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04-07-2001, 08:27 PM
Does anyone know of any OpenGL demo's that showoff the EXT_texture_env_dot3 extension for bumpmapping/per-pixel lighting effects?
I found one on ATI's site but it uses 3D textures (for lightmaps) so I can't run it on my GeForce2.
I'd also like a link to some tutorials/explanations of this extension (other than the ext spec).
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04-07-2001, 10:02 PM
It shouldn't be very hard to modify that demo (http://www.ati.com/na/pages/resource_centre/dev_rel/sdk/RadeonSDK/Html/Samples/OpenGL/RadeonDotProduct3.html) to take out the distance attenuation term (which uses a 3D texture).
04-08-2001, 06:59 AM
Well you also use a third texture unit throughout the program so on a GeForce you'd have to modify that and do it using multiple passes over the geometry.
Unless there is some other way to do it?
I am currently reading over the source code to get an understanding of whats going on, I will try and see if I can get it too run on a GeForce.
04-08-2001, 07:29 AM
Isn't the idea of this extension that you send down a normal map (with x,y,z delta substituted for r,g,b) as one texture, and send down the diffuse light direction as the texture environment color? That way, you get "per-pixel" lighting (really per-texel, but who's counting? :-)
Apart from preparing the normal map texture, it seems pretty straightforward.
04-08-2001, 07:41 AM
jwatte, that's the way I saw it when I saw the texture that made the normal map. Pretty nifty way of implimenting per-pixel lighting.
04-09-2001, 01:04 PM
Use register combiners...gives you more flexibility, but only used on NVidia cards.
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