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openFrameworks Essentials by Denis Perevalov, Igor Tatarnikov

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Drawing a solid sphere

Drawing a surface in the wireframe is a good way to check the structure of the triangle mesh forming the surface. In the context of video synthesis, it can be seen as a kind of special effect. But normally we are interested in drawing a 3D object as solid surfaces, which means that all its triangles are drawn as solid polygons.

To draw a solid sphere, just replace the sphere.drawWireframe() command in draw3d() with the following command:

sphere.draw();

On running the project, you will see the sphere as a white circle, as shown in the following screenshot:

Drawing a solid sphere

This is a solid sphere without shading.

The reason for the sphere to look ...

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