gluCylinder.3G - Man Page

draw a cylinder

C Specification

void gluCylinder( GLUquadric* quad,

	GLdouble base,
	GLdouble top,
	GLdouble height,
	GLint slices,
	GLint stacks )



Specifies the quadrics object (created with gluNewQuadric).


Specifies the radius of the cylinder at z = 0.


Specifies the radius of the cylinder at z = height.


Specifies the height of the cylinder.


Specifies the number of subdivisions around the z axis.


Specifies the number of subdivisions along the z axis.


gluCylinder draws a cylinder oriented along the z axis. The base of the cylinder is placed at z = 0, and the top at z=height. Like a sphere, a cylinder is subdivided around the z axis into slices, and along the  z axis into stacks.

Note that if top is set to 0.0, this routine generates a cone.

If the orientation is set to GLU_OUTSIDE  (with gluQuadricOrientation), then any generated normals point away from the z axis. Otherwise, they point toward the  z axis.

If texturing is turned on (with gluQuadricTexture), then texture  coordinates are generated so that t ranges linearly from 0.0  at z = 0 to 1.0 at z = height, and s  ranges from 0.0 at the +y axis, to 0.25 at the +x axis,  to 0.5 at the -y axis, to 0.75 at the -x axis,  and back to 1.0 at the +y axis.

See Also

gluDisk(3G), gluNewQuadric(3G), gluPartialDisk(3G), gluQuadricTexture(3G),  gluSphere(3G)

Referenced By

gluDisk.3G(3), gluNewQuadric.3G(3), gluPartialDisk.3G(3), gluSphere.3G(3).