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    Lighting issues (very basic)


    I'm getting started with opengl, and I'm facing issues with the lighting. My problem is that I'm drawing a red shape, but it is rendered white. I'm sure I missing something elementary...

    I'm developing in Java using the JOGL libraries.

    Here is how I setup the lighting in the init method:

    Code :
            gl.glLightfv(GLLightingFunc.GL_LIGHT0, GLLightingFunc.GL_AMBIENT, new float[]{.5f, .5f, .5f, .5f}, 0);

    and here is how I draw a red triangle:

    Code :
            gl.glColor3f(1, 0, 0);
            gl.glNormal3f(0f, 0f, 1f);
            gl.glVertex3f(0, 0, -5);
            gl.glVertex3f(1, 0, -5);
            gl.glVertex3f(0, 1, -5);

    Like I said, the triangle is rendered completely white. What am I doing wrong?

    I'm attaching the entire code if it can help.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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