In my game there is a Minecraft-like terrain made out of cubes. I generate a vertex buffer from the voxel data and use a texture atlas for looks of different blocks:
The problem is that the texture of distant cubes interpolates with adjacent tiles in the texture atlas. That results in lines of wrong colors between cubes (you may need to view the screenshot below at its full size to see the graphical flaws):
For now I use these interpolation settings but I tried every combination and even
GL_NEAREST without mipmapping doesn't provide better results.
glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_WRAP_S, GL_REPEAT);
glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_WRAP_T, GL_REPEAT);
glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_MIN_FILTER, GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST);
glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_MAG_FILTER, GL_NEAREST);
I also tried added an offset in the texture coordinates to pick a slightly smaller area of the tile but since the unwanted effect depends on the distance to the camera this cannot solve the problem completely. At far distances the stripes occur anyway.
How can I solve this texture bleeding? Since using a texture atlas is popular technique there might be a common approach. Sadly, for some reasons explained in the comments, I cannot change to different textures or texture arrays.