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How to map a texture onto a sphere in openGL using glutSolidSphere

Posted on 2006-05-16
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The question is as stated in the title. Please correct or guide me if my perspective on this is wrong.

Question by:thrawn80
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http://www.opengl.org/documentation/specs/glut/spec3/node80.html says:
The routines generate normals appropriate for lighting but do not generate texture coordinates (except for the teapot).

If you want a texture-mapped sphere then you need to generate it yourself with appropriate texture coordinates.

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