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    Lighting Problem

    Hi. I can't seem to get my scene's lighting to work. I have enabled lighting with glEnable(GL_LIGHTING); .. and i think i have put in proper settings for light zero and done glEnable(GL_LIGHT0); Also tried glLightModelfv(GL_LIGHT_MODEL_AMBIENT, Setting); with high values to see if it has any effect. But none.. what could I be doing wrong?

    Here is the code:

    void SetLighting(void)
    GLfloat LightAmbient[]= { 0.4f, 0.4f, 0.4f, 1.0f };
    GLfloat LightDiffuse[]= { 1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f };
    glLightfv(GL_LIGHT0, GL_AMBIENT, LightAmbient);
    glLightfv(GL_LIGHT0, GL_DIFFUSE, LightDiffuse);
    GLfloat Pos0[]= { 0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f};
    glLightfv(GL_LIGHT0, GL_POSITION, Pos0);
    float Setting[4] = {0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f, 1.0f};
    glLightModelfv(GL_LIGHT_MODEL_AMBIENT, Setting);


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    Re: Lighting Problem

    Hi Blain,

    Can you try this:

    GLfloat Pos0[]= { 0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f};

    Essentially we're sending in an additional value to the position vector besides the x,y,z position.

    The 4th value we send indicates that we want the light to be a "Positional" light as opposed to a "directional" light.

    I hope that works.

    ps: you might want to change your ambient settings to something like:

    GLfloat LightAmbient[]= { 0.4f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f };

    Then if you get a reddish tint, you'll know for sure you lighting condition is working.

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    Senior Member Regular Contributor remdul's Avatar
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    Re: Lighting Problem

    And don't forget glNormal!

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