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Hello! Could someone give me an example (I''m using GLUT) as to how one might manipulate the position of a simple triangle along the x axis with the left and right keys? The code I have right now just sux... Here it is: #include #include #include int x = 0; int y = 0; float angle=0.0; bool leftkey=0; bool rightkey=0; void renderScene(void); void processKeys(unsigned char key, int x, int y); void changeSize(int w, int h); void changeSize(int w, int h) { if(h == 0) h = 1; float ratio = 1.0* w / h; glMatrixMode(GL_PROJECTION); glLoadIdentity(); glViewport(0, 0, w, h); gluPerspective(45,ratio,1,1000); glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW); glLoadIdentity(); gluLookAt(0.0,0.0,5.0, 0.0,0.0,-1.0, 0.0f,1.0f,0.0f); } void main(int argc, char **argv) { glutInit(&argc, argv); glutInitDisplayMode(GLUT_DEPTH | GLUT_DOUBLE | GLUT_RGB); glutInitWindowPosition(100,100); glutInitWindowSize(320,320); glutCreateWindow("Hello World!"); glutDisplayFunc(renderScene); glutKeyboardFunc(processKeys); glutReshapeFunc(changeSize); glutIdleFunc(renderScene); glutMainLoop(); } void processKeys(unsigned char key, int x, int y) { switch(key){ case 27: exit(0); break; case GLUT_KEY_LEFT: leftkey=1;break; case GLUT_KEY_RIGHT: rightkey=1;break; default: break; } } void renderScene(void) { glClear(GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT | GL_DEPTH_BUFFER_BIT); glColor3f(1.0,1.0,0.0); if(leftkey=1){ angle-=0.1; } if(rightkey=1){ angle+=0.1; } glBegin(GL_TRIANGLES); glVertex3f(angle-0.5,-0.5,0.0); glVertex3f(angle+0.5,0.0,0.0); glVertex3f(angle,0.5,0.0); glEnd(); glutSwapBuffers(); } I KNOW! It''s very newbie-ish, and you all are probably laughing your a*ses off at me, but key, I just need some help!! If you see what I''m doing, then good. All it is is I am trying to move the friggin triangle left and right... bah!.... ~Jesse PS I do know enough that if my above code worked as-is, the top point would remain, making a weird shape...

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It looks like you are doing a few things wrong:
- Firstly, you are not changing an angle so I would rename the variable you are using for movement - call it fXPos or something.
- When you process the keys, rather than setting a flag to say you have moved, why not modify your global variable? For example

case GLUT_KEY_LEFT: fXPos--; break;
case GLUT_KEY_RIGHT: fXPos++; break;

- Now in your rendering function you are changing the shape itself which is bad practice - although it could work. The triangle should be drawn the same everytime. Maybe you should put it in a seperate function.

glVertex3f(0.5f, 0.0f,0.0f);
glVertex3f(0.0f, 0.5f,0.0f);

Now before you draw it you want to translate along the XAxis by your fXPos value. So before you call your triangle code


// Move along the x axis
glTranslated(fXPos , 0.0, 0.0);

Hope that helps.

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