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Frustum culling against a sphere

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I am using OpenGL and trying to culling spheres against the frustum... When I rotate around with the camera objects that should be on screen aren't and sometimes they are.

So I am not sure what is wrong, but with the planes normalized, I am assuming I need to pass in a normalized center point of the sphere?

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The problem that I see (with the limited information) is that just because the center of the sphere is outside the frustrum doesn't mean that the entire sphere is.

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inline bool SphereInFrustum(const cml::vector<T, cml::fixed<3>>& sc, T radius)
{
for(int i = 0; i < PLANE_TOTAL; ++i)
{
T dist = planes[0] * sc[0] +
planes[1] * sc[1] +
planes[2] * sc[2] +
planes[3];
if(dist <= -radius)
return false;
}
return true;
}

inline void Update(void)
{
glGetFloatv(GL_PROJECTION_MATRIX, projection.data());
glGetFloatv(GL_MODELVIEW_MATRIX, modelview.data());
mvp = projection * modelview;
cml::extract_frustum_planes(mvp, planes, cml::z_clip_neg_one, true);
cml::get_frustum_corners(planes, corners);
}

if(frustum.SphereInFrustum((*it)->GetBoundingSphere().s.center, (*it)->GetBoundingSphere().s.radius))
{
}

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It depends upon whether you are doing the frustrum culling yourself or using some API to do the culling. A built-in API which takes whole objects or polygons should be smart enough to take care of it. If you're doing it yourself, you need to ensure that you draw an object if any part of it could appear on-screen. Sometimes this is done by testing if any part of a bounding box is within the frustrum.

From a quick Google I found an example:
http://www.flipcode.com/archives/Frustum_Culling.shtml

Under "Fundamental Methods 1" it shows an example for a sphere and an axis-aligned box.

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Take it down to 1 object and observe what happens in a bunch of cases. Just looking at objects disappear randomly will not help.
Could be in your extract function. What is sc?

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F! ME!

Sigh.................................................. hit head against wall........................... more..........

I misplaced a f'n glPopMatrix(); ;( SHOOT ME NOW!!!!!!


Thanks all!

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