OpenGL Help with drawLine Function

Posted on 2011-09-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Hello Everyone,

I am writing a program in which I must implement the mid-point line algorithm to draw a line.  I have the algorithm working but I am unable to figure out why the line is not displaying to the screen.  BTW I can only use glVertex to plot each pixel. Below is the drawLine function.
void drawLine(GLfloat x1, GLfloat y1, GLfloat x2, GLfloat y2)
	GLfloat pk;
	GLfloat pk1;
	GLfloat color = 1.23234;
	Point2D vertex;
	Point2D slope;
	slope.x = x2 - x1;
	slope.y = y2 - y1;

	pk = ((2*slope.y) - slope.x);

	vertex.x = x1;
	vertex.y = y1;

	glColor3f(5.0f, 3.0f, 2.0f);

	for(; vertex.x <= x2; vertex.x++)
		if(pk < 0 )
			glVertex2f(vertex.x, vertex.y);
			//mySetPixel(vertex.x, vertex.y, &color);
			pk1 = pk + 2 * (slope.y);
			pk = pk1;
			glVertex2f(vertex.x, vertex.y);
			pk1 = pk + 2 * (slope.y) - 2 * (slope.x);
			pk = pk1;

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Question by:brich744
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George Tokas earned 250 total points
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Why don't you use the line functions?
glVertex3f(vertex1.x, vertex1.y,vertex1.z);
glVertex3f(vertex2.x, vertex2.y,vertex2.z);
The certex declaration will be for 3 dimentions where z = 0.
Change the width of the line with: glLineWidth() and don't forget for antialiasing the GL_LINE_SMOOTH parameter.

George Tokas.

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HappyCactus earned 250 total points
ID: 36813743
What is the GL_POINT_SIZE query result? what about setting the glpointsize() value?
Are the gl context correctly setup? try to draw a simple triangle, does it display correctly? if not, maybe your problem is not how the line is drawn, but how your GL environment is setup.

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