Hey there, how can I read back data from an ssbo which stores a float array back to an cpu float array?
Just like you would for any other buffer object, save for the fact that you must first use a barrier to make the data visible to your read. You can map it for reading (or persistently map it from the start), or use
Thanks, got it to work with glGetBufferSubData. I just didn’t know that I had to bind the buffer first.
However, I am not quite sure how to get glGetNamedBufferSubData to work. I don’t understand what the first parameter stands for. Is it the buffer ID that I get when I call glGenBuffers(); or is it the binding index which I gave the buffer in the shader? Or is it something completely different?
No, it’s the buffer name you got back when you called
glCreateBuffers. If you’re using DSA-style functions, you shouldn’t be using
glGen* to generate object names.
Hmm, I found the error, I was using a version of opengl that didn’t support the glGetNamedBufferSubData function.
however, I tried it now with the right function and it did work after giving it the id that I generated using glGenBuffers();
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