IOS Simulator GL_OES_standard_derivatives

In iOS4 GL_OES_standard_derivatives is only supported on device (from what I see when displaying extensions), is there a way:

  • Detecting in the shader a fragment if the extension is supported or not

  • If not supported, does anyone have any code for dFdx and dFdy? Nothing seems to be found on google.



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I had the same problem for anti-aliasing SDM fonts. You can calculate similar dfdx / dfdx to Translation of 2 2d vectors using the current transformation matrix:

vec2 p1(0,0); vec2 p2(1,1);


float magic=35; // you'll need to play with this - it linked to screen size I think :P

float dFdx=(p2.x-p1.x)/magic;
float dFdy=(p2.y-p1.y)/magic;


then send dFdx / dFdy to your uniform shader - and just multiply your parameter to get the same functionality, ie


now becomes

dFdy(myval)   dFdy*myval;
fwidth(myval) abs(dFdx*myval)+abs(dFdy*myval);




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