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Hey guys,

I'm having a little trouble with my point light. My light is working but the light source moves when I move my camera. I've been trying all week to fix it but at my wits end. Maybe I haven't converted it to the proper space.


in vec3 positions;
in vec2 texCoords;
in vec3 normals;

out vec2 pass_texCoords;
out vec3 mvVertexNormal;
out vec3 mvVertexPosition;

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

void main()
pass_texCoords = texCoords;
vec4 mvPos = modelViewMatrix * vec4(positions, 1.0);
mvVertexNormal = mat3(normalMatrix) * normals;
mvVertexPosition = vec3(modelViewMatrix * vec4(positions, 1.0));
gl_Position = projectionMatrix * mvPos;



in vec2 pass_texCoords;
in vec3 mvVertexPosition;
in vec3 mvVertexNormal;

out vec4 out_colour;

struct Material
    int hasNormalMap;
    int hasTexture;
    vec3 diffuse;
    vec3 ambient;
    vec3 specular;
    float reflectivity;

struct PointLight
    vec3 position;
    vec3 colour;
    float intensity;

uniform sampler2D our_texture;
uniform Material material;
uniform vec3 ambientLight;
uniform float specularPower;
uniform PointLight pointLight;
uniform vec3 viewer_position;

vec4 calculateLight(PointLight light, Material material, vec3 position, vec3 normal)
vec3 ambient = ambientLight * light.colour;

vec3 norm = normalize(normal);
vec3 lightDir = normalize(light.position - position);
float diff = max(dot(norm, lightDir), 0.0);
vec3 diffuse = diff * light.colour;  

vec3 viewDir = normalize(viewer_position - position);
vec3 reflectDir = reflect(-lightDir, norm);
float spec = pow(max(dot(viewDir, reflectDir), 0.0), 32);
vec3 specular = specularPower * spec * light.colour;

vec3 result = (ambient + diffuse + specular);
return vec4(result, 1.0);

void main()

vec4 lightResult = calculateLight(pointLight, material, mvVertexPosition, mvVertexNormal);

out_colour = texture(our_texture, pass_texCoords) * lightResult;



The light source is coming from the cube in the red circle. Even the first picture the light isnt directly under the cube. If I don't move my camera and have the cube light source move around automatically the the light will stay with it. It's only if I move the camera that I get problems. The second picture i've moved my camera to the left and the light is moving with me and moving away from the cube light source.



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mvVertexPosition = vec3(modelViewMatrix * vec4(positions, 1.0));




vec4 lightResult = calculateLight(pointLight, material, mvVertexPosition, mvVertexNormal);


You are applying the view matrix to the position of the vertices, so as the view matrix changes, the light will change... I think.

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