Name
EXT_texture_filter_minmax
Name Strings
GL_EXT_texture_filter_minmax
Contact
Pat Brown, NVIDIA Corporation (pbrown 'at' nvidia.com)
Contributors
Jeff Bolz, NVIDIA Corporation
Mark Kilgard, NVIDIA Corporation
Eric Werness, NVIDIA Corporation
James Helferty, NVIDIA Corporation
Daniel Koch, NVIDIA Corporation
Status
Shipping
Version
Last Modified Date: September 12, 2014
NVIDIA Revision: 1
Number
Unassigned
Dependencies
This extension is written against the OpenGL 4.3 Specification
(Compatibility Profile), dated February 14, 2013.
OpenGL 1.0 is required.
This extension interacts with EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic.
This extension interacts with EXT_direct_state_access.
Overview
In unextended OpenGL 4.3, minification and magnification filters such as
LINEAR allow texture lookups to returned a filtered texel value produced
by computing an weighted average of a collection of texels in the
neighborhood of the texture coordinate provided.
This extension provides a new texture and sampler parameter
(TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT) which allows applications to produce a
filtered texel value by computing a component-wise minimum (MIN) or
maximum (MAX) of the texels that would normally be averaged. The
reduction mode is orthogonal to the minification and magnification filter
parameters. The filter parameters are used to identify the set of texels
used to produce a final filtered value; the reduction mode identifies how
these texels are combined.
New Procedures and Functions
None.
New Tokens
Accepted by the parameter to SamplerParameter{i f}{v},
SamplerParameterI{u}iv, GetSamplerParameter{i f}v,
GetSamplerParameterI{u}iv, TexParameter{i f}{v}, TexParameterI{u}iv,
GetTexParameter{i f}v, GetTexParameterI{u}iv, TextureParameter{i f}{v}EXT,
TextureParameterI{u}ivEXT, GetTextureParameter{i f}vEXT,
GetTextureParameterI{u}ivEXT, MultiTexParameter{i f}{v}EXT,
MultiTexParameterI{u}ivEXT, GetMultiTexParameter{i f}vEXT, and
GetMultiTexParameterI{u}ivEXT:
TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT 0x9366
Accepted by the or parameter to SamplerParameter{i f}{v},
SamplerParameterI{u}iv, TexParameter{i f}{v}, TexParameterI{u}iv,
TextureParameter{i f}{v}EXT, TextureParameterI{u}ivEXT,
MultiTexParameter{i f}{v}EXT, or MultiTexParameterI{u}ivEXT when
is TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT:
WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT 0x9367
MIN (reused from core)
MAX (reused from core)
Modifications to the OpenGL 4.3 Specification (Compatibility Profile)
Modify Section 8.10, Texture Parameters (p. 241)
(add to Table 8.24, pp. 241-243)
Name Type Legal Values
-------------------------- ---- --------------------
TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT enum WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT,
MIN, MAX
Modify Section 8.14.2, Coordinate Wrapping and Texel Selection (p. 254)
(add below the equations specifying the values i_0, j_0, ... beta, gamma)
... where frac(x) denotes the fractional part of and may be quantized
to a fixed-point value with implementation-dependent precision.
Modify Section 8.14.3, Mipmapping (p. 259)
(modify the last paragraph in the section, p. 261)
The final texture value is then found as:
tau = (1 - frac(lambda)) * tau_1 + frac(lambda) * tau_2,
where frac(x) denotes the fractional part of and may be quantized to a
fixed-point value with implementation-dependent precision.
Modify Section 8.17, Texture Completeness (p. 263)
(modify the last two bullets in the section, p. 264)
* The internal format of the texture arrays is integer (see tables 8.19-
8.20), the texture reduction mode is WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT, and either
the magnification filter is not NEAREST, or the minification filter is
neither NEAREST nor NEAREST_MIPMAP_NEAREST.
* The internal format of the texture is DEPTH_STENCIL, the DEPTH_-
STENCIL_TEXTURE_MODE for the texture is STENCIL_INDEX, the texture
reduction mode is WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT, and either the magnification
filter or the minification filter is not NEAREST.
Insert before Section 8.23, sRGB Texture Color Conversion (p. 279)
Section 8.X, Texture Reduction Modes
When using minification and magnification filters such as LINEAR, or when
using anisotropic texture filtering, the values of multiple texels will
normally be combined using a weighted average to produce a filtered
texture value. However, a filtered texture value may also be produced by
computing per-component minimum and maximum values over the set of texels
that would normally be averaged. The texture and sampler parameter
TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT controls the process by which multiple texels
are combined to produce a filtered texture value. When set to its default
state of WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT, a weighted average will be computed, as
described in previous sections.
When TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT is MIN or MAX, the equations to produce a
filtered texel value for LINEAR minification or magnification filters
(equation 8.10 and subsequent unnumbered ones) are replaced with
tau = reduce((1-alpha)*(1-beta)*(1-gamma), tau_i0_j0_k0,
( alpha)*(1-beta)*(1-gamma), tau_i1_j0_k0,
(1-alpha)*( beta)*(1-gamma), tau_i0_j1_k0,
( alpha)*( beta)*(1-gamma), tau_i1_j1_k0,
(1-alpha)*(1-beta)*( gamma), tau_i0_j0_k1,
( alpha)*(1-beta)*( gamma), tau_i1_j0_k1,
(1-alpha)*( beta)*( gamma), tau_i0_j1_k1,
( alpha)*( beta)*( gamma), tau_i1_j1_k1),
tau = reduce((1-alpha)*(1-beta), tau_i0_j0,
( alpha)*(1-beta), tau_i1_j0,
(1-alpha)*( beta), tau_i0_j1,
( alpha)*( beta), tau_i1_j1), or
tau = reduce((1-alpha), tau_i0,
( alpha), tau_i1)
for three-, two-, and one-dimensional texture accesses, respectively. The
function reduce() is defined to operate on pairs of weights and texel
values. If the reduction mode is MIN or MAX, reduce() computes a
component-wise minimum or maximum, respectively, of the R, G, B, and A
components of the set of provided texels with non-zero weights.
For minification filters involving two texture levels
(NEAREST_MIPMAP_LINEAR and LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR), filtered values for the
two selected levels, tau_1 and tau_2, are produced as described in section
8.14.3, but using the reductions described immediately above. The two
filtered values will be combined to generate a final result using the
equation
tau = reduce((1-frac(lambda)), tau_1,
( frac(lambda)), tau_2),
where tau_1 and tau_2 are filtered values for levels d_1 and d_2, and
frac(lambda) is the fractional portion of the texture level of detail and
may be quantized to a fixed-point value with implementation-dependent
precision.
If anisotropic texture filtering is enabled, a reduction mode of
WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT will produce a filtered texel value by computing a
weighted average of texel values, using an implementation-dependent set of
selected texels and weights. When using reduction modes of MIN or MAX, a
filtered texel value will be produced using the equation
tau = reduce(tau_1, ..., tau_N)
where tau_1 through tau_N are the texels that would be used with
non-zero weights when a reduction mode of WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT is used.
If a texture access using a reduction mode of MIN or MAX is used with a
texture access with depth comparisons enabled (section 8.22.1), the
individual tau values used in the reduce() functions should reflect the
results of the depth comparison (0.0 or 1.0), not the original values in
the depth texture.
Additions to the AGL/GLX/WGL Specifications
None.
Errors
INVALID_ENUM is generated when SamplerParameter*, TexParameter*,
TextureParameter*EXT, and MultiTextureParameter*EXT is called with a
of TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT and a value or value pointed
to by points that is not one of WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT, MIN, or
MAX.
New State
Add to Table 23.23, Textures (state per sampler object)
Initial
Get Value Type Get Command Value Description Sec.
-------------------------- ---- ------------ --------- ------------------------ -----
TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT E GetTexParam- WEIGHTED_ Texture reduction mode 8.10
eteriv AVERAGE_EXT (average, minimum, maximum)
New Implementation Dependent State
None.
Dependencies on EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic
If EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic is not supported, references to
anisotropic filtering in the discussion of texture reduction modes should
be removed.
Dependencies on EXT_direct_state_access
If EXT_direct_state_access is not supported, references to these functions
should be removed:
TextureParameter{i f}{v}EXT, TextureParameterI{u}ivEXT,
GetTextureParameter{i f}vEXT, GetTextureParameterI{u}ivEXT,
MultiTexParameter{i f}{v}EXEXTT, MultiTexParameterI{u}ivEXT,
GetMultiTexParameter{i f}vEXT, and GetMultiTexParameterI{u}ivEXT
Issues
(1) What should this extension be called?
RESOLVED: EXT_texture_filter_minmax, as it allows for "min" and "max"
operations during texture filtering. This follows the precedent of
EXT_blend_minmax, which provides similar functionality for blending
values in the framebuffer.
(2) How does this extension interact with restrictions on min/mag filters
textures with integer components?
RESOLVED: In unextended OpenGL 4.3, a texture with integer components
(e.g., RGBA8I) is considered incomplete if used with minification or
magnification filters that normally average multiple samples (anything
other than NEAREST and NEAREST_MIPMAP_NEAREST). This restriction exists
to avoid the need to define semantics for computing a weighted average
of integer values with non-integer weights, which will produce an
arithmetic result that is not an integer. Given that the MIN and MAX
reduction modes don't do any arithmetic and won't produce non-integer
values, we allow these reduction modes to be used with arbitrary
filters.
(3) How does this extension interact with TEXTURE_COMPARE_MODE set
to COMPARE_R_TO_TEXTURE for depth textures?
RESOLVED: The per-sample comparison should be performed prior to the
min/max reduction.
This implies the MIN mode for TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT in this
case returns a false value if *any* of the texels compare false; to
return true, every comparison must be true. Likewise this implies
the MAX mode for TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT in this case returns
a true value if *any* of the texels compare true; to return false,
every comparison must be false.
Note that unextended OpenGL 4.3 doesn't actually require that linear
filtering actually average depth comparison results of 0.0 and 1.0, but
behaving this way appears to be common practice and may be required for
other 3D graphics APIs.
(4) Do interpolation weights figure into the min/max reductions?
RESOLVED: Yes. Texels that would have a weight of zero for the normal
WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT reduction modes should not be considered when
performing MIN or MAX reductions.
Note that implementations may end up quantize the interpolation weights
to fixed-point values with implementation-dependent precision. This may
cause samples to be ignored in WEIGHTED_AVERAGE_EXT or MIN/MAX
reductions. For example, if you are using a minification filter of
LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR and the computed LOD is 2.00001, the implementation
may round the LOD as being exactly 2.0 and ignore the texels in level 3
for the purposes of trilinear filtering.
(5) Should TEXTURE_REDUCTION_MODE_EXT work with stencil textures?
RESOLVED: Yes.
Revision History
Revision 1
- Internal revisions.