WebGLRenderingContext.colorMask()

The WebGLRenderingContext.colorMask() method of the WebGL API sets which color components to enable or to disable when drawing or rendering to a WebGLFramebuffer.

Syntax

void gl.colorMask(red, green, blue, alpha);

Parameters

red
A GLboolean specifying whether or not the red color component can be written into the frame buffer. Default value: true.
green
A GLboolean specifying whether or not the green color component can be written into the frame buffer. Default value: true.
blue
A GLboolean specifying whether or not the blue color component can be written into the frame buffer. Default value: true.
alpha
A GLboolean specifying whether or not the alpha (transparency) component can be written into the frame buffer. Default value: true.

Return value

None.

Examples

gl.colorMask(true, true, true, false);

To get the current color mask, query the COLOR_WRITEMASK constant which returns an Array.

gl.getParameter(gl.COLOR_WRITEMASK);
// [true, true, true, false]

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'colorMask' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glColorMask' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari Servo
Basic Support9124.011125.1No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic Support(Yes)25(Yes)4.0128.1

See also

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