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OPENGL lesson 3

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i have just started learning OPENGL, i use MASM for programming. in lesson 3, if there isn't a lightsource in the scene, how can the color be shown? and i tried to put up a scene with a lightsource and a triangle, the glColor3x (b or f) function doesn't change the color of the triangle , it always appear gray, i don't know why.

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If you don't enable lighting, the "flat" colours specified by the glColour() will be used.

If you turn on lighting, then the glColor() is ignored -- the default material colour will be used instead. Hence your triangle will be drawn in white; which will end up gray after lighting.


You probably want to enable glColorMaterial which will copy colours out of the glColor() calls into the ambient/diffuse/both material colours.

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the problem has been solved. in order to specify color at each vertex,

glEnable(GL_COLOR_MATERIAL)

must be called.

and if no light is specified, GL uses the default lighting, that's why in NEHE's lesson3 the colors can be shown without calling lighting functions.

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