I'm developing with OpenGL 4.1 and have good understanding of the modern pipeline. I was thinking on doing it with GL_LINE_LOOP for each face, but I think this will require several draw calls which certainly is not optimal. What could be a better approach?


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Things like that are usually done using an index buffer. The idea is that you have you have two buffers: One for all the vertices and one that determines the topology of what to draw. Then you can draw all the lines at once with a single glDrawElements call, using GL_LINES as mode.

  • $\begingroup$ Amazing, just finished implementing it and Element Buffers are the way to go. $\endgroup$
    – BRabbit27
    Oct 28, 2015 at 16:46

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