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void TangentPointerEXT with Cg ????

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AverageJoeSSU    564
whats the deal with this function anyways... i am trying to pass in tangents and its not working ie segfaulting, and i double check the address and its the same as the normals (cause the use the same array different offset). I am using Cg shaders. Anyways... here is the code... hopefully someone knows whats up...
// start nvmodel rendering code
		glNormalPointer( GL_FLOAT, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertexSize() * sizeof(float), MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertices() + MeshPointer->model.getCompiledNormalOffset());
//		glTangentPointerEXT( GL_FLOAT, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertexSize() * sizeof(float), (void*)(MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertices() + MeshPointer->model.getCompiledTangentOffset()));
		glVertexPointer( MeshPointer->model.getPositionSize(), GL_FLOAT, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertexSize() * sizeof(float), MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertices());
		glTexCoordPointer( MeshPointer->model.getTexCoordSize(), GL_FLOAT, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertexSize() * sizeof(float), MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertices() + MeshPointer->model.getCompiledTexCoordOffset());
		glEnableClientState( GL_VERTEX_ARRAY);
		glEnableClientState( GL_NORMAL_ARRAY);
//		glEnableClientState( GL_TANGENT_ARRAY_EXT);
		glEnableClientState( GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY);

		glDrawElements( GL_TRIANGLES, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledIndexCount( nv::Model::eptTriangles), GL_UNSIGNED_INT, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledIndices( nv::Model::eptTriangles));

		glDisableClientState( GL_VERTEX_ARRAY);
		glDisableClientState( GL_NORMAL_ARRAY);
//		glDisableClientState( GL_TANGENT_ARRAY_EXT);
		glDisableClientState( GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY);		// end nvmodel rendering code




is there anymore initialization or anymore info about passing tangents this way?

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V-man    813
glTangentPointerEXT is part of which extension?
Also, why don't you submit the tangent through another texcoord?

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mkuhlens    127
You would do something like this (using your code):


//for your normal texture coords
glClientActiveTexture(GL_TEXTURE0); //set the active texture to texture0
glEnableClientState(GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY); //enable texture coord array for texture0
glTexCoordPointer(MeshPointer->model.getTexCoordSize(), GL_FLOAT, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertexSize() * sizeof(float), MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertices() + MeshPointer->model.getCompiledTexCoordOffset() );

//for your tangents
glClientActiveTexture(GL_TEXTURE1); //set the active texture to whatever texture you want to use for tangents, in this example texture1
glEnableClientState(GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY); //enable texture coord array for texture1

//make sure to pass 3 as the first argument as tangents have 3 coordinates
glTexCoordPointer(3, GL_FLOAT, MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertexSize() * sizeof(float), MeshPointer->model.getCompiledVertices() + MeshPointer->model.getCompiledTangentOffset())

//do rest of setup and draw here

//disable
glClientActiveTexture(GL_TEXTURE0);
glDisableClientState(GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY);

glClientActiveTexture(GL_TEXTURE1);
glDisableClientState(GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY);






Also, last I heard, neither Nvidia nor Ati implements the TangentPointerEXT extension in their drivers.

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