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  1. #1
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    Nov 2013

    Unhappy cannot understand the rotation


    I try to write something to show rotation, but I cannot understand why the whole rotating process is repeated again and again when I run the project.

    I run it on Windows using codeblocks. Can anyone please help me?

    Here is my code:
    Code :
    #include <GL/glut.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <Windows.h>
    void init (void)
        glClearColor (1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.0);
        glMatrixMode (GL_PROJECTION);
        gluOrtho2D (-5.0, 5.0, -5.0, 5.0);
        glMatrixMode (GL_MODELVIEW);
    void drawSquare(void)
        glBegin (GL_POLYGON);
        glVertex2f (-1.0f,-1.0f);
        glVertex2f (1.0f,-1.0f);
        glVertex2f (1.0f, 1.0f);
    //    glVertex2f (0.0f, 1.2f);
        glVertex2f (-1.0f,1.0f);
        glEnd ( );
    void rotate()
        glColor3f(1.0, 0.0, 0.0);
        for(int i = 0; i < 30; i++)
            glTranslatef(2.0 / 30, 3.0 / 30, 0.0);
            glRotatef(1, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0);
            glColor3f(0.0, 1.0, 0.0);
    int main (int argc, char** argv)
        glutInit (&argc, argv);
        glutInitDisplayMode (GLUT_SINGLE | GLUT_RGB);
        glutInitWindowPosition (100, 100);
        glutInitWindowSize (600, 600);
        glutCreateWindow ("Geometrical Transfromation");
        glutDisplayFunc (rotate);
        glutMainLoop ( );

  2. #2
    Senior Member Frequent Contributor ehsan2004's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    The method you have used is not suitable to show rotation. Use glut to set a timer and use double buffers. Then draw the quad including its translation and rotation once per frame.

    Beside this point, you are not using glLoadIdentity() before glTranslate()/glRotate() command. Since OpenGL glare in object space, your 3D geometry is translated and rotated in each loop 'reiterative to its current translation/rotation status'.
    Instead, use something like this:

    void Render()
    //Activate identity matrix
    //load identity matrix
    //use an incremental variable for glRotate
    //Rotate the square using incremental variable
    //draw the square

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