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A geometry shader creates a list of vertices from a given set of input vertices in the rendering pipeline.

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### What are Hull, Domain and Geometry shaders used for?

I've done my fair share of 3D game programming for my (former) employer, and also in my own custom engines for my own indie games. Initially, I started with Direct3D 9, and D3DX9, which pretty much ...
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### Toon/cel shading with variable line width?

I see a few broad approaches out there to doing cel shading: Duplication & enlargement of model with flipped normals (not an option for me) Sobel filter / fragment shader approaches to edge ...
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### Geometry Shader not generating geometry for some Vertices

I am playing with a geometry shader and I am wondering why it doesn't generate geometry for each vertex in all meshes? I don't think this is a Cull problem because the same vertices generate ...
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### Running geometry shader only once

(Unfortunately couldn't find the answer myself) Does a neat way to cache the geometry shader results in Direct3D10 or OpenGL exist? (preferably Direct3D10). I'm building my geometry based on texture ...
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### Geometry shader for multiple primitives

How can I create a geometry shader that can handle multiple primitives? For example when creating a geometry shader for triangles, I define a layout like so: layout(triangles) in; layout(...
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### How can I draw a quad in wireframe with modern OpenGL, without rendering the interior bisecting edge?

I want to draw a quad (not two triangles). I actually know that triangles are faster, as I answered this question. But let's say I am building a 3D modeling tool. It makes sense to draw a quad for ...
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### what happens with missing vertices in geometry shader

I am relatively new to GLSL shader programming, and the documentation I found is unfortunately often inscrutable. I am having trouble understanding a few things with how geometry shaders fit into the ...
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I am dealing with geometry shaders using GL_ARB_geometry_shader4 extension. My code goes like : GLfloat vertices[] = { 0.5,0.25,1.0, 0.5,0.75,1.0, -0.5,0.75,1.0, ...
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I keep getting some strange errors in my Geometry shader and when I search for the cause of the errors, it returns nothing substantial. Here is the code. Shader #version 450 core layout(triangles) ...
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### How do we apply different textures to different faces generated via geometry shader?

I am trying to render a cube by starting of with one vertex into the shader, then geometry shader to expand into a cube, and then apply a different texture to each side. The part I am facing the issue ...
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### How do I keep a triangle strip between geometry shader invocations?

I'm using a small geometry shader to build a "ribbon" from a set of points. For each point, I create 4 vertices that represent a section of the ribbon: [maxvertexcount(4)] void GS( point GS_Input ...
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### How do you add rotation to particles?

Today I was working on a particle system and I can't figure out how to give the particle billboards a rotation (so to have them spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise while facing the player). I ...
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### Geometry shaders on Surface RT

Can anyone tell me if geometry shaders are supported on the Microsoft Surface RT? On one hand, MSDN makes it sound like the Surface RT supports only feature level 9_1, and geometry shaders are only ...
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I had some questions on geometry shaders. Do directx geometry shaders offer anything over the opengl ones? What advantages does the official geometry shader implementation on opengl 3.2 have over ...
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### Simple square vertex lifting shader

I am trying to rebuild the fur effect in Viva Pinata. Here each square becomes a pattern of fur I imagine the process to be like this... U lift one end of the triangles. Now I need to ...
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### Generating face normals with the geometry shader

I'm trying to visualize the face normals for a mesh, using the geometry shader to generate lines represeting the normal vectors. My intention was to draw that line from the triangles centroid, ...
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### OpenGL: Avoid geometry shader for cubemap framebuffer

I want to render an environment map into a cubemap framebuffer but I dislike the fact, that I have to use the geometry shader to set gl_Layer because the geometry shader would be a basic passthrough ...
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### Geometry Shader and Stream Output with Directx11

I am having trouble trying to send verticies generated in the Geometry Shader to Stream Output. What I am trying to accomplish is to generate verticies from the Geometry Shader and store them to a ...
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### C++, OpenGL: Building a polyhedron via geometry shader

I'm stuck with geometry shaders in OpenGL - c++ programming. I want to create simple cube by repeating 6 times drawing one rotated wall. Here is my vertex shader (everyting has #version 330 core in ...
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### Geometry Shader only creates one primitive

I am currently trying to use the geometry shader. My input is a set of points, for which multiple triangle should be created This is the geometry shader #version 330 layout(points) in; layout(...
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### Manually writing a dx11 tessellation shader

I am looking for resources on what are the steps of manually implementing tessellation (I happen to be using Unity CG, but any help is appreciated). Today it seems that it is all the rage to hide ...
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I'm currently trying to change my project to use GL_TRIANGLE_ADJACENCY instead of GL_TRIANGLES. Following this question, I have managed to construct my index buffer fine, but when it comes to the ...
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I'm currently using a geometry shader to generate grass blades out of single root points that are layed out in a grid. For each root point, I generate a grass blade with, right now, a constant number ...
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### Geometry Shader input vertices order

MSDN specifies (link) that when using triangleadj type of input to the GS, it should provide me with 6 vertices in specific order: 1st vertex of the triangle processed, vertex of an adjacent triangle, ...
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### Why are my geometry-shader-generated billboards not showing up given the following code?

My program is a rain particle system. After processing a list of positions of rain particles, I passed them to the geometry shader for generating a billboard for each position. If I use a simple ...
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### Why does setting a geometry shader cause my sprites to vanish?

My application has multiple screens with different tasks. Once I set a geometry shader to the device context for my custom terrain, it works and I get the desired results. But then when I get back to ...
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### Calculating Per Vertex Normal in Geometry Shader

I am able to calculate normals per face in my Geometry Shader but i want to calculate per vertex normal for smooth shading. My Geometry shader is #version 430 core layout ( triangles ) in; layout ( ...
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### Unity Geometry Shader Compiles forever

I am writing a shader to achieve a laser show effect example. For now I am just focusing on the lines. One line ist represented as one triangle. When I save my shadercode, unity gets inactive and I ...
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### Unity Geometryshader for one Vertex

Hy, I want to build some geometry with a geometryshader in Unity. I took a look at this. I want to create my geometry just in context of one point in 3D space (x,y,z). Can i somehow use the transform ...
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### Outline of plane slice of arbitrary object

How would you extract the outline of a shape from slicing a plane through an arbitrary object? Note: This is related to my Unity Answers question, but not exactly the same.
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### Need help creating points in an array

I'm creating a lightning geometry shader using hlsl that creates an array of points based on an arbitrary number of generations. The gist of what I want to accomplish is here: http://drilian.com/2009/...
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### Problem with Texture Array and billboards [closed]

It's my first post here. My name is Bruno and I'm from Brazil. I'm trying to learn DirectX 11, and I'm using Frank Luna's book. The problem is that he uses the Effects Framework to do everything, and ...
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### Opengl setup and work with geometry shaders

I'm trying to implement instance culling using geometry-shaders () but I don't know, how I use them. I only used fragments and vertex-shades before.. Can someone say me, how I set them up, how I work ...
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### geometry shader shim for opengl es 2.0

I just have a few months of OpenGL experience, just starting to get the hang of it. I find geometry/vertex/fragment shaders to be very powerful. You have a few parameters that translates into a ...