[osg-users] Multisample problem

Panagiotis Papadakos papadako at csd.uoc.gr
Sat Oct 13 15:51:29 PDT 2007

Hi David

On Tue, 9 Oct 2007, David Callu wrote:

> Hi Panagiotis
> 2007/10/6, Panagiotis Papadakos <papadako at csd.uoc.gr>:
>> Hi.
>> I want to add an option of using multisampling for my app. So I have setup
>> DisplaySettings with setNumMultiSamples(4). The user is able to
>> enable/disable multisampling as he feels in the app, by enabling/disabling
>> the GL_MULTISAMPLE_ARB in the root stateset. My problem now is that
>> initially I want to have multisampling disabled, which I can't figure out
>> how to do. I have tried setting GL_MULTISAMPLE_ARB OFF in the root
>> stateset, but this doesn't seem to help. Any ideas?

> This seem to be the good method.
> you can try
> 1) do root->getOrCreateStateSet()->setMode(GLL_MULTISAMPLE_ARB,
> osg::StateAttribut::OFF | osg::StateAttribut::OVERRIDE)

This is what I've been trying. More specifically
osg::StateAttribute::OFF | osg::StateAttribute::PROTECTED |

after the viewer has been realized.

> 2) I think that number of sample is define when the OpenGL context is
> created
>    so recreate a context on each switch of the number os sample you want.
Why should I recreate a context? I think I should be able to 
enable/disable Multisampling with setting the state mode ON/OFF.

> How did you know that multisample is enabling/disabling.
> Did you look the render ?
Yep, that is the case. I saw the render.

> Did you do a request to OpenGL about multisample ?
> David
> Thanks
>>          Panagiotis Papadakos
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