A programming language for OpenGL shaders.

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Deferred shading - how to combine multiple lights?

I'm starting out with GLSL and I've implemented simple deferred shading that outputs G-buffer with positions, normals and albedo. I've also written a simple point light shader. Now I draw a sphere ...
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Positioning a texture inside a 3D object with GLSL

I have a 3D object in my scene and a texture that is the same size of the screen (a render to texture). Is there a way to make the object act like a "mask" for the texture(using glsl), so the texture ...
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Fast and simple attenuation from a flaming torch

I have a single point light-source which is a flaming torch. I compute the distance from the light accurately. I am not trying to have a particularly realistic torch effect, but I will be moving the ...
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Why does my GLSL 1.20 shader not work with an OpenGL 4.0 driver?

I'm just starting out with OpenGL on Linux. In order to write future-proof code, I explicitly wrote code for OpenGL 4.0 Core Profile in the first place, thus the shaders are GLSL 4.0. That worked ...
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glsl applying shader

I want to use a shader just for learning purposes. But i have a few questions about it. I have the following code: Vertext shader: const float Eta = 0.66; // Ratio of indices of refraction ...
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OpenGL 3 and the Radeon HD 4850x2

A while ago, I picked up a copy of the OpenGL SuperBible fifth edition and slowly and painfully started teaching myself OpenGL the 3.3 way, after having been used to the 1.0 way from school way back ...
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Go pure OpenGL or GLSL? [closed]

I got interested in studying graphic programming so the obvious entry point was to learn OpenGL. But gathering scattered information around forums and sites, it seems that a pure OpenGL implementation ...
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What do the components of gl_TexCoord[0] mean?

What are the differences between gl_TexCoord[0].s, gl_TexCoord[0].t gl_TexCoord[0].p and gl_TexCoord[0].x, gl_TexCoord[0].y gl_TexCoord[0].z ? I understand that gl_TexCoord[0].x, gl_TexCoord[0].y ...
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Optional samplers in shaders

I have a scene. Sometimes I draw untextured, coloured, semi-transparent triangles, sometimes I texture them, and I draw a lot of both in a fairly interleaved manner. In a fixed function pipeline the ...
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Setting the values of a struct array from JS to GLSL

I've been trying to make a structure that will contain all the lights of my WebGL app, and I'm having troubles setting up it's values from JS. The structure is as follows: struct Light { vec4 ...
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How can I write only to the stencil buffer in OpenGL ES 2.0?

I'd like to write to the stencil buffer without incurring the cost of my expensive shaders. As I understand it, I write to the stencil buffer as a 'side effect' of rendering something. In this first ...
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Phone complains that identical GLSL struct definition differs in vert/frag programs

When I provide the following struct definition in linked frag and vert shaders, my phone (Samsung Vibrant / Android 2.2) complains that the definition differs. struct Light { mediump vec3 ...
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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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Why am I seeing streak artifacts on the cube map I'm rendering?

I'm getting strange streaks on my cube map when rendering to it. He is my code that is being called each frame: void drawCubeMap(void) { int face; glClear(GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT | ...
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Renderbuffer to GLSL shader?

I have a software that performs volume rendering through a raycasting approach. The actual raycasting shader writes the raycasted volume depth into a framebuffer object, through gl_FragDepth, that I ...
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OpenGL, Offset and Camera Space

I was reading chapter 4 of the Arcsyntesis OpenGL tutorial when I came across this line in the GLSL shader. vec4 cameraPos = position + vec4(offset.x, offset.y, 0.0, 0.0); About it, the tutorial ...
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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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Pygame water ripple effect

I have Googled for it but there are no ready scripts - as opposed to the same effect on Flash. I have checked the algorithm on The Water Effect Explained and also tested an implementation of the ...
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How'd they do it: sphere effects in Osmos

I'm curious how the sphere effects were done in Osmos from Hemisphere Games. Any ideas how the resolution independent zoom in was achieved? Edit, more specifics on questions: How do you render the ...
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shadowing billboards

I have a lot of billboarded 3D spheres (they have a heightmap so work properly with depth and penetration; although each is made of just a quad (with slight distortion), they look and feel and are ...
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Using a GLSL fragment shader to draw a texture in the middle of a quad

I'm not sure how possible this is, but I'm trying to use a fragment shader to draw a portion of a texture in the middle of a quad. This is all 2D. The quads consist of four vertices from (0, 0) to ...
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moving glDepthMask into a shader

Can a fragment shader make per-fragment decisions on whether the fragment updates the depth buffer or not, even if the fragment is not discarded and the color is written?
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Multiplatform GLSL shader validator?

Im working on a multiplatform (Pc,Mac,Linux) game that uses shaders quite extensively. Since we do not have any funding, it is pretty hard to test our game on all possible hardware configurations. ...
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Model in Blender GLSL to XNA HLSL

Is it possible to make model in Blender, with enabled GLSL, add multiple textures, etc, and then just load it in XNA, where's own HLSL? Will it work?
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Learning GLSL: What's a good intermediate project to work on?

I know the basics of OpenGL and I'm starting to love computer graphics more and more. I have a computer science background and have been programming for 5 years. I've been reading the orange book and ...
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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 woes involving texturing

I'm a beginner to OpenGL and GLSL especially, and I'm having a lot of trouble getting textures to display via shaders. My shader code compiles without any warnings or errors, but I seem completely ...
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GLSL - Rewriting shaders from #330 to #130

I recently created a game (LD21) that uses a geometry shader to convert points into textured triangles/culling. Since I was under the impression that the support for #330 was widespread I only wrote ...
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Why is programmable pipeline( GLSL ) faster than fixed pipeline?

So I'm teaching myself GLSL and am trying to figure out why it's suppose to be faster than the fixed function pipeline. The reason I am having a problem is that from my understanding , the shaders ...
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How can I reduce aliasing in my outline glow effect?

I'm trying to replicate the glowing outline effect in the Left 4 Dead game. The effect causes an objects outline to glow, even when the object is occluded. Here is a screenshot of the effect: I'm ...
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How can I draw the depth value in GLSL?

I want to draw the depth buffer in the fragment shader, I do this: Vertex shader: varying vec4 position_; gl_Position = gl_ModelViewProjectionMatrix * gl_Vertex; position_ = ...
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Casting a shadow over a whole scene with GLSL in 2D?

I'm making a (non-isometric) side scrolling 2D game and I want each fragment that I draw to cast a small drop shadow when it is near another object. What sort of algorithms are used in fragment ...
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Sampling from depth texture causes shader to stop working [closed]

I'm currently having issues with depth textures. When I sample from a depth texture it causes my other samplers to fail. For example, when I set gl_FragColor manually the depth buffer is correct. I ...
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Is it possible to batch draw sprites that use different textures without using an atlas?

I've implemented a sprite batch class that uses a sampler array so that I can select a texture to use based on the gl_PrimitiveID. The idea was to be able to draw sprites that use different textures ...
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Spell Effects/Shaders

I want to be able to achieve spell effects that cause a fragmenting/discoloring effect on the sprite. The first couple seconds of this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNCFh7mkvuc shows what I ...
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How does OpenGL-ES 2 assemble primitives?

Two things I'm quite confused about. 1) OpenGL ES 2.0 creates primitives before the vertex shader is invoked. Why, then, does it not automatically provide the vertex shader the position of the ...
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Questions before I revamp my rendering engine to use shaders (GLSL)

I've written a fairly robust rendering engine using OpenGL ES 1.1 (fixed-function.) I've been looking into revamping the engine to use OpenGL ES 2.0, which necessitates that I use shaders. I've been ...
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How can I test shaders for nVidia on an ATi system?

I and our other devs have ATi graphics cards. However we have encountered that some shaders that compile without warnings on ATi don't compile at all on nVidia. The problems are trivial to fix, but ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0: Controlling Transparency in Fragment Shader

The following is the OpenGL ES 2.0 simple GLSL Fragment Shader, I use to place textures on polygons, to render 2D sprites. varying mediump vec2 TextureCoordOut; uniform sampler2D Sampler; void ...
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glsl demo suggestions?

In a lot of places I interviewed recently, I have been asked many a times if I have worked with shaders. Even though, I have read and understand the pipeline, the answer to that question has been no. ...
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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 ...
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What types of effects or shaders would you teach in a rendering class? [closed]

I am looking for a list of topics that would be fun to learn and not too complicated to implement with a prototyping tool like FX Composer or Rendermonkey for an intermediate class of real-time ...
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Optimising the modelview transformation in GLSL for 2D

So, the standard way to transform vertices and then pass to the fragment shader in GLSL is something like this: uniform mat4 u_modelview; attribute vec4 a_position; void main() { gl_Position = ...
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GLSL: How Do I cast a float into an int?

In a GLSL fragment shader I am trying to cast a float into an int. The compiler has other ideas. It complains thusly: ERROR: 0:60: '=' : cannot convert from 'mediump float' to 'highp int' I am ...
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Mandelbrot set not displaying properly

I am trying to render mandelbrot set using glsl. I'm not sure why its not rendering the correct shape. Does the mandelbrot calculation require values to be within a range for the (x,y) [ or (real, ...
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Bluring behind something then drawing text?

I want to basically make a blur shader in glsl and use it like Windows 7 does for Windows. I want to for example draw something and then blur a rectangle, then draw text over it. If someone could ...
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Why does glGetUniformLocation report some of my uniform locations as -1?

I have been writing GLSL shaders for over a year but this is the first time I have run into this problem. I am on the iOS platform - if that matters. In a vertex shader I have this: uniform mediump ...
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interpolating frames in a vertex shader

My models are stored as a set of meshes, each with a vertex list and normal list per key-frame, and indices for GL_TRIANGLES which is shared for all frames. Each frame I lerp between two adjacent ...
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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, ...