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OpenGL 1.1 for AIX: Reference Manual

glCopyTexSubImage3DEXT Subroutine


Copies a three-dimensional (3D) texture subimage.


OpenGL C bindings library: libGL.a

C Syntax

void glCopyTexSubImage3DEXT(GLenum target,
                           GLint level,
                           GLint xoffset,
                           GLint yoffset,
                           GLint zoffset,
                           GLint x,
                           GLint y,
                           GLsizei width,
                           GLsizei height)


target Specifies the target texture. Must be GL_TEXTURE_3D_EXT.
level Specifies the level-of-detail number. Level 0 is the base image level. Level n is the nth mipmap reduction image.
xoffset Specifies a texel offset in the x direction within the texture array.
yoffset Specifies a texel offset in the y direction within the texture array.
zoffset Specifies a texel offset in the z direction within the texture array.
x, y Specify the window coordinates of the lower left corner of the rectangular region of pixels to be copied.
width Specifies the width of the texture subimage.
height Specifies the height of the texture subimage.


The glCopyTexSubImage3DEXT subroutine replaces a rectangular portion of a three-dimensional texture image with pixels from the current GL_READ_BUFFER (rather than from main memory, as is the case for glTexSubImage3DEXT).

The screen-aligned pixel rectangle with lower-left corner at (x, y) and with width width and height height replaces the portion of the texture array with x indices xoffset through xoffset + width - 1, inclusive, and y indices yoffset through yoffset + height - 1, inclusive, at the mipmap level specified by level.

The pixels in the rectangle are processed exactly as if glCopyPixels had been called, but the process stops just before final conversion. At this point all pixel component values are clamped to the range [0, 1] and then converted to the texture's internal format for storage in the texel array.

The destination rectangle in the texture array may not include any texels outside the texture array as it was originally specified. It is not an error to specify a subtexture with zero width or height, but such a specification has no effect.

If any of the pixels within the specified rectangle of the current GL_READ_BUFFER are outside the read window associated with the current rendering context, then the values obtained for those pixels are undefined.

No change is made to the internalformat, width, height, depth, or border parameters of the specified texture array or to texel values outside the specified subregion.


The glCopyTexSubImage3DEXT subroutine is available only if the EXT_texture_3d extension is supported.

Texturing has no effect in color index mode.

The glPixelTransfer mode affects texture images in exactly the way they affect glDrawPixels.


GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated if target is not GL_TEXTURE_3D_EXT.

GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if texture array has not been defined by a previous glTexImage3D operation.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if level is less than zero.

GL_INVALID_VALUE may be generated if level is greater than log2max, where max is the returned value of GL_MAX_3D_TEXTURE_SIZE_EXT.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if x < -b or if y < -b, where b is the border width of the texture array.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if xoffset < -b, (xoffset + width) > (w - b), yoffset < -b, (yoffset + height) > (h - b), zoffset < -b, or (zoffset + depth) > (d - b). Where w is the GL_TEXTURE_WIDTH, h is the GL_TEXTURE_HEIGHT, d is the GL_TEXTURE_DEPTH_EXT, and b is the GL_TEXTURE_BORDER of the texture image being modified. Note that w, h, and d include twice the border width.

GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if glCopyTexSubImage3DEXT is executed between the execution of glBegin and the corresponding execution of glEnd.

Associated Gets


glIsEnabled with argument GL_TEXTURE_3D_EXT.

Related Information

The glDrawPixels subroutine, glFog subroutine, glPixelStore subroutine, glPixelTransfer subroutine, glTexEnv subroutine, glTexGen subroutine, glTexImage3DEXT subroutine, glTexParameter subroutine.

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