3
votes
2answers
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When is the Z coordinate normalized in GLSL?

I thought that whenever you transform an object to world space, then view space and finally screen space, the last matrix you apply(the projection matrix) normalizes the z values between 0 and 1. ...
3
votes
2answers
289 views

Using a programmable pipeline in a game engine

As a learning experience, I'm developing my own 3D game engine using OpenGL. I'm a little confused as to how to implement my rendering engine such that it uses a programmable pipeline while still ...
0
votes
1answer
717 views

Reinhard tone mapping and color space [closed]

I found two ways of doing tone mapping (first, second): //Ld - this part of the code is the same for both versions float lum = dot(rgb, vec3(0.2126f, 0.7152f, 0.0722f)); float L = (scale / ...
2
votes
1answer
329 views

RGB to xyY color space conversion and luminance

The luminance calculated by following GLSL functions (fragment shaders - tonemap) has different value: float GetLuminance (vec3 rgb) { return (0.2126 * rgb.x) + (0.7152 * rgb.y) + (0.0722 * ...
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votes
3answers
340 views

in the shadow of a sphere [duplicate]

(Related, but somewhat different, to my previous question) How can I determine in a fragment shader if a fragment is in the shadow of a sphere? That is, if it is occluded by the sphere and is past ...
10
votes
2answers
4k views

OpenGL: VBO or glBegin() + glEnd()?

I recently was given this link to a tutorial site from someone who I gave the original OGL Redbook to. The third header down says distinctly to forget glBegin() & glEnd() as the typical render ...
4
votes
4answers
379 views

Shader compile log depending on hardware

I'm done with the core of my graphics engine and I'm testing it on every platform I can get my hands on. Now, what I noticed is that different drivers return different shader and program compile log ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

GLSL default shaders

I've been arming my engine with error checking code. I'll try to describe this situation to my best abilities. Whenever i load a shader and there's an error (file doesn't exist, compilation error, ...
0
votes
2answers
765 views

GLSL shader compilation

When i'm compiling a shader does it have to be complete? Can i use glCompileShader on a shader without a main() function? The OpenGL reference documentation has a nice writeup on program linking ...
37
votes
2answers
3k views

How to render realistic ice?

I am trying to write an ice shader in Unity that looks good and at least semi-realistic. If the following shot (found on Google) was CG, what would its shader include? (the foreground cave). I might ...
8
votes
1answer
289 views

Overview/showcase of shader techniques/uses for games

I am looking for resources that can provide me with a better understanding of what kind of things shaders are used for in games, what they can do, and maybe even more importantly, what they cannot. I ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Draw multiple LINE_LOOPs in one glDrawElements call

The game I'm working on has OpenGL (2.1) vector graphics, and I need to draw up to 1000 enemies, each of which is composed of between 4 and 100 lines. Each enemy can be drawn as a single line loop, ...