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[OpenGL 3.3+] Newbie phong shading issues

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Hello, I would like to find a solution for the problem which is haunting me lately.

I am starting to use OpenGL3.3+ and shaders(I've been using immediate mode for 2D rendering most of the time, and Irrlicht 3D rendering engine.), so I am practically new at those. After some time fiddling with the new syntax and shaders, I've finally came to the lighting stage and tried to implement phong lighting, everything seemed okay at first, but then I realised it's screwed. After a day and a half of trying to fix it, intense googling for the same problem, I couldn't find a solution. My problem is simple:
Light is orientating with camera even if it's in a static place(like 0,0,100) so if it's lighting the back of the model, the front is lit, and even more strangely, when I go away from the dark side, it lights up..

Here's a screenshot:
[img]http://imageshack.us/a/img43/6166/lightz.png[/img]
(Light is in front of the model, while the back is being lit brightly as I am far away.)

Here's my phong shader, I've taken it from Anton's OpenGL4 wiki and added texturing support:

phong.fs
[CODE]#version 400

in vec4 vpeye; // fragment position in eye coords
in vec4 vneye; // surface normal in eye coords
in vec2 UV; // UV coordinates
uniform vec4 lightPosition; // light position in eye coords
uniform vec4 Ka; // ambient coefficient
uniform vec4 Kd; // diffuse coefficient
uniform vec4 Ks; // specular coefficient
uniform float Ns; // specular exponent
uniform vec4 Ld; // diffuse light colour
// Values that stay constant for the whole mesh.
uniform sampler2D myTextureSampler;

layout (location = 0) out vec4 fragmentColour;

void main() {
vec4 n_eye = normalize(vneye); // normalise just to be on the safe side
vec4 s_eye = normalize(lightPosition - vpeye); // get direction from surface fragment to light
vec4 v_eye = normalize(-vpeye); // get direction from surface fragment to camera
vec4 h_eye = normalize(v_eye + s_eye); // Blinn's half-way vector
//vec4 r_eye = reflect(-s_eye, vneye); // Phong's full reflection (could use instead of h)

vec4 Ia = vec4(0.1,0.1,0.1,1) * Ka; // ambient light has a hard-coded colour here, but we could load an La value
vec4 Id = Ld * Kd * max(dot(s_eye, n_eye), 0.0); // max() is a safety catch to make sure we never get negative colours
vec4 Is = vec4(1,1,1,1) * Ks * pow(max(dot(h_eye, v_eye), 0), Ns); // my ambient light colour is hard coded white, but could load Ls

fragmentColour = texture( myTextureSampler, UV ).rgba *(Ia + Id + Is);
}[/CODE]

phong.vs
[CODE]#version 400
layout (location = 0) in vec3 vertexPosition;
layout(location = 1) in vec2 vertexUV;
layout (location = 2) in vec3 vertexNormal;

uniform mat4 modelViewMatrix;
uniform mat4 projectionMatrix;
uniform mat3 normalMatrix;

// Output data ; will be interpolated for each fragment.
out vec2 UV;
out vec4 vpeye;
out vec4 vneye;

void main() {
vpeye = modelViewMatrix * vec4(vertexPosition, 1.0);
vneye = vec4(normalMatrix * vertexNormal, 0);
UV = vertexUV;
gl_Position = projectionMatrix * modelViewMatrix * vec4(vertexPosition, 1.0);
}[/CODE]

Also, I think this might be related to my matrices. I load the model with assimp so the normals are correct. The other matrices are set like this:

The ModelView matrix:
[CODE]glm::mat4 ModelView=cam->getView()*Model;
glUniformMatrix4fv(MVMat,1,GL_FALSE,&ModelView[0][0]);[/CODE]

The NormalMatrix:
[CODE]//The "normal matrix" is an inverse*transpose of the model*view matrix
glm::mat4 normat=glm::inverse(glm::transpose(ModelView));
glUniformMatrix3fv(NMat,1,GL_FALSE,&glm::mat3(normat)[0][0]);[/CODE]

How I calculate the view matrix:
[CODE]// Camera matrix
_view = glm::lookAt(
_pos, // Camera is here
_pos+direction, // and looks here : at the same position, plus "direction"
up // Head is up (set to 0,-1,0 to look upside-down)
);[/CODE]

Hope you can help a poor noobley out and explain some things. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
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I think I have managed to pretty much fix it by converting light's position to eyespace(?) by multiplying modelView matrix by light position in the vertex shader and then outputting it to fragment shader. Now it looks properly, like it's supposed to, but I still want some clarification why is it so. :)

Here's the output now:
[img]http://imageshack.us/a/img838/9857/behind.png[/img]
(The light's behind.)

[img]http://imageshack.us/a/img838/7428/infront.png[/img]
(The light's in front.)
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If your light's position is in object space, and your mesh is in eye space, then imagine that you have a light that is in a position away from the camera that is equal to it's position, and moves with the camera when the camera moves.
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