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rogergcg
12-07-2010, 09:38 AM
Hello everyone.

I need some help to solve a rotation problem.
I have a set of 2d quads, and I just want to rotate them around the Z axis. The problem is the following: when I apply the rotation, the proportion of the quads are changed, I mean, the length of the sides of the quads change.
This is what I am doing:
-using orthographic projection: gluOrtho2D(0.0,1.0,-1.0,2.0);
-using display lists to generate the quads(actually, they are rectangles). They are generated to fill the whole screen. So, I can generate 10 or say, 100 quads, and in both cases the whole screen is filled. What matters here is the size of the quads, it is the length of the side that changes.
-here is my draw function:

void draw(){
glClear(GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT);
glPushMatrix();
glTranslatef(0.5,0.5,0.0); //translate back
glRotatef(-45,0,0,1); //rotation around the Z axis
glTranslatef(-0.5,-0.5,0.0); //translate the center to the origin (0,0)
glPopMatrix();
glutSwapBuffers();
}

Now, you will notice that the translations are in reverse order. I can't understand that, it is just the way it seems to work better.

I appreciate any help guys.

_arts_
12-07-2010, 11:34 AM
I have a set of 2d quads, and I just want to rotate them around the Z axis. The problem is the following: when I apply the rotation, the proportion of the quads are changed, I mean, the length of the sides of the quads change.

This will really not happen unless you use glScale function or change the projection matrix.

I think this is a side effect on how you create the display list.