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Name | |

ARB_point_parameters | |

Name Strings | |

GL_ARB_point_parameters | |

Contact | |

Michael Gold, NVIDIA (gold 'at' nvidia.com) | |

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Status | |

Approved by the ARB, 21 June 2000. | |

Version | |

Revision Date: September 23, 2010 | |

Version: 0.6 | |

Based on: EXT_point_parameters | |

$Date: 1997/08/21 21:26:36 $ $Revision: 1.6 $ | |

Number | |

ARB Extension #14 | |

Dependencies | |

OpenGL 1.0 is required. | |

ARB_multisample affects the definition of this extension. | |

The extension is written against the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification. | |

Overview | |

This extension supports additional geometric characteristics of | |

points. It can be used to render particles or tiny light sources, | |

commonly referred to as "Light points". | |

The raster brightness of a point is a function of the point area, | |

point color, point transparency, and the response of the display's | |

electron gun and phosphor. The point area and the point transparency | |

are derived from the point size, currently provided with the <size> | |

parameter of glPointSize. | |

The primary motivation is to allow the size of a point to be | |

affected by distance attenuation. When distance attenuation has an | |

effect, the final point size decreases as the distance of the point | |

from the eye increases. | |

The secondary motivation is a mean to control the mapping from the | |

point size to the raster point area and point transparency. This is | |

done in order to increase the dynamic range of the raster brightness | |

of points. In other words, the alpha component of a point may be | |

decreased (and its transparency increased) as its area shrinks below | |

a defined threshold. | |

This extension defines a derived point size to be closely related to | |

point brightness. The brightness of a point is given by: | |

1 | |

dist_atten(d) = ------------------- | |

a + b * d + c * d^2 | |

brightness(Pe) = Brightness * dist_atten(|Pe|) | |

where 'Pe' is the point in eye coordinates, and 'Brightness' is some | |

initial value proportional to the square of the size provided with | |

PointSize. Here we simplify the raster brightness to be a function | |

of the rasterized point area and point transparency. | |

brightness(Pe) brightness(Pe) >= Threshold_Area | |

area(Pe) = | |

Threshold_Area Otherwise | |

factor(Pe) = brightness(Pe)/Threshold_Area | |

alpha(Pe) = Alpha * factor(Pe) | |

where 'Alpha' comes with the point color (possibly modified by | |

lighting). | |

'Threshold_Area' above is in area units. Thus, it is proportional to | |

the square of the threshold provided by the programmer through this | |

extension. | |

The new point size derivation method applies to all points, while | |

the threshold applies to multisample points only. | |

IP Status | |

None. | |

Issues | |

* Does point alpha modification affect the current color ? | |

No. | |

* Do we need a special function GetPointParameterfvARB, or get by | |

with GetFloat ? | |

GetFloat is sufficient. | |

* If alpha is 0, then we could toss the point before it reaches the | |

fragment stage. | |

No. This can be achieved with enabling the alpha test with | |

reference of 0 and function of LEQUAL. | |

* Do we need a disable for applying the threshold ? The default | |

threshold value is 1.0. It is applied even if the point size is | |

constant. | |

If the default threshold is not overridden, the area of | |

multisample points with provided constant size of less than 1.0, | |

is mapped to 1.0, while the alpha component is modulated | |

accordingly, to compensate for the larger area. For multisample | |

points this is not a problem, as there are no relevant | |

applications yet. As mentioned above, the threshold does not apply | |

to alias or antialias points. | |

The alternative is to have a disable of threshold application, and | |

state that threshold (if not disabled) applies to non antialias | |

points only (that is, alias and multisample points). | |

The behavior without an enable/disable looks fine. | |

* Future extensions (to the extension) | |

1. POINT_FADE_ALPHA_CLAMP_ARB | |

When the derived point size is larger than the threshold size | |

defined by the POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB parameter, it might | |

be desired to clamp the computed alpha to a minimum value, in | |

order to keep the point visible. In this case the formula below | |

change: | |

factor = (derived_size/threshold)^2 | |

factor clamp <= factor | |

clamped_value = | |

clamp factor < clamp | |

1.0 derived_size >= threshold | |

alpha *= | |

clamped_value Otherwise | |

where clamp is defined by the POINT_FADE_ALPHA_CLAMP_ARB new | |

parameter. | |

New Procedures and Functions | |

void PointParameterfARB(enum pname, | |

float param); | |

void PointParameterfvARB(enum pname, | |

const float *params); | |

New Tokens | |

Accepted by the <pname> parameter of PointParameterfARB, and the | |

<pname> of Get: | |

POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB | |

POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB | |

POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB | |

Accepted by the <pname> parameter of PointParameterfvARB, and the | |

<pname> of Get: | |

POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB 0x8126 | |

POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB 0x8127 | |

POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB 0x8128 | |

POINT_DISTANCE_ATTENUATION_ARB 0x8129 | |

Additions to Chapter 2 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (OpenGL Operation) | |

None | |

Additions to Chapter 3 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (Rasterization) | |

In section 3.3, the following is inserted after the description of | |

PointSize: | |

The point size is multiplied with a distance attenuation factor | |

and clamped as follows: | |

derived_size = Clamp(size * sqrt(dist_atten(dist))) | |

where dist_atten is specified as | |

1 | |

dist_atten(d) = ------------------- | |

a + b * d + c * d^2 | |

and 'd' is the eye-coordinate distance from the eye, (0, 0, 0, 1) in | |

eye coordinates, to the vertex. | |

The derived point size is clamped to a given range, and then | |

clamped to the implementation-dependent point size range. | |

If multisampling is enabled, an implementation may optionally fade | |

the point alpha (section 3.12) instead of allowing the size to go | |

below a given threshold. In this case, the diameter of the | |

rasterized point is | |

derived_size derived_size >= threshold | |

diameter = | |

threshold Otherwise | |

and the fade factor is computed as follows: | |

1 derived_size >= threshold | |

fade = | |

(derived_size/threshold)^2 Otherwise | |

The distance attenuation function coefficients, 'a', 'b', and 'c', | |

the bounds of the clamp, and the point fade 'threshold', are | |

specified with | |

void PointParameterfARB( enum pname, float param ); | |

void PointParameterfvARB( enum pname, const float *params ); | |

If <pname> is POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB or POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB, then | |

<param> specifies, or <params> points to the lower or upper bound | |

respectively on the derived point size. If the lower bound is | |

greater than the upper bound, the resulting point size is | |

undefined. If <pname> is POINT_DISTANCE_ATTENUATION_ARB, then | |

<params> points to the coefficients 'a', 'b', and 'c'. If <pname> | |

is POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB, <param> specifies, or <params> | |

points to the point fade threshold. | |

This extension doesn't change the feedback or selection behavior of | |

points. | |

In section 3.11, the word "Finally" is removed from the first | |

sentence. | |

Add the following after section 3.11. | |

Section 3.12 Multisample Point Fade | |

If multisampling is enabled and the rasterized fragment results | |

from a point primitive, then the computed fade factor is applied | |

to the fragment. In RGBA mode, the fade factor is multiplied by | |

the fragment's alpha (A) value to yield a final alpha value. In | |

color index mode, the fade factor has no effect. | |

Additions to Chapter 4 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (Per-Fragment | |

Operations and the Frame Buffer) | |

None | |

Additions to Chapter 5 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (Special Functions) | |

None | |

Additions to Chapter 6 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (State and | |

State Requests) | |

None | |

Additions to Appendix A of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (Invariance) | |

None | |

Additions to the GLX / WGL / AGL Specifications | |

None | |

GLX Protocol | |

Two new GL rendering commands are added. The following commands are | |

sent to the server as part of a glXRender request: | |

PointParameterfARB | |

2 8+4*n rendering command length | |

2 2065 rendering command opcode | |

4 ENUM pname | |

0x8126 n=1 POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB | |

0x8127 n=1 POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB | |

0x8128 n=1 POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB | |

4 FLOAT32 param | |

PointParameterfvARB | |

2 8+4*n rendering command length | |

2 2066 rendering command opcode | |

4 ENUM pname | |

0x8126 n=1 POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB | |

0x8127 n=1 POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB | |

0x8128 n=1 POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB | |

0x8129 n=3 POINT_DISTANCE_ATTENUATION_ARB | |

4*n LISTofFLOAT32 params | |

Dependencies on ARB_multisample | |

If ARB_multisample is not implemented, then the references to | |

multisample points are invalid, and should be ignored. | |

Errors | |

INVALID_ENUM is generated if PointParameterfARB parameter <pname> is | |

not POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB, POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB, or | |

POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB. | |

INVALID_ENUM is generated if PointParameterfvARB parameter <pname> | |

is not POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB, POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB, | |

POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB, or POINT_DISTANCE_ATTENUATION_ARB | |

INVALID_VALUE is generated when values are out of range according | |

to: | |

<pname> valid range | |

-------- ----------- | |

POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB >= 0 | |

POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB >= 0 | |

POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB >= 0 | |

New State | |

(table 6.11, p. 201) | |

Initial | |

Get Value Type Get Command Value Description Sec. Attribute | |

--------- ---- ----------- ------- ----------- ---- --------- | |

POINT_SIZE_MIN_ARB R+ GetFloatv 0.0 Attenuated 3.3 point | |

Min point | |

size | |

POINT_SIZE_MAX_ARB R+ GetFloatv M Attenuated 3.3 point | |

Max point | |

size | |

POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB R+ GetFloatv 1.0 Threshold 3.3 point | |

for alpha | |

attenuation | |

POINT_DISTANCE_ATTENUATION_ARB 3xR GetFloatv (1.0,0.0,0.0) 3.3 point | |

Attenuation | |

coefficients | |

M is the larger of the max antialiased and non antialiased point | |

sizes. | |

New Implementation Dependent State | |

None | |

Revision History | |

11/09/1999 0.1 | |

- First ARB draft based on the original SGI and EXT drafts. | |

12/07/1999 0.2 | |

- clarified behavior when POINT_SIZE_MIN exceeds POINT_SIZE_MAX | |

- clarified when the point size is clamped to the supported range | |

- removed issues from "Errors" section | |

- fixed various typos | |

- Updated to new extension template | |

- added GLX protocol | |

04/20/2000 0.3 | |

- rewritten to fit within the context of the 1.2 specification | |

- added language describing where the fade alpha is applied. | |

- added language which indicates that some implementations may not | |

implement POINT_FADE_THRESHOLD_SIZE_ARB | |

06/20/2000 0.4 | |

- removed alternate behavior for fade alpha, since it is optional | |

- added new section describing fade alpha application | |

03/12/2002 0.5 | |

- added GLX protocol for PointParameterfARB and assigned ropcodes | |

09/23/2010 0.6 (pbrown) | |

- add "const" qualifier to <params> argument to PointParameterfvARB |