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Why does accessing a uniform float make my shader more than twice as slow?

My fragment shader was significantly slowed down by a recent change, and I've been trying to understand why. I isolated the main slow-down to accessing a single particular uniform float. If I include ...
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Pyglet: text.Label().draw to FBO?

I just started OpenGL (PyopenGl) & Pyglet 3 weeks ago, and decided to read the Red Book. So sorry if my question shows my lack of comprehension... My question is: Is it possible to display/write ...
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deferred rendering and gaussian blur - artifacts

I compute Gaussian blur in two passes (horizontally and vertically). Shaders look like this: Horizontal blur - fragment shader: #version 420 layout (location = 0) out vec4 outColor; in vec2 ...
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AlphaToCoverage + Alpha Blending = Artifacts

I'm experiencing a strange problem using OpenGL SampleAlphaToCoverage mode. There are rendering artifacts when using alpha-blending on pixels that have been rendered using alpha-to-coverage - and I ...
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Skybox rendering

I am sorry if this is trivial, but I got into OpenGL just very very recently. I am trying to render skybox (with cubemaps) and this is what I have done: Created a VBO with vertices positions (36 ...
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Text rendering overlap

I'm trying to display text with a texture and font description created with BMFont in OpenGL 3.3, but whenever I display the text there is some overlap between certain characters. Here is the text at ...
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problem loading Collada DAE model using Assimp in OepnGL 4.4

I am loading a model in my OpenGL application using Assimp library like this : bool CGameObject::LoadModelFromFile(char* sZFilePath) { std::string fn = sZFilePath; std::string td = "\\"; std::string ...
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Render on texture with alpha 0 for the background colour

Sorry if the question is stupid but I am very new to opengl. I render on a target a scene with a couple of object on a background that is nothing more than the clear colour (which is ...
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FBX Importer - Vertex Color

I imported vertex positions, indices and normals successfully in OpenGL using fbx sdk, but I just can't figure out how to import vertex colors. I tried to fetch the pointer to array of colors trough ...
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Blank texture in Frame Buffer Object in Deferred Rendering

I'm running the tutorial 35 from olgdev.atspace.co.uk, and it's so strange that the result is a blank screen. This tutorial is performing the first step of Deferred Shading, which means decoupling of ...
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Arcball 3D camera

I have checked multiple threads before posting, but i havent been able to figure this one out. Ok so i have been following this tutorial, but im not using glm, ive been implementing everything up ...
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uniform z slices in clip-space

1) Context I'm using a regular OpenGL perspective projection matrix created with GLM (glm::perspective) and taking the inverse (glm::inverse) to transform clip-space back into view space (and world ...
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Optimal OpenGL 2D Sprite Batching (Best Practice)

I am working on simple 2D engine using OpenGL (3.3+) for rendering and was wondering what the optimal method of sprite batching would be. I plan to put all sprites into one (or fewer) texture atlases. ...
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glFramebufferTexture2D gives corruption with cube map textures

I am using glFramebufferTexture2D with cube map textures but it gives corruption in texture. draw_cube() function works perfectly when i draw that on default framebuffer. GLenum ...
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Per fragment lighting with OpenGL 4.x tessellated model

I'm experienced with OpenGL 3+. I'm dabbling with tessellation shaders and have now got to a point where I have a nicely tessellated teapot/plane demo (quick look here) As can be seen from the ...
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stencil shadows - doom 3 engine - precision errors - shadow cracks - why?

I am testing the limits of the Doom 3 engine - in regards to maximum map size. I noticed some stencil shadow precision errors that become more pronounced when objects get further and further away ...
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Android OpenGLES, getting number of fragments passed depth test/Occlusion Query?

Afeter reading many blogs and searching on Internet, I did not get any sloution for getting number of fragments/pixels which are occludded or not occludded of the object on OpenGL ES3.0 Android ...
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OpenGL - Texture disappears

I'm making a simple program with C++, SDL and GLEW. So far it is going great but I ran into a weird problem. One of my four textures would not show up on screen even though it used the same code as ...
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Is it reasonable to use a 2D texture as a lookup table in GLSL

I need a lookup table in a shader. The input values would be color values and the output other color values. Something like: uniform float lut[256]; color = vec3(lut[int(color.r*255.)], ...
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OpenGL - Cascaded shadow mapping - Texture lookup

I'm trying to implement cascaded shadow mapping in my engine, but I'm somewhat stuck at the last step. For testing purposes I've made sure all cascades encompass my entire scene. The result is ...
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implementing shadows into my 2D GLSL-based lighting system

I'm writing a lighting system in OPENGL using GLSL shaders, and I'm pretty happy with the light casting I have so far, but I'm totally stuck on casting shadows. Everything I've found online on this ...
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OpenGL seems to be getting its colour from the wrong array on some machines

I have a OpenSceneGraph application which displays a 2D mesh and allows the user to make selections on triangles and vertices and colour them. If you aren't familiar with OpenSceneGraph, it's basiclly ...
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OpenGL/GLM Camera

I want to make a camera that can freely look and walk on X/Z plane and rotate 360 degrees. I'm using OpenGL and the lookAt function from the GLM library to create the view matrix. I've looked through ...
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How to shade hair (line segments) correctly in GLSL

I render my hair geometry in line segments. The problem I have is with the correct shading of the hair. From what I've read I understood that I need the direction of the line segment and the ...
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Creating a voxel chunk with a VBO - How to translate the coordinates of each block and add it to the VBO chunk?

I'm trying to make a voxel engine similar to minecraft as a little learning experience and a way to learn some opengl. I have created a chunk class and I want to put all of the vertices for the whole ...
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Different way to pass uniforms to seperate draws in glMultiDrawElementsIndirect

Given OpenGL version 4.3 and GLSL 430, what would be the best way to pass a matrix to each model in a draw call to glMultiDrawElementsIndirect? I am thinking of going the way of a TBO and indexing it ...
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Android: Hardware Scaler

I was reading through this: using-hardware-scaler-for-performance and am a little confused by it. It says all you need to do to invoke the scaler is to set it like so: surfaceView = new ...
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How can I reduce draw calls when using glBufferSubData and DYNAMIC_DRAW?

At first I had the problem where I had about 150 rectangles rendered every tick. I only used STATIC_DRAW and glBufferData. I added support for DYNAMIC_DRAW and glBufferSubData and now I have a very ...
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Text alignment in OpenGL with FreeType2

I'm trying to implement font rendering and have got into some trouble with glyph metrics. Here's the code where I get the metrics: Glyph gl; gl.width = face->glyph->metrics.width / 64; ...
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What's the best way to set up an OpenGL draw loop in windows?

On mac os x, there's a way to pass the system a function pointer that is triggered at an ideal time to start your drawing code. These are the CVDisplayLink tools. I'd like to understand how to do ...
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Converting signed normalized integer to unsigned normalized integer image format

Given I have my texture data in client memory as signed normalized integers. I want the samples in the shader in the range [0,1]. Can I simply specify: format = GL_RGBA; internalFormat = GL_RGBA8; ...
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3D Camera Y-Axis wrong angle

I am trying to build a camera class, though I am running into a problem. When I move the camera above/below, and try to move towards the ground, I am moved off in what seems to be about 45 degrees in ...
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opengl volumetric billboard implementation: general idea + geometry shader

A while ago I decided to implement the volumetric billboards technique in my university project (C++ & OpenGL 4.3). I passed the subject but failed to implement the mentioned technique. I'd like ...
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Rendering portals using stencil buffer

Due to this question I have changed the method of rendering portals. Before I was using FBO and rendering to a texture, but somehow I failed. Now I switched to a stencil buffer method. My problem is ...
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Shadow maps, reducing “shimmering”

I'm doing shadow maps, and my shadows move around, "shimmer", when I move around the camera. It is difficult to spot on still images but very much noticable in motion. I read an MSDN article ...
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FreeGLUT keyboard IO timing and synchronization

Using FreeGLut's keyboard callbacks, glutKeyboardFunc(); glutKeyboardUpFunc(); glutSpecialFunc(); glutSpecialUpFunc(); When in the glutMainLoop pipeline do these functions get called? In other ...
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Sampler object not changing texture filter

I am currently binding a sampler object to a texture (GL_TEXTURE12 to be specific) with glBindSampler(12, sampler); and the initial settings are very visible compared to the textures own settings. ...
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Texture not visible on particles

This is the first time I am working with particles (GL_POINTS) I am using kinematic equations and controlling their movement in vertex shader. I am following an example given in OpenGL 4.0 Cookbook ...
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GLSL, Internal error: assembly compile error for fragment shader at offset 513

My vertex and fragment shaders link correctly. When I try and link my shader program I get the error: "Internal error: assembly compile error for fragment shader at offset 513". Pastebin of fragment ...
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Unity Pro - Shadow rendering issue

I am using Unity Pro 4.2.1f4 and I always have this sort of glitch. This is due to the shadows and the bias. Even with a low bias this is happening. I've found a thread that talks about that ...
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c++ opengl unproject not working

first of all, sorry for the bad english. I need to convert my mouse coordinates to world coordinates, I'm trying to use the glm unproject method. 1280x720 is the size of the window, It's hard coded ...
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Geometry shader and triangle adjacency

I'm currently trying to change my project to use GL_TRIANGLE_ADJACENCY instead of GL_TRIANGLES. Following this question, I have managed to construct my index buffer fine, but when it comes to the ...
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How do I mix 3D skeletal animations?

I'm trying to create a 3D-model skeletal animation system for C++/Open GL. I would like to be able to mix animations by allowing animations to only affect specific bones. My game has ride-able ...
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Slick2d font rendering makes all other drawings vanish

I'm converting a java game to lwjgl and slick-utils. I've followed the slick2d examples for font loading/rendering but I found that the font shows as a solid box of color unless I add the following ...
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Rotate a point in 3D space with sine and cosine

I got my camera controlled by the mouse. Now I want a sphere to be always in the center of my view(just for testing). I tried that by assigning the sine of the Y rotation of the camera times 10 as the ...
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Creating a new GLFW window and re-using the old context causes crash

I am using GLFW 3.0.2 and when I want to switch the application to fullscreen, I create a new window and intend to use the OpenGL context of the old window so I don't have to reload all the meshes, ...
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GLX/X11 Changing the rendering resolution

I have made a simple application that creates a window with an OpenGL 4.2 context and takes user input. I have implemented making the window go fullscreen with XRandR and can change the display ...
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Matrix array doesn't seem to get populated

I'm trying to stream an array of matrices to a vertex shader, but it seems that only the first matrix works. What could be the problem? I suspect that I upload the matrices in a wrong way. C# ...
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Rotate view matrix based on touch coordinates

I'm working on an Android game where I need to rotate the camera around the origin based on the user dragging their finger. My view matrix has initial position of sitting on the negative z and facing ...
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Multiple Render Targets, Multiple Fragment Shaders

I render a normal and a depth image of a scene. Then I want to reuse these two images to do further texture/image processing in a second fragment shader. I use a framebuffer with 3 textures attached ...