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Beren Minor
12-22-2011, 01:57 PM

I'm deseperately trying to use an integer texture in my application, to retrieve pure integer values in the fragment shader.

I've created a 2D texture, and writing data to it with the following parameters passed to TexImage2D and TexSubImage2D:

internalformat = GL_RGB8UI

Then, I've bound the texture to a uniform usampler in my shader, and I try to retrieve texels from it using:

uvec4 value = texelFetch(sampler, ivec2(...), 0);

However, the value retrieved are always set to 0, whatever I can put in my texture.

I've checked using multiple ways if the data stored in the texture was correct, reading data back from the texture, using gDEbugger, etc... and I've got no error raised by OpenGL, so I think I'm doing it right.
Also I'm calling GenerateMipmap after every load, if it could ever have any impact.

For technical details, I'm running under GNU/Linux/Debian. Gl info is:

vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
renderer: GeForce 9800M GTS/PCI/SSE2
version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 290.10
shading_language_version: 3.30 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
And I'm using a manually created GLX context, asked with explicit OpenGL 3.3 Core profile support.

If anybody has any idea of what I do wrong... it would be awesome.

Of course, the exact same code, done with floating texture and floating sampler (with the exact same bytes loaded up) works perfectly.

12-22-2011, 03:21 PM
Two things:
Have you tried type = gl_Unsugned_Integer
And secondly what have you defined the Sampler type as in the pixel shader?

Beren Minor
12-22-2011, 05:07 PM
Well, i've tried with RGBA format and type = UNSIGNED_INT_8_8_8_8, same thing. I'll try more combinations, but shouldn't it work fine with type = UNSIGNED_BYTE ?

The sampler i use in the shader is a uniform usampler2D.

12-22-2011, 05:47 PM
Your min and mag filters need to be NEAREST (or NEAREST_MIPMAP_NEAREST) in order for an integer texture to be considered "complete". It will be incomplete with the default state, regardless of generating mipmaps or not.

Beren Minor
12-22-2011, 11:52 PM
Well, this is it... thanks a lot.