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There are many tutorials to learn GLSL, Cg, HLSL... with classical samples as bump mapping, toon-shading...

But is there a shaders directory?

  • a website where i can share my shaders
  • search shader by name, description and implementation
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Maybe with WebGL there will be –  Jonathan Fischoff Aug 14 '10 at 5:29
    
Someone should get on this. :) –  Vaughan Hilts Mar 6 '13 at 6:38

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Maybe NVIDIA Shader library can help you, but it's not large shader library.

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While not a website, the ShaderX series of books (7 at present) is a good reference about common shader effects.

Some are available for free download at http://tog.acm.org/resources/shaderx/

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Yup; there's definitely not enough of these! In addition to the above, the samples that come with RenderMonkey have definitely been helpful for me.

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There are are few online locations that allow you to visualize on the fly the shader you're typing ; they often based on WebGL.
One of them is called the "Shader Toy" (http://www.iquilezles.org/apps/shadertoy/).
An other one is called the "GLSL Sandbox" (http://glsl.heroku.com/), and it seems that you can save and share your creations there (I am not 100% sure however).

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@Anko Thanks for pointing that out. I added more context to my answer. –  wil Mar 7 '13 at 2:21

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