How can I modify the shader in the iPhone OpenGL ES template to produce this effect?

I'm trying to modify the fragment shader which is part of the standard iPhone/XCode OpenGL ES template. I want to make it so that every other row of pixels is transparent. I have this code so far:

varying lowp vec4 colorVarying; void main() { gl_FragColor = vec4(colorVarying.x, colorVarying.y, colorVarying.z, floor(mod(gl_FragCoord.y, 2.0))); }

But when I compile and run I still get the same square moving up and down with no other effects.

Here is my vertex shader (my keyboard just broke so no return key! DOH!)

attribute vec4 position; attribute vec4 color; varying vec4 colorVarying; uniform float translate; void main() { gl_Position = position; gl_Position.y += sin(translate) / 2.0; colorVarying = color; }

Using this vertex shader and fragment shader above, I get no 'scanline effect' which I was hoping for. I'm testing using the iPad simulator and also the 3.1.3 iPhone simulator.

What am I doing wrong here? I'm a complete n00b at Glsl - I'm trying to teach myself the very basics (starting with this tutorial) .


Can you post your vertex shader as well? Assuming that it's passing over the vec4 colorVarying there's no reason it shouldn't work when squashed into a single line as opposed to the two-line code in the sample (posted below)

float odd = floor(mod(gl_FragCoord.y, 2.0)); gl_FragColor = vec4(colorVarying.x, colorVarying.y, colorVarying.z, odd);

The only other difference I see is that you specified lowp - try it without that.


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