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Thread: glBlendFunc and glBlendFuncSeparate (white = alpha 0, black = alpha 1)

  1. #1
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    Jul 2012

    glBlendFunc and glBlendFuncSeparate (white = alpha 0, black = alpha 1)

    I need some help with OpenGL textures masking. I have it working but need to find some other blending function parameters to work in other way. Now I have

    Code :
        glBlendFunc(GL_ONE, GL_ZERO);
        glBlendFuncSeparate(GL_ZERO, GL_ONE, GL_DST_COLOR, GL_ZERO);

    Now it sets foreground's opacity to 0 (fills with background texture) where mask is transparent. I need it to react to mask's colors. I mean something like setting foregrounds opacity depending on mask's color. For example if mask is black (0.0,0.0,0.0) then the opacity of that place in foreground is 0 (is filled with background), and if mask is white (1.0,1.0,1.0) then the opacity of foreground is 1 (not filled with background). It can be in reverse consequence (white = opacity 0, black = opacity 1). I just need it to work depending on color.


    1. 1st column is my current result. Circle in mask is transparent.
    2. 2nd column is example of result I am trying to get. Circle in mask is white.
    3. 3rd column is example of why I want to get it working just like as I said (white mask color = foreground alpha 0, black mask color = foreground alpha 1 or reverse)
    1. 1st row is background
    2. 2nd row is mask
    3. 3rd row is foreground
    4. 4th row is result
    Last edited by hockeyman; 08-01-2012 at 05:59 AM.

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    I got some info that I should use shaders. And it was said to me that this code should help me out:

    Code :
    uniform sampler2D backTex,maskTex,foreText;
    void main()
       float mask;
       vec4 result;
       mask = texture2D(maskTex,gl_TexCoord[0].st).r;
       result = texture2D(backTex,gl_TexCoord[0].st) * (1 - mask);
       result = result + texture2D(foreTex,gl_TexCoord[0].st) * mask;
       result.a = 1;
       gl_FragColor = result;

    But I have no idea how to implement it to my code (objective-c)

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