glFrustum function
The glFrustum function multiplies the current matrix by a perspective matrix.
Syntax
void WINAPI glFrustum(
GLdouble left,
GLdouble right,
GLdouble bottom,
GLdouble top,
GLdouble zNear,
GLdouble zFar
);
Parameters

left

The coordinate for the leftvertical clipping plane.

right

The coordinate for the rightvertical clipping plane.

bottom

The coordinate for the bottomhorizontal clipping plane.

top

The coordinate for the bottomhorizontal clipping plane.

zNear

The distances to the neardepth clipping plane. Must be positive.

zFar

The distances to the fardepth clipping planes. Must be positive.
Return value
This function does not return a value.
Error codes
The following error codes can be retrieved by the glGetError function.
Name  Meaning 


zNear or zFar was not postitive. 

The function was called between a call to glBegin and the corresponding call to glEnd. 
Remarks
The glFrustum function describes a perspective matrix that produces a perspective projection. The (left, bottom, zNear) and (right, top, zNear) parameters specify the points on the near clipping plane that are mapped to the lowerleft and upperright corners of the window, respectively, assuming that the eye is located at (0,0,0). The zFar parameter specifies the location of the far clipping plane. Both zNear and zFar must be positive. The corresponding matrix is shown in the following image.
The glFrustum function multiplies the current matrix by this matrix, with the result replacing the current matrix. That is, if M is the current matrix and F is the frustum perspective matrix, then glFrustum replaces M with M F.
Use glPushMatrix and glPopMatrix to save and restore the current matrix stack.
Depthbuffer precision is affected by the values specified for zNear and zFar. The greater the ratio of zFar to zNear is, the less effective the depth buffer will be at distinguishing between surfaces that are near each other. If
roughly log2 (r) bits of depth buffer precision are lost. Because r approaches infinity as zNear approaches zero, you should never set zNear to zero.
The following functions retrieve information about glFrustum:
glGet with argument GL_MATRIX_MODE
glGet with argument GL_MODELVIEW_MATRIX
glGet with argument GL_PROJECTION_MATRIX
glGet with argument GL_TEXTURE_MATRIX
Requirements
Requirement  Value 

Minimum supported client 
Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only] 
Minimum supported server 
Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only] 
Header 

Library 

DLL 
