QOpenGLBuffer

The QOpenGLBuffer class provides functions for creating and managing OpenGL buffer objects. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer

New in version 5.0.

Synopsis

Functions

Static functions

Detailed Description

Buffer objects are created in the OpenGL server so that the client application can avoid uploading vertices, indices, texture image data, etc every time they are needed.

QOpenGLBuffer objects can be copied around as a reference to the underlying OpenGL buffer object:

QOpenGLBuffer buffer1(QOpenGLBuffer::IndexBuffer);
buffer1.create();

QOpenGLBuffer buffer2 = buffer1;

QOpenGLBuffer performs a shallow copy when objects are copied in this manner, but does not implement copy-on-write semantics. The original object will be affected whenever the copy is modified.

class PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer(type)

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer(other)

Parameters

Constructs a new buffer object of type VertexBuffer .

Note: this constructor just creates the QOpenGLBuffer instance. The actual buffer object in the OpenGL server is not created until create() is called.

See also

create()

Constructs a new buffer object of type.

Note: this constructor just creates the QOpenGLBuffer instance. The actual buffer object in the OpenGL server is not created until create() is called.

See also

create()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.Type

This enum defines the type of OpenGL buffer object to create with QOpenGLBuffer .

Constant

Description

QOpenGLBuffer.VertexBuffer

Vertex buffer object for use when specifying vertex arrays.

QOpenGLBuffer.IndexBuffer

Index buffer object for use with glDrawElements().

QOpenGLBuffer.PixelPackBuffer

Pixel pack buffer object for reading pixel data from the OpenGL server (for example, with glReadPixels()). Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

QOpenGLBuffer.PixelUnpackBuffer

Pixel unpack buffer object for writing pixel data to the OpenGL server (for example, with glTexImage2D()). Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.UsagePattern

This enum defines the usage pattern of a QOpenGLBuffer object.

Constant

Description

QOpenGLBuffer.StreamDraw

The data will be set once and used a few times for drawing operations. Under OpenGL/ES 1.1 this is identical to .

QOpenGLBuffer.StreamRead

The data will be set once and used a few times for reading data back from the OpenGL server. Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

QOpenGLBuffer.StreamCopy

The data will be set once and used a few times for reading data back from the OpenGL server for use in further drawing operations. Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

QOpenGLBuffer.StaticDraw

The data will be set once and used many times for drawing operations.

QOpenGLBuffer.StaticRead

The data will be set once and used many times for reading data back from the OpenGL server. Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

QOpenGLBuffer.StaticCopy

The data will be set once and used many times for reading data back from the OpenGL server for use in further drawing operations. Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

QOpenGLBuffer.DynamicDraw

The data will be modified repeatedly and used many times for drawing operations.

QOpenGLBuffer.DynamicRead

The data will be modified repeatedly and used many times for reading data back from the OpenGL server. Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

QOpenGLBuffer.DynamicCopy

The data will be modified repeatedly and used many times for reading data back from the OpenGL server for use in further drawing operations. Not supported under OpenGL/ES.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.Access

This enum defines the access mode for map() .

Constant

Description

QOpenGLBuffer.ReadOnly

The buffer will be mapped for reading only.

QOpenGLBuffer.WriteOnly

The buffer will be mapped for writing only.

QOpenGLBuffer.ReadWrite

The buffer will be mapped for reading and writing.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.RangeAccessFlag

This enum defines the access mode bits for mapRange() .

Constant

Description

QOpenGLBuffer.RangeRead

The buffer will be mapped for reading.

QOpenGLBuffer.RangeWrite

The buffer will be mapped for writing.

QOpenGLBuffer.RangeInvalidate

Discard the previous contents of the specified range.

QOpenGLBuffer.RangeInvalidateBuffer

Discard the previous contents of the entire buffer.

QOpenGLBuffer.RangeFlushExplicit

Indicates that modifications are to be flushed explicitly via glFlushMappedBufferRange.

QOpenGLBuffer.RangeUnsynchronized

Indicates that pending operations should not be synchronized before returning from mapRange() .

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.allocate(data, count)
Parameters
  • datavoid

  • count – int

Allocates count bytes of space to the buffer, initialized to the contents of data. Any previous contents will be removed.

It is assumed that create() has been called on this buffer and that it has been bound to the current context.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.allocate(count)
Parameters

count – int

This is an overloaded function.

Allocates count bytes of space to the buffer. Any previous contents will be removed.

It is assumed that create() has been called on this buffer and that it has been bound to the current context.

See also

create() write()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.bind()
Return type

bool

Binds the buffer associated with this object to the current OpenGL context. Returns false if binding was not possible, usually because type() is not supported on this OpenGL implementation.

The buffer must be bound to the same QOpenGLContext current when create() was called, or to another QOpenGLContext that is sharing with it. Otherwise, false will be returned from this function.

See also

release() create()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.bufferId()
Return type

int

Returns the OpenGL identifier associated with this buffer; zero if the buffer has not been created.

See also

isCreated()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.create()
Return type

bool

Creates the buffer object in the OpenGL server. Returns true if the object was created; false otherwise.

This function must be called with a current QOpenGLContext . The buffer will be bound to and can only be used in that context (or any other context that is shared with it).

This function will return false if the OpenGL implementation does not support buffers, or there is no current QOpenGLContext .

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.destroy()

Destroys this buffer object, including the storage being used in the OpenGL server. All references to the buffer will become invalid.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.isCreated()
Return type

bool

Returns true if this buffer has been created; false otherwise.

See also

create() destroy()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.map(access)
Parameters

accessAccess

Return type

void

Maps the contents of this buffer into the application’s memory space and returns a pointer to it. Returns null if memory mapping is not possible. The access parameter indicates the type of access to be performed.

It is assumed that create() has been called on this buffer and that it has been bound to the current context.

Note

This function is only supported under OpenGL ES 2.0 or earlier if the GL_OES_mapbuffer extension is present.

Note

On OpenGL ES 3.0 and newer, or, in case if desktop OpenGL, if GL_ARB_map_buffer_range is supported, this function uses glMapBufferRange instead of glMapBuffer.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.mapRange(offset, count, access)
Parameters
  • offset – int

  • count – int

  • accessRangeAccessFlags

Return type

void

Maps the range specified by offset and count of the contents of this buffer into the application’s memory space and returns a pointer to it. Returns null if memory mapping is not possible. The access parameter specifies a combination of access flags.

It is assumed that create() has been called on this buffer and that it has been bound to the current context.

Note

This function is not available on OpenGL ES 2.0 and earlier.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.read(offset, data, count)
Parameters
  • offset – int

  • datavoid

  • count – int

Return type

bool

Reads the count bytes in this buffer starting at offset into data. Returns true on success; false if reading from the buffer is not supported. Buffer reading is not supported under OpenGL/ES.

It is assumed that this buffer has been bound to the current context.

See also

write() bind()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.release()

Releases the buffer associated with this object from the current OpenGL context.

This function must be called with the same QOpenGLContext current as when bind() was called on the buffer.

See also

bind()

static PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.release(type)
Parameters

typeType

Releases the buffer associated with type in the current QOpenGLContext .

This function is a direct call to glBindBuffer(type, 0) for use when the caller does not know which QOpenGLBuffer has been bound to the context but wants to make sure that it is released.

QOpenGLBuffer::release(QOpenGLBuffer::VertexBuffer);
PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.setUsagePattern(value)
Parameters

valueUsagePattern

Sets the usage pattern for this buffer object to value. This function must be called before allocate() or write() .

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.size()
Return type

int

Returns the size of the data in this buffer, for reading operations. Returns -1 if fetching the buffer size is not supported, or the buffer has not been created.

It is assumed that this buffer has been bound to the current context.

See also

isCreated() bind()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.type()
Return type

Type

Returns the type of buffer represented by this object.

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.unmap()
Return type

bool

Unmaps the buffer after it was mapped into the application’s memory space with a previous call to map() . Returns true if the unmap succeeded; false otherwise.

It is assumed that this buffer has been bound to the current context, and that it was previously mapped with map() .

Note

This function is only supported under OpenGL ES 2.0 and earlier if the GL_OES_mapbuffer extension is present.

See also

map()

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.usagePattern()
Return type

UsagePattern

Returns the usage pattern for this buffer object. The default value is StaticDraw .

PySide6.QtOpenGL.QOpenGLBuffer.write(offset, data, count)
Parameters
  • offset – int

  • datavoid

  • count – int

Replaces the count bytes of this buffer starting at offset with the contents of data. Any other bytes in the buffer will be left unmodified.

It is assumed that create() has been called on this buffer and that it has been bound to the current context.