I am texture mapping a glutSolidTeapot, and the texture is applied but it seems like it is seethrough or transparent. Why could that be? Also I am trying to instead texturemap a sphere and I automatically generate the texture coordinates with the command
Originally posted by <lebaii>: I am texture mapping a glutSolidTeapot, and the texture is applied but it seems like it is seethrough or transparent. Why could that be?
Do you have alpha blending enabled? Can you post screenshot?
but that does not seem to work for a sphere. Why not and how would I go about generating automatic Texture Coordinates? I would appreciate any help.
Have you enabled texture coordinate generation by glEnable( GL_TEXTURE_GEN_S )? Also you may wish to enable texgen for the T coordinate too.
You might have forgotten to enable depth testing. Make sure you request a depth buffer with glutInitDisplayMode(… | GLUT_DEPTH) and enable depth testing with glEnable(GL_DEPTH_TEST). You also need to clear the depth buffer with the color buffer with glClear(… | GL_DEPTH_BUFFER_BIT).
Object linear generation maps the texture as if it was projected onto the object, somewhat like when you project an image with a beamer onto a sphere. If you want to have the texture completely wrap around the sphere, automatic texture coordinate generation won’t work.