glVertex.3G man page

glVertex — specify a vertex

C Specification

void glVertex2s(GLshort x, GLshort y);

void glVertex2i(GLint x, GLint y);

void glVertex2f(GLfloat x, GLfloat y);

void glVertex2d(GLdouble x, GLdouble y);

void glVertex3s(GLshort x, GLshort y, GLshort z);

void glVertex3i(GLint x, GLint y, GLint z);

void glVertex3f(GLfloat x, GLfloat y, GLfloat z);

void glVertex3d(GLdouble x, GLdouble y, GLdouble z);

void glVertex4s(GLshort x, GLshort y, GLshort z, GLshort w);

void glVertex4i(GLint x, GLint y, GLint z, GLint w);

void glVertex4f(GLfloat x, GLfloat y, GLfloat z, GLfloat w);

void glVertex4d(GLdouble x, GLdouble y, GLdouble z, GLdouble w);


x, y, z, w

Specify x, y, z, and w coordinates of a vertex. Not all parameters are present in all forms of the command.

C Specification

void glVertex2sv(const GLshort * v);

void glVertex2iv(const GLint * v);

void glVertex2fv(const GLfloat * v);

void glVertex2dv(const GLdouble * v);

void glVertex3sv(const GLshort * v);

void glVertex3iv(const GLint * v);

void glVertex3fv(const GLfloat * v);

void glVertex3dv(const GLdouble * v);

void glVertex4sv(const GLshort * v);

void glVertex4iv(const GLint * v);

void glVertex4fv(const GLfloat * v);

void glVertex4dv(const GLdouble * v);



Specifies a pointer to an array of two, three, or four elements. The elements of a two-element array are x and y; of a three-element array, x, y, and z; and of a four-element array, x, y, z, and w.


glVertex commands are used within glBegin()/glEnd() pairs to specify point, line, and polygon vertices. The current color, normal, texture coordinates, and fog coordinate are associated with the vertex when glVertex is called.

When only x and y are specified, z defaults to 0 and w defaults to 1. When x, y, and z are specified, w defaults to 1.


Invoking glVertex outside of a glBegin()/glEnd() pair results in undefined behavior.

See Also

glBegin(), glCallList(), glColor(), glEdgeFlag(), glEvalCoord(), glFogCoord(), glIndex(), glMaterial(), glMultiTexCoord(), glNormal(), glRect(), glTexCoord(), glVertexPointer()


Referenced By

The man pages glVertex2d.3G(3), glVertex2dv.3G(3), glVertex2f.3G(3), glVertex2fv.3G(3), glVertex2i.3G(3), glVertex2iv.3G(3), glVertex2s.3G(3), glVertex2sv.3G(3), glVertex3d.3G(3), glVertex3dv.3G(3), glVertex3f.3G(3), glVertex3fv.3G(3), glVertex3i.3G(3), glVertex3iv.3G(3), glVertex3s.3G(3), glVertex3sv.3G(3), glVertex4d.3G(3), glVertex4dv.3G(3), glVertex4f.3G(3), glVertex4fv.3G(3), glVertex4i.3G(3), glVertex4iv.3G(3), glVertex4s.3G(3) and glVertex4sv.3G(3) are aliases of glVertex.3G(3).

02/07/2018 OpenGL Manual