View Full Version : converting 3d format to bmp or jpg or gif format

06-28-2001, 11:01 PM
I cant understand how to convert my own file containing info about vertex coords & colors, faces, cells into a gif or any format so as to view it in a browser. I am able to renfeder it on a X11 window using Qt libraries. Is there any funtion in OpenGL or Qt that can convert the rendered image into gif etc format?? I need urgent HELP!!.

06-29-2001, 07:03 AM
Use glReadPixels and use the data to save it to a format of your choice. You can find the specifications for many different formats (not just image formats) at http://www.wotsit.org.

If there are maybe Linux/X11 functions that will save the data to an image file, but I'm not familar enough with the API for X to say. Maybe someone else knows of some. If not, your stuck writing out the correct format yourself.

06-29-2001, 07:36 AM
you could always just tap the print screen button and go to any aplication where you can paste a picture (like paint) and paste it. this gets you a dump of the whole screen so you might want to crop the picture. then you save it, upload it or whatever.