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I am using NSBitmapImageRep’s - (id)initWithFocusedViewRect:(NSRect)rect to load “screenshot” of view to NSBitmapImageRep. The next thing what I want to do is to use it as OpenGL texture in OpenGL drawing. I can easily load .bmp files to NSBitmapImageRep and then to OpenGL texture, but for some reason initWithFocusedViewRect doesn’t work. Could anyone help me?

I am using code from one of the ports of NeHe tutorials. Here it is:

BOOL success = FALSE; int bitsPPixel, bytesPRow; unsigned char *theImageData; int rowNum, destRowNum; NSLog(@”ziurim”); if( theImage != nil ) { NSLog(@”ne nilas”); bitsPPixel = [ theImage bitsPerPixel ]; bytesPRow = [ theImage bytesPerRow ]; if( bitsPPixel == 24 ) // No alpha channel texFormat[ texIndex ] = GL_RGB; else if( bitsPPixel == 32 ) // There is an alpha channel texFormat[ texIndex ] = GL_RGBA; texSize[ texIndex ].width = [ theImage pixelsWide ]; texSize[ texIndex ].height = [ theImage pixelsHigh ]; texBytes[ texIndex ] = calloc( bytesPRow * texSize[ texIndex ].height, 1 ); if( texBytes[ texIndex ] != NULL ) { success = TRUE; // theImageData=[theImage bitmapData]; theImageData = [ theImage bitmapData ]; destRowNum = 0; for( rowNum = texSize[ texIndex ].height - 1; rowNum >= 0; rowNum–, destRowNum++ ) {

        // Copy the entire row in one shot
        memcpy( texBytes[ texIndex ] + ( destRowNum * bytesPRow ),
                theImageData + ( rowNum * bytesPRow ),
                bytesPRow );
  }    }

return success;

Thanks, Aidas

What exactly about -initWithFocusedViewRect: doesn’t work? Is it not even making it to the copying of pixel data or is it giving you garbled textures or what? That code’s worked fine for me in all sorts of uses for NSBitmapImageRep in the past. I suspect your problem lies in either some quirk of -initWithFocusedViewRect: or your handling of it from the time you create the NSBitmapImageRep to its use in the code above. Could you provide that code as well?

Actually when I try to put that texture onto my quadrat it simply doesn’t work (my quadrat becomes white). I’ve checked NSBitmapImageRep created using initWithFocusedViewRect:, i’ve wrote it to file using [bitmapimagerep tiffrepresentation] and it worked just fine. As I mentioned before I’ve created another texture sucesefully from .bmp file using NSBitmapImageRep imageRepWithContentsOfFile:. It worked just fine. Here is my code:

if( [ self loadBitmap:textureTwo intoIndex:1 ] ) { status = TRUE; glBindTexture( GL_TEXTURE_2D, texture[ 1 ] );

  glTexImage2D( GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, 3, texSize[ 1 ].width,
                texSize[ 1 ].height, 0, texFormat[ 1 ],
                GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, texBytes[ 1 ] );
  // Linear filtering

  free( texBytes[ 0 ] );
  free( texBytes[ 1 ] );    }

return status; }

Also here is some other code that is calling loadGLTextures

NSBitmapImageRep *rep2=[NSBitmapImageRep imageRepWithContentsOfFile:[[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@”NeHe” ofType:@”bmp”]]; //i’ve tested [self takeShot] and it really works BOOL suc=[cubeView loadGLTextures:[self takeShot] secondTexture:rep2]; -(NSBitmapImageRep *)takeShot { NSBitmapImageRep *rep=[[NSBitmapImageRep alloc] initWithFocusedViewRect:[textField frame]];// i am sure this is ok

return [rep autorelease]; }