WebGLRenderingContext.depthFunc()

The WebGLRenderingContext.depthFunc() method of the WebGL API specifies a function that compares incoming pixel depth to the current depth buffer value.

Syntax

void gl.depthFunc(func);

Parameters

func
A GLenum specifying the depth comparison function, which sets the conditions under which the pixel will be drawn. The default value is gl.LESS. Possible values are:
  • gl.NEVER (never pass)
  • gl.LESS (pass if the incoming value is less than the depth buffer value)
  • gl.EQUAL (pass if the incoming value equals the the depth buffer value)
  • gl.LEQUAL (pass if the incoming value is less than or equal to the depth buffer value)
  • gl.GREATER (pass if the incoming value is greater than the depth buffer value)
  • gl.NOTEQUAL (pass if the incoming value is not equal to the depth buffer value)
  • gl.GEQUAL (pass if the incoming value is greater than or equal to the depth buffer value)
  • gl.ALWAYS (always pass)

Return value

None.

Examples

The depth testing is disabled by default. To enable or disable depth testing, use the enable() and disable() methods with the argument gl.DEPTH_TEST.

gl.enable(gl.DEPTH_TEST);
gl.depthFunc(gl.NEVER);

To check the current depth function, query the DEPTH_FUNC constant.

gl.getParameter(gl.DEPTH_FUNC) === gl.NEVER;
// true

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 9Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 11Opera Full support 12Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 25Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 8.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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