GlDepthRange

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_glDepthRange: specify mapping of depth values from normalized device coordinates to window coordinates


Syntax

SUB _glDepthRange (BYVAL zNear AS DOUBLE, BYVAL zFar AS DOUBLE)
void _glDepthRange(GLdouble nearVal, GLdouble farVal);
void _glDepthRangef(GLfloat nearVal, GLfloat farVal);
nearVal
Specifies the mapping of the near clipping plane to window coordinates. The initial value is 0.
farVal
Specifies the mapping of the far clipping plane to window coordinates. The initial value is 1.


Description

After clipping and division by w, depth coordinates range from -1 to 1, corresponding to the near and far clipping planes. _glDepthRange specifies a linear mapping of the normalized depth coordinates in this range to window depth coordinates. Regardless of the actual depth buffer implementation, window coordinate depth values are treated as though they range from 0 through 1 (like color components). Thus, the values accepted by _glDepthRange are both clamped to this range before they are accepted.

The setting of (0,1) maps the near plane to 0 and the far plane to 1. With this mapping, the depth buffer range is fully utilized.


Notes:

It is not necessary that nearVal be less than farVal. Reverse mappings such as nearVal = 1, and farVal = 0 are acceptable.

The type of the nearVal and farVal parameters was changed from GLclampf to GLfloat for _glDepthRangef and from GLclampd to GLdouble for _glDepthRange. This change is transparent to user code.


Use With:

_glGet with argument _GL_DEPTH_RANGE


See also

SUB _GL _glDepthFunc, _glDepthRangeArray, _glDepthRangeIndexed, _glPolygonOffset, _glViewport


Copyright: 1991-2006 Silicon Graphics, Inc. This document is licensed under the SGI Free Software B License.
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