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OpenGL How to make a rolling texture?

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Hi all, I'm new to openGL and I had been trying to do a rolling texture on a single object. However I had few problems with it. I've been trying this code: //global variable float roll = 0; void renderScene() { ... glMatrixMode(GL_TEXTURE); glTranslatef(roll, 0.0f, 0.0f); glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW); renderTerrain(); renderSky(); renderModels(); ... } void idle() { ... roll+=0.0002f; if(roll > 1) roll = 0; ... } What happens is that the texture is moving, but it accelerates :( All my other texture are moving too, which is not what I want >_> I tried modifiying the texture coordinates too. It works for a plane but for a model, the texture movement speed accelerates too.. Anyone know what am I doing wrong here?

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The texture will accelerate because you adding larger and larger values roll+=0.0002. You can clamp this value to an abitrary value and then reset roll and start the count again(much like use modulus arithmetic. The fact that all you textures are scrolling is due to the fact that the texture matrix will be applied to all textures use afterward. To prevent this only modify the texture matrix when using the texture you want to scroll and then reset it to the identity matrix for all other non scrolling textures. I hope this helps.

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Your rolling code seems to be fine, since I guess roll is not the speed but the translation offset.

Your problems both originate from the same source: you don't use the matrix stack.

Imagine the following example:

frame 1
roll = 0.0002 -> textures are translated by 0.0002

frame 2
roll = 0.0004 -> textures are translated by 0.0002 + 0.0004 = 0.0006

frame 3
roll = 0.0006 -> textures are translated by 0.0002 + 0.0004 + 0.0006 = 0.0012


Now, to solve this, use something similar to that:

//set up your modelview matrix here

glPushMatrix(); //save the current state of the texture matrix
glTranslatef(roll, 0.0f, 0.0f); //change the texture matrix

renderSky(); //assuming you only want to roll the sky texture

glPopMatrix(); //restore the saved texture matrix


This will cause the roll offset to be 0.0002, 0.0004, 0.0006 etc. for frames 1, 2, 3, etc.
AND it will only cause the sky texture (or better: all textures between the glPush/PopMatrix() pair) to roll.

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