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09-18-2011, 06:37 PM
Hello all,

I'm working on a project in 3.3 and have used GL_LINE_LOOP to outline a complex shape that I've built. I can get the image to show up but so far I've been at a loss as to how to fill in the area between the vertex's between the line loops area.

Is there a way through the vertex/fragment shaders to fill in all of the area between the GL_LINE_LOOP or do I have to use something along the lines of GL_TRIANGLE* to get this accomplished?


09-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Maybe gluBeginPolygon, gluNextContour, gluTessVertex, gluEndPolygon?
Never tried them, but according to the Blue Book, they should do what you're asking.

09-19-2011, 12:50 AM
GLU may solve your problem but that uses immediate mode which is:
1. deprecated in OpenGL 3.3 core (assuming you use the core profile)
2. inherently slower due to the usage of immediate mode

I would rather try to make GL_TRIANGLE* type of primitives out of the line loop if you want to efficiently render your shape using VBOs.