A programming language for OpenGL shaders.

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OpenGL VBO Additional Attributes

If I have a buffer with my vertices, normals and texture coordinates, and I use glDrawArrays to draw the VBO to the screen, how can I send attributes per vertex that I placed in an array to the shader ...
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What book/guide should I follow for GLSL [closed]

I searched a lot on the web without coming to a real solution and if I ask this it's because I really have difficulties getting an answer. I need to learn well GLSL 1.20 with OpenGL 2.1. I have ...
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Light following me around the room. Something is wrong with my shader!

I'm trying to do a spot (Blinn) light, with falloff and attenuation. It seems to be working OK except I have a bit of a space problem. That is, whenever I move the camera the light moves to maintain ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Generating face normals with the geometry shader

I'm trying to visualize the face normals for a mesh, using the geometry shader to generate lines represeting the normal vectors. My intention was to draw that line from the triangles centroid, ...
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OpenGL [LWJGL3] - Matrix4x4 not rotating correctly

I tried today to make my own matrix4f class because of that LWJGL 3 does not include a class for it. So I arrived at rotation and it does not seem to work. I tried using the old util from LWJGL 2 and ...
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Logical operations per component in GLSL

According to the OpenGL spec in GLSL, the logical operators: &&, || etc work between booleans, not vectors of booleans. So, what is the best way to perform the logical and/or per component in ...
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Strange artifacts when using gl_FragCoord to access texels

I ran into a problem with using gl_FragCoord variable to access texels. The problem can be illustrated by following example: First I render a textured quad into texture of size (W, H) where W and H ...
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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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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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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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Converting glsl shaders

I need to convert these shaders from #version 400 core to #version 130 successfully but for some reason when I do it my models are not rendering properly when I load more then one type and I cant find ...
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Set Render Target usage

I am using Unity and I have some difficulties about understanding the way Set Render Target works and how it can behave with the shaders. Is it possible to render a shader pass in multiple render ...
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glsl specular not working

ok, i'm a complete noob regarding shaders and all this, so i must be doing something really stupid, but i cannot get specular lighting to work. I've read a whole lot of different shaders on the ...
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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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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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glGetUniformLocation returns 23724032

as the title says, I have a problem using glGetUniformLocation call that returns, for the following code, the value 23724032. I'm writing a little engine and the draw function of my models is: void ...
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Blending Lightmaps and Dynamic Texture Shadows in HLSL/GLSL

I'm using Gile[s] as my lightmapper and my engine can execute GLSL/HLSL scripts. I would like to accomplish something like this for performance reasons. I was told that this technique can only be ...
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Is it possible to look up a texel from a texture in GLES2 GLSL framgent shader without using sampler?

Is there some way I can directly access texture memory from fragment shader in GLES2 GLSL? I don't need the sampler to be involved since I am just using it as a look-up table.
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Only affect pixels in buffer with alpha 0

I'm working on a transition effect where I have a texture and simply draw that as a pattern to my buffer. Here is a demo, use "e" to start the effect again. This looks fine but it won't work if the ...
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Is it reasonable to use a 2D texture as a lookup table in GLSL

I need a lookup table in a shader. The input values would be color values and the output other color values. Something like: uniform float lut[256]; color = vec3(lut[int(color.r*255.)], ...
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Unity, shader, vertexID

I'm writing a shader and I just wanna ask if it's possible to get the ID of the vertex that is currently being manipulated. I read something about gl_vertexID, but I couldn't find out if that is ...
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How to shade hair (line segments) correctly in GLSL

I render my hair geometry in line segments. The problem I have is with the correct shading of the hair. From what I've read I understood that I need the direction of the line segment and the ...
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Different way to pass uniforms to seperate draws in glMultiDrawElementsIndirect

Given OpenGL version 4.3 and GLSL 430, what would be the best way to pass a matrix to each model in a draw call to glMultiDrawElementsIndirect? I am thinking of going the way of a TBO and indexing it ...
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Texture not visible on particles

This is the first time I am working with particles (GL_POINTS) I am using kinematic equations and controlling their movement in vertex shader. I am following an example given in OpenGL 4.0 Cookbook ...
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OpenGL Calculate Matrices

Im trying to switch from the glTranslate etc to my own Matrices, but for some reason it does not work. Here are my 2 functions to create the view- and projection matrix: public Matrix4f ...
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How to have qt5 work on desktop like on mobile devices (es2, correct glsl version)?

I am looking for help/information concerning this issue : My work: I have an opengl es2 render engine that works on an iOS app. I almost managed to make it work by calling the same openGL rendering ...
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Multisampled Texture

i have some doubts with multisampled textures. In fragment shader, how to pass multiple samples? We use glTexImage2DMultisample instead of glTeximage2D. so, how to upload texture data? I want to ...
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fragment shader with SNORM textures

I want to apply SNORM texture by using GL_TEXTURE_3D as a target, what will be the fragment shader for the same? Also, what should be the data type of texture data?
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Low complexity shader to indicate the sides of a polyline

I have a bunch of polylines that I draw using GL_LINES. They can have thousands of points. They actually represent the separation of land and water on a map. I don't have complete polygons, just the ...
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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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How to setup my texture cordinates correctly in GLSL 150 and OpenGL 3.3?

I'm trying to do texture mapping in GLSL 150 and OpenGL 3.3 Here are my shaders I've tried my best to get this correct as possible hopefully this is :) I'm guessing you want to know what the ...
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iOS - pass UIImage to shader as texture

I am trying to pass UIImage to GLSL shader. The fragment shader is: varying highp vec2 textureCoordinate; uniform sampler2D inputImageTexture; uniform sampler2D inputImageTexture2; void main() { ...
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Why aren't subsequent glDrawArrays showing up?

I am attempting to redraw with the same arrays using glDrawArrays in a GLKView on iOS. When I comment out any two of these calls, the other draw call draws as I expect. My last hunch was that I was ...
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GLSL: can i use matrix transformation functions in vertex shader?

I have a working OpenGL code where i render a terrain with some trees. I am doing all the matrix mathematics on the client side. Because of which the frame rate of my app is very low, around 25-30 ...
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Shader program compiles fine on Ati, fails on other vendors

Got a real annoying problem here. My shader program compiles fine on my Ati Radeon HD card, but on Nvidia and Intel it failes to compile. Vertex shader: #version 120 attribute vec3 in_position; ...
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Render 3D torus shape entirely in GLSL

I was wondering, is it possible to render a (3D) torus shape entirely in GLSL, i.e. without using vertex/index arrays? Suggestions are welcome, thanks.
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Will Vulkan Kill the use of GLSL? [closed]

After reading this link I am still unclear as to the shading language support in Vulkan. Is GLSL being phased out? If someone were just starting and wanting to master shading languages and computer ...
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Per vertex diffuse lighting not propogating across entire model

I'm not sure how to describe this problem so I've added a picture. When I add per vertex diffuse lighting to my model (just a field of cubes for simplicity) the lighting effect applies to each ...
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Phong lighting model unrealistic result

I am using OpenGL 2.1 and GLSL 1.20 . I am trying to compute the fragment color applying the Phong lighting model. This is the formula I have (the original formula has a summation, but since the ...
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Problems when rendering code on Nvidia GPU

I am following OpenGL GLSL cookbook 4.0, I have rendered a tesselated quad, as you see in the screenshot below, and i am moving Y coordinate of every vertex using a time based sin function as given in ...
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Reinhard tone mapping and color space [closed]

I found two ways of doing tone mapping (first, second): //Ld - this part of the code is the same for both versions float lum = dot(rgb, vec3(0.2126f, 0.7152f, 0.0722f)); float L = (scale / ...
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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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Direction from the camera to the light source

I'm currently writing a game using OpenGL and GLSL. For the shader I need the direction from the current camera to the light source. The lightsource is given by lightSource.position as a uniform as ...