View Full Version : Intensity problem with multi-texturing

05-31-2002, 12:29 PM
I have encountered an intensity problem when using multi-texturing (glMultitextureARB) on a GF3 card and I hope someone here can offer some good advice on fixing it. I created a simple application to display a textured quad and wrapped the quad and its rendering modes up in a class. The rendering modes are SinglePass, MultiPass, and MultiTexture ... go figure what they do ...

The problem is that the multi-pass version shows up exactly like I wish while the multi-textured version does not. I have documented this problem in detail at the following URL. You can see snapshots of the three versions and download the project, source code, textures, and DLLs a this link if you are really interested in helping.

Any advice on how to brighten up the multi-textured version procedurally (no doctoring of the lightmap image) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance...

05-31-2002, 10:05 PM
For your multipass version, the blending functions you have chosen work out to an equation of 2 * texture0 * texture1. The multitexture version is simply texture0 * texture1. To make them look the same, you can either choose a blending function for the multipass version that's equivalent to texture0 * texture1, or you could modify the multitexture version.

Changing the multipass version would be simpler - a blending function of glBlendFunc(GL_DST_COLOR, GL_ZERO) should work. Or you should be able to use the EXT_texture_env_combine or ARB_texture_env_combine extensions to create a blending function of 2 * texture0 * texture1 in your multitextured version.


06-01-2002, 12:28 PM
My goal is more to make the multi-textured version appear as bright as the multipass version so changing the blending function of the multipass version isn't what I need. I will read up on the ARB_texture_env_combine extension and see if I can figure out how to do this. Thanks for the help.

06-02-2002, 11:03 AM
Excellent, Excellent, thank you very much sir ...

This was the trick I needed ...