glClearBufferSubData(3) fill all or part of buffer object's data store with a fixed value

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void glClearBufferSubData(GLenum target, GLenum internalformat, GLintptr offset, GLsizeiptr size, GLenum format, GLenum type, const void * data);
void glClearNamedBufferSubData(GLuint buffer, GLenum internalformat, GLintptr offset, GLsizei size, GLenum format, GLenum type, const void *data);



Specifies the target to which the buffer object is bound for glClearBufferSubData, which must be one of the buffer binding targets in the following table:
Buffer Binding Target Purpose
GL_ARRAY_BUFFER Vertex attributes
GL_ATOMIC_COUNTER_BUFFER Atomic counter storage
GL_COPY_READ_BUFFER Buffer copy source
GL_COPY_WRITE_BUFFER Buffer copy destination
GL_DISPATCH_INDIRECT_BUFFER Indirect compute dispatch commands
GL_DRAW_INDIRECT_BUFFER Indirect command arguments
GL_ELEMENT_ARRAY_BUFFER Vertex array indices
GL_PIXEL_PACK_BUFFER Pixel read target
GL_PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER Texture data source
GL_QUERY_BUFFER Query result buffer
GL_SHADER_STORAGE_BUFFER Read-write storage for shaders
GL_TEXTURE_BUFFER Texture data buffer
GL_TRANSFORM_FEEDBACK_BUFFER Transform feedback buffer
GL_UNIFORM_BUFFER Uniform block storage


Specifies the name of the buffer object for glClearNamedBufferSubData.


The internal format with which the data will be stored in the buffer object.


The offset in basic machine units into the buffer object's data store at which to start filling.


The size in basic machine units of the range of the data store to fill.


The format of the data in memory addressed by data.


The type of the data in memory addressed by data.


The address of a memory location storing the data to be replicated into the buffer's data store.


glClearBufferSubData and glClearNamedBufferSubData fill a specified region of a buffer object's data store with data from client memory.

offset and size specify the extent of the region within the data store of the buffer object to fill with data. Data, initially supplied in a format specified by format in data type type is read from the memory address given by data and converted into the internal representation given by internalformat, which must be one of the following sized internal formats:

Sized Internal Format Base Type Components Norm 0 1 2 3
GL_R8 ubyte 1 YES R 0 0 1
GL_R16 ushort 1 YES R 0 0 1
GL_R16F half 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_R32F float 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_R8I byte 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_R16I short 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_R32I int 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_R8UI ubyte 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_R16UI ushort 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_R32UI uint 1 NO R 0 0 1
GL_RG8 ubyte 2 YES R G 0 1
GL_RG16 ushort 2 YES R G 0 1
GL_RG16F half 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RG32F float 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RG8I byte 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RG16I short 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RG32I int 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RG8UI ubyte 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RG16UI ushort 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RG32UI uint 2 NO R G 0 1
GL_RGB32F float 3 NO R G B 1
GL_RGB32I int 3 NO R G B 1
GL_RGB32UI uint 3 NO R G B 1
GL_RGBA8 uint 4 YES R G B A
GL_RGBA16 short 4 YES R G B A
GL_RGBA16F half 4 NO R G B A
GL_RGBA32F float 4 NO R G B A
GL_RGBA8I byte 4 NO R G B A
GL_RGBA16I short 4 NO R G B A
GL_RGBA32I int 4 NO R G B A
GL_RGBA8UI ubyte 4 NO R G B A
GL_RGBA16UI ushort 4 NO R G B A
GL_RGBA32UI uint 4 NO R G B A

This converted data is then replicated throughout the specified region of the buffer object's data store. If data is NULL, then the subrange of the buffer's data store is filled with zeros.


GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated by glClearBufferSubData if target is not one of the generic buffer binding targets.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated by glClearBufferSubData if no buffer is bound to target.

GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated by glClearNamedBufferSubData if buffer is not the name of an existing buffer object.

GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated if internalformat is not one of the valid sized internal formats listed in the table above.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if offset or range are not multiples of the number of basic machine units per-element for the internal format specified by internalformat. This value may be computed by multiplying the number of components for internalformat from the table by the size of the base type from the table.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if offset or size is negative, or if $offset + size$ is greater than the value of GL_BUFFER_SIZE for the buffer object.

GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if any part of the specified range of the buffer object is mapped with glMapBufferRange() or glMapBuffer(), unless it was mapped with the GL_MAP_PERSISTENT_BIT bit set in the glMapBufferRangeaccess flags.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if format is not a valid format, or type is not a valid type.


OpenGL Version
Function / Feature Name 2.0 2.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5
glClearBufferSubData - - - - - - - - -
glClearNamedBufferSubData - - - - - - - - - - -


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