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Recently i started learning opengl, however i got stuck at textures, i dont know if im learning the right way, but its complicated for me. Im trying to apply a texture on to a square but everytime i compile and run, the texture appears in a different color than it should be. I dont know what im doing wrong, perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. Here is the function that loads the texture:
GLuint LoadTexture( const char * filename, int width, int height ){
       GLuint texture;
       unsigned char * data;
       FILE * file;
       file = fopen( filename, "rb" );
       if ( file == NULL ) return 0;
       data = (unsigned char *)malloc( width * height * 3 ); 
       fread( data, width * height * 3, 1, file );  
       fclose( file ); 
       glGenTextures( 1, &texture ); 
       glBindTexture( GL_TEXTURE_2D, texture ); 
       glTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, GL_RGB, width, height, 0, GL_RGB, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, data);
       free( data );
       return texture;

And here is the function that applies the texture onto the square:
void tile(void){
    texture = LoadTexture( "texture.bmp", 64, 64 );
    glEnable( GL_TEXTURE_2D );
    glBegin( GL_QUADS );
    glTexCoord2d(0.0,0.0); glVertex2d(0.0,0.0);
    glTexCoord2d(1.0,0.0); glVertex2d(0.2,0.0);
    glTexCoord2d(1.0,1.0); glVertex2d(0.2,0.2);
    glTexCoord2d(0.0,1.0); glVertex2d(0.0,0.2);

I would appreciate any help. Ne_cro

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Original post by waryams
set glColor to pure white when you draw the texture. eg -


Actually i thought of that before, anyways i tried what you said but i still get the same result unfortunately.
I even tried to change between GL_DECAL and GL_MODULATE, but its still no use.

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Original post by waryams
Sorry, didn't notice the GL_DECAL =/

See if this thread helps.

Thanks alot i think i found what my problem was. bmp format uses BGR and not RGB. On that thread they suggested to use GL_BGR which i tried and didnt work and i guess its because its only supported in older versions of opengl.

The only solution i guess would be is to use raw images (haven't tried that yet) but i would like someone to show me how to use bmp files instead, without using glaux or glut.

Btw thanks for the help waryams :)

EDIT: Does anyone know a site where i can download raw textures?


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Original post by Ne_cro
The only solution i guess would be is to use raw images

I just tried to load a raw format texture and all i got was black and white lines. Im starting to think that i might be doing all of this wrong :( its really frustrating.

[Edited by - Ne_cro on May 25, 2007 10:02:30 PM]

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Yay i fixed it :) My problem was that bmp use BGR and not RGB. To the people that have the same problem, i had to modify my code like this:

glTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, GL_RGB, width, height, 0, GL_BGR_EXT, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, data);

notice that i used GL_BGR_EXT instead of GL_RGB. This tells opengl that the pixel data is stored as blue then green and then red.

To use GL_BGR_EXT simply include <gl/glext.h>


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