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Hi everyone, i have a dumb opengl question. i have the following simple display loop: void display(void) { glClearColor( 0, 0, 0, 0 ); glEnable(GL_DEPTH_TEST); glClear( GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT |GL_DEPTH_BUFFER_BIT ); glAlphaFunc(GL_EQUAL, 1); glEnable(GL_ALPHA_TEST); draw_my_stuff(); glDisable(GL_ALPHA_TEST); glutSwapBuffers(); return; } in my understanding this should clear the alpha component of the frame buffer to zero. thus the alpha test should fail and nothing should render. But it renders! I checked: - i am calling glutInit() with GLUT_ALPHA - i don''t have any clears in draw_my_stuff() - i have set glColorMask to all trues just to be safe that i can write to the alpha channel - i have verified that the alpha test is being performed because if i set the test to GL_EQUAL 0 it fails. why is my stuff still drawing to the screen?! thanks

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The alpha test is done with the incoming pixels, not with those that are already in the frame buffer. So I guess that you draw your stuff with alpha channels set to 1, that''s way the alpha test always passes.

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