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01-23-2007, 04:38 PM

I'm working on a software implementation of
opengl and have a question about clipping

from what i understand, you can perform the
clipping in clip space by comparing a point
to its w component, e.g.

-w < x < w
-w < y < w
-w < z < w

tells you the point is inside the clip space
if w is positive.

But when i have a triangle that i have
transformed by the projection matrix, the three
vertices will each have different w's. in fact,
their w terms will be equal to the negative of
their original z.

So how do you clip the triangle against the
side of the bounding box if all the w's are
different? if you normalize, to get them all
the same, what is the point of this clip space

thanks for your help in advance

01-27-2007, 08:50 AM
There's an answer to your question here: