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OpenGL GLSL: adding color from previous drawing

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hi,

I'm trying to simulate lighting effect on my 2D scene. so for example i have a objects drawn in a flat plane, and then i want to give a lighting effect on the scene by highlighting a specific area. so if the light source position is at (0, 0), every pixel at distance less than radius (let say 4) has a brighter color.

Let say I draw the plane and objects with rgb (0.1, 0.1, 0.1). If its highlighted (based on the position and light radius) I want to update the color to (0.2, 0.2, 0.2). Is it possible to do that in openGL? How can I get the value of the current pixel on the fragment without using 2 buffers?


thanks in advance.

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That requires RTT = render to texture
You render your scene to a texture. On the second step, you render to your back buffer and you sample that texture from your fragment shader.

However, I would just re-render the scene with the light. It is likely to perform much better than hacking around with RTT.

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