KenR7A

12-04-2002, 08:35 PM

Ok, here is some code used in generating a quad strip with many sections. How could I texture it? Is there any way to place the texture over every 20 strips instead of eachone? Is it not possible the way I have it drawn? I cant think of any way to do this. Its modeling the bending of a beam with an end load:

glBegin(GL_QUAD_STRIP);

do{

x=L*(i/500);

i++;

incx=(x+(L/500));

w=5*((P*x*x)*((3*L)-x))/(6*E*I); //beam deflection equation for end load

theta=atan2(-w,incx); //angle caused by deflection

/**begin translation and rotation**/

GLfloat savx=oldx;

GLfloat savwp=-oldw+(m_height/2);

GLfloat savwn=-oldw-(m_height/2);

//move to origin

savx=savx-oldx;

savwp=savwp+oldw;

savwn=savwn+oldw;

//rotate about z axis

GLfloat xp1= savx*cos(theta)-savwp*sin(theta);

GLfloat yp1= savx*sin(theta)+savwp*cos(theta);

GLfloat xp2= savx*cos(theta)-savwn*sin(theta);

GLfloat yp2= savx*sin(theta)+savwn*cos(theta);

//move back to original coordinates

xp1=xp1+oldx;

yp1=yp1-oldw;

xp2=xp2+oldx;

yp2=yp2-oldw;

/**end translation and rotation**/

if(side==1){

glNormal3d(0.0,0.0,1.0);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,m_width/2);}

if(side==2){

glNormal3d(0.0,0.0,-1.0);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,-m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,-m_width/2);}

if(side==3){

glNormal3d(0.0,1.0,0.0);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,-m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,m_width/2);}

if(side==4){

glNormal3d(0.0,-1.0,0.0);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,-m_width/2);}

GLfloat var1=(incx-oldx);

GLfloat var2=(w-oldw);

GLfloat dx2=var1*var1;

GLfloat dy2=var2*var2;

length=length+(sqrt(dx2+dy2)); //actual length of beam

endx=oldx;

oldx=incx;

endw=oldw;

oldw=w;

}while(length<=L && length>0); //draw strips until section is L units long

glEnd();

It a do while loop to preserve the actual length of the quad strip as it bends and rotates. I need 500 or more so the strip looks like a curve. Any ideas?

glBegin(GL_QUAD_STRIP);

do{

x=L*(i/500);

i++;

incx=(x+(L/500));

w=5*((P*x*x)*((3*L)-x))/(6*E*I); //beam deflection equation for end load

theta=atan2(-w,incx); //angle caused by deflection

/**begin translation and rotation**/

GLfloat savx=oldx;

GLfloat savwp=-oldw+(m_height/2);

GLfloat savwn=-oldw-(m_height/2);

//move to origin

savx=savx-oldx;

savwp=savwp+oldw;

savwn=savwn+oldw;

//rotate about z axis

GLfloat xp1= savx*cos(theta)-savwp*sin(theta);

GLfloat yp1= savx*sin(theta)+savwp*cos(theta);

GLfloat xp2= savx*cos(theta)-savwn*sin(theta);

GLfloat yp2= savx*sin(theta)+savwn*cos(theta);

//move back to original coordinates

xp1=xp1+oldx;

yp1=yp1-oldw;

xp2=xp2+oldx;

yp2=yp2-oldw;

/**end translation and rotation**/

if(side==1){

glNormal3d(0.0,0.0,1.0);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,m_width/2);}

if(side==2){

glNormal3d(0.0,0.0,-1.0);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,-m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,-m_width/2);}

if(side==3){

glNormal3d(0.0,1.0,0.0);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,-m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp1,yp1,m_width/2);}

if(side==4){

glNormal3d(0.0,-1.0,0.0);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,m_width/2);

glVertex3f(xp2,yp2,-m_width/2);}

GLfloat var1=(incx-oldx);

GLfloat var2=(w-oldw);

GLfloat dx2=var1*var1;

GLfloat dy2=var2*var2;

length=length+(sqrt(dx2+dy2)); //actual length of beam

endx=oldx;

oldx=incx;

endw=oldw;

oldw=w;

}while(length<=L && length>0); //draw strips until section is L units long

glEnd();

It a do while loop to preserve the actual length of the quad strip as it bends and rotates. I need 500 or more so the strip looks like a curve. Any ideas?