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gluNextContour function

[The gluNextContour function is obsolete and is provided for backward compatibility only. The gluNextContour function is mapped to gluTessEndContour followed by gluTessBeginContour.]

Applies to: desktop apps only

The gluNextContour function marks the beginning of another contour.

Syntax

void WINAPI gluNextContour(
  GLUtesselator *tess,
  GLenum type
);

Parameters

tess

The tessellation object (created with gluNewTess).

type

The type of the contour being defined. The following values are valid.

ValueMeaning
GLU_EXTERIOR

An exterior contour defines an exterior boundary of the polygon.

GLU_INTERIOR

An interior contour defines an interior boundary of the polygon (such as a hole).

GLU_UNKNOWN

An unknown contour is analyzed by the library to determine whether it is interior or exterior.

GLU_CCW, GLU_CW

The first GLU_CCW or GLU_CW contour defined is considered to be exterior. All other contours are considered to be exterior if they are oriented in the same direction (clockwise or counterclockwise) as the first contour, and interior if they are not.

If one contour is of type GLU_CCW or GLU_CW, then all contours must be of the same type (if they are not, then all GLU_CCW and GLU_CW contours will be changed to GLU_UNKNOWN). Note that there is no real difference between the GLU_CCW and GLU_CW contour types.

 

Return value

This function does not return a value.

Remarks

Use the gluNextContour function to describe polygons with multiple contours. After you describe the first contour through a series of gluTessVertex calls, a gluNextContour call indicates that the previous contour is complete and that the next contour is about to begin. Perform another series of gluTessVertex calls to describe the new contour. Repeat this process until all contours have been described.

The type parameter defines what type of contour follows.

To define the type of the first contour, you can call gluNextContour before describing the first contour. If you do not call gluNextContour before the first contour, the first contour is marked GLU_EXTERIOR.

Examples

You can describe a quadrilateral with a triangular hole in it as follows:

gluBeginPolygon(tess); 
    gluTessVertex(tess, v1, v1); 
    gluTessVertex(tess, v2, v2); 
    gluTessVertex(tess, v3, v3); 
    gluTessVertex(tess, v4, v4);  
gluNextContour(tess, GLU_INTERIOR); 
    gluTessVertex(tess, v5, v5); 
    gluTessVertex(tess, v6, v6); 
    gluTessVertex(tess, v7, v7);  
gluEndPolygon(tess);

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server

Header

Glu.h

Library

Glu32.lib

DLL

Glu32.dll

See also

gluNewTess
gluTessBeginContour
gluTessBeginPolygon
gluTessCallback
gluTessEndContour
gluTessVertex

 

 

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