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    GL_PROJECTION stack

    Could anybody give me an example
    for using GL_PROJECTION stack?
    I mean, why should one use the history
    of PROJECTION matrices instead of
    single PROJECTION matrix.
    Thanks.

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    Re: GL_PROJECTION stack

    If you, for a short while, want to use a different projection, the projection stack is usefull.

    Say, for example, you render your scene in perspective projection. When the scene is drawn, you want to draw some text ontop of everything. Push the projection matrix stack, set a new projection matrix, preferably an orthographic with 1:1 window coordinate to viewport coordinate mapping, and draw yuor text. When done, pop the stack and you have your old projection matrix back. The text drawing function does not have to know about the old projection matrix to recreate it afterwards.

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