I'm implementing volumetric fog in my OpenGL renderer. First I inject color into 3D texture using compute shader, atomic operations and shadow map visibility check. The information I use to compute cell index and position in world space are uniforms: camera pos, cellsize and texture dimensions. Next, when volume filled with data is ready, I need to align it with view frustum to raymarch through texture and apply effect as postprocess (deffered stage) and I'm quite stuck with it. I think there are two options (red is texture volume):
So, while applying effect I raymarch from camera pos to frag pos (from G-Buffer texture). I dont know if it is correct, but I think I need to somewhat transform frag pos to NDC, scale it to [0,1] and then using this sample from volume.
Tried some magic like:
vec4 texcoords = vpMatrix * vec4(fragPos, 1.0); //to clip space texcoords.xyz /= texcoords.w; //to NDC texcoords.xyz = texcoords.xyz *0.5 +0.5; //[-1,1] to [0,1]
vec3 texcoords; texcoords.x = texcoord0.x; //texcoord0 - texcoords of screen quad texcoords.y = texcoord0.y; texcoords.z = depth; //depth from vector: worldpos-camerapos
But its just guessing. In addition I dont know which option from picture is used in such cases (pro game engines) and how to apply only on some length of frustum because its quite big. Will be really grateful for any hint for this.
To check if this works for now its implemented like this: camera aligned in center of volume so rotating it not really matters some much. So i probably will need to modify injections stage too to get correct cell indexes which are statically computed like:
vec3 index = vec3(gl_GlobalInvocationID); //cell number of texture; vec3 pos = camerapos+index*cellSize;