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Fri, Apr 5 2013


Due to a discussion started in a previous thread about Reflection Maps, I'm trying to implement a custom shader to deal myself with the reflections.

Studying GLSL I have found some sources that uses:

struct gl_LightSourceParameters {
vec4 ambient;
vec4 diffuse;
vec4 specular;
vec4 position;
vec4 halfVector;
vec3 spotDirection;
float spotExponent;
float spotCutoff; // (range: [0.0,90.0], 180.0)
float spotCosCutoff; // (range: [1.0,0.0],-1.0)
float constantAttenuation;
float linearAttenuation;
float quadraticAttenuation;

uniform gl_LightSourceParameters gl_LightSource[gl_MaxLights];
struct gl_LightModelParameters {
vec4 ambient;
uniform gl_LightModelParameters gl_LightModel;


struct gl_MaterialParameters {
vec4 emission;
vec4 ambient;
vec4 diffuse;
vec4 specular;
float shininess;

uniform gl_MaterialParameters gl_FrontMaterial;
uniform gl_MaterialParameters gl_BackMaterial;

When I try to use these structures and uniforms inside ninevehGL (in a shader), its compilation fails because it says it does not find them.

Can you tell me if the previuos structures and uniforms correspond to internal ninevehGL shader variables (like the ones specified in the documentations).

It is there any list of GLSL primitives that can be used in ninevehGL (shaders).

By the way, what is the version of GLSL supported by ninevehGL (it is the one released with openGL ES 2.0: GLSL ES 1.0) ?

Sorry for the too many questions,


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Fri, Apr 5 2013

In response to: @luiso_ps

Hello buddy,

You're doing two little basic mistakes with GLSL ES.

  1. You can't use the prefix "gl_" this is reserved only to internal OpenGL variables. Just change it to "my", <projectPrefix>, "gl" or anything else you want. As you may know, I advise you to don't use the prefix "ngl_" either, it's reserved to NinevehGL stuff.
  2. You can't use GLSL ES variables without a precision qualifier. You must specify each precision or at least set a global precision, using lines such as: "precision mediump float;" and "precision mediump int;". Remember that those lines must come BEFORE any other thing in your custom shader.

Adjusting your shaders as I said it'll work fine.
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