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Thread: Blending Two Colours

  1. #1
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    Oct 2012

    Blending Two Colours

    Hi Everyone,

    First post here so please be gentle

    I have a routine which draws a checked board to the screen. I have implemented this from a photoshop mockup which has the following layers

    Checker Base
    Base Texture

    I have the base texture rendering correctly. I then iterate through my checkers and draw one "checker base" quad and a "checker" quad.

    The "checker base" is the same size/position it just acts as an underlay to the "checker".

    The "checker base" has RGBA (1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.2) so white with 20% transparency.

    Whilst the "checker" is either (r, g, b, 0.2) or (r, g, b, 0.8) depending on whether it is odd or even.

    Current blending is: glBlendFunc(GL_SRC_ALPHA, GL_ONE_MINUS_SRC_ALPHA)

    Basically I want to optimize the above into one draw for each checker as opposed to two.

    How do I go about calculating the colour of the two merged quads "checker" and "checker base" ?

  2. #2
    Advanced Member Frequent Contributor
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but the OpenGL blending calculations are described on the man page for glBlendFunc.

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