OpenGL Ambient Lighting

by Patrick » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 02:17:25 GMT


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 I'm getting some strange results when enabling ambient lights in
openGL. After some experiments, I determined that for some reason, the
ambient light color is multiplied by 0.2f. That is, setting an ambient
light of color ( 5.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f ) is needed to get a pure red
ambient, not the expected ( 1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f ), which yields a
dark red ambient.

I even tried setting the ambient light model :

        float full[] = { 1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f };
        gl.glLightModelfv(GL10.GL_LIGHT_MODEL_AMBIENT, full, 0);

But that makes no difference.

Note that the diffuse component does not suffer from this 0.2f factor,
only the ambient.

Notice that all the default values in openGL for ambient-related stuff
is 0.2f, so I don't think this is a coincidence. Is there another
openGL function I should be calling to set a global factor ?

Thanks,

Patrick.

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