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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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GLSL Shader Editors for Linux

Are there any good IDE's for linux that lets us edit GLSL shaders and visualize their effect? Note : Shader Designer By Typhoon Labs is a good option but I am looking for alternatives as this ...
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How can I create an efficient bloom shader with GLSL?

I have searched the net for resources related to rendering a bloom effect using GLSL, but haven't found anything. Although the tutorial at Philip Rideout's website is a good one, it performs very ...
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Why are my texture coordinates always (0,0) in this shader?

What I'm trying to do is add my depth buffers values to my scene, ie. I'm trying to make objects closer to the camera darker and objects further away lighter. Which should be easy: just 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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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 - 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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can you have shader variables that vary per primitive?

A shader normally has values that vary per-vertex and values that vary per-fragment. Can you have values that vary only per primitive, such as per-triangle or per-quad?
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OpenGL ES 2.0: Repository of Quality Shaders

Could I kindly ask, to suggest me a repository of high quality OpenGL (OpenGL ES 2.0) vertex and fragment shaders, please? I am looking for pixel based ligting shaders (such as phong) and simmilar. ...
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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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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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Is there a successor to RenderMonkey? [closed]

I'm starting with GLSL shader programming and have been looking into RenderMonkey. Sadly, AMD no longer supports it. Why? Is there a successor to it?
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Formula for replicating glTexGen in OpenGL ES 2.0 GLSL

I also posted this on the main StackExchange, but this seems like a better place, but for give me for the double post if it shows up twice. I have been trying for several hours to implement a GLSL ...
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how to add water effect to an image

This is what I am trying to achieve: A given image would occupy say 3/4th height of the screen. The remaining 1/4th area would be a reflection of it with some waves (water effect) on it. I'm not sure ...
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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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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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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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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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Morph a sphere to a cube and a cube to a sphere with GLSL

I'm getting started with GLSL with quartz composer. I have a patch with a particle system in which each particle is mapped into a sphere with a blend value. With blend=0 particles are in random ...
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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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What are the pros and cons of HLSL vs GLSL vs cg? [closed]

What are the pros / cons of the three?
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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, ...
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GLSL shader without a vertex array

Ok so I have a idea for a neat GPU driven curve renderer, and I realised that the vertex shader can be hardwired to generate points of the curve segment (to be rendered as a line strip) without ...
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OpenGL equivalent of .fx files in GLSL or Cg?

There's a lot of learning material in the DirectX world that uses .fx files to manage shaders, and .fx seems to be well integrated with 3D packages such as Maya and 3D Studio Max What do larger ...