It’s just very strange. Three calls to glVertex3fv, but they use only a number as arguments instead of an array?!

Example 2-13 : Drawing an Icosahedron

```
#define X .525731112119133606
#define Z .850650808352039932
static GLfloat vdata[12][3] = {
{-X, 0.0, Z}, {X, 0.0, Z}, {-X, 0.0, -Z}, {X, 0.0, -Z},
{0.0, Z, X}, {0.0, Z, -X}, {0.0, -Z, X}, {0.0, -Z, -X},
{Z, X, 0.0}, {-Z, X, 0.0}, {Z, -X, 0.0}, {-Z, -X, 0.0}
};
static GLuint tindices[20][3] = {
{0,4,1}, {0,9,4}, {9,5,4}, {4,5,8}, {4,8,1},
{8,10,1}, {8,3,10}, {5,3,8}, {5,2,3}, {2,7,3},
{7,10,3}, {7,6,10}, {7,11,6}, {11,0,6}, {0,1,6},
{6,1,10}, {9,0,11}, {9,11,2}, {9,2,5}, {7,2,11} };
int i;
glBegin(GL_TRIANGLES);
for (i = 0; i < 20; i++) {
/* color information here */
glVertex3fv(&vdata[tindices[i][0]][0]);
glVertex3fv(&vdata[tindices[i][1]][0]);
glVertex3fv(&vdata[tindices[i][2]][0]);
}
glEnd();
```

The strange numbers X and Z are chosen so that the distance from the origin to any of the vertices of the

icosahedron is 1.0. The coordinates of the twelve vertices are given in the array vdata[][], where the

zeroth vertex is {- &Xgr; , 0.0, &Zgr; }, the first is {X, 0.0, Z}, and so on. The array tindices[][] tells

how to link the vertices to make triangles. For example, the first triangle is made from the zeroth, fourth,

and first vertex. If you take the vertices for triangles in the order given, all the triangles have the same

orientation.