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Android OpenGL ES Sphere tutorial

Drew Goldberg
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Hello,

I know that this is a java forum but android is java based. Any way, does anyone know of a good Android OpenGL ES Sphere how to tutorial?



Many thanks in advanced.

Drew
Maneesh Godbole
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What have you tried so far and where are you stuck?
Are you having problems with OpenGL or drawing a Sphere?


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Drew Goldberg
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well I really don't know where to begin. I am pretty new to opengl ES. I understand that I am going to probably have to use triangle strips for most of sphere and triangle fans for the poles, but I really don't know where to start. How do I specify where the vertices should be in the sphere?


If you know of any good sphere tutorials. I would greatly appreciate it.

Drew
Maneesh Godbole
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Drew Goldberg wrote:well I really don't know where to begin....

I haven't worked with OpenGL before but a quick google gave me http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/graphics/opengl.html
Drew Goldberg
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Thanks, but that wasn't what I am looking for. I have looked at Nehe, ZeusCMD...etc but I need something more explicit on how to create a sphere.


Cheers,

Drew
Maneesh Godbole
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Of course it's your choice, but if I were new to OpenGL like you said you were, I would start off small, trying to understand and learn the basics, instead of looking for some ready made code to draw a sphere.
 
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