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Perspective divide: Why use the w component? [duplicate]

In OpenGL, I have read that a vertex should be represented by (x,y,z,w), where w = z. This is to enable perspective divide, whereby (x,y,z) are divided by w in order to determine their screen position ...
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OpenGL ES God Ray Precision error

I have encountered the following (i think) precision error. (missing link need 10 rep) My source of inspiration was: (missing link need 10 rep) On the PC everything works fine, but on android it ...
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Image speeds up while moving and or rotating instead of constant speed

I'm having a problem with rotating/moving an image. I've set one of my images to rotate on it's z-axis buy updating the angle, but when I run my game, the image starts slowly starts to rotate from a ...
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OpenGL, glDrawElementsInstanced behaving differently on NVIDIA GPU than AMD

I have an AMD GPU on my desktop, AMD HD 5770. I am working on a project on my desktop for over a year. In the scene, I have instanced grass and instanced trees. Everything is working fine on desktop, ...
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Create a “genie” effect in fragment shader GLSL

I have tried a while now to create a genie effect on a scrolling plane to emulate the background/floor from the Mad Hatter fight in Adventures of Batman and Robin (SEGA). Judging the way the 16 bit ...
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How do I start and stop a GLSL shader?

Is there a way to start and stop a shader?. I want to use this shader to sweep once over my texture and then stop. Does anybody know how to do that? void mainImage( out vec4 fragColor, in vec2 ...
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Can't render to FBO using a shader

I've added functionality so that I can render to a framebuffer (for post-processing and stuff). I can successfully render to my framebuffer and then render that framebuffer, but anything with a ...
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GLSL 2D Silhouette

I'm trying to render a silhouette of any entity behind foreground objects to indicate their position to the player. Here's an example of what I want to achieve, from Hyper Light Drifter: From what ...
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ETC1 texture opacity

I'm using the cocos2d-x engine and want to support etc1 on android devices for my game. For ETC1 i'm using the mali compression tool, and GLSL. Everything is working, but I can't change the opacity ...
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GLSL lighting shader with model scale

Basically, i'm just trying to find out where to insert the model scale into the lighting calculations. Ive searched the web, but amazingly, couldn't find anything dealing with scale + GLSL. This is ...
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GLSL Fragment shader lighting lambert term

Just a simple question: Should I or should i not normalize the SurfaceToLight vector to calculate the lambert term on a GLSL lighting shader? I mean, here: vec3 CalculateLights ( void ) { vec3 ...
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ETC1 Support on android alpha problem (GLSL cocos2d-x)

I want to support etc1 in my game, but somehow it doesn't work (I'm using cocos2d-x C++ GLProgram* glp = new GLProgram(); glp->initWithVertexShaderFilename("testv.vsh", "test.fsh"); glp->...
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GLSL 330 Core Bug? - Uniform variable will not set to value if it is named a certain way

In the code below I have a uniform variable named "vw_matrix" used in the calculation for gl_Position. When I run my program, a rectangle gets printed to the screen. #version 330 core layout (...
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Texturing Objects in OpenGL

Using OpenGL tutorials found here, I constructed an .obj file loader as well as a texture file loader using SOIL. I have an issue with drawing a textured object. (Shown here) Assuming I created the ...
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How can I blend up to 3 textures on a polygon without blend maps?

For my voxel game I need to blend up to 3 textures in the same polygon. It would be preferable if I could specify a texture id for each vertex, but other solutions are accepted as well. Here's an ...
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How to compute tangent and bitangent vectors

I have a texture loaded in three.js, then passed to the shaders. In the vertex shader I compute the normal, and I save into a variable the uv vector. <script id="vertexShader" type="x-shader/x-...
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Error drawing two VAO, each one using different shader programs (vertex + fragment shader) in OpenGL Core 4.3 / GLSL 430 (SOLVED)

I am trying to draw over a GL_TRIANGLE_FAN one texture to render video frames, using shaderProgram1, and render above it some points (GL_POINTS) using shaderProgram2. By this way: (OpenGL Core 4.3) ...
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Problems with Rotation Matrices on Certain Axes

Here is what my rotation matrix looks like: public Matrix4f initRotation(float x, float y, float z) { Matrix4f rx = new Matrix4f(); Matrix4f ry = new Matrix4f(); Matrix4f rz = new ...
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WebGL half float equivelant?

I'm trying to find a half float for the purposes of doing math in a fragment shader, not trying to have a half float texture. Is there an equivalent of the half float data type in WebGL? I know you ...
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2D day night mapping

I'm looking for this kind of effect MINUS the lights and snow (Another problem). It needs to change depending on the time of year. Doesn't need snow or city lights. Now I'm pretty new to shaders (...
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How to only render fragments with Z from 0 to 1 in OpenGL?

I have been using OpenGL for a year now, but I just recently found out that OpenGL only clips vertices when the absolute value of the x,y or z coordinate is less than the absolute value of w ...
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how change branching logic to math equivalent glsl? [closed]

im totally newbie and this just for fun afaik lot of best practice suggest to minimize usage of branching. can you help me optimize below glsl especially on branch part? ( target 120 ) the bgcolor ...
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Can glsl main() have params or return a value?

I haven't ever seen anyone declare main as anything but void main() or void main(void) but I'm curious, is it possible to have a parameter or return value?
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Shader - Color blending

I would like to know how to blend colors in a specific way. Let's imagine that I have a color (A) and an other color (B). I would like to blend them in such a way that if I choose white for the (B) ...
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Modern OpenGL Texture Displaying Incorrectly [closed]

I've been working with this code and have simplified it to the most basic form possible, and even then I cannot get a texture to display properly at all. Here is the code: http://pastebin.com/...
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Shader - Convert vector into scalar

I am trying to convert a half3 as a simple half but I am facing an issue. As for an example half3(1, 0, 0) give me white but half3(0, 1, 0) gives me black. How can I convert properly a half3 to a ...
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How to achieve anisotropic filtering

I am loading a texture and using glGenerateMipmap() on it to achieve some level of mipmaping. I get different result on nVidia gt 555m, and on Intel HD 3000. The texture rendered by nVidia is not ...
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How to generate a RGB * a texture for a glow effect in GLSL?

I would like to create a glow effect in GLSL, there is a tutorial that explains how we multiply RGB * a : I have some questions : is it an operation that is in a fragment shader, where RGBa is ...
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Blending vs Texture Sampling

I don't think this question has been asked before as I couldn't find any information about this on the internet. Lets say I want to blend two textures together: A texture containing the result of ...
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Rectangular area light illuminance - colour banding

I'm currently working on an implementation of rectangular area lights but I am having some issues with the illuminance calculation, which gives me serious colour banding across the entire lit area. I'...
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Is Phong shading supposed to be so camera-angle dependent?

I'm not sure if I have a bug in my code or not. It seems like it's a bug, or at least a major shortfall. Here's two images of the same model at slightly different angles (by moving the camera): As ...
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Confused About My Code Suggesting The Normal Matrix Is Equivalent To The ModelView Matrix

I'm learning environment mapping in OpenGL by following this page. In his vertex shader, the author calculates the vertex normal in eye space with the following code: nEye = vec3(viewMatrix * ...
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2D water shader in SFML

I want to implement the algorithm for a 2D water surface described here and here. Before somebody finds out, beats me up and deletes this, I'm gonna say it myself. I posted this question over at ...
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OpenGL Planet Generation - Simple Matrix Issue (Planet “Spins” With Mouse)

I originally asked this question on StackOverflow & was directed here by a commenter. Im currently working on a OpenGL planet rendering. I'm using the Tessellation pipeline. So far things are ...
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Combine flat and smooth shading with a single model geometry

I need to be able to switch between smooth and flat shading interactively. Is there a way to do this efficiently with a single geometry? For example, smooth shading does not require duplicate ...
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What are the advantages of tangent space shading/lighting, and what about attenuation?

In several topics here it was suggested by people that doing lighting in tangent space is better than doing it in world space. Right now I am doing it in camera space, but it's really similar to world ...
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How to use a buffer in GLSL to do a LUT-lookup?

I am currently on a medical application which needs different kinds (up to totally individual) lookup tables (LUT) for image display. And this done with 10bit finish. So it is most of the time ...
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How to optimize my lighting shader?

I want to create a lighting effect on a gray-scaled world using cocos2d-x. What I've done is creating a layer which runs a shader program that receives light positions and radiuses as input and ...
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converting HSLS gives error

I'm using the following parser: https://github.com/unknownworlds/hlslparser I also have the following code: /* * Bo Sun, Columbia University, All rights reserved * --------------------------------...
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Calling Shader Functions Inside Other Shaders

I'm new to OpenGL and GLSL, and bit confused about calling conventions of shader functions. I'm trying to implement various procedural noise algorithms in GLSL. I'd like to have separate files for ...
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Dot based light mask with shader on sprites

So I have a scene, completely based on 2D sprites. I want to render "light sources" into a seperate frame buffer (so mostly dots around, for example, the centre of a flame) and then render that frame ...
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Invalid operation (1282) in GLSL vertex shader

My GLSL vertex shader works fine, but you if put a for loop inside or rename the uniform xxx to something else, it says the follwoing: Exception in thread "main" org.lwjgl.opengl.OpenGLException: ...
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Strange result, when changing variable name

I have no idea, what is going on. The mat4 xxx is the cause. Renaming it to "bones"/"bone_transfromations" etc. won't work it gives me an error. Renaming it to "test" works perfectly fine... This is ...
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why is glVertexAttribDivisor crashing?

I am trying to render some trees with instancing. This is rather weird, but before sleeping yesterday night, I checked the code, and it was in a running state, when I got up this morning, it is ...
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How much is atomicAdd slower than an atomic counter?

I am considering replacing an atomic counter in my shader code with a SSBO an atomicAdd operation. What I need to know is the difference in performance of these two. I know the atomic counter executes ...
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glsl uniform int as index of const array

I have a const array that define a few materials for directionnal light. I'd like to change the material using an uniform int as index of that array. Doing that leads to severe framerate drop. I know ...
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Can drawing to an FBO be done purely with a depth input texture, or do I also need a color attachment?

I am trying to implement Exponential Shadow Maps and I've got it almost working. The part I am stuck on is the "optional" separable Gaussian blur of the depth map to give soft-looking shadows. I am ...
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How can I optimize these GLSL bitwise operations?

I need the following part of my vertex shader simplified. Sb=Sb|((gl_VertexID&(128+1))<<9); Sb=Sb|((gl_VertexID&(512+4))<<6); Sb=Sb|((gl_VertexID&(2048+16))<<3); Sb=...
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OpenGL Post Processing Introducing Artifacts on Certain Systems

Playing around with God-Rays in my framework, I was greeted with the following artifacts on my laptop: The artifacts themselves act almost like noise, flickering around the image rapidly. They also ...
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If-clause in GLSL

I read a few thing about, that in GLSL both sides of the if-clause is executed, so do you have any idea for a workaround for this one: uniform int uses_bones; uniform mat4[] bone_transformations; ...