Name
NV_vertex_program
Name Strings
GL_NV_vertex_program
Contact
Mark J. Kilgard, NVIDIA Corporation (mjk 'at' nvidia.com)
Notice
Copyright NVIDIA Corporation, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
IP Status
NVIDIA Proprietary.
Status
Shipping, spec at version 1.10.
Version
NVIDIA Date: March 31, 2009
Revision: 1.10
Number
233
Dependencies
Written based on the wording of the OpenGL 1.2.1 specification and
requires OpenGL 1.2.1.
Requires support for the ARB_multitexture extension with at least
two texture units.
EXT_point_parameters affects the definition of this extension.
EXT_secondary_color affects the definition of this extension.
EXT_fog_coord affects the definition of this extension.
EXT_vertex_weighting affects the definition of this extension.
ARB_imaging affects the definition of this extension.
Overview
Unextended OpenGL mandates a certain set of configurable pervertex
computations defining vertex transformation, texture coordinate
generation and transformation, and lighting. Several extensions
have added further pervertex computations to OpenGL. For example,
extensions have defined new texture coordinate generation modes
(ARB_texture_cube_map, NV_texgen_reflection, NV_texgen_emboss), new
vertex transformation modes (EXT_vertex_weighting), new lighting modes
(OpenGL 1.2's separate specular and rescale normal functionality),
several modes for fog distance generation (NV_fog_distance), and
eyedistance point size attenuation (EXT_point_parameters).
Each such extension adds a small set of relatively inflexible
pervertex computations.
This inflexibility is in contrast to the typical flexibility provided
by the underlying programmable floating point engines (whether
microcoded vertex engines, DSPs, or CPUs) that are traditionally used
to implement OpenGL's pervertex computations. The purpose of this
extension is to expose to the OpenGL application writer a significant
degree of pervertex programmability for computing vertex parameters.
For the purposes of discussing this extension, a vertex program is
a sequence of floatingpoint 4component vector operations that
determines how a set of program parameters (defined outside of
OpenGL's begin/end pair) and an input set of pervertex parameters
are transformed to a set of pervertex output parameters.
The pervertex computations for standard OpenGL given a particular
set of lighting and texture coordinate generation modes (along with
any state for extensions defining pervertex computations) is, in
essence, a vertex program. However, the sequence of operations is
defined implicitly by the current OpenGL state settings rather than
defined explicitly as a sequence of instructions.
This extension provides an explicit mechanism for defining vertex
program instruction sequences for applicationdefined vertex programs.
In order to define such vertex programs, this extension defines
a vertex programming model including a floatingpoint 4component
vector instruction set and a relatively large set of floatingpoint
4component registers.
The extension's vertex programming model is designed for efficient
hardware implementation and to support a wide variety of vertex
programs. By design, the entire set of existing vertex programs
defined by existing OpenGL pervertex computation extensions can be
implemented using the extension's vertex programming model.
Issues
What should this extension be called?
RESOLUTION: NV_vertex_program. DirectX 8 refers to its similar
functionality as "vertex shaders". This is a confusing term
because shaders are usually assumed to operate at the fragment or
pixel level, not the vertex level.
Conceptually, what the extension defines is an applicationdefined
program (admittedly limited by its sequential execution model) for
processing vertices so the "vertex program" term is more accurate.
Additionally, some of the API machinery in this extension for
describing programs could be useful for extending other OpenGL
operations with programs (though other types of programs would
likely look very different from vertex programs).
What terms are important to this specification?
vertex program mode  when vertex program mode is enabled, vertices
are transformed by an applicationdefined vertex program.
conventional GL vertex transform mode  when vertex program mode
is disabled (or the extension is not supported), vertices are
transformed by GL's conventional texgen, lighting, and transform
state.
provoke  the verb that denotes the beginning of vertex
transformation by either vertex program mode or conventional GL
vertex transform mode. Vertices are provoked when either glVertex
or glVertexAttribNV(0, ...) is called.
program target  a type or class of program. This extension
supports two program targets: the vertex program and the vertex
state program. Future extensions could add other program targets.
vertex program  an applicationdefined vertex program used to
transform vertices when vertex program mode is enabled.
vertex state program  a program similar to a vertex program.
Unlike a vertex program, a vertex state program runs outside of
a glBegin/glEnd pair. Vertex state programs do not transform
a vertex. They just update program parameters.
vertex attribute  one of 16 4component pervertex parameters
defined by this extension. These attributes alias with the
conventional pervertex parameters.
pervertex parameter  a vertex attribute or a conventional
pervertex parameter such as set by glNormal3f or glColor3f.
program parameter  one of 96 4component registers available
to vertex programs. The state of these registers is shared
among all vertex programs.
What part of OpenGL do vertex programs specifically bypass?
Vertex programs bypass the following OpenGL functionality:
o Normal transformation and normalization
o Color material
o Pervertex lighting
o Texture coordinate generation
o The texture matrix
o The normalization of AUTO_NORMAL evaluated normals
o The modelview and projection matrix transforms
o The pervertex processing in EXT_point_parameters
o The pervertex processing in NV_fog_distance
o Raster position transformation
o Clientdefined clip planes
Operations not subsumed by vertex programs
o The view frustum clip
o Perspective divide (division by w)
o The viewport transformation
o The depth range transformation
o Clamping the primary and secondary color to [0,1]
o Primitive assembly and subsequent operations
o Evaluator (except the AUTO_NORMAL normalization)
How specific should this specification be about precision?
RESOLUTION: Reasonable precision requirements are incorporated
into the specification beyond the often vague requirements of the
core OpenGL specification.
This extension essentially defines an instruction set and its
corresponding execution environment. The instruction set specified
may find applications beyond the traditional purposes of 3D vertex
transformation, lighting, and texture coordinate generation that
have fairly lax precision requirements. To facilitate such
possibly unexpected applications of this functionality, minimum
precision requirements are specified.
The minimum precision requirements in the specification are meant
to serve as a baseline so that application developers can write
vertex programs with minimal worries about precision issues.
What about when the "execution environment" involves support for
other extensions?
This extension assumes support for functionality that includes
a fog distance, secondary color, point parameters, and multiple
texture coordinates.
There is a tradeoff between requiring support for these extensions
to guarantee a particular extended execution environment and
requiring lots of functionality that everyone might not support.
Application developers will desire a high baseline of functionality
so that OpenGL applications using vertex programs can work in
the full context of OpenGL. But if too much is required, the
implementation burden mandated by the extension may limit the
number of available implementations.
Clearly we do not want to require support for 8 texture units
even if the machinery is there for it. Still multitexture is a
common and important feature for using vertex programs effectively.
Requiring at least two texture units seems reasonable.
What do we say about the alpha component of the secondary color?
RESOLUTION: When vertex program mode is enabled, the alpha
component of csec used for the color sum state is assumed always
zero. Another downstream extension may actually make the alpha
component written into the COL1 (or BFC1) vertex result register
available.
Should clientdefined clip planes operate when vertex program mode is
enabled?
RESOLUTION. No.
OpenGL's clientdefined clip planes are specified in eyespace.
Vertex programs generate homogeneous clip space positions.
Unlike the conventional OpenGL vertex transformation mode, vertex
program mode requires no semantic equivalent to eyespace.
Applications that require clientdefined clip planes can simulate
OpenGLstyle clientdefined clip planes by generating texture
coordinates and using alpha testing or other perfragment tests
such as NV_texture_shader's CULL_FRAGMENT_NV program to discard
fragments. In many ways, these schemes provide a more flexible
mechanism for clipping than clientdefined clip planes.
Unfortunately, vertex programs used in conjunction with selection
or feedback will not have a means to support clientdefined clip
planes because the perfragment culling mechanisms described in the
previous paragraph are not available in the selection or feedback
render modes. Oh well.
Finally, as a practical concern, clientdefined clip planes
greatly complicate clipping for various hardware rasterization
architectures.
How are edge flags handled?
RESOLUTION: Passed through without the ability to be modified by
a vertex program. Applications are free to send edge flags when
vertex program mode is enabled.
Should vertex attributes alias with conventional pervertex
parameters?
RESOLUTION. YES.
This aliasing should make it easy to use vertex programs with
existing OpenGL code that transfers pervertex parameters using
conventional OpenGL pervertex calls.
It also minimizes the number of pervertex parameters that the
hardware must maintain.
See Table X.2 for the aliasing of vertex attributes and conventional
pervertex parameters.
How should vertex attribute arrays interact with conventional vertex
arrays?
RESOLUTION: When vertex program mode is enabled, a particular
vertex attribute array will be used if enabled, but if disabled,
and the corresponding aliased conventional vertex array is enabled
(assuming that there is a corresponding aliased conventional vertex
array for the particular vertex array), the conventional vertex
array will be used.
This matches the way immediate mode pervertex parameter aliasing
works.
This does slightly complicate vertex array validation in program
mode, but programmers using vertex arrays can simply enable vertex
program mode without reconfiguring their conventional vertex arrays
and get what they expect.
Note that this does create an asymmetry between immediate mode
and vertex arrays depending on whether vertex program mode is
enabled or not. The immediate mode vertex attribute commands
operate unchanged whether vertex program mode is enabled or not.
However the vertex attribute vertex arrays are used only when
vertex program mode is enabled.
Supporting vertex attribute vertex arrays when vertex program mode
is disabled would create a large implementation burden for existing
OpenGL implementations that have heavily optimized conventional
vertex arrays. For example, the normal array can be assumed to
always contain 3 and only 3 components in conventional OpenGL
vertex transform mode, but may contain 1, 2, 3, or 4 components
in vertex program mode.
There is not any additional functionality gained by supporting
vertex attribute arrays when vertex program mode is disabled, but
there is lots of implementation overhead. In any case, it does not
seem something worth encouraging so it is simply not supported.
So vertex attribute arrays are IGNORED when vertex program mode
is not enabled.
Ignoring VertexAttribute commands or treating VertexAttribute
commands as an error when vertex program mode is enabled
would likely add overhead for such a conditional check. The
implementation overhead for supporting VertexAttribute commands
when vertex program mode is disabled is not that significant.
Additionally, it is likely that setting persistent vertex attribute
state while vertex program mode is disabled may be useful to
applications. So vertex attribute immediate mode commands are
PERMITTED when vertex program mode is not enabled.
Colors and normals specified as ints, uints, shorts, ushorts, bytes,
and ubytes are converted to floatingpoint ranges when supplied to
core OpenGL as described in Table 2.6. Other pervertex attributes
such as texture coordinates and positions are not converted.
How does this mix with vertex programs where all vertex attributes
are supposedly treated identically?
RESOLUTION: Vertex attributes specified as bytes and ubytes are
always converted as described in Table 2.6. All other formats are
not converted according to Table 2.6 but simply converted directly
to floatingpoint.
The ubyte type is converted because those types seem more useful
for passing colors in the [0,1] range.
If an application desires a conversion, the conversion can be
incorporated into the vertex program itself.
This also applies to vertex attribute arrays. However, by enabling
a color or normal vertex array and not enabling the corresponding
aliased vertex attribute array, programmers can get the conventional
conversions for color and normal arrays (but only for the vertex
attribute arrays that alias to the conventional color and normal
arrays and only with the sizes/types supported by these color and
normal arrays).
Should programs be Cstyle nullterminated strings?
RESOLUTION: No. Programs should be specified as an array of
GLubyte with an explicit length parameter. OpenGL has no precedent
for passing nullterminated strings into the API (though glGetString
returns nullterminated strings). Nullterminated strings are
problematic for some languages.
Should all existing OpenGL transform functionality and extensions
be implementable as vertex programs?
RESOLUTION: Yes. Vertex programs should be a complete superset
of what you can do with OpenGL 1.2 and existing vertex transform
extensions.
To implement EXT_point_parameters, the
GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_POINT_SIZE_NV enable is introduced.
To implement twosided lighting, the GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_TWO_SIDE_NV
enable is introduced.
How does glPointSize work with vertex programs?
RESOLUTION: If GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_POINT_SIZE_NV is disabled, the size
of points is determine by the glPointSize state. If enabled,
the point size is determined pervertex by the clamped value of
the vertex result PSIZ register.
Can the currently bound vertex program object name be deleted or
reloaded?
RESOLUTION. Yes. When a vertex program object name is deleted
or reloaded when it is the currently bound vertex program object,
it is as if a rebind occurs after the deletion or reload.
In the case of a reload, the new vertex program object will be
used from then on. In the case of a deletion, the current vertex
program object will be treated as if it is nonexistent.
Should program objects have a mechanism for managing program
residency?
RESOLUTION: Yes. Vertex program instruction memory is a limited
hardware resource. glBindProgramNV will be faster if binding to
a resident program. Applications are likely to want to quickly
switch between a small collection of programs.
glAreProgramsResidentNV allows the residency status of a
group of programs to be queried. This mimics
glAreTexturesResident.
Instead of adopting the glPrioritizeTextures mechanism, a new
glRequestResidentProgramsNV command is specified instead.
Assigning priorities to textures has always been a problematic
endeavor and few OpenGL implementations implemented it effectively.
For the priority mechanism to work well, it requires the client
to routinely update the priorities of textures.
The glRequestResidentProgramsNV indicates to the GL that a
set of programs are intended for use together. Because all
the programs are requesting residency as a group, drivers
should be able to attempt to load all the requested programs
at once (and remove from residency programs not in the group if
necessary). Clients can use glAreProgramsResidentNV to query the
relative success of the request.
glRequestResidentProgramsNV should be superior to loading programs
ondemand because fragmentation can be avoided.
What happens when you execute a nonexistent or invalid program?
RESOLUTION: glBegin will fail with a GL_INVALID_OPERATION if the
currently bound vertex program is nonexistent or invalid. The same
applies to glRasterPos and any command that implies a glBegin.
Because the glVertex and glVertexAttribNV(0, ...) are ignored
outside of a glBegin/glEnd pair (without generating an error) it
is impossible to provoke a vertex program if the current vertex
program is nonexistent or invalid. Other pervertex parameters
(for examples those set by glColor, glNormal, and glVertexAttribNV
when the attribute number is not zero) are recorded since they
are legal outside of a glBegin/glEnd.
For vertex state programs, the problem is simpler because
glExecuteProgramNV can immediately fail with a GL_INVALID_OPERATION
when the named vertex state program is nonexistent or invalid.
What happens when a matrix has been tracked into a set of program
parameters, but then glTrackMatrixNV(GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV, addr,
GL_NONE, GL_IDENTITY_NV) is performed?
RESOLUTION: The specified program parameters stop tracking a
matrix, but they retain the values of the matrix they were last
tracking.
Can rows of tracked matrices be queried by querying the program
parameters that track them?
RESOLUTION: Yes.
Discussing matrices is confusing because of rowmajor versus
columnmajor issues. Can you give an example of how a matrix is
tracked?
// When loaded, the first row is "1, 2, 3, 4", because of columnmajor
// (OpenGL spec) vs. rowmajor (C) differences.
GLfloat matrix[16] = { 1, 5, 9, 13,
2, 6, 10, 14,
3, 7, 11, 15,
4, 8, 12, 16 };
GLfloat row1[4], row2[4];
glMatrixMode(GL_MATRIX0_NV);
glLoadMatrixf(matrix);
glTrackMatrixNV(GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV, 4, GL_MATRIX0_NV, GL_IDENTITY_NV);
glTrackMatrixNV(GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV, 8, GL_MATRIX0_NV, GL_TRANSPOSE_NV);
glGetProgramParameterfvNV(GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV, 5,
GL_PROGRAM_PARAMETER_NV, row1);
/* row1 is now [ 5 6 7 8 ] */
glGetProgramParameterfvNV(GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV, 9,
GL_PROGRAM_PARAMETER_NV, row2);
/* row2 is now [ 2 6 10 14 ] because the tracked matrix is transposed */
Should evaluators be extended to evaluate arbitrary vertex
attributes?
RESOLUTION: Yes. We'll support 32 new maps (16 for MAP1 and 16
for MAP2) that take priority over the conventional maps that they
might alias to (only when vertex program mode is enabled).
These new maps always evaluate all four components. The rationale
for this is that if we supported 1, 2, 3, or 4 components, that
would add 128 (16*4*2) enumerants which is too many. In addition,
if you wanted to evaluate two 2component vertex attributes, you
could instead generate one 4component vertex attribute and use
the vertex program with swizzling to treat this as twocomponents.
Moreover, we are assuming 4component vector instructions so less
than 4component evaluations might not be any more efficient
than 4component evaluations. Implementations that use vector
instructions such as Intel's SSE instructions will be easier to
implement since they can focus on optimizing just the 4component
case.
How should GL_AUTO_NORMAL work with vertex programs?
RESOLUTION: GL_AUTO_NORMAL should NOT guarantee that the generated
analytical normal be normalized. In vertex program mode, the
current vertex program can easily normalize the normal if required.
This can lead to greater efficiency if the vertex program transforms
the normal to another coordinate system such as eyespace with a
transform that preserves vector length. Then a single normalize
after transform is more efficient than normalizing after evaluation
and also normalizing after transform.
Conceptually, the normalize mandated for AUTO_NORMAL in section
5.1 is just one of the many transformation operations subsumed by
vertex programs.
Should the new vertex program related enables push/pop with
GL_ENABLE_BIT?
RESOLUTION: Yes. Pushing and popping enable bits is easy.
This includes the 32 new evaluator map enable bits. These evaluator
enable bits are also pushed and popped using GL_EVAL_BIT.
Should all the vertex attribute state push/pop with GL_CURRENT_BIT?
RESOLUTION: Yes. The state is aliased with the conventional
pervertex parameter state so it really should push/pop.
Should all the vertex attrib vertex array state push/pop with
GL_CLIENT_VERTEX_ARRAY_BIT?
RESOLUTION: Yes.
Should all the other vertex programrelated state push/pop somehow?
RESOLUTION: No.
The other vertex program doesn't fit well with the existing bits.
To be clear, GL_ALL_ATTRIB_BITS does not push/pop vertex program
state other than enables.
Should we generate a GL_INVALID_OPERATION operation if updating
a vertex attribute greater than 15?
RESOLUTION: Yes.
The other option would be to mask or modulo the vertex attribute
index with 16. This is cheap, but it would make it difficult to
increase the number of vertex attributes in the future.
If we check for the error, it should be a well predicted branch
for immediate mode calls. For vertex arrays, the check is only
required at vertex array specification time.
Hopefully this will encourage people to use vertex arrays over
immediate mode.
Should writes to program parameter registers during a vertex program
be supported?
RESOLUTION. No.
Writes to program parameter registers from within a vertex program
would require the execution of vertex programs to be serialized
with respect to each other. This would create an unwarranted
implementation penalty for parallel vertex program execution
implementations.
However vertex state programs may write to program parameter
registers (that is the whole point of vertex state programs).
Should we support variously sized immediate mode byte and ubyte
commands? How about for vertex arrays?
RESOLUTION. Only support the 4ub mode.
There are simply too many glVertexAttribNV routines. Passing less
than 4 bytes at a time is inefficient. We expect the main use
for bytes to be for colors where these will be unsigned bytes.
So let's just support 4ub mode for bytes. This applies to
vertex arrays too.
Should we support integer, unsigned integer, and unsigned short
formats for vertex attributes?
RESOLUTION: No. It's just too many immediate mode entry points,
most of which are not that useful. Signed shorts are supported
however. We expect signed shorts to be useful for passing compact
texture coordinates.
Should we support doubles for vertex attributes?
RESOLUTION: Yes. Some implementation of the extension might
support double precision. Lots of math routines output double
precision.
Should there be a way to determine where in a loaded program
string the first parse error occurs?
RESOLUTION: Yes. You can query PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV.
Should program objects be shared among rendering contexts in the
same manner as display lists and texture objects?
RESOLUTION: Yes.
How should this extension interact with color material?
RESOLUTION: It should not. Color material is a conventional
OpenGL vertex transform mode. It does not have a place for vertex
programs. If you want to emulate color material with vertex
programs, you would simply write a program where the material
parameters feed from the color vertex attribute.
Should there be a glMatrixMode or glActiveTextureARB style selector
for vertex attributes?
RESOLUTION: No. While this would let us reduce a lot of
enumerants down, it would make programming a hassle in lots
of cases. Consider having to change the vertex attribute
mode to enable a set of vertex arrays.
How should gets for vertex attribute array pointers?
RESOLUTION: Add new get commands. Using the existing calls
would require adding 4 sets of 16 enumerants stride, type, size,
and pointer. That's too many gets.
Instead add glGetVertexAttribNV and glGetVertexAttribPointervNV.
glGetVertexAttribNV is also useful for querying the current vertex
attribute.
glGet and glGetPointerv will not return vertex attribute array
pointers.
Why is the address register numbered and why is it a vector
register?
In the future, A0.y and A0.z and A0.w may exist. For this
extension, only A0.x is useful. Also in the future, there may be
more than one address register.
There's a nice consistency in thinking about all the registers
as 4component vectors even if the address register has only one
usable component.
Should vertex programs and vertex state programs be required to
have a header token and an end token?
RESOLUTION: Yes.
The "!!VP1.0" and "!!VSP1.0" tokens start vertex programs and
vertex state programs respectively. Both types of programs must
end with the "END" token.
The initial header token reminds the programmer what type of program
they are writing. If vertex programs and vertex state programs are
ever read from disk files, the header token can serve as a magic
number for identifying vertex programs and vertex state programs.
The target type for vertex programs and vertex state programs can be
distinguished based on their respective grammars independent of the
initial header tokens, but the initial header tokens will make it
easier for programmers to distinguish the two program target types.
We expect programs to often be generated by concatenation of
program fragments. The "END" token will hopefully reduce bugs
due to specifying an incorrectly concatenated program.
It's tempting to make these additional header and end tokens
optional, but if there is a sanity check value in header and end
tokens, that value is undermined if the tokens are optional.
What should be said about rendering invariances?
RESOLUTION: See the Appendix A additions below.
The justification for the two rules cited is to support multipass
rendering when using vertex programs. Different rendering passes
will likely use different programs so there must be some means of
guaranteeing that two different programs can generate particular
identical vertex results between different passes.
In practice, this does limit the type of vertex program
implementations that are possible.
For example, consider a limited hardware implementation of vertex
programs that uses a different floatingpoint implementation
than the CPU's floatingpoint implementation. If the limited
hardware implementation can only run small vertex programs (say
the hardware provides on 4 temporary registers instead of the
required 12), the implementation is incorrect and nonconformant
if programs that only require 4 temporary registers use the vertex
program hardware, but programs that require more than 4 temporary
registers are implemented by the CPU.
This is a very important practical requirement. Consider a
multipass rendering algorithm where one pass uses a vertex program
that uses only 4 temporary registers, but a different pass uses a
vertex program that uses 5 temporary registers. If two programs
have instruction sequences that given the same input state compute
identical resulting vertex positions, the multipass algorithm
should generate identically positioned primitives for each pass.
But given the nonconformant vertex program implementation described
above, this could not be guaranteed.
This does not mean that schemes for splitting vertex program
implementations between dedicated hardware and CPUs are impossible.
If the CPU and dedicated vertex program hardware used IDENTICAL
floatingpoint implementations and therefore generated exactly
identical results, the above described could work.
While these invariance rules are vital for vertex programs operating
correctly for multipass algorithms, there is no requirement that
conventional OpenGL vertex transform mode will be invariant with
vertex program mode. A multipass algorithm should not assume
that one pass using vertex program mode and another pass using
conventional GL vertex transform mode will generate identically
positioned primitives.
Consider that while the conventional OpenGL vertex program mode
is repeatable with itself, the exact procedure used to transform
vertices is not specified nor is the procedure's precision
specified. The GL specification indicates that vertex coordinates
are transformed by the modelview matrix and then transformed by the
projection matrix. Some implementations may perform this sequence
of transformations exactly, but other implementations may transform
vertex coordinates by the composite of the modelview and projection
matrices (one matrix transform instead of two matrix transforms
in sequence). Given this implementation flexibility, there is no
way for a vertex program author to exactly duplicate the precise
computations used by the conventional OpenGL vertex transform mode.
The guidance to OpenGL application programs is clear. If you are
going to implement multipass rendering algorithms that require
certain invariances between the multiple passes, choose either
vertex program mode or the conventional OpenGL vertex transform
mode for your rendering passes, but do not mix the two modes.
What range of relative addressing offsets should be allowed?
RESOLUTION: 64 to 63.
Negative offsets are useful for accessing a table centered at zero
without extra bias instructions. Having the offsets support much
larger magnitudes just seems to increase the required instruction
widths. The 64 to 63 range seems like a reasonable compromise.
When EXT_secondary_color is supported, how does the GL_COLOR_SUM_EXT
enable affect vertex program mode?
RESOLUTION: The GL_COLOR_SUM_EXT enable has no affect when vertex
program mode is enabled.
When vertex program mode is enabled, the color sum operation is
always in operation. A program can "avoid" the color sum operation
by not writing the COL1 (or BFC1 when GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_TWO_SIDE_NV)
vertex result registers because the default values of all vertex
result registers is (0,0,0,1). For the color sum operation,
the alpha value is always assumed zero. So by not writing the
secondary color vertex result registers, the program assures that
zero is added as part of the color sum operation.
If there is a cost to the color sum operation, OpenGL
implementations may be smart enough to determine at program bind
time whether a secondary color vertex result is generated and
implicitly disable the color sum operation.
Why must RCP of 1.0 always be 1.0?
This is important for 3D graphics so that nonprojective textures
and orthogonal projections work as expected. Basically when q or
w is 1.0, things should work as expected.
Stronger requirements such as "RCP of 1.0 must always be 1.0"
are encouraged, but there is no compelling reason to state such
requirements explicitly as is the case for "RCP of 1.0 must always
be 1.0".
What happens when the source scalar value for the ARL instruction
is an extremely positive or extremely negative floatingpoint value?
Is there a problem mapping the value to a constrained integer range?
RESOLUTION: It is not a problem. Relative addressing can by offset
by a limited range of offsets (64 to 63). Relative addressing
that falls outside of the 0 to 95 range of program parameter
registers is automatically mapped to (0,0,0,0).
Clamping the source scalar value for ARL to the range 64 to 160
inclusive is sufficient to ensure that relative addressing is out
of range.
How do you perform a 3component normalize in three instructions?
#
# R1 = (nx,ny,nz)
#
# R0.xyz = normalize(R1)
# R0.w = 1/sqrt(nx*nx + ny*ny + nz*nz)
#
DP3 R0.w, R1, R1;
RSQ R0.w, R0.w;
MUL R0.xyz, R1, R0.w;
How do you perform a 3component cross product in two instructions?
#
# Cross product  i j k  into R2.
#  R0.x R0.y R0.z 
#  R1.x R1.y R1.z 
#
MUL R2, R0.zxyw, R1.yzxw;
MAD R2, R0.yzxw, R1.zxyw, R2;
How do you perform a 4component vector absolute value in one
instruction?
#
# Absolute value is the maximum of the negative and positive
# components of a vector.
#
# R1 = abs(R0)
#
MAX R1, R0, R0;
How do you compute the determinant of a 3x3 matrix in three
instructions?
#
# Determinant of  R0.x R0.y R0.z  into R3
#  R1.x R1.y R1.z 
#  R2.x R2.y R2.z 
#
MUL R3, R1.zxyw, R2.yzxw;
MAD R3, R1.yzxw, R2.zxyw, R3;
DP3 R3, R0, R3;
How do you transform a vertex position by a 4x4 matrix and then
perform a homogeneous divide?
#
# c[20] = modelview row 0
# c[21] = modelview row 1
# c[22] = modelview row 2
# c[23] = modelview row 3
#
# result = R5
#
DP4 R5.w, v[OPOS], c[23];
DP4 R5.x, v[OPOS], c[20];
DP4 R5.y, v[OPOS], c[21];
DP4 R5.z, v[OPOS], c[22];
RCP R11, R5.w;
MUL R5,R5,R11;
How do you perform a vector weighting of two vectors using a single
weight?
#
# R2 = vector 0
# R3 = vector 1
# v[WGHT].x = scalar weight to blend vectors 0 and 1
# result = R2 * v[WGHT].x + R3 * (1v[WGHT])
#
# this is because A*B + (1A)*C = A*(BC) + C
#
ADD R4, R2, R3;
MAD R4, v[WGHT].x, R4, R3;
How do you reduce a value to some fundamental period such as 2*PI?
#
# c[36] = (1.0/(2*PI), 2*PI, 0.0, 0.0)
#
# R1.x = input value
# R2 = result
#
MUL R0, R1, c[36].x;
EXP R4, R0.x;
MUL R2, R4.y, c[36].y;
How do you implement a simple specular and diffuse lighting
computation with an eyespace normal?
!!VP1.0
#
# c[03] = modelview projection (composite) matrix
# c[47] = modelview inverse transpose
# c[32] = normalized eyespace light direction (infinite light)
# c[33] = normalized constant eyespace halfangle vector (infinite viewer)
# c[35].x = premultiplied monochromatic diffuse light color & diffuse material
# c[35].y = premultiplied monochromatic ambient light color & diffuse material
# c[36] = specular color
# c[38].x = specular power
#
# outputs homogenous position and color
#
DP4 o[HPOS].x, c[0], v[OPOS];
DP4 o[HPOS].y, c[1], v[OPOS];
DP4 o[HPOS].z, c[2], v[OPOS];
DP4 o[HPOS].w, c[3], v[OPOS];
DP3 R0.x, c[4], v[NRML];
DP3 R0.y, c[5], v[NRML];
DP3 R0.z, c[6], v[NRML]; # R0 = n' = transformed normal
DP3 R1.x, c[32], R0; # R1.x = Lpos DOT n'
DP3 R1.y, c[33], R0; # R1.y = hHat DOT n'
MOV R1.w, c[38].x; # R1.w = specular power
LIT R2, R1; # Compute lighting values
MAD R3, c[35].x, R2.y, c[35].y; # diffuse + emissive
MAD o[COL0].xyz, c[36], R2.z, R3; # + specular
END
Can you perturb transformed vertex positions with a vertex program?
Yes. Here is an example that performs an objectspace diffuse
lighting computations and perturbs the vertex position based on
this lighting result. Do not take this example too seriously.
!!VP1.0
#
# c[03] = modelview projection (composite) matrix
# c[32] = normalized light direction in objectspace
# c[35] = yellow diffuse material, (1.0, 1.0, 0.0, 1.0)
# c[64].x = 0.0
# c[64].z = 0.125, a scaling factor
#
# outputs diffuse illumination for color and perturbed position
#
DP3 R0, c[32], v[NRML]; # light direction DOT normal
MUL o[COL0].xyz, R0, c[35];
MAX R0, c[64].x, R0;
MUL R0, R0, v[NRML];
MUL R0, R0, c[64].z;
ADD R1, v[OPOS], R0; # perturb object space position
DP4 o[HPOS].x, c[0], R1;
DP4 o[HPOS].y, c[1], R1;
DP4 o[HPOS].z, c[2], R1;
DP4 o[HPOS].w, c[3], R1;
END
What if more exponential precision is needed than provided by the
builtin EXP instruction?
A sequence of vertex program instructions can be used refine
the initial EXP approximation. The pseudomacro below shows an
example of how to refine the EXP approximation.
The psuedomacro requires 10 instructions, 1 temp register,
and 2 constant locations.
CE0 = { 9.61597636e03, 1.32823968e03, 1.47491097e04, 1.08635004e05 };
CE1 = { 1.00000000e+00, 6.93147182e01, 2.40226462e01, 5.55036440e02 };
/* Rt != Ro && Rt != Ri */
EXP_MACRO(Ro:vector, Ri:scalar, Rt:vector) {
EXP Rt, Ri.x; /* Use appropriate component of Ri */
MAD Rt.w, c[CE0].w, Rt.y, c[CE0].z;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w,Rt.y, c[CE0].y;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w,Rt.y, c[CE0].x;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w,Rt.y, c[CE1].w;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w,Rt.y, c[CE1].z;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w,Rt.y, c[CE1].y;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w,Rt.y, c[CE1].x;
RCP Rt.w, Rt.w;
MUL Ro, Rt.w, Rt.x; /* Apply user write mask to Ro */
}
Simulation gives max abs error < 3.77e07 over the range (0.0
<= x < 1.0). Actual vertex program precision may be slightly
less accurate than this.
What if more exponential precision is needed than provided by the
builtin LOG instruction?
The pseudomacro requires 10 instructions, 1 temp register,
and 3 constant locations.
CL0 = { 2.41873696e01, 1.37531206e01, 5.20646796e02, 9.31049418e03 };
CL1 = { 1.44268966e+00, 7.21165776e01, 4.78684813e01, 3.47305417e01 };
CL2 = { 1.0, NA, NA, NA };
/* Rt != Ro && Rt != Ri */
LOG_MACRO(Ro:vector, Ri:scalar, Rt:vector) {
LOG Rt, Ri.x; /* Use appropriate component of Ri */
ADD Rt.y, Rt.y, c[CL2].x;
MAD Rt.w, c[CL0].w, Rt.y, c[CL0].z;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w, Rt.y,c[CL0].y;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w, Rt.y,c[CL0].x;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w, Rt.y,c[CL1].w;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w, Rt.y,c[CL1].z;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w, Rt.y,c[CL1].y;
MAD Rt.w, Rt.w, Rt.y,c[CL1].x;
MAD Ro, Rt.w, Rt.y, Rt.x; /* Apply user write mask to Ro */
}
Simulation gives max abs error < 1.79e07 over the range (1.0
<= x < 2.0). Actual vertex program precision may be slightly
less accurate than this.
New Procedures and Functions
void BindProgramNV(enum target, uint id);
void DeleteProgramsNV(sizei n, const uint *ids);
void ExecuteProgramNV(enum target, uint id, const float *params);
void GenProgramsNV(sizei n, uint *ids);
boolean AreProgramsResidentNV(sizei n, const uint *ids,
boolean *residences);
void RequestResidentProgramsNV(sizei n, uint *ids);
void GetProgramParameterfvNV(enum target, uint index,
enum pname, float *params);
void GetProgramParameterdvNV(enum target, uint index,
enum pname, double *params);
void GetProgramivNV(uint id, enum pname, int *params);
void GetProgramStringNV(uint id, enum pname, ubyte *program);
void GetTrackMatrixivNV(enum target, uint address,
enum pname, int *params);
void GetVertexAttribdvNV(uint index, enum pname, double *params);
void GetVertexAttribfvNV(uint index, enum pname, float *params);
void GetVertexAttribivNV(uint index, enum pname, int *params);
void GetVertexAttribPointervNV(uint index, enum pname, void **pointer);
boolean IsProgramNV(uint id);
void LoadProgramNV(enum target, uint id, sizei len,
const ubyte *program);
void ProgramParameter4fNV(enum target, uint index,
float x, float y, float z, float w)
void ProgramParameter4dNV(enum target, uint index,
double x, double y, double z, double w)
void ProgramParameter4dvNV(enum target, uint index,
const double *params);
void ProgramParameter4fvNV(enum target, uint index,
const float *params);
void ProgramParameters4dvNV(enum target, uint index,
sizei num, const double *params);
void ProgramParameters4fvNV(enum target, uint index,
sizei num, const float *params);
void TrackMatrixNV(enum target, uint address,
enum matrix, enum transform);
void VertexAttribPointerNV(uint index, int size, enum type, sizei stride,
const void *pointer);
void VertexAttrib1sNV(uint index, short x);
void VertexAttrib1fNV(uint index, float x);
void VertexAttrib1dNV(uint index, double x);
void VertexAttrib2sNV(uint index, short x, short y);
void VertexAttrib2fNV(uint index, float x, float y);
void VertexAttrib2dNV(uint index, double x, double y);
void VertexAttrib3sNV(uint index, short x, short y, short z);
void VertexAttrib3fNV(uint index, float x, float y, float z);
void VertexAttrib3dNV(uint index, double x, double y, double z);
void VertexAttrib4sNV(uint index, short x, short y, short z, short w);
void VertexAttrib4fNV(uint index, float x, float y, float z, float w);
void VertexAttrib4dNV(uint index, double x, double y, double z, double w);
void VertexAttrib4ubNV(uint index, ubyte x, ubyte y, ubyte z, ubyte w);
void VertexAttrib1svNV(uint index, const short *v);
void VertexAttrib1fvNV(uint index, const float *v);
void VertexAttrib1dvNV(uint index, const double *v);
void VertexAttrib2svNV(uint index, const short *v);
void VertexAttrib2fvNV(uint index, const float *v);
void VertexAttrib2dvNV(uint index, const double *v);
void VertexAttrib3svNV(uint index, const short *v);
void VertexAttrib3fvNV(uint index, const float *v);
void VertexAttrib3dvNV(uint index, const double *v);
void VertexAttrib4svNV(uint index, const short *v);
void VertexAttrib4fvNV(uint index, const float *v);
void VertexAttrib4dvNV(uint index, const double *v);
void VertexAttrib4ubvNV(uint index, const ubyte *v);
void VertexAttribs1svNV(uint index, sizei n, const short *v);
void VertexAttribs1fvNV(uint index, sizei n, const float *v);
void VertexAttribs1dvNV(uint index, sizei n, const double *v);
void VertexAttribs2svNV(uint index, sizei n, const short *v);
void VertexAttribs2fvNV(uint index, sizei n, const float *v);
void VertexAttribs2dvNV(uint index, sizei n, const double *v);
void VertexAttribs3svNV(uint index, sizei n, const short *v);
void VertexAttribs3fvNV(uint index, sizei n, const float *v);
void VertexAttribs3dvNV(uint index, sizei n, const double *v);
void VertexAttribs4svNV(uint index, sizei n, const short *v);
void VertexAttribs4fvNV(uint index, sizei n, const float *v);
void VertexAttribs4dvNV(uint index, sizei n, const double *v);
void VertexAttribs4ubvNV(uint index, sizei n, const ubyte *v);
New Tokens
Accepted by the parameter of Disable, Enable, and IsEnabled,
and by the parameter of GetBooleanv, GetIntegerv, GetFloatv,
and GetDoublev, and by the parameter of BindProgramNV,
ExecuteProgramNV, GetProgramParameter[df]vNV, GetTrackMatrixivNV,
LoadProgramNV, ProgramParameter[s]4[df][v]NV, and TrackMatrixNV:
VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV 0x8620
Accepted by the parameter of Disable, Enable, and IsEnabled,
and by the parameter of GetBooleanv, GetIntegerv, GetFloatv,
and GetDoublev:
VERTEX_PROGRAM_POINT_SIZE_NV 0x8642
VERTEX_PROGRAM_TWO_SIDE_NV 0x8643
Accepted by the parameter of ExecuteProgramNV and
LoadProgramNV:
VERTEX_STATE_PROGRAM_NV 0x8621
Accepted by the parameter of GetVertexAttrib[dfi]vNV:
ATTRIB_ARRAY_SIZE_NV 0x8623
ATTRIB_ARRAY_STRIDE_NV 0x8624
ATTRIB_ARRAY_TYPE_NV 0x8625
CURRENT_ATTRIB_NV 0x8626
Accepted by the parameter of GetProgramParameterfvNV
and GetProgramParameterdvNV:
PROGRAM_PARAMETER_NV 0x8644
Accepted by the parameter of GetVertexAttribPointervNV:
ATTRIB_ARRAY_POINTER_NV 0x8645
Accepted by the parameter of GetProgramivNV:
PROGRAM_TARGET_NV 0x8646
PROGRAM_LENGTH_NV 0x8627
PROGRAM_RESIDENT_NV 0x8647
Accepted by the parameter of GetProgramStringNV:
PROGRAM_STRING_NV 0x8628
Accepted by the parameter of GetTrackMatrixivNV:
TRACK_MATRIX_NV 0x8648
TRACK_MATRIX_TRANSFORM_NV 0x8649
Accepted by the parameter of GetBooleanv, GetIntegerv,
GetFloatv, and GetDoublev:
MAX_TRACK_MATRIX_STACK_DEPTH_NV 0x862E
MAX_TRACK_MATRICES_NV 0x862F
CURRENT_MATRIX_STACK_DEPTH_NV 0x8640
CURRENT_MATRIX_NV 0x8641
VERTEX_PROGRAM_BINDING_NV 0x864A
PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV 0x864B
Accepted by the parameter of TrackMatrixNV:
NONE
MODELVIEW
PROJECTION
TEXTURE
COLOR (if ARB_imaging is supported)
MODELVIEW_PROJECTION_NV 0x8629
TEXTUREi_ARB
where i is between 0 and n1 where n is the number of texture units
supported.
Accepted by the parameter of TrackMatrixNV and by the
parameter of MatrixMode:
MATRIX0_NV 0x8630
MATRIX1_NV 0x8631
MATRIX2_NV 0x8632
MATRIX3_NV 0x8633
MATRIX4_NV 0x8634
MATRIX5_NV 0x8635
MATRIX6_NV 0x8636
MATRIX7_NV 0x8637
(Enumerants 0x8638 through 0x863F are reserved for further matrix
enumerants 8 through 15.)
Accepted by the parameter of TrackMatrixNV:
IDENTITY_NV 0x862A
INVERSE_NV 0x862B
TRANSPOSE_NV 0x862C
INVERSE_TRANSPOSE_NV 0x862D
Accepted by the parameter of EnableClientState and
DisableClientState, by the parameter of IsEnabled, and by
the parameter of GetBooleanv, GetIntegerv, GetFloatv, and
GetDoublev:
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY0_NV 0x8650
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY1_NV 0x8651
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY2_NV 0x8652
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY3_NV 0x8653
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY4_NV 0x8654
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY5_NV 0x8655
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY6_NV 0x8656
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY7_NV 0x8657
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY8_NV 0x8658
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY9_NV 0x8659
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY10_NV 0x865A
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY11_NV 0x865B
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY12_NV 0x865C
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY13_NV 0x865D
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY14_NV 0x865E
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY15_NV 0x865F
Accepted by the parameter of GetMapdv, GetMapfv, GetMapiv,
Map1d and Map1f and by the parameter of Enable, Disable, and
IsEnabled, and by the parameter of GetBooleanv, GetIntegerv,
GetFloatv, and GetDoublev:
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB0_4_NV 0x8660
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB1_4_NV 0x8661
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB2_4_NV 0x8662
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB3_4_NV 0x8663
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB4_4_NV 0x8664
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB5_4_NV 0x8665
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB6_4_NV 0x8666
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB7_4_NV 0x8667
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB8_4_NV 0x8668
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB9_4_NV 0x8669
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB10_4_NV 0x866A
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB11_4_NV 0x866B
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB12_4_NV 0x866C
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB13_4_NV 0x866D
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB14_4_NV 0x866E
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB15_4_NV 0x866F
Accepted by the parameter of GetMapdv, GetMapfv, GetMapiv,
Map2d and Map2f and by the parameter of Enable, Disable, and
IsEnabled, and by the parameter of GetBooleanv, GetIntegerv,
GetFloatv, and GetDoublev:
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB0_4_NV 0x8670
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB1_4_NV 0x8671
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB2_4_NV 0x8672
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB3_4_NV 0x8673
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB4_4_NV 0x8674
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB5_4_NV 0x8675
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB6_4_NV 0x8676
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB7_4_NV 0x8677
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB8_4_NV 0x8678
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB9_4_NV 0x8679
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB10_4_NV 0x867A
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB11_4_NV 0x867B
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB12_4_NV 0x867C
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB13_4_NV 0x867D
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB14_4_NV 0x867E
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB15_4_NV 0x867F
Additions to Chapter 2 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (OpenGL Operation)
 Section 2.10 "Coordinate Transformations"
Add this initial discussion:
"Pervertex parameters are transformed before the transformation
results are used to generate primitives for rasterization, establish
a raster position, or generate vertices for selection or feedback.
Each vertex's pervertex parameters are transformed by one of
two vertex transformation modes. The first vertex transformation mode
is GL's conventional vertex transformation model. The second mode,
known as 'vertex program' mode, transforms the vertex's pervertex
parameters by an applicationsupplied vertex program.
Vertex program mode is enabled and disabled, respectively, by
void Enable(enum target);
and
void Disable(enum target);
with target equal to VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV. When vertex program mode
is enabled, vertices are transformed by the currently bound vertex
program as discussed in section 2.14."
Update the original initial paragraph in the section to read:
"When vertex program mode is disabled, vertices, normals, and texture
coordinates are transformed before their coordinates are used to
produce an image in the framebuffer. We begin with a description
of how vertex coordinates are transformed and how the transformation
is controlled in the case when vertex program mode is disabled. The
discussion that continues through section 2.13 applies when vertex
program mode is disabled."
 Section 2.10.2 "Matrices"
Change the first paragraph to read:
"The projection matrix and modelview matrix are set and modified
with a variety of commands. The affected matrix is determined by
the current matrix mode. The current matrix mode is set with
void MatrixMode(enum mode);
which takes one of the predefined constants TEXTURE, MODELVIEW,
COLOR, PROJECTION, or MATRIXi_NV as the argument. In the case
of MATRIXi_NV, i is an integer between 0 and n1 indicating one
of n tracking matrices where n is the value of the implementation
defined constant MAX_TRACK_MATRICES_NV. TEXTURE is described
later in section 2.10.2, and COLOR is described in section 3.6.3.
The tracking matrices of the form MATRIXi_NV are described in
section 2.14.5. If the current matrix mode is MODELVIEW, then
matrix operations apply to the modelview matrix; if PROJECTION,
then they apply to the projection matrix."
Change the last paragraph to read:
"The state required to implement transformations consists of a nvalue
integer indicating the current matrix mode (where n is 4 + the number
of tracking matrices supported), a stack of at least two 4x4 matrices
for each of COLOR, PROJECTION, and TEXTURE with associated stack
pointers, n stacks (where n is at least 8) of at least one 4x4 matrix
for each MATRIXi_NV with associated stack pointers, and a stack of at
least 32 4x4 matrices with an associated stack pointer for MODELVIEW.
Initially, there is only one matrix on each stack, and all matrices
are set to the identity. The initial matrix mode is MODELVIEW."
 NEW Section 2.14 "Vertex Programs"
"The conventional GL vertex transformation model described
in sections 2.10 through 2.13 is a configurable but essentially
hardwired sequence of pervertex computations based on a canonical
set of pervertex parameters and vertex transformation related
state such as transformation matrices, lighting parameters, and
texture coordinate generation parameters.
The general success and utility of the conventional GL vertex
transformation model reflects its basic correspondence to the
typical vertex transformation requirements of 3D applications.
However when the conventional GL vertex transformation model
is not sufficient, the vertex program mode provides a substantially
more flexible model for vertex transformation. The vertex program
mode permits applications to define their own vertex programs.
2.14.1 The Vertex Program Execution Model
A vertex program is a sequence of floatingpoint 4component vector
operations that operate on pervertex attributes and program
parameters. Vertex programs execute on a pervertex basis and
operate on each vertex completely independently from the processing
of other vertices. Vertex programs execute a finite fixed sequence
of instructions with no branching or looping. Vertex programs
execute without data hazards so results computed in one operation can
be used immediately afterwards. The result of a vertex program is
a set of vertex result vectors that becomes the transformed vertex
parameters used by primitive assembly.
Vertex programs use a specific welldefined instruction set, register
set, and operational model defined in the following sections.
The vertex program register set consists of five types of registers
described in the following five sections.
2.14.1.1 The Vertex Attribute Registers
The Vertex Attribute Registers are sixteen 4component
vector floatingpoint registers containing the current vertex's
pervertex attributes. These registers are numbered 0 through 15.
These registers are private to each vertex program invocation and are
initialized at each vertex program invocation by the current vertex
attribute state specified with VertexAttribNV commands. These registers
are readonly during vertex program execution. The VertexAttribNV
commands used to update the vertex attribute registers can be issued
both outside and inside of Begin/End pairs. Vertex program execution
is provoked by updating vertex attribute zero. Updating vertex
attribute zero outside of a Begin/End pair is ignored without
generating any error (identical to the Vertex command operation).
The commands
void VertexAttrib{1234}{sfd}NV(uint index, T coords);
void VertexAttrib{1234}{sfd}vNV(uint index, T coords);
void VertexAttrib4ubNV(uint index, T coords);
void VertexAttrib4ubvNV(uint index, T coords);
specify the particular current vertex attribute indicated by index.
The coordinates for each vertex attribute are named x, y, z, and w.
The VertexAttrib1NV family of commands sets the x coordinate to the
provided single argument while setting y and z to 0 and w to 1.
Similarly, VertexAttrib2NV sets x and y to the specified values,
z to 0 and w to 1; VertexAttrib3NV sets x, y, and z, with w set
to 1, and VertexAttrib4NV sets all four coordinates. The error
INVALID_VALUE is generated if index is greater than 15.
No conversions are applied to the vertex attributes specified as
type short, float, or double. However, vertex attributes specified
as type ubyte are converted as described by Table 2.6.
The commands
void VertexAttribs{1234}{sfd}vNV(uint index, sizei n, T coords[]);
void VertexAttribs4ubvNV(uint index, sizei n, GLubyte coords[]);
specify a contiguous set of n vertex attributes. The effect of
VertexAttribs{1234}{sfd}vNV(index, n, coords)
is the same (assuming no errors) as the command sequence
#define NUM k /* where k is 1, 2, 3, or 4 components */
int i;
for (i=n1; i>=0; i) {
VertexAttrib{NUM}{sfd}vNV(i+index, &coords[i*NUM]);
}
VertexAttribs4ubvNV behaves similarly.
The VertexAttribNV calls equivalent to VertexAttribsNV are issued in
reverse order so that vertex program execution is provoked when index
is zero only after all the other vertex attributes have first been
specified.
2.14.1.2 The Program Parameter Registers
The Program Parameter Registers are ninetysix 4component
floatingpoint vector registers containing the vertex program
parameters. These registers are numbered 0 through 95. This
relatively large set of registers is intended to hold parameters
such as matrices, lighting parameters, and constants required by
vertex programs. Vertex program parameter registers can be updated
in one of two ways: by the ProgramParameterNV commands outside
of a Begin/End pair or by a vertex state program executed outside
of a Begin/End pair (vertex state programs are discussed in section
2.14.3).
The commands
void ProgramParameter4fNV(enum target, uint index,
float x, float y, float z, float w)
void ProgramParameter4dNV(enum target, uint index,
double x, double y, double z, double w)
specify the particular program parameter indicated by index.
The coordinates values x, y, z, and w are assigned to the respective
components of the particular program parameter. target must be
VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV.
The commands
void ProgramParameter4dvNV(enum target, uint index, double *params);
void ProgramParameter4fvNV(enum target, uint index, float *params);
operate identically to ProgramParameter4fNV and ProgramParameter4dNV
respectively except that the program parameters are passed as an
array of four components.
The commands
void ProgramParameters4dvNV(enum target, uint index,
uint num, double *params);
void ProgramParameters4fvNV(enum target, uint index,
uint num, float *params);
specify a contiguous set of num program parameters. target must
be VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV. The effect is the same (assuming no errors) as
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::=

::= "c" "[" "]"
::= decimal integer from 0 to 95 inclusive
::= "c" "[" "]"
 "c" "[" "+" "]"
 "c" "[" "" "]"
::= decimal integer from 0 to 63 inclusive
::= decimal integer from 0 to 64 inclusive
::= "A0" "." "x"
::= "R0"
 "R1"
 "R2"
 "R3"
 "R4"
 "R5"
 "R6"
 "R7"
 "R8"
 "R9"
 "R10"
 "R11"
::= "o" "[" vertexResultRegName "]"
::= "HPOS"
 "COL0"
 "COL1"
 "BFC0"
 "BFC1"
 "FOGC"
 "PSIZ"
 "TEX0"
 "TEX1"
 "TEX2"
 "TEX3"
 "TEX4"
 "TEX5"
 "TEX6"
 "TEX7"
::= "."
::= ""
 "."
 "."
::= "x"
 "y"
 "z"
 "w"
The rule matches both register numbers 0 through
15 and a set of mnemonics that abbreviate the aliasing of conventional
the pervertex parameters to vertex attribute register numbers.
Table X.3 shows the mapping from mnemonic to vertex attribute register
number and what the mnemonic abbreviates.
Vertex Attribute
Mnemonic Register Number Meaning
  
"OPOS" 0 object position
"WGHT" 1 vertex weight
"NRML" 2 normal
"COL0" 3 primary color
"COL1" 4 secondary color
"FOGC" 5 fog coordinate
"TEX0" 8 texture coordinate 0
"TEX1" 9 texture coordinate 1
"TEX2" 10 texture coordinate 2
"TEX3" 11 texture coordinate 3
"TEX4" 12 texture coordinate 4
"TEX5" 13 texture coordinate 5
"TEX6" 14 texture coordinate 6
"TEX7" 15 texture coordinate 7
Table X.3: The mapping between vertex attribute register numbers,
mnemonics, and meanings.
A vertex programs fails to load if it does not write at least one
component of the HPOS register.
A vertex program fails to load if it contains more than 128
instructions.
A vertex program fails to load if any instruction sources more than
one unique program parameter register.
A vertex program fails to load if any instruction sources more than
one unique vertex attribute register.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if a vertex program fails
to load because it is not syntactically correct or for one of the
semantic restrictions listed above.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if a program is loaded for
id when id is currently loaded with a program of a different target.
A successfully loaded vertex program is parsed into a sequence of
instructions. Each instruction is identified by its tokenized name.
The operation of these instructions when executed is defined in
section 2.14.1.10.
A successfully loaded program replaces the program previously assigned
to the name specified by id. If the OUT_OF_MEMORY error is generated
by LoadProgramNV, no change is made to the previous contents of the
named program.
Querying the value of PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV returns a ubyte
offset into the last loaded program string indicating where the first
error in the program. If the program fails to load because of a
semantic restriction that cannot be determined until the program
is fully scanned, the error position will be len, the length of
the program. If the program loads successfully, the value of
PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV is assigned the value negative one.
2.14.1.8 Vertex Program Binding and Program Management
The current vertex program is invoked whenever vertex attribute
zero is updated (whether by a VertexAttributeNV or Vertex command).
The current vertex program is updated by
BindProgramNV(enum target, uint id);
where target must be VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV. This binds the vertex program
named by id as the current vertex program. The error INVALID_OPERATION
is generated if id names a program that is not a vertex program
(for example, if id names a vertex state program as described in
section 2.14.4).
Binding to a nonexistent program id does not generate an error.
In particular, binding to program id zero does not generate an error.
However, because program zero cannot be loaded, program zero is
always nonexistent. If a program id is successfully loaded with a
new vertex program and id is also the currently bound vertex program,
the new program is considered the currently bound vertex program.
The INVALID_OPERATION error is generated when both vertex program
mode is enabled and Begin is called (or when a command that performs
an implicit Begin is called) if the current vertex program is
nonexistent or not valid. A vertex program may not be valid for
reasons explained in section 2.14.5.
Programs are deleted by calling
void DeleteProgramsNV(sizei n, const uint *ids);
ids contains n names of programs to be deleted. After a program
is deleted, it becomes nonexistent, and its name is again unused.
If a program that is currently bound is deleted, it is as though
BindProgramNV has been executed with the same target as the deleted
program and program zero. Unused names in ids are silently ignored,
as is the value zero.
The command
void GenProgramsNV(sizei n, uint *ids);
returns n previously unused program names in ids. These names
are marked as used, for the purposes of GenProgramsNV only,
but they become existent programs only when the are first loaded
using LoadProgramNV. The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if n
is negative.
An implementation may choose to establish a working set of programs on
which binding and ExecuteProgramNV operations (execute programs are
explained in section 2.14.4) are performed with higher performance.
A program that is currently part of this working set is said to
be resident.
The command
boolean AreProgramsResidentNV(sizei n, const uint *ids,
boolean *residences);
returns TRUE if all of the n programs named in ids are resident,
or if the implementation does not distinguish a working set. If at
least one of the programs named in ids is not resident, then FALSE is
returned, and the residence of each program is returned in residences.
Otherwise the contents of residences are not changed. If any of
the names in ids are nonexistent or zero, FALSE is returned, the
error INVALID_VALUE is generated, and the contents of residences
are indeterminate. The residence status of a single named program
can also be queried by calling GetProgramivNV with id set to the
name of the program and pname set to PROGRAM_RESIDENT_NV.
AreProgramsResidentNV indicates only whether a program is
currently resident, not whether it could not be made resident.
An implementation may choose to make a program resident only on
first use, for example. The client may guide the GL implementation
in determining which programs should be resident by requesting a
set of programs to make resident.
The command
void RequestResidentProgramsNV(sizei n, const uint *ids);
requests that the n programs named in ids should be made resident.
While all the programs are not guaranteed to become resident,
the implementation should make a best effort to make as many of
the programs resident as possible. As a result of making the
requested programs resident, program names not among the requested
programs may become nonresident. Higher priority for residency
should be given to programs listed earlier in the ids array.
RequestResidentProgramsNV silently ignores attempts to make resident
nonexistent program names or zero. AreProgramsResidentNV can be
called after RequestResidentProgramsNV to determine which programs
actually became resident.
2.14.1.9 Vertex Program Register Accesses
There are 17 vertex program instructions. The instructions and their
respective input and output parameters are summarized in Table X.4.
Output
Inputs (vector or
Opcode (scalar or vector) replicated scalar) Operation
   
ARL s address register address register load
MOV v v move
MUL v,v v multiply
ADD v,v v add
MAD v,v,v v multiply and add
RCP s ssss reciprocal
RSQ s ssss reciprocal square root
DP3 v,v ssss 3component dot product
DP4 v,v ssss 4component dot product
DST v,v v distance vector
MIN v,v v minimum
MAX v,v v maximum
SLT v,v v set on less than
SGE v,v v set on greater equal than
EXP s v exponential base 2
LOG s v logarithm base 2
LIT v v light coefficients
Table X.4: Summary of vertex program instructions. "v" indicates a
vector input or output, "s" indicates a scalar input, and "ssss" indicates
a scalar output replicated across a 4component vector.
Instructions use either scalar source values or swizzled source
values, indicated in the grammar (see section 2.14.1.7) by the rules
and respectively. Either type of
source value is negated when the rule matches "".
Scalar source register values select one of the source register's
four components based on the of the rule.
The characters "x", "y", "z", and "w" match the x, y, z, and
w components respectively. The indicated component is used as a
scalar for the particular source value.
Swizzled source register values may arbitrarily swizzle the source
register's components based on the rule. In the case
where the matches (ignoring whitespace) the pattern
".????" where each question mark is one of "x", "y", "z", or "w",
this indicates the ith component of the source register value should
come from the component named by the ith component in the sequence.
For example, if the swizzle suffix is ".yzzx" and the source register
contains [ 2.0, 8.0, 9.0, 0.0 ] the swizzled source register value
used by the instruction is [ 8.0, 9.0, 9.0, 2.0 ].
If the rule matches "", this is treated the same as
".xyzw". If the rule matches (ignoring whitespace)
".x", ".y", ".z", or ".w", these are treated the same as ".xxxx",
".yyyy", ".zzzz", and ".wwww" respectively.
The register sourced for either a scalar source register value or a
swizzled source register value is indicated in the grammar by the rule
. The , , and
subrules correspond to one of the vertex attribute registers,
program parameter registers, or temporary register respectively.
The vertex attribute and temporary registers are accessed absolutely
based on the numbered register. In the case of vertex attribute
registers, if the corresponds to a mnemonic,
the corresponding register number from Table X.3 is used.
Either absolute or relative addressing can be used to access the
program parameter registers. Absolute addressing is indicated by
the grammar by the rule. Absolute addressing
accesses the numbered program parameter register indicated by the
rule. Relative addressing accesses the numbered
program parameter register plus an offset. The offset is the positive
value of if the rule is
matched, or the offset is the negative value of
if the rule is matched, or otherwise the offset
is zero. Relative addressing is available only for program parameter
registers and only for reads (not writes). Relative addressing
reads outside of the 0 to 95 inclusive range always read the value
(0,0,0,0).
The result of all instructions except ARL is written back to a
masked destination register, indicated in the grammar by the rule
.
Writes to each component of the destination register can be masked,
indicated in the grammar by the rule. If the optional
mask is "", all components are written. Otherwise, the optional
mask names particular components to write. The characters "x",
"y", "z", and "w" match the x, y, z, and w components respectively.
For example, an optional mask of ".xzw" indicates that the x, z,
and w components should be written but not the y component.
The grammar requires that the destination register mask components
must be listed in "xyzw" order.
The actual destination register is indicated in the grammar by
the rule . The and
subrules correspond to either the temporary registers or vertex
result registers. The temporary registers are determined and accessed
as described earlier.
The vertex result registers are accessed absolutely based on the
named register. The rule corresponds to
registers named in Table X.1.
2.14.1.10 Vertex Program Instruction Set Operations
The operation of the 17 vertex program instructions are described in
this section. After the textual description of each instruction's
operation, a register transfer level description is also presented.
The following conventions are used in each instruction's register
transfer level description. The 4component vector variables "t",
"u", and "v" are assigned intermediate results. The destination
register is called "destination". The three possible source registers
are called "source0", "source1", and "source2" respectively.
The x, y, z, and w vector components are referred to with the suffixes
".x", ".y", ".z", and ".w" respectively. The suffix ".c" is used for
scalar source register values and c represents the particular source
register's selected scalar component. Swizzling of components is
indicated with the suffixes ".c***", ".*c**", ".**c*", and ".***c"
where c is meant to indicate the x, y, z, or w component selected for
the particular source operand swizzle configuration. For example:
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
This example indicates that t should be assigned the swizzled
version of the source0 operand based on the source0 operand's swizzle
configuration.
The variables "negate0", "negate1", and "negate2" are booleans
that are true when the respective source value should be negated.
The variables "xmask", "ymask", "zmask", and "wmask" are booleans
that are true when the destination write mask for the respective
component is enabled for writing.
Otherwise, the register transfer level descriptions mimic ANSI C
syntax.
The idiom "IEEE(expression)" represents the s23e8 singleprecision
result of the expression if evaluated using IEEE singleprecision
floating point operations. The IEEE idiom is used to specify the
maximum allowed deviation from IEEE singleprecision floatingpoint
arithmetic results.
The following abbreviations are also used:
+Inf floatingpoint representation of positive infinity
Inf floatingpoint representation of negative infinity
+NaN floatingpoint representation of positive not a number
NaN floatingpoint representation of negative not a number
NA not applicable or not used
2.14.1.10.1 ARL: Address Register Load
The ARL instruction moves value of the source scalar into the address
register. Conceptually, the address register load instruction is
a 4component vector signed integer register, but the only valid
address register component for writing and indexing is the x
component. The only use for A0.x is as a base address for program
parameter reads. The source value is a float that is truncated
towards negative infinity into a signed integer.
t.x = source0.c;
if (negate0) t.x = t.x;
A0.x = floor(t.x);
2.14.1.10.2 MOV: Move
The MOV instruction moves the value of the source vector into the
destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = t.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = t.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = t.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = t.w;
2.14.1.10.3 MUL: Multiply
The MUL instruction multiplies the values of the two source vectors
into the destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = t.x * u.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = t.y * u.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = t.z * u.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = t.w * u.w;
2.14.1.10.4 ADD: Add
The ADD instruction adds the values of the two source vectors into
the destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = t.x + u.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = t.y + u.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = t.z + u.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = t.w + u.w;
2.14.1.10.5 MAD: Multiply and Add
The MAD instruction adds the value of the third source vector to the
product of the values of the first and second two source vectors,
writing the result to the destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
v.x = source2.c***;
v.y = source2.*c**;
v.z = source2.**c*;
v.w = source2.***c;
if (negate2) {
v.x = v.x;
v.y = v.y;
v.z = v.z;
v.w = v.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = t.x * u.x + v.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = t.y * u.y + v.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = t.z * u.z + v.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = t.w * u.w + v.w;
2.14.1.10.6 RCP: Reciprocal
The RCP instruction inverts the value of the source scalar into
the destination register. The reciprocal of exactly 1.0 must be
exactly 1.0.
Additionally the reciprocal of negative infinity gives [0.0, 0.0,
0.0, 0.0]; the reciprocal of negative zero gives [Inf, Inf, Inf,
Inf]; the reciprocal of positive zero gives [+Inf, +Inf, +Inf, +Inf];
and the reciprocal of positive infinity gives [0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0].
t.x = source0.c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
}
if (t.x == 1.0f) {
u.x = 1.0f;
} else {
u.x = 1.0f / t.x;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = u.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = u.x;
if (zmask) destination.z = u.x;
if (wmask) destination.w = u.x;
where
 u.x  IEEE(1.0f/t.x)  < 1.0f/(2^22)
for 1.0f <= t.x <= 2.0f. The intent of this precision requirement is
that this amount of relative precision apply over all values of t.x.
2.14.1.10.7 RSQ: Reciprocal Square Root
The RSQ instruction assigns the inverse square root of the
absolute value of the source scalar into the destination register.
Additionally, RSQ(0.0) gives [+Inf, +Inf, +Inf, +Inf]; and both
RSQ(+Inf) and RSQ(Inf) give [0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0];
t.x = source0.c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
}
u.x = 1.0f / sqrt(fabs(t.x));
if (xmask) destination.x = u.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = u.x;
if (zmask) destination.z = u.x;
if (wmask) destination.w = u.x;
where
 u.x  IEEE(1.0f/sqrt(fabs(t.x)))  < 1.0f/(2^22)
for 1.0f <= t.x <= 4.0f. The intent of this precision requirement is
that this amount of relative precision apply over all values of t.x.
2.14.1.10.8 DP3: ThreeComponent Dot Product
The DP3 instruction assigns the threecomponent dot product of the
two source vectors into the destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
}
v.x = t.x * u.x + t.y * u.y + t.z * u.z;
if (xmask) destination.x = v.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = v.x;
if (zmask) destination.z = v.x;
if (wmask) destination.w = v.x;
2.14.1.10.9 DP4: FourComponent Dot Product
The DP4 instruction assigns the fourcomponent dot product of the
two source vectors into the destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
v.x = t.x * u.x + t.y * u.y + t.z * u.z + t.w * u.w;
if (xmask) destination.x = v.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = v.x;
if (zmask) destination.z = v.x;
if (wmask) destination.w = v.x;
2.14.1.10.10 DST: Distance Vector
The DST instructions calculates a distance vector for the values
of two source vectors. The first vector is assumed to be [NA, d*d,
d*d, NA] and the second source vector is assumed to be [NA, 1.0/d,
NA, 1.0/d], where the value of a component labeled NA is undefined.
The destination vector is then assigned [1,d,d*d,1.0/d].
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
if (negate0) {
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
}
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.y = u.y;
u.w = u.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = 1.0;
if (ymask) destination.y = t.y*u.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = t.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = u.w;
2.14.1.10.11 MIN: Minimum
The MIN instruction assigns the componentwise minimum of the two
source vectors into the destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = (t.x < u.x) ? t.x : u.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = (t.y < u.y) ? t.y : u.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = (t.z < u.z) ? t.z : u.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = (t.w < u.w) ? t.w : u.w;
2.14.1.10.12 MAX: Maximum
The MAX instruction assigns the componentwise maximum of the two
source vectors into the destination register.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = (t.x >= u.x) ? t.x : u.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = (t.y >= u.y) ? t.y : u.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = (t.z >= u.z) ? t.z : u.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = (t.w >= u.w) ? t.w : u.w;
2.14.1.10.13 SLT: Set On Less Than
The SLT instruction performs a componentwise assignment of either
1.0 or 0.0 into the destination register. 1.0 is assigned if the
value of the first source vector is less than the value of the second
source vector; otherwise, 0.0 is assigned.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = (t.x < u.x) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
if (ymask) destination.y = (t.y < u.y) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
if (zmask) destination.z = (t.z < u.z) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
if (wmask) destination.w = (t.w < u.w) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
2.14.1.10.14 SGE: Set On Greater or Equal Than
The SGE instruction performs a componentwise assignment of either
1.0 or 0.0 into the destination register. 1.0 is assigned if the
value of the first source vector is greater than or equal the value
of the second source vector; otherwise, 0.0 is assigned.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.z = source0.**c*;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.z = t.z;
t.w = t.w;
}
u.x = source1.c***;
u.y = source1.*c**;
u.z = source1.**c*;
u.w = source1.***c;
if (negate1) {
u.x = u.x;
u.y = u.y;
u.z = u.z;
u.w = u.w;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = (t.x >= u.x) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
if (ymask) destination.y = (t.y >= u.y) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
if (zmask) destination.z = (t.z >= u.z) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
if (wmask) destination.w = (t.w >= u.w) ? 1.0 : 0.0;
2.14.1.10.15 EXP: Exponential Base 2
The EXP instruction generates an approximation of the exponential base
2 for the value of a source scalar. This approximation is assigned
to the z component of the destination register. Additionally,
the x and y components of the destination register are assigned
values useful for determining a more accurate approximation. The
exponential base 2 of the source scalar can be better approximated
by destination.x*FUNC(destination.y) where FUNC is some user
approximation (presumably implemented by subsequent instructions in
the vertex program) to 2^destination.y where 0.0 <= destination.y <
1.0.
Additionally, EXP(Inf) or if the exponential result underflows
gives [0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0]; and EXP(+Inf) or if the exponential result
overflows gives [+Inf, 0.0, +Inf, 1.0].
t.x = source0.c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
}
q.x = 2^floor(t.x);
q.y = t.x  floor(t.x);
q.z = q.x * APPX(q.y);
if (xmask) destination.x = q.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = q.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = q.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = 1.0;
where APPX is an implementation dependent approximation of exponential
base 2 such that
 exp(q.y*log(2.0))APPX(q.y)  < 1/(2^11)
for all 0 <= q.y < 1.0.
The expression "2^floor(t.x)" should overflow to +Inf and underflow
to zero.
2.14.1.10.16 LOG: Logarithm Base 2
The LOG instruction generates an approximation of the logarithm base
2 for the absolute value of a source scalar. This approximation
is assigned to the z component of the destination register.
Additionally, the x and y components of the destination register are
assigned values useful for determining a more accurate approximation.
The logarithm base 2 of the absolute value of the source scalar
can be better approximated by destination.x+FUNC(destination.y)
where FUNC is some user approximation (presumably implemented by
subsequent instructions in the vertex program) of log2(destination.y)
where 1.0 <= destination.y < 2.0.
Additionally, LOG(0.0) gives [Inf, 1.0, Inf, 1.0]; and both
LOG(+Inf) and LOG(Inf) give [+Inf, 1.0, +Inf, 1.0].
t.x = source0.c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
}
if (fabs(t.x) != 0.0f) {
if (fabs(t.x) == +Inf) {
q.x = +Inf;
q.y = 1.0;
q.z = +Inf;
} else {
q.x = Exponent(t.x);
q.y = Mantissa(t.x);
q.z = q.x + APPX(q.y);
}
} else {
q.x = Inf;
q.y = 1.0;
q.z = Inf;
}
if (xmask) destination.x = q.x;
if (ymask) destination.y = q.y;
if (zmask) destination.z = q.z;
if (wmask) destination.w = 1.0;
where APPX is an implementation dependent approximation of logarithm
base 2 such that
 log(q.y)/log(2.0)  APPX(q.y)  < 1/(2^11)
for all 1.0 <= q.y < 2.0.
The "Exponent(t.x)" function returns the unbiased exponent between
126 and 127. For example, "Exponent(1.0)" equals 0.0. (Note that
the IEEE floatingpoint representation maintains the exponent as a
biased value.) Larger or smaller exponents should generate +Inf or
Inf respectively. The "Mantissa(t.x)" function returns a value
in the range [1.0f, 2.0). The intent of these functions is that
fabs(t.x) is approximately "Mantissa(t.x)*2^Exponent(t.x)".
2.14.1.10.17 LIT: Light Coefficients
The LIT instruction is intended to compute ambient, diffuse,
and specular lighting coefficients from a diffuse dot product,
a specular dot product, and a specular power that is clamped to
(128,128) exclusive. The x component of the source vector is
assumed to contain a diffuse dot product (unit normal vector dotted
with a unit light vector). The y component of the source vector is
assumed to contain a Blinn specular dot product (unit normal vector
dotted with a unit halfangle vector). The w component is assumed
to contain a specular power.
An implementation must support at least 8 fraction bits in the
specular power. Note that because 0.0 times anything must be 0.0,
taking any base to the power of 0.0 will yield 1.0.
t.x = source0.c***;
t.y = source0.*c**;
t.w = source0.***c;
if (negate0) {
t.x = t.x;
t.y = t.y;
t.w = t.w;
}
if (t.w < (128.0epsilon)) t.w = (128.0epsilon);
else if (t.w > 128epsilon) t.w = 128epsilon;
if (t.x < 0.0) t.x = 0.0;
if (t.y < 0.0) t.y = 0.0;
if (xmask) destination.x = 1.0;
if (ymask) destination.y = t.x;
if (zmask) destination.z = (t.x > 0.0) ? EXP(t.w*LOG(t.y)) : 0.0;
if (wmask) destination.w = 1.0;
where EXP and LOG are functions that approximate the exponential base
2 and logarithm base 2 with the identical accuracy and special case
requirements of the EXP and LOG instructions. epsilon is 1.0/256.0
or approximately 0.0039 which would correspond to representing the
specular power with a s8.8 representation.
2.14.1.11 Vertex Program Floating Point Requirements
All vertex program calculations are assumed to use IEEE single
precision floatingpoint math with a format of s1e8m23 (one signed
bit, 8 bits of exponent, 23 bits of magnitude) or better and the
roundtozero rounding mode. The only exceptions to this are the RCP,
RSQ, LOG, EXP, and LIT instructions.
Note that (positive or negative) 0.0 times anything is (positive)
0.0.
The RCP and RSQ instructions deliver results accurate to 1.0/(2^22)
and the approximate output (the z component) of the EXP and LOG
instructions only has to be accurate to 1.0/(2^11). The LIT
instruction specular output (the z component) is allowed an error
equivalent to the combination of the EXP and LOG combination to
implement a power function.
The floor operations used by the ARL and EXP instructions must
operate identically. Specifically, the EXP instruction's floor(t.x)
intermediate result must exactly match the integer stored in the
address register by the ARL instruction.
Since distance is calculated as (d^2)*(1/sqrt(d^2)), 0.0 multiplied
by anything must be 0.0. This affects the MUL, MAD, DP3, DP4, DST,
and LIT instructions.
Because if/then/else conditional evaluation is done by multiplying
by 1.0 or 0.0 and adding, the floating point computations require:
0.0 * x = 0.0 for all x (including +Inf, Inf, +NaN, and NaN)
1.0 * x = x for all x (including +Inf and Inf)
0.0 + x = x for all x (including +Inf and Inf)
Including +Inf, Inf, +NaN, and NaN when applying the above three
rules is recommended but not required. (The recommended inclusion
of +Inf, Inf, +NaN, and NaN when applying the first rule is
inconsistent with IEEE floatingpoint requirements.)
For the purpose of comparisons performed by the SGE and SLT
instructions, 0.0 is less than +0.0, NaN is less than Inf,
and +NaN is greater than +Inf. (This is inconsistent with IEEE
floatingpoint requirements).
No floatingpoint exceptions or interrupts are generated. Denorms
are not supported; if a denorm is input, it is treated as 0.0 (ie,
denorms are flushed to zero).
Computations involving +NaN or NaN generate +NaN, except for the
requirement that zero times +NaN or NaN must always be zero. (This
exception is inconsistent with IEEE floatingpoint requirements).
2.14.2 Vertex Program Update for the Current Raster Position
When vertex programs are enabled, the raster position is determined
by the current vertex program. The raster position specified by
RasterPos is treated as if they were specified in a Vertex command.
The contents of vertex result register set is used to update respective
raster position state.
Assuming an existent program, the homogeneous clipspace coordinates
are passed to clipping as if they represented a point and assuming no
clientdefined clip planes are enabled. If the point is not culled,
then the projection to window coordinates is computed (section 2.10)
and saved as the current raster position and the valid bit is set.
If the current vertex program is nonexistent or the "point" is
culled, the current raster position and its associated data become
indeterminate and the raster position valid bit is cleared.
2.14.3 Vertex Arrays for Vertex Attributes
Data for vertex attributes in vertex program mode may be specified
using vertex array commands. The client may specify and enable any
of sixteen vertex attribute arrays.
The vertex attribute arrays are ignored when vertex program mode
is disabled. When vertex program mode is enabled, vertex attribute
arrays are used.
The command
void VertexAttribPointerNV(uint index, int size, enum type,
sizei stride, const void *pointer);
describes the locations and organizations of the sixteen vertex
attribute arrays. index specifies the particular vertex attribute
to be described. size indicates the number of values per vertex
that are stored in the array; size must be one of 1, 2, 3, or 4.
type specifies the data type of the values stored in the array.
type must be one of SHORT, FLOAT, DOUBLE, or UNSIGNED_BYTE and these
values correspond to the array types short, int, float, double, and
ubyte respectively. The INVALID_OPERATION error is generated if
type is UNSIGNED_BYTE and size is not 4. The INVALID_VALUE error
is generated if index is greater than 15. The INVALID_VALUE error
is generated if stride is negative.
The one, two, three, or four values in an array that correspond to a
single vertex attribute comprise an array element. The values within
each array element at stored sequentially in memory. If the stride
is specified as zero, then array elements are stored sequentially
as well. Otherwise points to the ith and (i+1)st elements of an array
differ by stride basic machine units (typically unsigned bytes),
the pointer to the (i+1)st element being greater. pointer specifies
the location in memory of the first value of the first element of
the array being specified.
Vertex attribute arrays are enabled with the EnableClientState command
and disabled with the DisableClientState command. The value of the
argument to either command is VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAYi_NV where i is an
integer between 0 and 15; specifying a value of i enables or
disables the vertex attribute array with index i. The constants
obey VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAYi_NV = VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY0_NV + i.
When vertex program mode is enabled, the ArrayElement command operates
as described in this section in contrast to the behavior described
in section 2.8. Likewise, any vertex array transfer commands that
are defined in terms of ArrayElement (DrawArrays, DrawElements, and
DrawRangeElements) assume the operation of ArrayElement described
in this section when vertex program mode is enabled.
When vertex program mode is enabled, the ArrayElement command
transfers the ith element of particular enabled vertex arrays as
described below. For each enabled vertex attribute array, it is
as though the corresponding command from section 2.14.1.1 were
called with a pointer to element i. For each vertex attribute,
the corresponding command is VertexAttrib[size][type]v, where size
is one of [1,2,3,4], and type is one of [s,f,d,ub], corresponding
to the array types short, int, float, double, and ubyte respectively.
However, if a given vertex attribute array is disabled, but its
corresponding aliased conventional pervertex parameter's vertex
array (as described in section 2.14.1.6) is enabled, then it is
as though the corresponding command from section 2.7 or section
2.6.2 were called with a pointer to element i. In this case, the
corresponding command is determined as described in section 2.8's
description of ArrayElement.
If the vertex attribute array 0 is enabled, it is as though
VertexAttrib[size][type]v(0, ...) is executed last, after the
executions of other corresponding commands. If the vertex attribute
array 0 is disabled but the vertex array is enabled, it is as though
Vertex[size][type]v is executed last, after the executions of other
corresponding commands.
2.14.4 Vertex State Programs
Vertex state programs share the same instruction set as and a similar
execution model to vertex programs. While vertex program are executed
implicitly when a vertex transformation is provoked, vertex state
programs are executed explicitly, independently of any vertices.
Vertex state programs can write program parameter registers, but
may not write vertex result registers.
The purpose of a vertex state program is to update program parameter
registers by means of an applicationdefined program. Typically,
an application will load a set of program parameters and then execute
a vertex state program that reads and updates the program parameter
registers. For example, a vertex state program might normalize a
set of unnormalized vectors previously loaded as program parameters.
The expectation is that subsequently executed vertex programs would
use the normalized program parameters.
Vertex state programs are loaded with the same LoadProgramNV command
(see section 2.14.1.7) used to load vertex programs except that the
target must be VERTEX_STATE_PROGRAM_NV when loading a vertex state
program.
Vertex state programs must conform to a more limited grammar than
the grammar for vertex programs. The vertex state program grammar
for syntactically valid sequences is the same as the grammar defined
in section 2.14.1.7 with the following modified rules:
::= "!!VSP1.0" "END"
::=

::= "v" "[" "0" "]"
A vertex state program fails to load if it does not write at least
one program parameter register.
A vertex state program fails to load if it contains more than 128
instructions.
A vertex state program fails to load if any instruction sources more
than one unique program parameter register.
A vertex state program fails to load if any instruction sources
more than one unique vertex attribute register (this is necessarily
true because only vertex attribute 0 is available in vertex state
programs).
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if a vertex state program
fails to load because it is not syntactically correct or for one
of the other reasons listed above.
A successfully loaded vertex state program is parsed into a sequence
of instructions. Each instruction is identified by its tokenized
name. The operation of these instructions when executed is defined
in section 2.14.1.10.
Executing vertex state programs is legal only outside a Begin/End
pair. A vertex state program may not read any vertex attribute
register other than register zero. A vertex state program may not
write any vertex result register.
The command
ExecuteProgramNV(enum target, uint id, const float *params);
executes the vertex state program named by id. The target must be
VERTEX_STATE_PROGRAM_NV and the id must be the name of program loaded
with a target type of VERTEX_STATE_PROGRAM_NV. params points to
an array of four floatingpoint values that are loaded into vertex
attribute register zero (the only vertex attribute readable from a
vertex state program).
The INVALID_OPERATION error is generated if the named program is
nonexistent, is invalid, or the program is not a vertex state
program. A vertex state program may not be valid for reasons
explained in section 2.14.5.
2.14.5 Tracking Matrices
As a convenience to applications, standard GL matrix state can be
tracked into program parameter vectors. This permits vertex programs
to access matrices specified through GL matrix commands.
In addition to GL's conventional matrices, several additional matrices
are available for tracking. These matrices have names of the form
MATRIXi_NV where i is between zero and n1 where n is the value
of the MAX_TRACK_MATRICES_NV implementation dependent constant.
The MATRIXi_NV constants obey MATRIXi_NV = MATRIX0_NV + i. The value
of MAX_TRACK_MATRICES_NV must be at least eight. The maximum
stack depth for tracking matrices is defined by the
MAX_TRACK_MATRIX_STACK_DEPTH_NV and must be at least 1.
The command
TrackMatrixNV(enum target, uint address, enum matrix, enum transform);
tracks a given transformed version of a particular matrix into
a contiguous sequence of four vertex program parameter registers
beginning at address. target must be VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV (though
tracked matrices apply to vertex state programs as well because both
vertex state programs and vertex programs shared the same program
parameter registers). matrix must be one of NONE, MODELVIEW,
PROJECTION, TEXTURE, TEXTUREi_ARB (where i is between 0 and n1
where n is the number of texture units supported), COLOR (if
the ARB_imaging subset is supported), MODELVIEW_PROJECTION_NV,
or MATRIXi_NV. transform must be one of IDENTITY_NV, INVERSE_NV,
TRANSPOSE_NV, or INVERSE_TRANSPOSE_NV. The INVALID_VALUE error is
generated if address is not a multiple of four.
The MODELVIEW_PROJECTION_NV matrix represents the concatenation of
the current modelview and projection matrices. If M is the current
modelview matrix and P is the current projection matrix, then the
MODELVIEW_PROJECTION_NV matrix is C and computed as
C = P M
Matrix tracking for the specified program parameter register and the
next consecutive three registers is disabled when NONE is supplied
for matrix. When tracking is disabled the previously tracked program
parameter registers retain the state of their last tracked values.
Otherwise, the specified transformed version of matrix is tracked into
the specified program parameter register and the next three registers.
Whenever the matrix changes, the transformed version of the matrix
is updated in the specified range of program parameter registers.
If TEXTURE is specified for matrix, the texture matrix for the current
active texture unit is tracked. If TEXTUREi_ARB is specified for
matrix, the th texture matrix is tracked.
Matrices are tracked rowwise meaning that the top row of the
transformed matrix is loaded into the program parameter address,
the second from the top row of the transformed matrix is loaded into
the program parameter address+1, the third from the top row of the
transformed matrix is loaded into the program parameter address+2,
and the bottom row of the transformed matrix is loaded into the
program parameter address+3. The transformed matrix may be identical
to the specified matrix, the inverse of the specified matrix, the
transpose of the specified matrix, or the inverse transpose of the
specified matrix, depending on the value of transform.
When matrix tracking is enabled for a particular program parameter
register sequence, updates to the program parameter using
ProgramParameterNV commands, a vertex program, or a vertex state
program are not possible. The INVALID_OPERATION error is generated
if a ProgramParameterNV command is used to update a program parameter
register currently tracking a matrix.
The INVALID_OPERATION error is generated by ExecuteProgramNV when
the vertex state program requested for execution writes to a program
parameter register that is currently tracking a matrix because the
program is considered invalid.
2.14.6 Required Vertex Program State
The state required for vertex programs consists of:
a bit indicating whether or not program mode is enabled;
a bit indicating whether or not twosided color mode is enabled;
a bit indicating whether or not programspecified point size mode
is enabled;
96 4component floatingpoint program parameter registers;
16 4component vertex attribute registers (though this state is
aliased with the current normal, primary color, secondary color,
fog coordinate, weights, and texture coordinate sets);
24 sets of matrix tracking state for each set of four sequential
program parameter registers, consisting of a nvalued integer
indicated the tracked matrix or GL_NONE (where n is 5 + the number
of texture units supported + the number of tracking matrices
supported) and a fourvalued integer indicating the transformation
of the tracked matrix;
an unsigned integer naming the currently bound vertex program
and the state must be maintained to indicate which integers
are currently in use as program names.
Each existent program object consists of a target, a boolean indicating
whether the program is resident, an array of type ubyte containing the
program string, and the length of the program string array. Initially,
no program objects exist.
Program mode, twosided color mode, and programspecified point size
mode are all initially disabled.
The initial state of all 96 program parameter registers is (0,0,0,0).
The initial state of the 16 vertex attribute registers is (0,0,0,1)
except in cases where a vertex attribute register aliases to a
conventional GL transform mode vertex parameter in which case
the initial state is the initial state of the respective aliased
conventional vertex parameter.
The initial state of the 24 sets of matrix tracking state is NONE
for the tracked matrix and IDENTITY_NV for the transformation of the
tracked matrix.
The initial currently bound program is zero.
The client state required to implement the 16 vertex attribute
arrays consists of 16 boolean values, 16 memory pointers, 16 integer
stride values, 16 symbolic constants representing array types,
and 16 integers representing values per element. Initially, the
boolean values are each disabled, the memory pointers are each null,
the strides are each zero, the array types are each FLOAT, and the
integers representing values per element are each four."
Additions to Chapter 3 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (Rasterization)
 Section 3.3 "Points"
Change the first paragraph to read:
"When program vertex mode is disabled, the point size for rasterizing
points is controlled with
void PointSize(float size);
size specifies the width or diameter of a point. The initial point size
value is 1.0. A value less than or equal to zero results in the error
INVALID_VALUE. When vertex program mode is enabled, the point size for
rasterizing points is determined as described in section 2.14.1.5."
 Section 3.9 "Color Sum"
Change the first paragraph to read:
"At the beginning of color sum, a fragment has two RGBA colors: a
primary color cpri (which texturing, if enabled, may have modified)
and a secondary color csec. If vertex program mode is disabled, csec
is defined by the lighting equations in section 2.13.1. If vertex
program mode is enabled, csec is the fragment's secondary color,
obtained by interpolating the COL1 (or BFC1 if the primitive is a
polygon, the vertex program twosided color mode is enabled, and the
polygon is backfacing) vertex result register RGB components for the
vertices making up the primitive; the alpha component of csec when
program mode is enabled is always zero. The components of these two
colors are summed to produce a single posttexturing RGBA color c.
The components of c are then clamped to the range [0,1]."
 Section 3.10 "Fog"
Change the initial sentences in the second paragraph to read:
"This factor f may be computed according to one of three equations:
f = exp(d*c) (3.24)
f = exp((d*c)^2) (3.25)
f = (ec)/(es) (3.26)
If vertex program mode is enabled, then c is the fragment's fog
coordinate, obtained by interpolating the FOGC vertex result register
values for the vertices making up the primitive. When vertex program
mode is disabled, the c is the eyecoordinate distance from the eye,
(0,0,0,1) in eyecoordinates, to the fragment center." ...
Additions to Chapter 4 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (PerFragment
Operations and the Framebuffer)
None
Additions to Chapter 5 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (Special Functions)
 Section 5.1 "Evaluators"
Add the following lines to the end of table 5.1 (page 165):
target k values
  
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB0_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 0
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB1_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 1
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB2_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 2
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB3_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 3
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB4_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 4
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB5_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 5
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB6_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 6
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB7_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 7
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB8_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 8
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB9_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 9
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB10_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 10
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB11_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 11
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB12_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 12
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB13_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 13
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB14_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 14
MAP1_VERTEX_ATTRIB15_4_NV 4 x, y, z, w vertex attribute 15
Replace the four paragraphs on pages 167168 that explain the
operation of EvalCoord:
"EvalCoord operates differently depending on whether vertex program
mode is enabled or not. We first discuss how EvalCoord operates when
vertex program mode is disabled.
When one of the EvalCoord commands is issued and vertex program
mode is disabled, all currently enabled maps (excluding the
maps that correspond to vertex attributes, i.e. maps of the form
MAPx_VERTEX_ATTRIBn_4_NV). ..."
Add a paragraph before the initial paragraph discussing AUTO_NORMAL:
"When one of the EvalCoord commands is issued and vertex program mode
is enabled, the evaluation and the issuing of pervertex parameter commands
matches the discussion above, except that if any vertex attribute
maps are enabled, the corresponding VertexAttribNV call for each enabled
vertex attribute map is issued with the map's evaluated coordinates
and the corresponding aliased pervertex parameter map is ignored
if it is also enabled, with one important difference. As is the case when
vertex program mode is disabled, the GL uses evaluated values
instead of current values for those evaluations that are enabled
(otherwise the current values are used). The order of the effective
commands is immaterial, except that Vertex or VertexAttribNV(0,
...) (the commands that issue provoke vertex program execution)
must be issued last. Use of evaluators has no effect on the current
vertex attributes or conventional pervertex parameters. If a
vertex attribute map is disabled, but its corresponding conventional
pervertex parameter map is enabled, the conventional pervertex
parameter map is evaluated and issued as when vertex program mode
is not enabled."
Replace the two paragraphs discussing AUTO_NORMAL with:
"Finally, if either MAP2_VERTEX_3 or MAP2_VERTEX_4 is enabled or if
both MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRIB0_4_NV and vertex program mode are enabled,
then the normal to the surface is computed. Analytic computation,
which sometimes yields normals of length zero, is one method which
may be used. If automatic normal generation is enabled, then this
computed normal is used as the normal associated with a generated
vertex (when program mode is disabled) or as vertex attribute 2
(when vertex program mode is enabled). Automatic normal generation
is controlled with Enable and Disable with the symbolic constant
AUTO_NORMAL. If automatic normal generation is disabled and vertex
program mode is enabled, then vertex attribute 2 is evaluated
as usual. If automatic normal generation and vertex program mode
are disabled, then a corresponding normal map, if enabled, is used
to produce a normal. If neither automatic normal generation nor
a map corresponding to the normal pervertex parameter (or vertex
attribute 2 in program mode) are enabled, then no normal is sent with
a vertex resulting from an evaluation (the effect is that the current
normal is used). For MAP_VERTEX3, let q=p. For MAP_VERTEX_4 or
MAP2_VERTEX_ATTRBI0_4_NV, let q = (x/w, y/w, z/w) where (x,y,z,w)=p.
Then let
m = (partial q / partial u) cross (partial q / partial v)
Then when vertex program mode is disabled, the generated analytic
normal, n, is given by n=m/m. However, when vertex program mode
is enabled, the generated analytic normal used for vertex attribute
2 is simply (mx,my,mz,1). In vertex program mode, the normalization
of the generated analytic normal can be performed by the current
vertex program."
Change the respective sentences of the last paragraph discussing
required evaluator state to read:
"The state required for evaluators potentially consists of 9
conventional onedimensional map specifications, 16 vertex attribute
onedimensional map specifications, 9 conventional twodimensional
map specifications, and 16 vertex attribute twodimensional map
specifications indicating which are enabled. ... All vertex
coordinate maps produce the coordinates (0,0,0,1) (or the appropriate
subset); all normal coordinate maps produce (0,0,1); RGBA maps produce
(1,1,1,1); color index maps produce 1.0; texture coordinate maps
produce (0,0,0,1); and vertex attribute maps produce (0,0,0,1). ...
If any evaluation command is issued when none of MAPn_VERTEX_3,
MAPn_VERTEX_4, or MAPn_VERTEX_ATTRIB0_NV (where n is the map dimension
being evaluated) are enabled, nothing happens."
 Section 5.4 "Display Lists"
Add to the list of commands not compiled into display lists in the
third to the last paragraph:
"AreProgramsResidentNV, IsProgramNV, GenProgramsNV, DeleteProgramsNV,
VertexAttribPointerNV"
Additions to Chapter 6 of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (State and
State Requests)
 Section 6.1.12 "Saving and Restoring State"
Only the enables and vertex array state introduced by this extension
can be pushed and popped.
See the attribute column in table X.5 for determining what vertex
program state can be pushed and popped with PushAttrib, PopAttrib,
PushClientAttrib, and PopClientAttrib.
The new evaluator enables in table 6.22 can also be pushed and
popped.
 NEW Section 6.1.13 "Vertex Program Queries"
"The commands
void GetProgramParameterfvNV(enum target, uint index,
enum pname, float *params);
void GetProgramParameterdvNV(enum target, uint index,
enum pname, double *params);
obtain the current program parameters for the given program
target and parameter index into the array params. target must
be VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV. pname must be PROGRAM_PARAMETER_NV.
The INVALID_VALUE error is generated if index is greater than 95.
Each program parameter is an array of four values.
The command
void GetProgramivNV(uint id, enum pname, int *params);
obtains program state named by pname for the program named id
in the array params. pname must be one of PROGRAM_TARGET_NV,
PROGRAM_LENGTH_NV, or PROGRAM_RESIDENT_NV. The INVALID_OPERATION
error is generated if the program named id does not exist.
The command
void GetProgramStringNV(uint id, enum pname,
ubyte *program);
obtains the program string for program id. pname must be
PROGRAM_STRING_NV. n ubytes are returned into the array program
where n is the length of the program in ubytes. GetProgramivNV with
PROGRAM_LENGTH_NV can be used to query the length of a program's
string. The INVALID_OPERATION error is generated if the program
named id does not exist.
The command
void GetTrackMatrixivNV(enum target, uint address,
enum pname, int *params);
obtains the matrix tracking state named by pname for the specified
address in the array params. target must be VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV. pname
must be either TRACK_MATRIX_NV or TRACK_MATRIX_TRANSFORM_NV. If the
matrix tracked is a texture matrix, TEXTUREi_ARB is returned (never
TEXTURE) where i indicates the texture unit of the particular tracked
texture matrix. The INVALID_VALUE error is generated if address is
not divisible by four and is not less than 96.
The commands
void GetVertexAttribdvNV(uint index, enum pname, double *params);
void GetVertexAttribfvNV(uint index, enum pname, float *params);
void GetVertexAttribivNV(uint index, enum pname, int *params);
obtain the vertex attribute state named by pname for the vertex
attribute numbered index. pname must be one of ATTRIB_ARRAY_SIZE_NV,
ATTRIB_ARRAY_STRIDE_NV, ATTRIB_ARRAY_TYPE_NV, or CURRENT_ATTRIB_NV.
Note that all the queries except CURRENT_ATTRIB_NV return client
state. The INVALID_VALUE error is generated if index is greater than
15, or if index is zero and pname is CURRENT_ATTRIB_NV.
The command
void GetVertexAttribPointervNV(uint index,
enum pname, void **pointer);
obtains the pointer named pname in the array params for vertex
attribute numbered index. pname must be ATTRIB_ARRAY_POINTER_NV.
The INVALID_VALUE error is generated if index greater than 15.
The command
boolean IsProgramNV(uint id);
returns TRUE if program is the name of a program object. If program
is zero or is a nonzero value that is not the name of a program
object, or if an error condition occurs, IsProgramNV returns FALSE.
A name returned by GenProgramsNV but not yet loaded with a program
is not the name of a program object."
 NEW Section 6.1.14 "Querying Current Matrix State"
"Instead of providing distinct symbolic tokens for querying each
matrix and matrix stack depth, the symbolic tokens CURRENT_MATRIX_NV
and CURRENT_MATRIX_STACK_DEPTH_NV in conjunction with the GetBooleanv,
GetIntegerv, GetFloatv, and GetDoublev return the respective state
of the current matrix given the current matrix mode.
Querying CURRENT_MATRIX_NV and CURRENT_MATRIX_STACK_DEPTH_NV is
the only means for querying the matrix and matrix stack depth of
the tracking matrices described in section 2.14.5."
Additions to Appendix A of the OpenGL 1.2.1 Specification (Invariance)
Add the following rule:
"Rule X Vertex program and vertex state program instructions not
relevant to the calculation of any result must have no effect on
that result.
Rules X+1 Vertex program and vertex state program instructions
relevant to the calculation of any result must always produce the
identical result. In particular, the same instruction with the same
source inputs must produce the identical result whether executed by
a vertex program or a vertex state program.
Instructions relevant to the calculation of a result are any
instructions in a sequence of instructions that eventually determine
the source values for the calculation under consideration.
There is no guaranteed invariance between vertices transformed by
conventional GL vertex transform mode and vertices transformed by
vertex program mode. Multipass rendering algorithms that require
rendering invariances to operate correctly should not mix conventional
GL vertex transform mode with vertex program mode for different
rendering passes. However such algorithms will operate correctly
if the algorithms limit themselves to a single mode of vertex
transformation."
Additions to the AGL/GLX/WGL Specifications
Program objects are shared between AGL/GLX/WGL rendering contexts if
and only if the rendering contexts share display lists. No change
is made to the AGL/GLX/WGL API.
Dependencies on EXT_vertex_weighting
If the EXT_vertex_weighting extension is not supported, there is no
aliasing between vertex attribute 1 and the current vertex weight.
Replace the contents of the last three columns in row 5 of table
X.2 with dashes.
Dependencies on EXT_point_parameters
When EXT_point_parameters is supported, the amended discussion
of point size determination should be further amended with the
language from the EXT_point_parameters specification though the point
parameters functionality only applies when vertex program mode is
disabled.
Even if the EXT_point_parameters extension is not supported, the
PSIZ vertex result register must operate as specified.
Dependencies on ARB_multitexture
ARB_multitexture is required to support NV_vertex_program and the
value of MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS_ARB must be at least 2. If more than 8
texture units are supported, only the first 8 texture units can be
assigned texture coordinates when vertex program mode is enabled.
Texture units beyond 8 are implicitly disabled when vertex program
mode is enabled.
Dependencies on EXT_fog_coord
If the EXT_fog_coord extension is not supported, there is no
aliasing between vertex attribute 5 and the current fog coordinate.
Replace the contents of the last three columns in row 5 of table
X.2 with dashes.
Even if the EXT_fog_coord extension is not supported, the FOGC
vertex result register must operate as specified. Note that the
FOGC vertex result register behaves identically to the EXT_fog_coord
extension's FOG_COORDINATE_SOURCE_EXT being FOG_COORDINATE_EXT.
This means that the functionality of EXT_fog_coord is required to
implement NV_vertex_program even if the EXT_fog_coord extension is
not supported.
If the EXT_fog_coord extension is supported, the state of
FOG_COORDINATE_SOURCE_EXT only applies when vertex program mode is
disabled and the discussion in section 3.10 is further amended by
the discussion of FOG_COORDINATE_SOURCE_EXT in the EXT_fog_coord
specification.
Dependencies on EXT_secondary_color
If the EXT_secondary_color extension is not supported, there is no
aliasing between vertex attribute 4 and the current secondary color.
Replace the contents of the last three columns in row 4 of table
X.2 with dashes.
Even if the EXT_secondary_color extension is not supported, the COL1
and BFC1 vertex result registers must operate as specified.
These vertex result registers are required to implement OpenGL 1.2's
separate specular mode within a vertex program.
GLX Protocol
Fortyfive new GL commands are added.
The following thirtyfive rendering commands are sent to the sever
as part of a glXRender request:
BindProgramNV
2 12 rendering command length
2 4180 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 id
ExecuteProgramNV
2 12+4*n rendering command length
2 4181 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
0x8621 n=4 GL_VERTEX_STATE_PROGRAM_NV
else n=0 command is erroneous
4 CARD32 id
4*n LISTofFLOAT32 params
RequestResidentProgramsNV
2 8+4*n rendering command length
2 4182 rendering command opcode
4 INT32 n
n*4 CARD32 programs
LoadProgramNV
2 16+n+p rendering command length
2 4183 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 id
4 INT32 len
n LISTofCARD8 n
p unused, p=pad(n)
ProgramParameter4fvNV
2 32 rendering command length
2 4184 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 index
4 FLOAT32 params[0]
4 FLOAT32 params[1]
4 FLOAT32 params[2]
4 FLOAT32 params[3]
ProgramParameter4dvNV
2 44 rendering command length
2 4185 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 index
8 FLOAT64 params[0]
8 FLOAT64 params[1]
8 FLOAT64 params[2]
8 FLOAT64 params[3]
ProgramParameters4fvNV
2 16+16*n rendering command length
2 4186 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
16*n FLOAT32 params
ProgramParameters4dvNV
2 16+32*n rendering command length
2 4187 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
32*n FLOAT64 params
TrackMatrixNV
2 20 rendering command length
2 4188 rendering command opcode
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 address
4 ENUM matrix
4 ENUM transform
VertexAttribPointerNV is an entirely clientside command
VertexAttrib1svNV
2 12 rendering command length
2 4265 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
2 INT16 v[0]
2 unused
VertexAttrib2svNV
2 12 rendering command length
2 4266 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
2 INT16 v[0]
2 INT16 v[1]
VertexAttrib3svNV
2 12 rendering command length
2 4267 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
2 INT16 v[0]
2 INT16 v[1]
2 INT16 v[2]
2 unused
VertexAttrib4svNV
2 12 rendering command length
2 4268 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
2 INT16 v[0]
2 INT16 v[1]
2 INT16 v[2]
2 INT16 v[3]
VertexAttrib1fvNV
2 12 rendering command length
2 4269 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 FLOAT32 v[0]
VertexAttrib2fvNV
2 16 rendering command length
2 4270 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 FLOAT32 v[0]
4 FLOAT32 v[1]
VertexAttrib3fvNV
2 20 rendering command length
2 4271 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 FLOAT32 v[0]
4 FLOAT32 v[1]
4 FLOAT32 v[2]
VertexAttrib4fvNV
2 24 rendering command length
2 4272 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 FLOAT32 v[0]
4 FLOAT32 v[1]
4 FLOAT32 v[2]
4 FLOAT32 v[3]
VertexAttrib1dvNV
2 16 rendering command length
2 4273 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
8 FLOAT64 v[0]
VertexAttrib2dvNV
2 24 rendering command length
2 4274 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
8 FLOAT64 v[0]
8 FLOAT64 v[1]
VertexAttrib3dvNV
2 32 rendering command length
2 4275 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
8 FLOAT64 v[0]
8 FLOAT64 v[1]
8 FLOAT64 v[2]
VertexAttrib4dvNV
2 40 rendering command length
2 4276 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
8 FLOAT64 v[0]
8 FLOAT64 v[1]
8 FLOAT64 v[2]
8 FLOAT64 v[3]
VertexAttrib4ubvNV
2 12 rendering command length
2 4277 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
1 CARD8 v[0]
1 CARD8 v[1]
1 CARD8 v[2]
1 CARD8 v[3]
VertexAttribs1svNV
2 12+2*n+p rendering command length
2 4202 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
2*n INT16 v
p unused, p=pad(2*n)
VertexAttribs2svNV
2 12+4*n rendering command length
2 4203 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
4*n INT16 v
VertexAttribs3svNV
2 12+6*n+p rendering command length
2 4204 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
6*n INT16 v
p unused, p=pad(6*n)
VertexAttribs4svNV
2 12+8*n rendering command length
2 4205 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
8*n INT16 v
VertexAttribs1fvNV
2 12+4*n rendering command length
2 4206 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
4*n FLOAT32 v
VertexAttribs2fvNV
2 12+8*n rendering command length
2 4207 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
8*n FLOAT32 v
VertexAttribs3fvNV
2 12+12*n rendering command length
2 4208 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
12*n FLOAT32 v
VertexAttribs4fvNV
2 12+16*n rendering command length
2 4209 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
16*n FLOAT32 v
VertexAttribs1dvNV
2 12+8*n rendering command length
2 4210 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
8*n FLOAT64 v
VertexAttribs2dvNV
2 12+16*n rendering command length
2 4211 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
16*n FLOAT64 v
VertexAttribs3dvNV
2 12+24*n rendering command length
2 4212 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
24*n FLOAT64 v
VertexAttribs4dvNV
2 12+32*n rendering command length
2 4213 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
32*n FLOAT64 v
VertexAttribs4ubvNV
2 12+4*n rendering command length
2 4214 rendering command opcode
4 CARD32 index
4 CARD32 n
4*n CARD8 v
The remaining twelve commands are nonrendering commands. These commands
are sent separately (i.e., not as part of a glXRender or glXRenderLarge
request), using the glXVendorPrivateWithReply request:
AreProgramsResidentNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 4+n request length
4 1293 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 INT32 n
n*4 LISTofCARD32 programs
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 (n+p)/4 reply length
4 BOOL32 return value
20 unused
n LISTofBOOL programs
p unused, p=pad(n)
DeleteProgramsNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 4+n request length
4 1294 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 INT32 n
n*4 LISTofCARD32 programs
GenProgramsNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 4 request length
4 1295 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 INT32 n
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 n reply length
24 unused
n*4 LISTofCARD322 programs
GetProgramParameterfvNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 6 request length
4 1319 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 index
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 m reply length, m=(n==1?0:n)
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
if (n=1) this follows:
4 FLOAT32 params
12 unused
otherwise this follows:
16 unused
n*4 LISTofFLOAT32 params
GetProgramParameterdvNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 6 request length
4 1320 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 index
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 m reply length, m=(n==1?0:n*2)
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
if (n=1) this follows:
8 FLOAT64 params
8 unused
otherwise this follows:
16 unused
n*8 LISTofFLOAT64 params
GetProgramivNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 5 request length
4 1298 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 CARD32 id
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 m reply length, m=(n==1?0:n)
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
if (n=1) this follows:
4 INT32 params
12 unused
otherwise this follows:
16 unused
n*4 LISTofINT32 params
GetProgramStringNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 5 request length
4 1299 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 CARD32 id
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 (n+p)/4 reply length
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
16 unused
n STRING program
p unused, p=pad(n)
GetTrackMatrixivNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 6 request length
4 1300 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 ENUM target
4 CARD32 address
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 m reply length, m=(n==1?0:n)
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
if (n=1) this follows:
4 INT32 params
12 unused
otherwise this follows:
16 unused
n*4 LISTofINT32 params
Note that ATTRIB_ARRAY_SIZE_NV, ATTRIB_ARRAY_STRIDE_NV, and
ATTRIB_ARRAY_TYPE_NV may be queried by GetVertexAttribNV but generate
no protocol and return clientside state.
GetVertexAttribdvNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 5 request length
4 1301 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 INT32 index
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 m reply length, m=(n==1?0:n*2)
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
if (n=1) this follows:
8 FLOAT64 params
8 unused
otherwise this follows:
16 unused
n*8 LISTofFLOAT64 params
GetVertexAttribfvNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 5 request length
4 1302 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 INT32 index
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 m reply length, m=(n==1?0:n)
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
if (n=1) this follows:
4 FLOAT32 params
12 unused
otherwise this follows:
16 unused
n*4 LISTofFLOAT32 params
GetVertexAttribivNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 5 request length
4 1303 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 INT32 index
4 ENUM pname
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 m reply length, m=(n==1?0:n)
4 unused
4 CARD32 n
if (n=1) this follows:
4 INT32 params
12 unused
otherwise this follows:
16 unused
n*4 LISTofINT32 params
GetVertexAttribPointervNV is an entirely clientside command
IsProgramNV
1 CARD8 opcode (X assigned)
1 17 GLX opcode (glXVendorPrivateWithReply)
2 4 request length
4 1304 vendor specific opcode
4 GLX_CONTEXT_TAG context tag
4 INT32 n
=>
1 1 reply
1 unused
2 CARD16 sequence number
4 0 reply length
4 BOOL32 return value
20 unused
Errors
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if VertexAttribNV is called
where index is greater than 15.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if any ProgramParameterNV has
an index is greater than 95.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if VertexAttribPointerNV
is called where index is greater than 15.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if VertexAttribPointerNV
is called where size is not one of 1, 2, 3, or 4.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if VertexAttribPointerNV
is called where stride is negative.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if VertexAttribPointerNV
is called where type is UNSIGNED_BYTE and size is not 4.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if LoadProgramNV is used to load a
program with an id of zero.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if LoadProgramNV is used
to load an id that is currently loaded with a program of a different
program target.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if the program passed to
LoadProgramNV fails to load because it is not syntactically correct
based on the specified target. The value of PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV
is still updated when this error is generated.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if LoadProgramNV has a
target of VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV and the specified program fails to
load because it does not write the HPOS register at least once.
The value of PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV is still updated when this
error is generated.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if LoadProgramNV has a target
of VERTEX_STATE_PROGRAM_NV and the specified program fails to load
because it does not write at least one program parameter register.
The value of PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV is still updated when this
error is generated.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if the vertex program
or vertex state program passed to LoadProgramNV fails to load
because it contains more than 128 instructions. The value of
PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV is still updated when this error is
generated.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if a program is loaded with
LoadProgramNV for id when id is currently loaded with a program of
a different target.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if BindProgramNV attempts
to bind to a program name that is not a vertex program (for example,
if the program is a vertex state program).
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if GenProgramsNV is called
where n is negative.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if AreProgramsResidentNV is
called and any of the queried programs are zero or do not exist.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if ExecuteProgramNV executes
a program that does not exist.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if ExecuteProgramNV executes
a program that is not a vertex state program.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if ExecuteProgramNV is called
and the vertex state program to execute writes program parameters
that are currently being tracked.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if TrackMatrixNV has a target
of VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV and attempts to track an address is not a
multiple of four.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if GetProgramParameterNV is
called to query an index greater than 95.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if GetVertexAttribNV is called
to query an greater than 15, or if is zero and
is CURRENT_ATTRIB_NV.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if GetVertexAttribPointervNV
is called to query an index greater than 15.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if GetProgramivNV is called
and the program named id does not exist.
The error INVALID_OPERATION is generated if GetProgramStringNV is called
and the program named does not exist.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if GetTrackMatrixivNV is called
with an that is not divisible by four and not less than 96.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if AreProgramsResidentNV,
DeleteProgramsNV, GenProgramsNV, or RequestResidentProgramsNV are
called where is negative.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if LoadProgramNV is called
where is negative.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if ProgramParameters4dvNV or
ProgramParameters4fvNV are called where is negative.
The error INVALID_VALUE is generated if
VertexAttribs{1,2,3,4}{d,f,s}vNV is called where is negative.
The error INVALID_ENUM is generated if BindProgramNV,
GetProgramParameterfvNV, GetProgramParameterdvNV, GetTrackMatrixivNV,
ProgramParameter4fNV, ProgramParameter4dNV, ProgramParameter4fvNV,
ProgramParameter4dvNV, ProgramParameters4fvNV, ProgramParameters4dvNV,
or TrackMatrixNV are called where is not VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV.
The error INVALID_ENUM is generated if LoadProgramNV or
ExecuteProgramNV are called where is not either
VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV or VERTEX_STATE_PROGRAM_NV.
New State
update table 6.22 (page 212) so that all the "9"s are "25"s because there
are 9 conventional map targets and 16 vertex attribute map targets making
a total of 25.
Get Value Type Get Command Initial Value Description Sec Attribute
      
VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV B IsEnabled False vertex program 2.10 enable
enable
VERTEX_PROGRAM_POINT_SIZE_NV B IsEnabled False programspecified 2.14.1.5 enable
point size mode
VERTEX_PROGRAM_TWO_SIDE_NV B IsEnabled False twosided color 2.14.1.5 enable
mode
PROGRAM_ERROR_POSITION_NV Z GetIntegerv 1 last program 2.14.1.7 
error position
PROGRAM_PARAMETER_NV 96xR4 GetProgramParameterNV (0,0,0,0) program parameters 2.14.1.2 
CURRENT_ATTRIB_NV 16xR4 GetVertexAttribNV see 2.14.6 vertex attributes 2.14.1.1 current
but zero cannot be queried,
aliased with pervertex
parameters
TRACK_MATRIX_NV 24xZ8+ GetTrackMatrixivNV NONE track matrix 2.14.5 
TRACK_MATRIX_TRANSFORM_NV 24xZ8+ GetTrackMatrixivNV IDENTITY_NV track matrix 2.14.5 
transform
VERTEX_PROGRAM_BINDING_NV Z+ GetIntegerv 0 bound vertex 2.14.1.8 
program
VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAYn_NV 16xB IsEnabled False vertex attrib 2.14.3 vertexarray
array enable
ATTRIB_ARRAY_SIZE_NV 16xZ GetVertexAttribNV 4 vertex attrib 2.14.3 vertexarray
array size
ATTRIB_ARRAY_STRIDE_NV 16xZ+ GetVertexAttribNV 0 vertex attrib 2.14.3 vertexarray
array stride
ATTRIB_ARRAY_TYPE_NV 16xZ4 GetVertexAttribNV FLOAT vertex attrib 2.14.3 vertexarray
array type
Table X.5. New State Introduced by NV_vertex_program.
Get Value Type Get Command Initial Value Description Sec Attribute
      
PROGRAM_TARGET_NV Z2 GetProgramivNV 0 program target 6.1.13 
PROGRAM_LENGTH_NV Z+ GetProgramivNV 0 program length 6.1.13 
PROGRAM_RESIDENT_NV Z2 GetProgramivNV False program residency 6.1.13 
PROGRAM_STRING_NV ubxn GetProgramStringNV "" program string 6.1.13 
Table X.6. Program Object State.
Get Value Type Get Command Initial Value Description Sec Attribute
      
 12xR4  (0,0,0,0) temporary registers 2.14.1.4 
 15xR4  (0,0,0,1) vertex result registers 2.14.1.4 
Z4  (0,0,0,0) vertex program 2.14.1.3 
address register
Table X.7. Vertex Program Pervertex Execution State.
Get Value Type Get Command Initial Value Description Sec Attribute
      
CURRENT_MATRIX_STACK_DEPTH_NV m*Z+ GetIntegerv 1 current stack depth 6.1.14 
CURRENT_MATRIX_NV m*n*xM^4 GetFloatv Identity current matrix 6.1.14 
Table X.8. Current matrix state where m is the total number of matrices
including texture matrices and tracking matrices and n is the number of
matrices on each particular matrix stack. Note that this state is
aliased with existing matrix state.
New Implementation Dependent State
Minimum
Get Value Type Get Command Value Description Sec Attribute
      
MAX_TRACK_MATRIX_STACK_DEPTH_NV Z+ GetIntegerv 1 maximum tracking 2.14.5 
matrix stack depth
MAX_TRACK_MATRICES_NV Z+ GetIntegerv 8 (not to maximum number of 2.14.5 
exceed 32) tracking matrices
Table X.9. New ImplementationDependent Values Introduced by NV_vertex_program.
Revision History
Version 1.1:
Added normalization example to Issues.
Fix explanation of EXP and ARL floor equivalence.
Clarify that vertex state programs fail if they load more than
one vertex attribute (though only one is possible).
Version 1.2
Add GLX protocol for VertexAttrib4ubvNV and VertexAttribs4ubvNV
Add issue about TrackMatrixNV transform behavior with example
Fix the C code specifying VertexAttribsvNV
Version 1.3
Dropped support for INT typed vertex attrib arrays.
Clarify that when ArrayElement is executed and vertex program
mode is enabled and the vertex attrib 0 array is enabled, the
vertex attrib 0 array command is executed last. However when
ArrayElement is executed and vertex program mode is enabled and the
vertex attrib 0 array is disabled and the vertex array is enabled,
the vertex array command is executed last.
Version 1.4
Allow TEXTUREi_ARB for the track matrix. This allows matrix
tracking of a particular texture matrix without reference to active
texture (set by glActiveTextureARB) state.
Early NVIDIA drivers (prior to October 5, 2001) have a bug
in their handling of tracking matrices specified with TEXTURE.
Rather than tracking the particular texture matrix indicated
by the active texture state when TrackMatrixNV is called, these
early drivers incorrectly track matrix the active texture's texture
matrix _at track matrix validation time_. In practice this means,
every tracked matrix defined with TEXTURE tracks the same matrix
values; you cannot track distinct texture matrices at the same
time and the texture matrix you actually track depends on the
active texture matrix at validation time. This is a driver bug.
Drivers after October 5, 2001 properly track the texture matrix
specified by active texture when TrackMatrix is called.
The new correct drivers can be distinguished from the old drivers
at run time with the following code:
while (glGetError() != GL_NO_ERROR); // Clear any preexisting OpenGL errors.
glTrackMatrixNV(GL_VERTEX_PROGRAM_NV, 8, GL_TEXTURE0_ARB, GL_IDENTITY_NV);
if (glGetError() != GL_NO_ERROR) {
// Old buggy preversion 1.4 drivers with GL_TEXTURE
// glTrackMatrixNV bug.
} else {
// Correct new version 1.4 drivers (or later) with GL_TEXTURE
// glTrackMatrixNV bug fixed and GL_TEXTUREi_NV support.
// Note: you may want to untrack the matrix at this point.
}
Version 1.5
Earlier versions of this specification claimed for
GetVertexAttribARB that it is an error to query any vertex attrib
state for vertex attrib array zero. In fact, it should only be
an error to query the CURRENT_ATTRIB_ARB state for vertex attrib
zero; the size, stride, and type of vertex attrib array zero may
be queried. Version 1.5 specifies the correct behavior.
Early NVIDIA drivers (prior to January 11, 2002) did not implement
generate error when querying vertex attrib array zero state (ie,
did the right thing for size, stride, and type) but not create an
error when querying the current attribute values for vertex attrib
array zero either.
Version 1.6
GLX opcodes and vendorpriv values assigned.
Version 1.7
Corrected matrix tracking example in the issues list to properly
document row vs. columnmajor differences.
Version 1.8
Corrected EXP instruction; W component of result is always 1.0.
Version 1.9
Added language that for SGE and SLT, NaN < Inf and +NaN > +Inf.
Version 1.10
Fixed GLX protocol conflicts between ARB_vertex_program and
NV_vertex_program. VertexAttrib* functions shared the same opcodes, but
had different attribute aliasing behavior. In particular, setting
attribute 3 changes the current color in NV_vertex program, may or may
not change current color in ARB_vertex program, and may not change the
current color with ARB_vertex_program as extended by ARB_vertex_shader.
Renumbered the NV_vertex_program opcodes since they were not currently
used by shipping GLX implementations. Also, fixed the aliasing between
GetProgramParameter*NV and GetProgramEnvParameter*ARB, which have
different prototypes  the ARB functions do not use the
parameter. Again, fixed by renumbering NV protocol.