# Draw Sphere - order of vertices [closed]

I would like draw sphere in pure OpenGL ES 2.0 without any engines. I write next code:

`````` int GenerateSphere (int Slices, float radius, GLfloat **vertices, GLfloat **colors) {
srand(time(NULL));
int i=0, j = 0;
int Parallels = Slices ;
float tempColor = 0.0f;
int VerticesCount = ( Parallels + 1 ) * ( Slices + 1 );
float angleStep = (2.0f * M_PI) / ((float) Slices);

// Allocate memory for buffers
if ( vertices != NULL ) {
*vertices = malloc ( sizeof(GLfloat) * 3 * VerticesCount );
}
if ( colors != NULL) {
*colors = malloc( sizeof(GLfloat) * 4 * VerticesCount);
}

for ( i = 0; i < Parallels+1; i++ ) {
for ( j = 0; j < Slices+1 ; j++ ) {

int vertex = ( i * (Slices + 1) + j ) * 3;

(*vertices)[vertex + 0] = radius * sinf ( angleStep * (float)i ) *
sinf ( angleStep * (float)j );
(*vertices)[vertex + 1] = radius * cosf ( angleStep * (float)i );
(*vertices)[vertex + 2] = radius * sinf ( angleStep * (float)i ) *
cosf ( angleStep * (float)j );
if ( colors ) {
int colorIndex = ( i * (Slices + 1) + j ) * 4;
tempColor = (float)(rand()%100)/100.0f;

(*colors)[colorIndex + 0] =  0.0f;
(*colors)[colorIndex + 1] =  0.0f;
(*colors)[colorIndex + 2] =  0.0f;
(*colors)[colorIndex + (rand()%4)] = tempColor;
(*colors)[colorIndex + 3] =  1.0f;
}
}
}
return VerticesCount;
}
``````

I'm drawing it with using next code:

``````glDrawArrays(GL_TRIANGLE_STRIP, 0, userData->numVertices);
``````

Where userData->numVertices - VerticesCount from function GenerateSphere. But on screen draws series triangles, these aren't sphere approximation! I think, I need to numerate vertices and use OpenGL ES 2.0 function glDrawElements() (with array, contained number vertices). But series of triangles drawn on the screen is not a sphere approximation. How can I draw sphere approximation? How specify order vertices (indices in OpenGL ES 2.0 terms)?

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## closed as too localized by Laurent Couvidou, Byte56♦, John McDonald, Sean Middleditch, JimmyFeb 4 '13 at 18:27

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You should have a look here: stackoverflow.com/questions/7687148/… – Laurent Couvidou Jan 16 '13 at 14:58