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Help with Steep Parallax Mapping shadows

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I've got Parallax Mapping up and running using a linear depth trace and the tangent view vector to obtain the displaced texture coords. The paper i'm following uses ps3 and while loops, but i want it to work with ps2 hardware.

vec3	displacementTrace(int numIterations, vec3 tangentViewVector, sampler2D texture, vec3 texcoord){

    float 	distance2Trace;
    float	normalizationFactor	=	1.0/numIterations;
    vec3 	offset 			= 	normalize(tangentViewVector)*normalizationFactor;
    vec3	texCoord 		= 	vec3(texcoord);
    // RAY MARCH  
    for (int i = 0; i < numIterations; i++) {
	distance2Trace = texture2D(texture, texCoord).a;
	texCoord += distance2Trace * offset;
    }
    return texCoord;
}
    
vec3 	texCoord = displacementTrace(NUM_ITERATIONS,tanEyeVec,tex2,gl_TexCoord[0]);





Now I want to add self-shadow to the above, but am having problems understanding the methods I have found on the internet. As I understand it, I need to do another linear trace using the tangent light vector, but my results are incorrect. Any help would be appreciated. [Edited by - _Lopez on August 12, 2008 5:03:41 AM]

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