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OpenGL - early return statement in FS doesn't work as expected

Question asked by einzuweitesfeld on Feb 9, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 3, 2017 by dwitczak

I have the following Fragment Shader:


#version 450

uniform int umsch;//umschalten

layout(location = 0)   out vec4 Helligkeit;


void main( void ){

  do {

    if(umsch != 0){

      Helligkeit = vec4(0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0);




  } while(false);

  Helligkeit = vec4(0.5f);




where umsch a uniform variable that I can toggle via the OpenGL API by a keystroke.


Now, if I'm not completely crazy then it shouldn't make a difference whether the break statement is there or not. But (in the FS) it does.

When the break statement is uncommented then I can't achieve an early return from the FS. But early returns are allowed in the FS according to the GLSL spec.

I can achieve the desired result if I toggle a flag inside the if body and check for it later.


I have the most recent drivers and checked the code on an HD5870 and a RX480 card. My operating system is Windows 7 64bit.