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The WebGL2RenderingContext.framebufferTextureLayer() method of the WebGL 2 API attaches a single layer of a texture to a framebuffer.

This method is similar to WebGLRenderingContext.framebufferTexture2D(), but only a given single layer of the texture level is attached to the attachment point.


void gl.framebufferTextureLayer(target, attachment, texture, level, layer);


A GLenum specifying the binding point (target). Possible values:
  • gl.FRAMEBUFFER: Collection buffer data storage of color, alpha, depth and stencil buffers used to render an image.
  • gl.DRAW_FRAMEBUFFER: Equivalent to gl.FRAMEBUFFER.
  • gl.READ_FRAMEBUFFER: Used as a source for reading operations.
A GLenum specifying the attachment point for the texture. Possible values:
  • gl.COLOR_ATTACHMENT{0-15}: Attaches the texture to one of the framebuffer's color buffers.
  • gl.DEPTH_ATTACHMENT: Attaches the texture to the framebuffer's depth buffer.
  • gl.STENCIL_ATTACHMENT: Attaches the texture to the framebuffer's stencil buffer.
  • gl.DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT: depth and stencil buffer.
A WebGLTexture object whose image to attach.
A GLint specifying the mipmap level of the texture image to attach.
A GLint specifying the layer of the texture image to attach.

Return value



gl.framebufferTextureLayer(gl.FRAMEBUFFER, gl.COLOR_ATTACHMENT0, 
                           texture, 0, 8);


Specification Status Comment
WebGL 2.0
The definition of 'framebufferTextureLayer' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition for WebGL.
OpenGL ES 3.0
The definition of 'glFramebufferTextureLayer' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

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framebufferTextureLayerChrome Full support 56Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 51IE No support NoOpera Full support 43Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 58Chrome Android Full support 58Firefox Android Full support 51Opera Android Full support 43Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 7.0


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