Specifies the value of a generic vertex attribute
glVertexAttrib4Nub( GLuint ( index ) , GLubyte ( v0 ) , GLubyte ( v1 ) , GLubyte ( v2 ) , GLubyte ( v3 ) )-> void
glVertexAttrib4d( GLuint ( index ) , GLdouble ( v0 ) , GLdouble ( v1 ) , GLdouble ( v2 ) , GLdouble ( v3 ) )-> void
glVertexAttrib4f( GLuint ( index ) , GLfloat ( v0 ) , GLfloat ( v1 ) , GLfloat ( v2 ) , GLfloat ( v3 ) )-> void
glVertexAttrib4s( GLuint ( index ) , GLshort ( v0 ) , GLshort ( v1 ) , GLshort ( v2 ) , GLshort ( v3 ) )-> void
glVertexAttribI4i( GLuint ( index ) , GLint ( v0 ) , GLint ( v1 ) , GLint ( v2 ) , GLint ( v3 ) )-> void
glVertexAttribI4ui( GLuint ( index ) , GLuint ( v0 ) , GLuint ( v1 ) , GLuint ( v2 ) , GLuint ( v3 ) )-> void
glVertexAttribL4d( GLuint ( index ) , GLdouble ( v0 ) , GLdouble ( v1 ) , GLdouble ( v2 ) , GLdouble ( v3 ) )-> void
glVertexAttribP1ui( GLuint ( index ) , GLenum ( type ) , GLboolean ( normalized ) , GLuint ( value ) )-> void
glVertexAttribP2ui( GLuint ( index ) , GLenum ( type ) , GLboolean ( normalized ) , GLuint ( value ) )-> void
glVertexAttribP3ui( GLuint ( index ) , GLenum ( type ) , GLboolean ( normalized ) , GLuint ( value ) )-> void
glVertexAttribP4ui( GLuint ( index ) , GLenum ( type ) , GLboolean ( normalized ) , GLuint ( value ) )-> void
The glVertexAttrib family of entry points allows an application to pass generic vertex attributes in numbered locations.
Generic attributes are defined as four-component values that are organized into an array. The first entry of this array is numbered 0, and the size of the array is specified by the implementation-dependent constant GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS . Individual elements of this array can be modified with a glVertexAttrib call that specifies the index of the element to be modified and a value for that element.
These commands can be used to specify one, two, three, or all four components of the generic vertex attribute specified by index . A 1 in the name of the command indicates that only one value is passed, and it will be used to modify the first component of the generic vertex attribute. The second and third components will be set to 0, and the fourth component will be set to 1. Similarly, a 2 in the name of the command indicates that values are provided for the first two components, the third component will be set to 0, and the fourth component will be set to 1. A 3 in the name of the command indicates that values are provided for the first three components and the fourth component will be set to 1, whereas a 4 in the name indicates that values are provided for all four components.
The letters s , f , i , d , ub , us , and ui indicate whether the arguments are of type short, float, int, double, unsigned byte, unsigned short, or unsigned int. When v is appended to the name, the commands can take a pointer to an array of such values.
Additional capitalized letters can indicate further alterations to the default behavior of the glVertexAttrib function:
The commands containing N indicate that the arguments will be passed as fixed-point values that are scaled to a normalized range according to the component conversion rules defined by the OpenGL specification. Signed values are understood to represent fixed-point values in the range [-1,1], and unsigned values are understood to represent fixed-point values in the range [0,1].
The commands containing I indicate that the arguments are extended to full signed or unsigned integers.
The commands containing P indicate that the arguments are stored as packed components within a larger natural type.
The commands containing L indicate that the arguments are full 64-bit quantities and should be passed directly to shader inputs declared as 64-bit double precision types.
OpenGL Shading Language attribute variables are allowed to be of type mat2, mat3, or mat4. Attributes of these types may be loaded using the glVertexAttrib entry points. Matrices must be loaded into successive generic attribute slots in column major order, with one column of the matrix in each generic attribute slot.
A user-defined attribute variable declared in a vertex shader can be bound to a generic attribute index by calling glBindAttribLocation . This allows an application to use more descriptive variable names in a vertex shader. A subsequent change to the specified generic vertex attribute will be immediately reflected as a change to the corresponding attribute variable in the vertex shader.
The binding between a generic vertex attribute index and a user-defined attribute variable in a vertex shader is part of the state of a program object, but the current value of the generic vertex attribute is not. The value of each generic vertex attribute is part of current state, just like standard vertex attributes, and it is maintained even if a different program object is used.
An application may freely modify generic vertex attributes that are not bound to a named vertex shader attribute variable. These values are simply maintained as part of current state and will not be accessed by the vertex shader. If a generic vertex attribute bound to an attribute variable in a vertex shader is not updated while the vertex shader is executing, the vertex shader will repeatedly use the current value for the generic vertex attribute.
Generic vertex attributes can be updated at any time.
It is possible for an application to bind more than one attribute name to the same generic vertex attribute index. This is referred to as aliasing, and it is allowed only if just one of the aliased attribute variables is active in the vertex shader, or if no path through the vertex shader consumes more than one of the attributes aliased to the same location. OpenGL implementations are not required to do error checking to detect aliasing, they are allowed to assume that aliasing will not occur, and they are allowed to employ optimizations that work only in the absence of aliasing.
There is no provision for binding standard vertex attributes; therefore, it is not possible to alias generic attributes with standard attributes.
glVertexAttribL versions are available only if the GL version is 4.1 or higher.
GL_UNSIGNED_INT_10F_11F_11F_REV is accepted for type by glVertexAttribP* only if the GL version is 4.4 or higher.
GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if index is greater than or equal to GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS .
GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated if glVertexAttribP* is used with a type other than GL_INT_2_10_10_10_REV , GL_UNSIGNED_INT_2_10_10_10_REV , or GL_UNSIGNED_INT_10F_11F_11F_REV .
GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated if glVertexAttribL is used with a type other than GL_DOUBLE .
glGet with the argument GL_CURRENT_PROGRAM
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