Thread: z buffer=?

  1. #1
    rebmeM roinuJ
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    Mar 2003

    Question z buffer=?

    In the allegro examples there's an example of a tethraedon
    and a cube rotating so they are colliding, but the polygons
    are drawed correctly and it should have something with z buffering
    to do... Can somebody explain z buffering to me?

  2. #2
    Confused Magos's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    When drawing stuff in 3D space, you don't want an object which is behind another object to be drawn in front even if it is rendered last.
    Therfore, a Z-buffer stores the Z coordinate for every pixel. When a new pixel is about to be drawn, it checks the Z-buffer if it's own Z-coordinate is in front of the Z-coordinate stored in the buffer. If not, it won't draw.

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