create_sub_zbuffer

create_sub_zbuffer(3alleg4)     Allegro manual     create_sub_zbuffer(3alleg4)



NAME
       create_sub_zbuffer - Creates a sub-z-buffer. Allegro game programming
       library.

SYNOPSIS
       #include <allegro.h>


       ZBUFFER *create_sub_zbuffer(ZBUFFER *parent, int x, int y, int width,
       int height);

DESCRIPTION
       Creates a sub-z-buffer, ie. a z-buffer sharing drawing memory with a
       pre-existing z-buffer, but possibly with a different size. The same
       rules as for sub-bitmaps apply: the sub-z-buffer width and height can
       extend beyond the right and bottom edges of the parent (they will be
       clipped), but the origin point must lie within the parent region.

       When drawing z-buffered to a bitmap, the top left corner of the bitmap
       is always mapped to the top left corner of the current z-buffer. So
       this function is primarily useful if you want to draw to a sub-bitmap
       and use the corresponding sub-area of the z-buffer. In other cases, eg.
       if you just want to draw to a sub-bitmap of screen (and not to other
       parts of screen), then you would usually want to create a normal z-
       buffer (not sub-z-buffer) the size of the visible screen. You don't
       need to first create a z-buffer the size of the virtual screen and then
       a sub-z-buffer of that.

RETURN VALUE
       Returns the pointer to the sub ZBUFFER or NULL if there was an error.
       Remember to destroy the ZBUFFER once you are done with it, to avoid
       having memory leaks.


SEE ALSO
       create_zbuffer(3alleg4), create_sub_bitmap(3alleg4),
       destroy_zbuffer(3alleg4)



Allegro                          version 4.4.2     create_sub_zbuffer(3alleg4)