WebGLRenderingContext.stencilOp()

The WebGLRenderingContext.stencilOp() method of the WebGL API sets both the front and back-facing stencil test actions.

Syntax

void gl.stencilOp(fail, zfail, zpass);

Parameters

All three parameters accept all constants listed below.

fail
A GLenum specifying the function to use when the stencil test fails. The default value is gl.KEEP.
zfail
A GLenum specifying the function to use when the stencil test passes, but the depth test fails. The default value is gl.KEEP.
zpass
A GLenum specifying the function to use when both the stencil test and the depth test pass, or when the stencil test passes and there is no depth buffer or depth testing is disabled. The default value is gl.KEEP.

Return value

None.

Constants

gl.KEEP
Keeps the current value.
gl.ZERO
Sets the stencil buffer value to 0.
gl.REPLACE
Sets the stencil buffer value to the reference value as specified by WebGLRenderingContext.stencilFunc().
gl.INCR
Increments the current stencil buffer value. Clamps to the maximum representable unsigned value.
gl.INCR_WRAP
Increments the current stencil buffer value. Wraps stencil buffer value to zero when incrementing the maximum representable unsigned value.
gl.DECR
Decrements the current stencil buffer value. Clamps to 0.
gl.DECR_WRAP
Decrements the current stencil buffer value. Wraps stencil buffer value to the maximum representable unsigned value when decrementing a stencil buffer value of 0.
gl.INVERT
Inverts the current stencil buffer value bitwise.

Examples

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

gl.enable(gl.STENCIL_TEST);
gl.stencilOp(gl.INCR, gl.DECR, gl.INVERT);

To get the current information about stencil and depth pass or fail, query the following constants with getParameter().

gl.getParameter(gl.STENCIL_FAIL);
gl.getParameter(gl.STENCIL_PASS_DEPTH_PASS);
gl.getParameter(gl.STENCIL_PASS_DEPTH_FAIL);
gl.getParameter(gl.STENCIL_BACK_FAIL);
gl.getParameter(gl.STENCIL_BACK_PASS_DEPTH_PASS);
gl.getParameter(gl.STENCIL_BACK_PASS_DEPTH_FAIL);
gl.getParameter(gl.STENCIL_BITS);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'stencilOp' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glStencilOp' 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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