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Hello, I'm trying to draw a 2D textured quad (the size of the screen) using opengl. I'm filling the texture with RED pixes, but it always draws in BLACK (no matter what value I set the "colour" variable to). If anyone can see the mistake(s) I'm making please help - I've been pulling my hair out over this! Thanks jimbogd
#include <iostream>
#ifdef WIN32
#include <windows.h>
#include <sdl/SDL.h>
#include <GL/gl.h>
#include <GL/glu.h>

#define		GL_CLAMP_TO_EDGE		0x812F
#define		SCREEN_WIDTH			640
#define		SCREEN_HEIGHT			480

unsigned int rgba_to_int(unsigned char r, unsigned char g, unsigned char b, unsigned char a);

int main(int nArgs, char** args)
	// init sdl video with opengl
	SDL_GL_SetAttribute( SDL_GL_DEPTH_SIZE, 0 );

	// setup opengl context
	glViewport( 0, 0, SCREEN_WIDTH, SCREEN_HEIGHT );
	glMatrixMode( GL_PROJECTION );
	glOrtho( 0, SCREEN_WIDTH, SCREEN_HEIGHT, 0, -1, 1 );
	glMatrixMode( GL_MODELVIEW );
	glEnable( GL_TEXTURE_2D );
	glEnable( GL_BLEND );
	glDisable( GL_DEPTH_TEST );
	glDisable( GL_CULL_FACE );

	// build the texture data in memory
	unsigned int	colour		= rgba_to_int(255, 0, 0, 0);
	unsigned int	tex_width	= 1024;
	unsigned int	tex_height	= 512;
	unsigned int	data_size	= tex_width * tex_height * 4;
	unsigned char *	data		= new unsigned char[sizeof( unsigned char ) * data_size];
	std::fill( reinterpret_cast<unsigned int *>( data ), reinterpret_cast<unsigned int *>( data + data_size ), colour );

	// generate a texture for it, bind the data and set the texture attributes
	unsigned int texture_id;
	glGenTextures( 1, &texture_id );
	glBindTexture( GL_TEXTURE_2D, texture_id );
	glTexImage2D( GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, GL_RGBA, tex_width, tex_height , 0, GL_RGBA, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, data );

	// main loop
	SDL_Event e;
	bool is_running = true;
		// check for quit event
		if(e.type == SDL_QUIT)
			is_running = false;

		// draw the texture to the back buffer

		// texture coordinates
		double tx1 = 0.0f;
		double tx2 = static_cast<double>( SCREEN_WIDTH ) / static_cast<double>( tex_width );
		double ty1 = 0.0f / static_cast<double>( tex_height );
		double ty2 = static_cast<double>( SCREEN_HEIGHT ) / static_cast<double>( tex_height );
		// vertex coordinates
		double x1 = 0.0f;
		double x2 = static_cast<double>( SCREEN_WIDTH );
		double y1 = 0.0f;
		double y2 = static_cast<double>( SCREEN_HEIGHT );
		// draw the textured quad (clockwise winding)
			glTexCoord2d( tx1, ty1 ); glVertex2d( x1, y1 );
			glTexCoord2d( tx2, ty1 ); glVertex2d( x2, y1 );
			glTexCoord2d( tx2, ty2 ); glVertex2d( x2, y2 );
			glTexCoord2d( tx1, ty2 ); glVertex2d( x1, y2 );

		// update the screen

	// clean up
	glDeleteTextures( 1, &texture_id );
	delete [] data;
	return 0;

unsigned int rgba_to_int(unsigned char r, unsigned char g, unsigned char b, unsigned char a)
	unsigned int col;
	unsigned char *byte_ptr = reinterpret_cast<unsigned char *>( &col );
	byte_ptr[0] = r;
	byte_ptr[1] = g;
	byte_ptr[2] = b;
	byte_ptr[3] = a;
	return col;

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Its been a while since 3D but, maybe some help...

// vertex coordinates
double x1 = 0.0f;
double x2 = static_cast<double>( SCREEN_WIDTH );
double y1 = 0.0f;
double y2 = static_cast<double>( SCREEN_HEIGHT );

Your using the SCREEN_WIDTH and SCREEN_HEIGHT as max dimensions, but as with a default view, the screen coordinates go from -1.0f to 1.0f.

With texturing, min and max values go from 0.0f to 1.0f (without wrapping, tiling, etc)

If your wanting to use screen coordinates, I know DirectX uses RHW as a Vertex Definition. not sure how OpenGL rolls.

Hope this helps..

Edit, well, after re-re-reading your post (sorry, bit tired, just got off work) this actually might not be your problem. But I know Nehe has a tutorial on Ortho...


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Use of screen coordinates has already been enabled with the glOrtho() command. The problem is that you have colour = rgba_to_int(255, 0, 0, 0). You have blending enabled and you are giving an alpha value of zero to the vertices so they are transparent. Change the colour variable to rgba_to_int(255, 0, 0, 255). That will make the vertices opaque and they'll show up on the screen. :D

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Some aesthetic pointers:

unsigned char *	data		= new unsigned char[sizeof( unsigned char ) * data_size];

The sizeof operator is redundant, since the new operator allocates per "unsigned char".

double ty1 = 0.0f / static_cast<double>( tex_height );

will always yield 0.0 (or a division by zero).

EDIT: what Jakenaattori said :-)

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Aaah the alpha value, of course!!! (/me feels dumb)

Thanks for your help,


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