Thread: Adding bitmap as a resource for texture mapping in OpenGL

  1. #1

    Lightbulb Adding bitmap as a resource for texture mapping in OpenGL

    I need to add a bitmap as a resource in a project but I have no idea how to call it.

    Lets say the name of my resource is IDB_BITMAP1 well... this doesnt work, I need to texture map IDB_BITMAP1 onto the Quad you see below. in the code below, thats were you would put whatever texture it was, like texture[1]...

    p.s. Is this even possible... and thanks for you help
    glTexCoord2f(0.0f, 1.0f);
    glVertex3f(-1, 1, 0);

    glTexCoord2f(0.0f, 0.0f);
    glVertex3f(-1, -1, 0);

    glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 0.0f);
    glVertex3f(1, -1, 0);

    glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 1.0f);
    glVertex3f(1, 1, 0);


    p.s.s. If your wondering why I need to accomplish this, well, im making a windows screensaver. Windows will not let me use a bitmap in another directory so I have to add it as a resource. If anybody knows why this is, I would love to know that too!


  2. #2
    Programming is fun, mkay?
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    Oct 2001

    Smile Maybe this...

    Here's something:

    HBITMAP bitmap1;

    bitmap1 = (HBITMAP) LoadImage(GetModuleHandle(NULL), "IDB_BITMAP1", IMAGE_BITMAP, imageX, imageY, 0);

    Replace imageX/imageY with the image's X/Y coordinates. This may help, but I am not sure.


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  3. #3
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    I was chatting to someone and they said something about hard coding it into OpenGL. What does that mean?


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