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Member Since 19 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active May 08 2012 02:57 AM

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In Topic: Blend mode for signed color addition.

08 May 2012 - 01:51 AM

OK. I gave up bumpmaping. Cause I am trying to do all these calculation in real time, on a iphone. Posted Image Not going to happan. Thanks for all.  

I am writing bit of my shader code, for those who are interested. I hope its correct :?). It seems to working; but as I said before generated normalmap is not smooth.

    vec3 normal=  texture2D(heighttexture, gl_TexCoord[0].xy).xyz;

    float z = abs(normal.r)+abs(normal.g);
    if( z > 1.0 )

    float blue = 1.0-length(normal);


    normal.b= blue;

This is another code that I tried, generates smooth normals, it makes again expensive.

const float width=0.01;
const float strength=1.0;

vec3 nomralfrombump(sampler2D atex,vec2 textcoord)
    vec4 heretex = texture2D(atex, textcoord.xy);
    if(heretex.a == 0.0)
    return vec3(0.0,0.0,0.0);
    vec2 dus= vec2(textcoord.x+width, textcoord.y);

    vec2 dvs= vec2(textcoord.x, textcoord.y+width);
    vec4 du4 = heretex  - texture2D(atex,dus);
    vec4 dv4 = heretex - texture2D(atex,dvs);
    float z = abs(du4.x)+abs(dv4.x);
    if( z > 1.0 )
    float dw = sqrt(1.0-du4.r*du4.r - dv4.r*dv4.r);
    vec3 normal=vec3(du4.x*0.5+0.5,dv4.x*0.5+0.5,dw);
    return normal;

In Topic: Blend mode for signed color addition.

24 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Ok. let me explain.  I started with programmaticality generating height map of my scene. Its straight forward. I am rendering small height sprites to the fbo. glBlendFunc(GL_ONE, GL_ONE).  With additive function I get fairly nice heightmap.  In order to use these heightmap. I am converting  it to normalmap. programmability using a shader.


But this operation is hell of expensive and normal where not smooth. Now I want eliminate the hieghtmap and directly trying to generate normal map. (Using normal sprite?). However It seems that normals does not add up. Feels like I should drop the idea..