loading .bin models from nitrodir

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Re: loading .bin models from nitrodir

Post by elhobbs » Fri May 23, 2014 3:34 am

I already pointed out your main problem and wintermute went one step further and showed you the code change. I suggest you read up on the return value for fread - it is not a pointer to data - which is what glCallList is expecting. the first parameter to fread is the memory address where the data is loaded (your variable named buffer). that is where your display list is - and it is the value you need to pass to glCallList. take another look at wintermute's response and it should make more since. the "-" and "+" at the start of the lines indicate code to remove and the code to replace it with.

now you probably have another issue as well as it appears that fread is failing (the return value should not be 0) are you calling fatInitDefault before trying to open and read files?

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Re: loading .bin models from nitrodir

Post by WinterMute » Fri May 23, 2014 8:08 pm

t377y000 wrote: heres a screencap.
You really, really shouldn't be putting code in headers like that ...

The project archive you linked to still had the model loading in the loop which isn't a great idea. Somehow I doubt malloc & file io will do much for your frame rate in every display loop. Lack of error checking isn't really helping you track down your problem either.

I got your code to work in a couple of minutes but, to be fair, this stuff probably isn't the most obvious. I moved the teapot.bin into the nitrofs folder so it gets added to the filesystem rather than embedded in the binary, then added nitroFSInit(NULL); at the start of the code so the filesystem is initialised. I rearranged your code a bit to take the loading out of the display loop as well.

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#include <nds.h>

#include <filesystem.h>
#include <stdio.h>

//teapot display list provided by Mike260, as well as the display list gl code.
//#include "teapot_bin.h"

int main() {

	float rotateX = 0.0;
	float rotateY = 0.0;

	//set mode 0, enable BG0 and set it to 3D


	FILE *pFile; char * buffer;	size_t dataInFile;	long fileSize;
	pFile = fopen("teapot.bin", "rb");
	fseek(pFile, 0, SEEK_END);	
	fileSize = ftell(pFile);
	buffer = (char*)malloc(fileSize+1);	
	//buffer = (char*) malloc (sizeof(char)*fileSize);	
	dataInFile = fread(buffer, 1, fileSize, pFile);
	fclose (pFile);

	// initialize gl
	// enable antialiasing
	// setup the rear plane
	glClearColor(0,0,0,31); // BG must be opaque for AA to work
	glClearPolyID(63); // BG must have a unique polygon ID for AA to work

	//this should work the same as the normal gl call
	//any floating point gl call is being converted to fixed prior to being implemented
	gluPerspective(70, 256.0 / 192.0, 0.1, 40);
	gluLookAt(	0.0, 0.0, 3.5,		//camera possition 
				0.0, 0.0, 0.0,		//look at
				0.0, 1.0, 0.0);		//up
	glLight(0, RGB15(31,31,31) , 0,				  floattov10(-1.0),		 0);
	glLight(1, RGB15(31,0,31),   0,				  floattov10(1) - 1,			 0);
	glLight(2, RGB15(0,31,0) ,   floattov10(-1.0), 0,					 0);
	glLight(3, RGB15(0,0,31) ,   floattov10(1.0) - 1,  0,					 0);
	//not a real gl function and will likely change
		u16 keys = keysHeld();
		if(!(keys & KEY_UP)) rotateX += 3;
		if(!(keys & KEY_DOWN)) rotateX -= 3;
		if(!(keys & KEY_LEFT)) rotateY += 3;
		if(!(keys & KEY_RIGHT)) rotateY -= 3;

	return 0;
}//end main 
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Re: loading .bin models from nitrodir

Post by t377y000 » Mon May 26, 2014 11:27 pm

@wintermute: thanks that appears to work. o.O
sorry i noticed the teapot.bin wasn't in the folder after uploading it.
i wasn't sure how to replace the tile in that post tho? after a certain amount of time can't edit it.
"nitroFSInit(NULL);" was what i was missing it seems.

& i have very huge header files in my main project. i was planning on using this with multiple models & textures in headers for organization. would that be bad tho?

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