Hi Robert, thanks for your help.

Yes, thats makes sense and it's exactly how I do it I think.

But does the relationship (1 to 1 to 1 to 1,
vertexarray,colorarray,normalarrat, textmaparray) still apply when you
use glDrawElements ?

For example a when creating a 3D cube, the same vertex could have
three different colors and three different normals depending on the
triangle it belongs to, so the arrays can't have (?) the same one to
one relationship.

So, the question is how do I map the colors to the indexed vertex?


On 24 mar, 06:00, Robert Green <rbgrn....@gmail.com> wrote:
> Vertices, Texture coordinates, Normals and Colors have a 1 to 1 to 1
> to 1 relationship.  That means that for any given vertex, you can
> define:
> The vertex's location
> The texture coordinate
> The normal
> The color
> If you define 4 vertices (with or without any of the other attributes,
> doesn't matter), you can draw 2 triangles using drawElements.
> Let's say that your verts define the following for a 2d square:
> top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left
> Easy enough, clockwise rotation.
> Your indices would look like:  0,1,2, 0,2,3
> let's say you put that into a directly-allocated ShortBuffer called
> indexBuffer.
> You'd then just call glDrawElements(GL10.GL_TRIANGLES, 6,
> indexBuffer);
> which says, "draw triangles using 6 points indexed by this index
> buffer"
> Make sense?
> On Mar 23, 6:09 pm, Perty <pertyj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > If I use a glColorPointer together with a glVertexPointer and a
> > glNormalPointer the vertex is all in the same position in the array
> > (taking into accont the stride).
> > Thats working fine.
> > But if I want to use the glDrawElement to save some memory
> > (performance?) I do not understand how I should map
> >  the normals and the colors.
> > How does the vertexIndex lookup table relates to the colors and
> > normals?
> > The glDrawElements is rendering the triangles fine but the normals and
> > colors is all messed up. So I manually traverse the the index and
> > creates a vertexArray now.
> > It feels like I have just made a simple error.
> > /Regards Perty

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