JOGL - Scaling

This chapter teaches you how to scale an object ie., increase or decrease the size of an object using JOGL.

Scaling an object is done by using the glScalef(float x, float y, float z) method of GLMatrixFunc interface. This method accepts three floating point parameters, using which we specify the scale factors along the x, y, and z axes respectively.

For example, in the following program, a triangle is diminished to 50%. Here, the value 50 is passed as parameter along all the axes.

Let us go through the program to scale a triangle −


import javax.swing.JFrame;
public class Scaling implements GLEventListener {
   public void display( GLAutoDrawable drawable ) { 
      final GL2 gl = drawable.getGL().getGL2(); 
      gl.glScalef( 0.50f,0.25f,0.50f ); 
      gl.glBegin( GL2.GL_TRIANGLES );
      // Drawing Using Triangles 
      gl.glColor3f( 1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f );   // Red 
      gl.glVertex3f( 0.5f,0.7f,0.0f );    // Top 
      gl.glColor3f( 0.0f,1.0f,0.0f );     // blue 
      gl.glVertex3f( -0.2f,-0.50f,0.0f ); // Bottom Left 
      gl.glColor3f( 0.0f,0.0f,1.0f );     // green 
      gl.glVertex3f( 0.5f,-0.5f,0.0f );   // Bottom Right 
   public void dispose( GLAutoDrawable arg0 ) { 
      //method body 
   public void init( GLAutoDrawable arg0 ) { 
      // method body 
   public void reshape( GLAutoDrawable arg0, int arg1, int arg2, int arg3, int arg4 ) { 
      // method body 
   public static void main( String[] args ) {   
      //getting the capabilities object of GL2 profile 
      final GLProfile profile = GLProfile.get( GLProfile.GL2 ); 
      GLCapabilities capabilities = new GLCapabilities(profile);
      // The canvas  
      final GLCanvas glcanvas = new GLCanvas( capabilities ); 
      Scaling scaling = new Scaling(); 
      glcanvas.addGLEventListener( scaling ); 
      glcanvas.setSize( 400, 400 );  

      //creating frame 
      final JFrame frame  = new JFrame (" Dimnished Triangle (Scaling )");   

      //adding canvas to it 
   } //end of main 
} //end of classimport; 

On compiling and executing the above program, we get the following output. Here, you can observe a diminished triangle as compared to the original triangle produced by −

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