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May 27, 2005, 03:49 AM


I have created a universe, the sun is at 0/0/0, and 30 planets rotating around it.

Now I added some DOT3-Bumpmapping, but I am not sure about the correct direction.

So is the following code correct, when 0/0/0 is the sun which is the light source, and planet is the current planet? [code] m_vLight.x := planet3d.x; m_vLight.y := planet3d.y; m_vLight.z := planet3d.z; D3DXVec3Normalize(m_vLight, m_vLight); dwFactor := VectortoRGBA(m_vLight, 0.0); SetTexture(0, planet3d.bumptexture); SetRenderState(D3DRS_TEXTUREFACTOR, dwFactor); SetTextureStageState(0, D3DTSS_COLORARG1, D3DTA_TEXTURE); SetTextureStageState(0, D3DTSS_COLORARG2, D3DTA_TFACTOR); SetTextureStageState(0, D3DTSS_COLOROP, D3DTOP_DOTPRODUCT3); [/code] Thanks a lot, Firle


May 27, 2005, 04:48 AM

You'll need to transform the light-direction into texturespace (tangentspace) for each vertex, or the direction won't be correct no matter what you do.


May 27, 2005, 05:30 AM

Hello tokjunior,

I am a D3D beginner, could you please tell me how to transform it?
The planets are just spheres (with one material), also is the sun.



May 27, 2005, 06:22 AM

You need to take the direction the surface is facing into account.
You need the direction of the lightsource (the sun) relative to the surface.

Or at least that's what I think he means.

You can see better with a picture:

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