICEST); // Really Nice Perspective Calculations } void symTriangle (void) { glClear (GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT | GL_DEPTH_BUFFER_BIT); // Clear Screen And Depth Buffer glBegin (GL_TRIANGLE_STRIP); glColor3f (1.0, 0.0, 0.0); glVertex2i (50, 50); glColor3f (0.0, 1.0, 0.0); glVertex2i (150, 50); glColor3f (0.0, 0.0, 1.0); glVertex2i (50, 150); glEnd ( ); glFlush ( ); } void main (int argc, char** argv) { glutInit (&argc, argv); glutInitDisplayMode (GLUT_SINGLE | GLUT_RGB); glutInitWindowPosition (100, 100); glutInitWindowSize (400, 400); glutCreateWindow ("An Example OpenGL Program"); init ( ); glutDisplayFunc (symTriangle); glutMainLoop ( ); }

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Hi,

firstly you only need to call gluPerspective once, when you resize the window.
this should be the function in the NeHE tutorial


GLvoid ReSizeGLScene(GLsizei width, GLsizei height) // Resize And Initialize The GL Window
{
if (height==0) // Prevent A Divide By Zero By
{
height=1; // Making Height Equal One
}

glViewport(0,0,width,height); // Reset The Current Viewport
glMatrixMode(GL_PROJECTION); // Select The Projection Matrix
glLoadIdentity(); // Reset The Projection Matrix

// Calculate The Aspect Ratio Of The Window
gluPerspective(52.0f, (GLfloat)width/(GLfloat)height, 0.1f, 100.0f);

glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW); // Select The Modelview Matrix
glLoadIdentity(); // Reset The Modelview Matrix
}




gluPerspective(52.0f, (GLfloat)width/(GLfloat)height, 0.1f, 100.0f);
first parameter is field of view, which in your case 100, seems a little big, try something between 45 & 60.
Next is the aspect say your window is 800x600 your aspect would be 800 / 600 (=1.333) how did you get 0.6 ?

Just use the height & width to calculate this, don't hard code it.

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