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GLUT Utilities for Complex Objects

GLUT provides a number of procedures for drawing complex objects.

Set the current raster position (in 3D window coordinates) for subsequent glutBitmapCharacter() and other pixel copying operations.
glutBitmapCharacter(void *font, int character):
Draw the given character of the given font at the current raster position and advance the current raster position. Fonts include GLUT_BITMAP_9_BY_15, GLUT_BITMAP_8_BY_13, GLUT_BITMAP_TIMES_ROMAN_10, GLUT_BITMAP_TIMES_ROMAN_24. When a character is drawn, the raster position is advanced. So to draw a string, initialize the raster position (using glRasterPos*()) and then call this on each character of the string.
glutSolidSphere(GLdouble radius, GLint slices, GLint stacks):
Draw a solid sphere of the given radius, subdivided into slices longitudinal strips, and stacks latitudinal strips. Normal vectors are also defined for proper illumination. Other shapes include glutSolidCone(), glutSolidCube(), glutSolidTorus(), glutSolidDodecahedron(), glutSolidTeapot(), glutSolidOctahedron(), glutSolidTetrahedron(), and glutSolidIcosahedron(). All of these also have wire-frame versions that draw only the edges of the shape.

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Last updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2003.