A programming language for OpenGL shaders.

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GLSL, all in one or many shader programs?

I am doing some 3D demos using OpenGL and I noticed that GLSL is somewhat "limited" (or is it just me?). Anyway I have many different types of materials. Some materials have ambient and diffuse color, ...
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Finding out what pixel on the screen the fragment falls on

In my 2D game, I render tiles. I want to do lighting without needing an extra buffer the size of the screen. Either in glsl or hlsl, what could I feed to the shader each time I render a bitmap so ...
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Full screen shader causes performance hit

I basically want to have a shader run that can do something like toon shading, or grayscale the whole screen, or radial lighting. To do this, I create a new bitmap each time the display resizes that ...
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Access vertex data stored in VBO in the shader

If I wanted to store extra data in a VBO for skinning (indices for indexing into an array of matrices of bones and floats for applying weights to those bones) How would I go about accessing that data ...
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Deferred Rendering and Normal Mapping

I'm working on a deferred renderer and need a bit of help getting normal maps working. What I've been doing with them so far is just multiplying the normal texture with the object normals ...
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Debugging Shader Code?

I'm writing a game engine, and when I use a perspective camera I get a black screen. I am not going to ask exactly why this is because there would be a lot of code to share and, frankly, I think ...
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Can you dynamically set which texture to use in-shader?

I'm working on a user interface system, and I want to be able to mix textured polies with frag-coloured polies. Here's my shader code, that doesn't work: attribute vec2 vertex_coords; attribute float ...
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Does Macbook Air 2012 (Intel HD4000) support GLSL 1.3+?

I'm using SDL2 and GLEW on OSX Mountain Lion (2012 Macbook Air) to create an OpenGL context. Querying for the GLSL version, it reports GLSL version 1.2. I'm curious if this is a limitation of the ...
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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 ...
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GLSL pack floats into an RGBA texture

I want to compose conventional triangle-based models and particles with a ray-traced scene at a reasonable frame-rate. webGL does not let you write the gl_FragDepth in the fragment shader. You ...
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Sea water shader using only fragment processor

I have a game that runs on mobile devices (OpenGL ES 2.0) and for which I would like to create some sea water using the shaders. Now, the plane on which the sea water texture will be has only 4 ...
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Shaders not linking correctly

I'm writing a rather simple "ShaderManager" which aids me with loading shaders in Open GL, altough I am having a few issues: The shaders don't link correctly The the attributes don't bind Here's ...
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Lights system with shaders in OpenGL?

In more than just 1 occasion, i read about 2 ways of doing a light's system in OpenGL: normal way? i don't know how to call this one with the shaders ( GLSL ) The problem is i don't get the ...
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Shader authoring/editing tools for GLSL ES

Since Render Monkey has been discontinued (perhaps due to the complexity of today's shading languages), there are few successors that can match its functionality. Is there any useful tool for material ...
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Writing a shader once without using CG?

Is there a tool that can convert a fragment shader from hlsl to glsl or glsl to hlsl? I do not want to use cg since it is not able to work on mobile platforms. Is there a tool that can make it so I ...
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Special relativity shader in GLSL

I'm trying to implement a GLSL shader which helps understanding special relativity Lorentz Transformation. Let's take two axis-aligned inertial observer O and O' . The observer O' is in motion w.r.t ...
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GLSL - rewriting (geometry) shader from #330 to #130 version

I'm having trouble running example from: https://raw.github.com/progschj/OpenGL-Examples/master/07geometry_shader_blending.cpp My graphics card supports only #130 shaders version so I have to rewrite ...
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Lighting problems with Terrain

I'm in the process of learning Open GL and am having issues with lighting on my Terrian, I don't know if the issue is related to how I calculate my normals or the shader itself (I am using the shader ...
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Kinect User Silhouette Shader

I have this usermap from kinect's depth data (size is 320x280) and i want to display it on my game. The problem, of course it's ugly (first image) and i want to have beautiful effect like in the ...
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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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Impact of variable-length loops on GPU shaders

Its popular to render procedural content inside the GPU e.g. in the demoscene (drawing a single quad to fill the screen and letting the GPU compute the pixels). Ray marching is popular: This means ...
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Blur gets displaced compared to original image

I have implemented a SSAO and I'm using a blur step to smooth it out. The problem is that the blurred texture is slightly displaced compared to the original. I'm blurring using a 4x4 kernel since that ...
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Updating texture memory via shader?

What the title says.Is it possible to update a texture via a glsl shader ? Something like : //Read vec4 Pixel = texture2D(TextureID,gl_TexCoord[TextureIndex].st); //Write to texture memory ? vec4 ...
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Build-time GLSL syntax validation

Is there a way to validate GLSL syntax build-time instead of run-time? My application takes a long time to start and I want to know at the earliest possible stage that my shaders are ok. I'm using ...
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Not getting desired results with SSAO implementation

After having implemented deferred rendering, I tried my luck with a SSAO implementation using this Tutorial. Unfortunately, I'm not getting anything that looks like SSAO, you can see my result below. ...
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OpenGL Tessellation makes point

A little problem with my tessellation shader. I try to implement a simple tessellation shader but it only makes points. Here's my vertex shader : out vec4 ecPosition; out vec3 ecNormal; void ...
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Simple OpenGL program major slow down at high resolution

I have created a small OpenGL 3.3 (Core) program using freeglut. The whole geometry is two boxes and one plane with some textures. I can move around like in an FPS and that's it. The problem is I face ...
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How to detect GLSL warnings?

After compiling a shader with glCompileShader, I can call glGetShaderiv with GL_COMPILE_STATUS to check if the shader compiled successfully. I can also call glGetShaderInfoLog to get information about ...
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Making a surface transparent from blackness of texture

I am making a "halo" shader in unity using GLSL. And I've come to a roadblock. What I need to do is take a texture, like the following, and make it transparent according to the darkness of it. And I ...
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First time shadow mapping problems

I have implemented basic shadow mapping for the first time in OpenGL using shaders and I'm facing some problems. Below you can see an example of my rendered scene: The process of the shadow mapping ...
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GLSL compile error when accessing an array with compile-time constant index

I have this shader that works well on my computer (using an ATI HD 5700). I have a loop iterating between two constant values, which is, afaik, acceptable in a glsl shader. I write stuff in two arrays ...
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Sorting objects before rendering

I'm trying to implement a scene graph and in all the articles i've come across there is talk about object sorting. So you'd sort your objects by "material" for example. Now untill i sat down and ...
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in/out keywords in GLSL

I don't really understand how to use the in / out keywords in GLSL, and google is being uncharacteristically unhelpful. What exactly do they do? How would I use them if, for example, I want to pass a ...
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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 ...
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GLSL mesh discard command?

Is there a GLSL command similar to the discard, but it discards the whole mesh and not just a fragment?
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My GLSL shader isn't compiling even though it should. What should I investigate?

I'm porting an iOS game to Android. One of the shaders I'm using wouldn't compile until I reduced the number of uniform variables. Here are the uniform definitions: uniform highp mat4 ...
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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, ...
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How to calculate the viewing cone radius at a distance in raymarching?

I'm "raymarching distance fields" (proper lingo: sphere-tracing) in GLSL. To implement cone-marching atop of it (and also to minimize the number of raymarching steps regardless of whether ...
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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 ...
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Steps to take before trying to implement screen space ambient occlusion

I very recently started learning modern OpenGL. I have implemented a wavefront file loader and a basic ADS shading model. At some point I'd like to implement screen space ambient occlusion. I tried ...
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CG/CGFX to GLSL

So, I'm making the painful move from my beloved XNA to OpenTK, and I'm stuck: Since I've got a LOT of existing shaders written in HLSL, NVidia's CG compiler seems like a natural way to minimize the ...
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How to invert background pixel's color

I'm writing a game and map editor using Java and jMonkeyEngine. In the map editor, I've got a brush done by wireframed sphere. My problem is: I want to make it visible everywhere, so I want to invert ...
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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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How Do I Raycast for a Spherical Harmonic Shader Using the iOS GPU?

I am beginning an Spherical Harmonics shader project for an iOS app I am writing. I have begun by reading this excellent in-depth paper on the subject (PDF) - http://bit.ly/aQmax3. The paper ...
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GLSL Shader Solution for Ambient Occlusion?

For the iOS app I am writing I want to incorporate some aspects of ambient occlusion for photo manipulation. Can someone suggest a GLSL approach that will work. Realtime performance is not super ...
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Weird problem with advect program in fluid simulator

I implemented 2d fluid simulator. Solver runs entirely on GPU. All works fine... on my work PC. But on home PC I have some awful glitches, and I can`t understand how to fix them. Empirically I ...
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How to implement fisheye effect with a GLSL fragment shader [duplicate]

I would like to render my scene with a wide FOV and then apply a fisheye distortion via fragment shader. How would this shader best be implemented? Update I try to reproduce a fisheye effect similar ...
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Optimizing gaussian blur with linear filtering

There's a few (here, and here) gaussian blur tutorials out there suggesting that you can essentially cut the number of texture lookups in a gaussian blur shader in half by exploiting the GPU's ...
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GLSL Editor and Debugger for MacOSX with ES2 support

is there a GLSL editor for the mac? I need it for iOS OpenGLES2 shader. How do you best debug shader? Regards
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Help understand GLSL directional light on iOS (left handed coord system)

I now have changed from GLKBaseEffect to a own shader implementation. I have a shader management, which compiles and applies a shader to the right time and does some shader setup like lights. Please ...