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# Custom Vertex structure

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### #1storm33229  Members

Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:37 PM

I am using OpenGL and C to create a 2D rendering engine. I am learning about VBOs and how to use them for non-immediate mode rendering. I have been reading from: http://www.opengl.org/wiki/Vertex_Buffer_Object

The tutorial suggests the following:

struct MyVertex
{
float x, y, z; //Vertex
float nx, ny, nz; //Normal
float s0, t0; //Texcoord0
float s1, t1; //Texcoord1
float s2, t2; //Texcoord2
};

I do not need the Normal values, and I am unsure how or why there are three texture coordinates for a single vertex.

I think all I should need is Vertex (XYZ), and one Texcoord (s0, t0 <-- still do not know what those mean).

### #2GothSeiDank  Members

Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:26 PM

This is my vertex structure, also for 2D:


struct NLVertexData
{
/// \brief Constructor
NLVertexData()
: x(0), y(0), z(0),
r(1), g(1), b(1), a(1),
s(0), t(0)
{}

/// \brief X
f32 x;

/// \brief Y
f32 y;

/// \brief Z
f32 z;

/// \brief Red
f32 r;

/// \brief Green
f32 g;

/// \brief Blue
f32 b;

/// \brief Alpha
f32 a;

/// \brief s
f32 s;

/// \brief t
f32 t;
};


That makes a size of 36 bytes per Vertex.
That leads to the following Vertex Attribute Set:

	glVertexAttribPointer(0, 3, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, sizeof(NLVertexData), 0);
glVertexAttribPointer(1, 4, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, sizeof(NLVertexData), (void*)(3*sizeof(float)));
glVertexAttribPointer(2, 2, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, sizeof(NLVertexData), (void*)(7*sizeof(float)));


layout(location = 0) in vec3 Vertex;
layout(location = 1) in vec4 Color;
layout(location = 2) in vec2 TextureCoord;


So yes, you need only 1 set of texture-coordinates per Vertex. Don't know why they use it like this in that tutorial.
Why they are called S and T is something I did not figure out after reading 3 Books and an unknown amount of websites regarding the topic .
I just take it as a given naming .

Good Tutorial:

Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming Through OpenGL
If you say "pls", because it is shorter than "please", I will say "no", because it is shorter than "yes"
http://nightlight2d.de/

### #3V-man  Members

Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:34 PM

I am using OpenGL and C to create a 2D rendering engine. I am learning about VBOs and how to use them for non-immediate mode rendering. I have been reading from: http://www.opengl.or...x_Buffer_Object

The tutorial suggests the following:

struct MyVertex
{
float x, y, z; //Vertex
float nx, ny, nz; //Normal
float s0, t0; //Texcoord0
float s1, t1; //Texcoord1
float s2, t2; //Texcoord2
};

I do not need the Normal values, and I am unsure how or why there are three texture coordinates for a single vertex.

I think all I should need is Vertex (XYZ), and one Texcoord (s0, t0 <-- still do not know what those mean).

Then make your structure like this

struct MyVertex
{
float x, y, z; //Vertex
float s0, t0; //Texcoord0
};

or if you want it to by 32 bytes
struct MyVertex
{
float x, y, z; //Vertex
float s0, t0; //Texcoord0
};

s0 and t0 are texcoords (XY). You can call it whatever you want such as

struct MyVertex
{
float fatso_x, fatso_y, fatso_z; //Vertex
float nipples_x, nipples_y; //Texcoord0
};
Sig: http://glhlib.sourceforge.net
an open source GLU replacement library. Much more modern than GLU.
float matrix[16], inverse_matrix[16];
glhTranslatef2(matrix, 0.0, 0.0, 5.0);
glhScalef2(matrix, 1.0, 1.0, -1.0);
glhQuickInvertMatrixf2(matrix, inverse_matrix);
glUniformMatrix4fv(uniformLocation1, 1, FALSE, matrix);
glUniformMatrix4fv(uniformLocation2, 1, FALSE, inverse_matrix);

### #4storm33229  Members

Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:18 PM

Thank you both for those examples. I about choked on what I was drinking when I read fatso and nipples.

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