GLDEPTHRANGE

Section: [FIXME: manual] (3G)
Updated: 07/27/2020
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NAME

glDepthRange - specify mapping of depth values from normalized device coordinates to window coordinates  

C SPECIFICATION

void glDepthRange(GLdouble nearVal, GLdouble farVal);
void glDepthRangef(GLfloat nearVal, GLfloat farVal);
 

PARAMETERS

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 and is described in detail on the removedTypes() page.  

ASSOCIATED GETS

glGet() with argument GL_DEPTH_RANGE  

VERSION SUPPORT

OpenGL Version
Function / Feature Name 2.0 2.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5
glDepthRange
glDepthRangef - - - - - - -

 

SEE ALSO

glDepthFunc(), glPolygonOffset(), glViewport(), removedTypes()  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1991-2006 Silicon Graphics, Inc. Copyright © 2010-2014 Khronos Group. This document is licensed under the SGI Free Software B License. For details, see m[blue]http://oss.sgi.com/projects/FreeB/m[].  

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Copyright © 1991-2006 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Copyright © 2010-2014 Khronos Group


 

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NAME
C SPECIFICATION
PARAMETERS
DESCRIPTION
NOTES
ASSOCIATED GETS
VERSION SUPPORT
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT
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