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OpenGL: strange thing with depth and text rendering

TL;DR I render a scene with M,V,P matrices as always. Than I render something (in this case - text) without any matrices and using separate shaders pair on coordinates with Z = -1. Somehow it's ...
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Unity - _LightMatrix0 and Directional Light

I am trying to access the _LightMatrix0 in a forward base pass to calculate some light point of view coordinate but it seems that the _LightMatrix0 is empty with directional light. Any idea how can I ...
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GLSL shaders in a program

I obviously don't want the client to be able to view/modify my glsl code. Does this leave me with only one option, and that's to hardcode it in my cpp files? How do you deal with this issue?
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How to deal with overlapping black parts of Light mask textures?

I am using this masking texture for a dynamic lighting effect in my game: It looks beautiful until two lights begin to overlap: This is obviously because the textures are overlapping when I draw ...
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Phong lighting - there is something very strange with specular lighting

I implemented Phong lighting. Everything seems to work - torus and spheres are lighted as expected, etc. But I notices something strange regarding specular lighting of directional light. Here are two ...
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Encoding Float to RG/RGBA and Blending

Encoding a float value inside a RG or RGBA texture is very interesting and useful but it is also become quite useless when you use blending as the result and the values might be altered because of ...
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Passing array to uniform in glsl error

Here is my attemps to pass array to uniform array: struct Vector{ float x,y,z; } float threshold[2] = { 0.5, 0.25 }; Vector *kernel = new Vector[_kernel_size]; // _kernel_size==16 // fill kernel ...
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Passing data into a vertex shader for perspective divide

In OpenGL and GLSL, I am just learning about perspective projection and the vertex shader. However, I am a little confused about what data actually needs to be passed to the vertex shader, and what ...
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Using one GLSL shader program for textured and untextured rendering?

Rather than have two separate shaders in my OpenGL code (one for when a texture is bound, one for when none is bound) I usually go for one shader program which handles both. This is my usual fragment ...
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How do I do selective water surface rendering?

I have a shader that renders the "texture" of a very realistic water on a tile in the 3D world using a Frame Buffer. The problem is that, for example, I only want to render the part that isn't below ...
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Tiled deferred rendering light culling

I'm trying to implement tile based light culling in opengl using a compute shader. I am using this as a guide. The lighting calculations work fine but the point light culling doesn't seem to work any ...
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Rotate billboard towards camera

I'm trying to create a particle system in OpenGL, and as such I need to use billboards. I need these billboards to face the camera at all times. The tutorials I've been following only rotated the ...
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OpenGL/GLSL: Render to cube map?

I'm trying to figure out how to render my scene to a cube map. I've been stuck on this for a bit and figured I would ask you guys for some help. I'm new to OpenGL and this is the first time I'm using ...
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GLSL Core Functionality Geometry Shader examples

I'm doing some research on geometry shaders and am having problems finding code examples/tutorials that does not use one of the extensions introduced before it was core functionality of OpenGL 3.2. ...
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computing gl_FragDepth

I am trying to draw spheres using a billboard, so I have a normal map with a z component that I am sampling in my fragment shader. I just need to add this z component to the depth of my fragment to ...
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GLSL if-else statement unexpected behaviour

This question is related to this other one I asked a few days ago. Because I have finally get to the bottom of the issue, I have rather preferred to open a new question with a more detailed ...
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Why does this geometry shader slow down my program so much?

I have an OpenGL program, and I'm rendering a terrain mesh. I displace the vertices in the vertex buffer and don't really color them in the fragment shader yet. I'm adding a geometry shader one part ...
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Texture coordinates for custom geometry in SceneKit ios9

I am trying to texture the a custom plane shape I created in scenekit on iOS9. I need the texture to spread out and stretch over the entire surface. I have a vertex and fragment shader on an ...
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(GLSL) Lighting code outputting a black quad

So, ive been transitioning to modern opengl recently and it's going rather well. But alas, something must go wrong. As the titel says, all I'm getting is a completely black quad. (Ive double checked ...
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Alpha Blending: use the pixel with the smallest alpha

I'm writing a transparency shader where I need any intersecting textures to, wherever they overlap, take the texture pixel with the smallest alpha value and render only that, discarding the other ...
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OpenGL Shaders Ignored

I have been following this tutorial to try and start learning OpenGL. However, upon compiling my code, my triangle turns out to be black. At first I thought that there was something wrong with the ...
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Terrain shader from heightmap opengl GLSL

I generated a terrain from a heightmap and now I'd like to apply shader on it which can contain different textures, based on height but I can't adapt any online code to my project. This is the ...
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FAST position reconstruction from depth

I'm struggling a lot with reconstructing the world space position (or alternatively the view space position) from depth (by reading the depth buffer) in a performant way (in a full-screen ...
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How to handle the birth and death of particle without reading from the buffer

I've implemented a simple particle system where each particle has a position, velocity, age and lifespan stored in different SSBOs. Most of the data including all the position, velocity and age is ...
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Shaders: packing 4 textures into a single RGBA - slower?

I'm experiencing something really strange on an iOS mobile device. I have 4 textures, and after some profiling it seems, that doing four separate grayscale texture reads is faster, than reading the ...
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How can I move the camera directly under a certain plane?

I am attempting to render a "reflection" of a scene for water: To create this illusion, I need to render the scene from below, and then ignore all geometry below the water line. As such, I need ...
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How to blur image using glsl shader without squares?

I want to blur image with Gaussian blur algorithm. And I use the following shaders: Vertex shader attribute vec4 position; attribute vec4 inputTextureCoordinate; const int GAUSSIAN_SAMPLES = 9; ...
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OpenGL 3.3+ Problem with ortho projection for UI/HUD

I have to a little bit of a problem with drawing HUD elements on top of my 3d world using a ortho projection. My 3D world keep getting render but there is nothing showing of my UI. I wrap the code ...
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How do I create a jet engine exhaust effect with a shader?

How would I create a jet engine exhaust effect, as shown in the image from Fzero GX below. GLSL and OpenGL examples/solutions are prefered, though other resources are also welcome. Requirements ...
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Consistent Shadow Map Filtering

I want to filter my shadow map generated by PSSM, but the problem is that I have a inconsistent filter size. The problem is that the shadow map sources rotate to find the best fit for the camera ...
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Aquire disassembly of shader code

Is there a way to get the disassembly that your driver generates when compiling a shader? I noticed that you can get an accidental disassembly dump if you go over the maximum thread group size ...
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Pixelation shader explanation?

I was looking for a pixelation shader for my postprocessing and came across this shader snippet - Works pretty well! - Not a whole lot of explanations on how it works except for "Pixelation is process ...
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sf::Shader not working properly on texture

I'm having trouble getting my sf::Shader to work on an sf::Texture that I've drawn myself. The vertex shader is pretty standard (I think it's just a copy of the example from SFML's page). The fragment ...
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Displaying smooth borders given a coarse grid-based map

I've been messing around with different algorithms trying to make a grid based map look smooth, I have tested with various shader based methods and wrote a few of my own but none of them look right. ...
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GLSL: How do I cast a float to an int?

In a GLSL fragment shader I am trying to cast a float into an int. The compiler raises an error: ERROR: 0:60: '=' : cannot convert from 'mediump float' to 'highp int' I tried raising the precision ...
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Shader and Texture Scrolling depending on Direction

I am trying to scroll a texture using its uv in Unity but I don't get the result I need. The aim is to have two components, the speed and the direction. I would like to define the direction in ...
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GLSL uniforms are returning -1, but they are being used in output

I have looked this up, and found some answers and people said that if uniforms aren't important to the final output than they get thrown away by the compiler. However, in my case they are being used ...
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Virtual infinite plane in shadow map

I have a WebGL deferred rendering pipeline, where I'm rendering shadow map with VSM technique. The goal is that the scene, or model, is hovering in space, and in addition to casting shadow on itself, ...
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Directional Light shadow mapping error - opengl

i need some help with shadow mapping (directional light) in opengl 3.3 and GLSL. The problem is that the shadows are not displayed correctly over de 3d models and primitives: This is the code that ...
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change position/orientation of a bone using assimp

I have been using assimp to import rigged models and animations. I followed this tutorial for skeletal animation and I have got it done properly. The part that I am trying to do now is to orient a ...
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why doesnt this function work? glsl opengl c++

Im trying to move a transformation matrix onto the gpu, and I managed to find this code to help me on the way: vertex.shader: #version 410 core layout ( location = 0 ) in vec3 vertex_position ; ...
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Modify Element of Struct Array

I have this struct array in GLSL. struct Test { vec2 value1; vec3 value2; float value3; } uniform Test u_test[5]; How can I modify the elements of this array one at a time? I know that ...
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GLSL Unsigned Int Values Not Retrieved Properly

I have packed several values needed for shading a particular vertex into a single 32-bit uint. In the shader, it is unpacked like this: vec3 color; uint vertexData = data; float sunlight, ...
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Help me understand this vbo/rotation, and how its done opengl c++

Im pretty new to opengl, and I just cant figure out how to rotate this vbo/vao in 2d space. This is how I bind my coordinates: float points[] = { 0.0f, 0.10f, 0.0f, -0.10f, -0.10f, 0.0f, ...
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Skeletal animation in OpenGL

I'm using Assimp to do skeletal animation in my OpenGL application. I used Blender to export this one-boned model to a COLLADA file: The model has only one bone, called arm bone, that controls the ...
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Understanding webgl min/mag filter texture artifacts in orthographic projection?

Summary Flickering and shimmering of image plotted on a geometry where the viewport exceeds the size of the screen. I am using an orthographic projection for the camera. In this case, it is tied to ...
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Why does accessing a uniform float make my shader more than twice as slow?

My fragment shader was significantly slowed down by a recent change, and I've been trying to understand why. I isolated the main slow-down to accessing a single particular uniform float. If I include ...
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View Matrix to Texture Matrix

I'm converting view coordinates to texture coordinates for both my shadow maps and Screen space reflections. I keep seeing this conversion in examples: var T = new Matrix { ...
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Geometry shader and triangle adjacency

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 ...