View Full Version : Detecting Overflow in Accumulation Buffer

04-13-2001, 06:47 AM
I was wondering if anyone had code/references on detecting when the R G B channels are about to overflow (bitwise) when doing accumulations? Right now I am rendering many >>100 textures on a single polygon Each texture is projected at a different angle onto the polygon. My interest is in the accumulation of all my projections together. However, I am seeing banding occur in my final image due to overflow of the color buffers.

1) Is there a way to know how many bits I have per channel? Can this be set explicitly?
If so how?

2) Is there a way to know when the channel may overflow ?