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OpenGL 1.1 for AIX: Reference Manual

glTexSubImage2DEXT Subroutine


Specifies a two-dimensional texture subimage.


OpenGL C bindings library: libGL.a

C Syntax

void glTexSubImage2DEXT( GLenum target, 
                   GLint level, 
                   GLint xoffset, 
                   GLint yoffset, 
                   GLsizei width, 
                   GLsizei height, 
                   GLenum format, 
                   GLenum type, 
                   const GLvoid *pixels)


target Specifies the target texture. Must be GL_TEXTURE_2D
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.
width Specifies the width of the texture subimage.
height Specifies the height of the texture subimage.
format Specifies the format of the pixel data. The following symbolic values are accepted: GL_COLOR_INDEX, GL_RED, GL_GREEN, GL_BLUE, GL_ALPHA, GL_RGB, GL_RGBA, GL_ABGR_EXT, GL_LUMINANCE, and GL_LUMINANCE_ALPHA.
type Specifies the data type of the pixel data. The following symbolic values are accepted: GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, GL_BYTE, GL_BITMAP, GL_UNSIGNED_SHORT, GL_SHORT, GL_UNSIGNED_INT, GL_INT, and GL_FLOAT.
pixels Specifies a pointer to the image data in memory.


Texturing maps a portion of a specified texture image onto each graphical primitive for which texturing is enabled. Two-dimensional texturing is enabled and disabled using glEnable and glDisable with argument GL_TEXTURE_2D.

glTexSubImage2DEXT redefines a contiguous subregion of an existing two-dimensional texture image. The texels referenced by pixels replace the portion of the existing texture array with x indices xoffset and xoffset+width-1, inclusive, and y indices yoffset and yoffset+height-1, inclusive. This region may not include any texels outside the range of 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.


Texturing has no effect in color index mode.

glPixelStore and glPixelTransfer modes affect texture images in exactly the way they affect glDrawPixels.

Format of GL_ABGR_EXT is part of the _extname (EXT_abgr) extension, not part of the core GL command set.


GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated when target is not one of the allowable values.

GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated when the texture array has not been defined by a previous glTexImage2D operation.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if level is less than zero or greater than log2(max), where max is the returned value of GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if width height

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if xoffset <-TEXTURE_BORDER (xoffset+width) > (TEXTURE_WIDTH- TEXTURE_BORDER), or yoffset <-TEXTURE_BORDER. Where TEXTURE_WIDTH, TEXTURE_HEIGHT, and TEXTURE_BORDER are the state values of the texture image being modified. Note that TEXTURE_WIDTH and TEXTURE_HEIGHT include twice the border width.

GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated when format is not an accepted format constant.

GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated when type is not a type constant.

GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated if type is GL_BITMAP and format is not GL_COLOR_INDEX.

GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if glTexSubImage2DEXT is executed between the execution of glBegin and the corresponding execution of glEnd.

Associated Gets


glIsEnabled with argument GL_TEXTURE_2D


/usr/include/GL/glext.h Contains extensions to C language constants, variable type definitions, and ANSI function prototypes for OpenGL.

Related Information

The glDrawPixels subroutine, glFog subroutine, glPixelStore subroutine, glPixelTransfer subroutine, glTexEnv subroutine, glTexGen subroutine, glTexImage2D subroutine, glTexParameter subroutine.

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