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06-29-2010, 09:00 AM
I would create a rapresentation of each light model in opengl ,for learning, i must get the opengl light model equation and solve it? how? or there are more simple model to draw?

carsten neumann
06-29-2010, 01:11 PM
Take a look at http://www.lighthouse3d.com/opengl/glsl/index.php?lights for a description of how to recreate the fixed function pipeline light types using GLSL shaders.

06-30-2010, 02:01 AM
Thanks, but i'm not be clear.
I would create shapes of light rappresentation like a circle for a point light , a triangle for spot light an oriented rectaangle for directional ecc....
And i wont do it based on real in scene parameters of the lights(the light that are present in the scene).

carsten neumann
07-07-2010, 09:03 AM
Ok, if I understand correctly you want to access the light parameters?

void glGetLightfv( GLenum light,
GLenum pname,
GLfloat *params )
void glGetLightiv( GLenum light,
GLenum pname,
GLint *params )

see http://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/man/xhtml/glGetLight.xml for details.