Apple's GLSprite OpenGL ES Sample App

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  1. shusseina macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    I am going through Apple's GLSprite OpenGL ES sample app attempting to figure out how the code works.

    In EAGLView.m there is method createFrameBuffer:

    - (BOOL)createFramebuffer
    	glGenFramebuffersOES(1, &viewFramebuffer);
    	glGenRenderbuffersOES(1, &viewRenderbuffer);
    	glBindFramebufferOES(GL_FRAMEBUFFER_OES, viewFramebuffer);
    	glBindRenderbufferOES(GL_RENDERBUFFER_OES, viewRenderbuffer);
    	[context renderbufferStorage:GL_RENDERBUFFER_OES fromDrawable:(id<EAGLDrawable>)self.layer];
    	glFramebufferRenderbufferOES(GL_FRAMEBUFFER_OES, GL_COLOR_ATTACHMENT0_OES, GL_RENDERBUFFER_OES, viewRenderbuffer);
    	glGetRenderbufferParameterivOES(GL_RENDERBUFFER_OES, GL_RENDERBUFFER_WIDTH_OES, &backingWidth);
    	glGetRenderbufferParameterivOES(GL_RENDERBUFFER_OES, GL_RENDERBUFFER_HEIGHT_OES, &backingHeight);
    		NSLog(@"failed to make complete framebuffer object %x", glCheckFramebufferStatusOES(GL_FRAMEBUFFER_OES));
    		return NO;
    	return YES;
    What do the procedure calls glGenFramebuffersOES and glGenRenderbuffersOES do?

    I see they are in the OpenGLES framework (OpenGLES.framework/Headers/ES1/gl.h), but I can't find either in Apple's documentation under Xcode, on their Developer site or in the man pages on, which makes it difficult figuring out how the code works.
  2. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    I'm flumuxed by it too because it's Open GL code, which I have no idea where to find any decent info on. You'll have to buy a book on it I'm afraid if you want to do 3D games.
  3. shusseina thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009

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