WebGLRenderingContext.compressedTexImage[23]D()

The WebGLRenderingContext.compressedTexImage2D()  and WebGL2RenderingContext.compressedTexImage3D() methods of the WebGL API specify a two- or three-dimensional texture image in a compressed format.

Compressed image formats must be enabled by WebGL extensions before using these methods.

Syntax

// WebGL 1:
void gl.compressedTexImage2D(target, level, internalformat, width, height, border, ArrayBufferView? pixels);

// Additionally available in WebGL 2: 
// read from buffer bound to gl.PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER
void gl.compressedTexImage2D(target, level, internalformat, width, height, border, GLsizei imageSize, GLintptr offset); 
void gl.compressedTexImage2D(target, level, internalformat, width, height, border,
                             ArrayBufferView srcData, optional srcOffset, optional srcLengthOverride);

 // read from buffer bound to gl.PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER
void gl.compressedTexImage3D(target, level, internalformat, width, height, depth, border, GLsizei imageSize, GLintptr offset); 
void gl.compressedTexImage3D(target, level, internalformat, width, height, depth, border, 
                             ArrayBufferView srcData, optional srcOffset, optional srcLengthOverride);

Parameters

target
A GLenum specifying the binding point (target) of the active texture. Possible values for compressedTexImage2D:
  • gl.TEXTURE_2D: A two-dimensional texture.
  • gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP_POSITIVE_X: Positive X face for a cube-mapped texture.
  • gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP_NEGATIVE_X: Negative X face for a cube-mapped texture.
  • gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP_POSITIVE_Y: Positive Y face for a cube-mapped texture.
  • gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP_NEGATIVE_Y: Negative Y face for a cube-mapped texture.
  • gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP_POSITIVE_Z: Positive Z face for a cube-mapped texture.
  • gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP_NEGATIVE_Z: Negative Z face for a cube-mapped texture.
Possible values for compressedTexImage3D:
  • gl.TEXTURE_2D_ARRAY
  • gl.TEXTURE_3D
level
A GLint specifying the level of detail. Level 0 is the base image level and level n is the nth mipmap reduction level.
internalformat
A GLenum specifying the compressed image format. Compressed image formats must be enabled by WebGL extensions before using this method. All values are possible for compressedTexImage2D. See compressed texture formats for which are valid for compressedTexImage3D. Possible values:
  • When using the WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc extension:
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGB_S3TC_DXT1_EXT
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_S3TC_DXT1_EXT
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_S3TC_DXT3_EXT
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_S3TC_DXT5_EXT
  • When using the WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc_srgb extension:
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB_S3TC_DXT1_EXT
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB_ALPHA_S3TC_DXT1_EXT
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB_ALPHA_S3TC_DXT3_EXT
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB_ALPHA_S3TC_DXT5_EXT
  • When using the WEBGL_compressed_texture_etc extension:
    • ext.COMPRESSED_R11_EAC
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SIGNED_R11_EAC
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RG11_EAC
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SIGNED_RG11_EAC
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGB8_ETC2
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA8_ETC2_EAC
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ETC2
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ETC2_EAC
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGB8_PUNCHTHROUGH_ALPHA1_ETC2
    • ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_PUNCHTHROUGH_ALPHA1_ETC2
  • When using the WEBGL_compressed_texture_pvrtc extension:
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGB_PVRTC_4BPPV1_IMG
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_PVRTC_4BPPV1_IMG
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGB_PVRTC_2BPPV1_IMG
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_PVRTC_2BPPV1_IMG
  • When using the WEBGL_compressed_texture_etc1 extension:
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGB_ETC1_WEBGL
  • When using the WEBGL_compressed_texture_atc extension:
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGB_ATC_WEBGL
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ATC_EXPLICIT_ALPHA_WEBGL
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ATC_INTERPOLATED_ALPHA_WEBGL
  • When using the WEBGL_compressed_texture_astc extension:
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_4x4_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_4x4_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_5x4_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_5x4_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_5x5_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_5x5_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_6x5_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_6x5_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_6x6_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_6x6_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_8x5_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_8x5_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_8x6_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_8x6_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_8x8_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_8x8_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_10x5_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_10x5_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_10x6_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_10x6_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_10x6_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_10x6_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_10x10_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_10x10_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_12x10_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_12x10_KHR
    • ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_ASTC_12x12_KHR
      ext.COMPRESSED_SRGB8_ALPHA8_ASTC_12x12_KHR
width
A GLsizei specifying the width of the texture.
height
A GLsizei specifying the height of the texture.
depth
A GLsizei specifying the depth of the texture/the number of textures in a TEXTURE_2D_ARRAY.
border
A GLint specifying the width of the border. Must be 0.
imageSize
A GLsizei specifying the number of bytes to read from the buffer bound to gl.PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER.
offset
A GLintptr specifying the offset in bytes from which to read from the buffer bound to gl.PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER.
pixels
An ArrayBufferView that be used as a data store for the compressed image data in memory.

Return value

None.

Examples

var ext = (
  gl.getExtension('WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc') ||
  gl.getExtension('MOZ_WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc') ||
  gl.getExtension('WEBKIT_WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc')
);

var texture = gl.createTexture();
gl.bindTexture(gl.TEXTURE_2D, texture);
gl.compressedTexImage2D(gl.TEXTURE_2D, 0, ext.COMPRESSED_RGBA_S3TC_DXT5_EXT, 512, 512, 0, textureData); 
gl.texParameteri(gl.TEXTURE_2D, gl.TEXTURE_MAG_FILTER, gl.LINEAR);
gl.texParameteri(gl.TEXTURE_2D, gl.TEXTURE_MIN_FILTER, gl.LINEAR);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'compressedTexImage2D' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition for WebGL.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glCompressedTexImage2D' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL ES 2.0 API.
OpenGL ES 3.0
The definition of 'glCompressedTexImage2D' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL ES 3.0 API.

Browser compatibility

compressedTexImage2D

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912411125.1
WebGL256 No51 No43 No
SharedArrayBuffer as a parameter60 ? ? ?47 ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes25 Yes Yes128.1 Yes
WebGL25858 No5143 No7.0
SharedArrayBuffer as a parameter6060 ? ?47 ? No

compressedTexImage3D

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support56 No51 No43 No
SharedArrayBuffer as a parameter60 ? ? ?47 ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5858 No5143 No7.0
SharedArrayBuffer as a parameter6060 ? ?47 ? No

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