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Manual Reference Pages  -  GLUENDSURFACE (3)

NAME

gluBeginSurface, gluEndSurface - delimit a NURBS surface definition

CONTENTS

C Specification
Parameters
Description
Example
See Also

C SPECIFICATION

void gluBeginSurface( GLUnurbs* nurb )

void gluEndSurface( GLUnurbs* nurb )


PARAMETERS

nurb Specifies the NURBS object (created with gluNewNurbsRenderer).

DESCRIPTION

Use gluBeginSurface to mark the beginning of a NURBS surface definition. After calling gluBeginSurface, make one or more calls to gluNurbsSurface to define the attributes of the surface. Exactly one of these calls to gluNurbsSurface must have a surface type of GL_MAP2_VERTEX_3 or GL_MAP2_VERTEX_4. To mark the end of the NURBS surface definition, call gluEndSurface.

Trimming of NURBS surfaces is supported with gluBeginTrim, gluPwlCurve, gluNurbsCurve, and gluEndTrim. See the gluBeginTrim reference page for details.

GL evaluators are used to render the NURBS surface as a set of polygons. Evaluator state is preserved during rendering with glPushAttrib(GL_EVAL_BIT) and glPopAttrib(). See the glPushAttrib reference page for details on exactly what state these calls preserve.

EXAMPLE

The following commands render a textured NURBS surface with normals; the texture coordinates and normals are also described as NURBS surfaces:


.Ex gluBeginSurface(nobj);
gluNurbsSurface(nobj, ..., GL_MAP2_TEXTURE_COORD_2);
gluNurbsSurface(nobj, ..., GL_MAP2_NORMAL);
gluNurbsSurface(nobj, ..., GL_MAP2_VERTEX_4); gluEndSurface(nobj);
.Ee

SEE ALSO

gluBeginCurve, gluBeginTrim, gluNewNurbsRenderer, gluNurbsCurve, gluNurbsSurface, gluPwlCurve

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