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    3d moon orbiting the planet

    I am writing a small prgram that a palent orbiting the sun and teh moon orbiting the planet. when I run the progrma i press a key to make the planet orbiting. what I need is that as soon as the program is executed the orbiting should start.
    could you help? pelase.
    thanks in advance.

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    Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

    Re: 3d moon orbiting the planet

    Are you asking how to make the planet and moon orbit or something else?

    I did a fully featured solar system once for a game, with moons and planets, all with (semi) accurate topological data.

    mail me some more specific questions if you like.


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    Re: 3d moon orbiting the planet

    i think you mean that you wnat it to move without pressing a key??
    you need to remove the for loop from the display function (if you are using one). make any variables global not local in the display function.
    then put glIdleFunc(Display);
    in the main function. this should work.
    if not then you will have to show a copy of you code.


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    Thuringia, Germany

    Re: 3d moon orbiting the planet

    I think you mean glutIdleFunc(display);
    use this, if you use GLUT. if you are coding direct with mfc, you have to overload the OnIdle() func with a display(); call.


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