[OpenSCAD] Light source and default camera position different on command line

nop head nop.head at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 08:37:35 EDT 2018

Eureka. I think gluLookAt actually modifies the current matrix. So when
glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW);  glLoadIdentity(); was after it, it actually
modifies the projection matrix because that was selected when the
projection was set. Moving it after glLoadIdentity() makes it operate on
the modelview matrix instead. That is why the view stays the same and the
lighting changes.

On 16 September 2018 at 13:28, nop head <nop.head at gmail.com> wrote:

> I found that calling glLoadIdentity after gluLookAt does not erase its
> effect, so I think despite all the documentation on the web saying it just
> modifies the modelview matrix, it must do something else.
> On 16 September 2018 at 11:56, nop head <nop.head at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Using the formula here: https://www.khronos.org/regist
>> ry/OpenGL-Refpages/gl2.1/xhtml/gluLookAt.xml I hand calculated the
>> modelview matrix to be
>> 1  0  0  0
>> 0  0  1  0
>> 0 -1  0  0
>> 0  0  0  1
>> Which looks like a 90 degree rotation about X to me. When this is
>> overwritten by the identity matrix how does that affect the lights, which
>> are supposed to be fixed relative to the eye and not the view of the model?
>> It's getting on for 20 years since I last did OpenGL but this is doing my
>> head in.
>> On 16 September 2018 at 11:00, nop head <nop.head at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Yes I have reviewed them and they all see to just differ in lighting,
>>> apart from the few that fail on my machine due to different Z fighting. If
>>> I update those for the lighting change then presumably they will fail on
>>> somebody else's hardware. Is that OK?
>>> I am thinking the vector mode can only do a subset of the gimbal mode
>>> because it can't rotate around Y. If so, to avoid GUI and command line
>>> diverging again, we can remove all the vector camera code and just convert
>>> command line vector parameters to gimbal parameters.
>>> If we do unify the camera modes we have some decisions to make. As well
>>> as lighting differences the default view is at a different angle and
>>> distance. The command line looks towards the first quadrant at a shallower
>>> angle [70.53, 0, 315]. The GUI looks at the second quadrant with a steeper
>>> downwards angle [55, 0, 25] The default distance is 500 on the command line
>>> but 140 in the GUI.
>>> I think looking to the first quadrant is more logical, so the azimuth
>>> should always be 315. To avoid big changes to the tests I think we should
>>> adopt 70 for the altitude. That will make tiny changes to the tests but the
>>> lighting means they all need regenerating anyway.
>>> Distance 500 means you can see about +/- 100 in the Y direction. 140
>>> shows about +/- 30. I propose to make the GUI distance 500 to match the
>>> command line and the tests. When you reset the view it is better to be able
>>> to see more.
>>> Although I have fixed the lighting bug I don't totally understand why. I
>>> think when you call gluLookAt with the centre at the origin and the eye on
>>> the X axis you will end up with a matrix similar to the identity matrix but
>>> with a few different signs. I don't understand how that can change the
>>> lighting without altering the view in any other way. If the modelview
>>> matrix is different in any way, surely the view should change spatially?
>>> On 16 September 2018 at 00:55, Marius Kintel <marius at kintel.net> wrote:
>>>> > On Sep 15, 2018, at 8:18 AM, nop head <nop.head at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > The few tests that failed now pass and all the vector camera tests
>>>> fail, about 40% of the total. Is there a quick way of updating all the test
>>>> images or do I have to manually dig them out and replace them all?
>>>> >
>>>> Regenerating failing tests is a necessary evil, and requires some
>>>> manual review.
>>>> ..but we can automatically generate these expected files on the
>>>> cmd-line:
>>>> $ TEST_GENERATE=1 ctest -R <test regex>
>>>> Some info here, but not too well organized:
>>>> https://github.com/openscad/openscad/blob/master/doc/testing.txt
>>>>  -Marius
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