Geometric Primitive Names and
Meanings
Value

Meaning


Individual points




Series of connected line segments


Same as above, with a segment added between last and first
vertices


Triples of vertices interpreted as triangles


Linked strip of triangles


Linked fan of triangles


Quadruples of vertices interpreted as foursided polygons


Linked strip of quadrilaterals


Boundary of a simple, convex polygon

void glTranslatef ( GLfloat x,
GLfloat y, GLfloat z )PARAMETERS x, y, z
Specify the x, y,
and z coordinates of a translation vector.
DESCRIPTION:
glTranslate produces a translation by (x,y,z). The current matrix (seeglMatrixMode) is
multiplied by this translation matrix, with the product replacing the current matrix, as if glMultMatrix were called
with
the following matrix for its argument:
1 0 0 x
0 1 0 y
0 0 1 z
0 0 0 1