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How do I change the view range? I''ve created a ''box'' sky, but I can''t see the horizon since OpenGL doesn''t draw all the way. And another question, creating the sky as a ''box'', is this to recommend? I mean, are there some other solutions? (I can''t think of any) - Surreal (Surreal was already taken, so I went with SurrealSlacker...)

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Hi there, well.. I will explain how I would do it, I''m sure it''s hundreds of ways to do this, anyways. here goes

For the first question of yours, in my project in my
void SizeOpenGLScreen(int width, int height) {
// Stuff
// FOV // Ratio // The farthest distance before it stops drawing)
gluPerspective(45.0f,(float)width/(float)height,0.1f,300.0f);
// where 300 is the distance of drawing.
// More Stuff
}

And over to the next question, I have used in my projects a Sphere which I draw all over the scene, and textured it. The sphere has only 20 sides, so it dosent take too much of your resources to draw..
I hope this answer your questions!





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Just be careful changing the far clipping plane. Unless you plan to draw many objects at that distance, its probably better to just disable the depth test, if your far and near clipping planes get too far apart the accuracy drops

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Just leading into what Terran Fury mentioned, i hope you realize that you dont need a skybox to surround your entire world. it can be a measly 1x1x1 cube about the player. Trickery is always the best way of producing the closest thing to realism.

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