WebGL2RenderingContext.renderbufferStorageMultisample()

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Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The WebGL2RenderingContext.renderbufferStorageMultisample() method of the WebGL 2 API returns creates and initializes a renderbuffer object's data store and allows specifying a number of samples to be used.

Syntax

void gl.renderbufferStorageMultisample(target, samples, internalFormat, width, height);

Parameters

target
A GLenum specifying the target renderbuffer object. Possible values:
  • gl.RENDERBUFFER: Buffer data storage for single images in a renderable internal format.
samples
A GLsizei specifying the number of samples to be used for the renderbuffer storage.
internalFormat
A GLenum specifying the internal format of the renderbuffer. Possible values:
  • gl.R8
  • gl.R8UI
  • gl.R8I
  • gl.R16UI
  • gl.R16I
  • gl.R32UI
  • gl.R32I
  • gl.RG8
  • gl.RG8UI
  • gl.RG8I
  • gl.RG16UI
  • gl.RG16I
  • gl.RG32UI
  • gl.RG32I
  • gl.RGB8
  • gl.RGBA8
  • gl.SRGB8_ALPHA8
  • gl.RGBA4
  • gl.RGB565
  • gl.RGB5_A1
  • gl.RGB10_A2
  • gl.RGBA8UI
  • gl.RGBA8I
  • gl.RGB10_A2UI
  • gl.RGBA16UI
  • gl.RGBA16I
  • gl.RGBA32I
  • gl.RGBA32UI
  • gl.DEPTH_COMPONENT16
  • gl.DEPTH_COMPONENT24
  • gl.DEPTH_COMPONENT32F
  • gl.DEPTH_STENCIL
  • gl.DEPTH24_STENCIL8
  • gl.DEPTH32F_STENCIL8
  • gl.STENCIL_INDEX8
width
A GLsizei specifying the width of the renderbuffer in pixels.
height
A GLsizei specifying the height of the renderbuffer in pixels.

Return value

None.

Examples

gl.renderbufferStorageMultisample(gl.RENDERBUFFER, 4, gl.RBGA4, 256, 256);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 2.0
The definition of 'glRenderbufferStorageMultisample' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition for WebGL.
OpenGL ES 3.0
The definition of 'glRenderbufferStorageMultisample' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL ES 3 API.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari Servo
Basic SupportNo support1No support51.0No supportNo supportNo supportNo support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic SupportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo support

1. To use an experimental implementation of WebGL 2 in Chrome, you have to start Chrome with the runtime flag --enable-unsafe-es3-apis.

See also

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