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  1. Normals for smoothing groups issue

    Well I want the obj reader to be able to handle objects from maya, max, blender and what ever else, so handling just my models won't be good enough( I downloaded the chess pieces from ). I am trying to follow the format for the obj file spec so maybe I will try generating my normals the other way around like ashman. Thanks everyone I'll let you know my progress.
  2. I have been creating an obj loader. I have pretty much everything working except for smoothing groups. They partially work. I go through all the faces and check if their indicies are part of multiple smoothing groups. If so I mark what index was part of a separate smoothing group. Then I go through again and duplicate that vertex and update the faces array to use that new vertex. I hope that makes sense. Here is a screenshot of two chess pieces. In it you can see the knight and the rook have certain areas that are smoothing nicely and others that you can clearly see the polygons. I feel like I am duplicating vertices too many times if they are part of too many faces but I can't seem to fix it. If anyone has any idea what I am doing wrong I would greatly appreciate it. Code is below the picture. Thanks for the help. [img][/img] Here is the code for finding shared vertices and the how I duplicate them. It probably looks confusing and is.... so if you want me to explain it more I can. Thanks for the help. [CODE] void ObjFileReader::findSharedVertices(int numberOfObjects, int sizeOfVerts, QVector<int> *faces, QVector<int> *repeatedIndices, QVector<int> *repeatsInsideFaces, QVector<int> *smoothingGroups){ QVector<int> *smooths = new QVector<int>[numberOfObjects]; for(int i = 0; i < numberOfObjects; i++){ repeatedIndices[i].resize(sizeOfVerts); smooths[i].resize(sizeOfVerts); for(int j = 0; j < faces[i].size(); j++){ repeatedIndices[i][faces[i][j]]++; if(repeatedIndices[i][faces[i][j]] > 1){ if(smooths[i][faces[i][j]] == smoothingGroups[i][j]){ repeatedIndices[i][faces[i][j]]--; } else { repeatsInsideFaces[i].append(j); } } else { smooths[i][faces[i][j]] = smoothingGroups[i][j]; } } } } void ObjFileReader::duplicateSharedVertices(int numberOfObjects, QVector<int> *smoothingGroupIndices, QVector<int> *faces, QVector<Point3d> *m_points, QVector<int> *uvCoordinateIndexing, QVector<int> *repeatedIndices, QVector<int> *repeatsInsideFaces){ int total = 0; for(int i = 0; i < numberOfObjects; i++){ for(int j = 0; j < repeatsInsideFaces[i].size(); j++){ m_points->append((*m_points)[faces[i][repeatsInsideFaces[i][j]]]); faces[i][repeatsInsideFaces[i][j]] = m_points->size()-1; } } } [/CODE]
  3. Thanks for the replies. Using glWindowPos2i did the trick. I tried glVertex2f and the images showed up in the bottom left regardless of position. I am new to opengl and am going to make a guess as to why this didn't work. Don't you generally need veretex positions for polygons, not raster images or pixmaps? Lastly, how do I mark a post as solved? I have made two posts and in both cases I need to mark the posts solved/complete/closed. Thanks for everyones' help.
  4. Translating it to a negative spot didn't work. It stopped it at zero.
  5. So how do you draw an image partially off the screen? I am going to try what I am about to say and let you know if it works. If x is negative use glTranslafef to translate it partially offscreen. In the mean time if someone else has an idea how to draw image partially on screen let me know. Thanks. -Paul
  6. I wrote my own gui image renderer. I am having an issue with images not rendering if there position is negative even if part of the image is still on screen. Here is my code: [CODE] glEnable(GL_BLEND); glBlendFunc (GL_SRC_ALPHA, GL_ONE_MINUS_SRC_ALPHA); glPushMatrix(); glRasterPos2f(xPos, yPos); glPixelZoom(xScale, yScale); glDrawPixels(originalWidth, originalHeight, GL_RGBA, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, imageData.bits()); glPopMatrix(); glDisable(GL_BLEND); glDisable(GL_ALPHA_TEST); [/CODE] Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
  7. OpenGL texture coordinates problem

    Thank you very much, texturing works now. Just to be clear in case someone else reads this though, the linked_tc would use the uv index from the obj file not the vertex index. Another thing that had me stumped for a bit was calculating normals after reorganizing the coordinates. Doing it after doesn't allow you to use adjacent vertices to calculate normals, so then you only have the normal of the face which will stop GL_SMOOTH from working. I had to calculate the normals before reorganization so that you can do it using adjacent vertices. Then when you reorganize the vertices with the indices from the obj file, you also have to reorganize the normal order using the same indices.
  8. OpenGL texture coordinates problem

    Just a small update, I tried to different wavefrot obj files, and in the one there are more uv coords than vertices and in the other there are more vertices than uv coords. So I don't know if retriangulating is the answer, maybe it is, I am not totally sure how to do that. Also some of my texture coordinates are not normalized. Most of them are between 0 and 1 some are as high as 20 and low as -20. I tried normalizing them all but it didn't fix the texturing issue.
  9. OpenGL texture coordinates problem

    Thanks very much I will give this a shot and repost if it worked or not.
  10. [size=3]Hi everyone this is my first post here, I think I am in the right area.[/size] [size=3]I am working on making my own opengl graphics engine. I am mostly trying to learn opengl.[/size] [size=3]To start off, [color=#363534][font=Verdana,]I downloaded the qt obj viewer a while ago from this link [url=""]http://qt.gitorious....abs/modelviewer[/url][/font][/color][color=#363534][font=Verdana,]. I have been modifying it to fit my needs. It is my first time using opengl. Right now I am working on texturing objects. I cannot tell if it is my opengl code that is wrong or if I am writing my u v coordinates incorrectly. As it stands I write the u v coords in the same order as they are in the obj file. It appears that part of my texture is correct. Here is an image and below is my code.[/font][/color][/size] [color=#363534][font=Verdana,]As a side note, reading obj files with multiple objects and materials has worked just fine. The next step is texturing which is giving me some trouble.[/font][/color] [size=3][color=#363534][font=Verdana,][img][/img][/font][/color][/size] [left][size=3][color=#363534][font=Verdana,]As you can see the u v coords are going into a class Point3d. The u_v_coords is a QVector<Point3d>[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=3][color=#363534][font=Verdana,][CODE] ... else if (id == "vt"){ Point3d p; for(int i = 0; i < 2; ++i){ ts >> p[i]; } u_v_coords << p; } ... [/CODE][/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][color=#363534][font=Verdana,]The opengl code for drawing a textures is below. I am using glTexCoordPointer with the stride of size Point3d.[/font][/color][/left] [left][CODE] void Model::renderHelper(int i) const{ if(texture != NULL){ glEnable( GL_TEXTURE_2D ); glBindTexture( GL_TEXTURE_2D, texture->texture ); glTexCoordPointer(2, GL_FLOAT, sizeof(Point3d),; glEnableClientState(GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY); } glMaterialfv(GL_FRONT, GL_AMBIENT, materials[objectMaterialInt[i]].Ka); glMaterialfv(GL_FRONT, GL_DIFFUSE, materials[objectMaterialInt[i]].Kd); glMaterialfv(GL_FRONT, GL_SPECULAR, materials[objectMaterialInt[i]].Ks); glMaterialf(GL_FRONT, GL_SHININESS, materials[objectMaterialInt[i]].Ns); glShadeModel(GL_SMOOTH); glPushMatrix(); glTranslatef(position[0], position[1], position[2]); glEnableClientState(GL_NORMAL_ARRAY); glVertexPointer(3, GL_FLOAT, 0, (float *); glNormalPointer(GL_FLOAT, 0, (float *); glDrawElements(GL_TRIANGLES, objects[i].size(), GL_UNSIGNED_INT, objects[i].data()); glPopMatrix(); if(texture != NULL){ glDisable(GL_TEXTURE_2D); glDisableClientState(GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY); } } [/CODE][/left] [left]Thanks for the help, let me know if you need more information.[/left]