A proprietary shading language developed by Microsoft for use with the Microsoft Direct3D API.

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HLSL defines vs static const

So far I've been declaring all my constant variables as static const in my hlsl shader code, yet virtually every single shader piece I've come across uses #defines instead. I know the reasons I would ...
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Static constants set to default value in HLSL

I'm using dx11 and I'm working on SSAO. I am having wierd results, so I tried debugging it using RenderDoc and stepping through the pixel shader log, all the values of the static array seems to ...
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Vertex definitions and shaders

I noticed that from looking at other examples like say .. riemers tutorials he takes a buffer with a bunch of vector3's in it and ties it to a shader which expects a float4 ... why does this work in ...
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HLSL Shadow Mapping occurs only around player

I've recently begun playing around with Monogame (OpenSource "remake" of XNA). My current task is to write a simple shadow mapping shader. After following Riemer's XNA Tutorial I got the shadows to ...
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How to implement Fog Of War with an shader?

Okay, I'm creating a RTS game and want to implement an AgeOfEmpires-like Fog Of War(FOW). That means a tile(or pixel) can be: 0% transparent (unexplored) 50% transparent black (explored but not in ...
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XNA `tex2Dlod` always returns transparent black

I want to sample a texture in a vertex shader, so at first I just tried using float2 texcoords = ...; color = tex2D(texture, texcoords); But apparently I cannot use tex2D in a vertex shader, and ...
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Multi Pass Blend

I am seeking the simplest working example of a two pass HLSL pixel shader. It can do anything really, but the main idea is to perform "ping ponging" to take the output of the first pass and then send ...
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How add fog with pixel shader (HLSL) XNA?

I started to make a small game in XNA . And recently i tried to add a "fog" on "pixel shader HLSL" with the class Effect from XNA . I search online about some tutorial and found many sample. But ...
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HLSL: An array of textures and sampler states

The shader must switch between multiple textures depending on the Alpha value of the original texture for each pixel. Now this would word fine if I didn't have to worry about SamplerStates. I have ...
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HLSL SampleCmp compile error

When trying to compile the following HLSL: Texture2DArray gShadowmap : register(TEXTURE_REGISTER_DEPTH); SamplerState gShadowmapSampler : register(SAMPLER_REGISTER_DEPTH); // ... float3 projCoords ...
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XNA HLSL UV Mapping

I was testing my hlsl lighting shader, I've copied it from a tutorial and it works perfectly, but all the meshes in the model needs to have texture coordinate, I guess this is because this part: ...
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Deferred Lighting - How to map to the generated texture?

I'm trying to implement deferred lighting and I have done the first and second pass but I'm stuck on the third as I don't know how to map from the current pixel being drawn to the generated texture ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader Sematics

I have a HLSl pixel shader that I'm using to create a deferred buffer, I have simplified the code to show you: struct PS_INPUT { float4 PosWVP : SV_POSITION; float4 ...
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Shader | Special Effect - Unit selection [duplicate]

I would like to know how the shaders used to show which unit is selected are made. Here is an image to illustrate. How the merge effect of the blue circles can be achieved ? I didn't found any ...
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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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HLSL - can't get texture to wrap or mirror

I'm currently converting an app from XNA to SharpDx and I'm therefore upgrading my shaders to version 4 (vs_4_0/ps_4_0). When using this sampler: SamplerState MySampler { Filter = ...
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Can't sample texture in HLSL using DX11

Environment: Windows 7 x64 Visual Studo 2012 DirextX11 HLSL Shader Model 5 Ogre 1.9 Okay, so I'm trying to sample a texture in my pixel shader but I'm coming across some strange problems. Here's ...
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Fullscreen triangle SV_POSITION and deferred shading

So I'm trying deferred shading in DirectX11. I am using the following method (used in the FXAA shader and described here: http://www.altdev.co/2011/08/08/interesting-vertex-shader-trick/) to render ...
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XNA Masking Mayhem

I'd like to start by mentioning that I'm just an amateur programmer of the past 2 years with no formal training and know very little about maximizing the potential of graphics hardware. I can write ...
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D3D11 shader signature validation with SV semantics

I'm trying to figure out what the rules are for linking the outputs of one shader stage to the inputs of the next. Since D3D11 does not have any error checking for linkage between shader stages, I ...
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Conditional Defines and HLSL

Is it possible to use project level conditional defines in hlsl code? I'm trying to conditionaly compile a shader using MonoGame Content Procesor. Depending on project type (ie. Windows, Windows8...) ...
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Transform coordinates in vertex shader or in geometry shader?

Currently I have a vertex shader which just passes the coordinates to the geometry shader and a geometry shader which does some sort of tessellation. Now I also want to transform my model with a 4x4 ...
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How to fix this existing shadow shader/material with alpha textures?

I hope I could get some help here in finally resolving this problem of mine re: shadow casting with alpha textures. Here's a screenshot on what I am hoping for as a result: A friend of mine just ...
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What coordinates are we passing to pixel shader from vertex shader?

I have read articles about shader programing and understood the very basic knowledge of shader programing. One thing I always get confused is about the texture mapping. What I pass(output) from VS to ...
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DirectX9 Normal/Bump Mapping Weird Texturing Artifact

As you can see the artifact here is like a triangle of the mesh getting more light. The important part of my code is below. This is the vertex declaration. VertexElement[0].Stream = 0; ...
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HLSL tile shader

How would I make this HLSL code tile my texture: float4x4 World; float4x4 View; float4x4 Projection; float4x4 WorldInverseTranspose; float4 AmbientColor = float4(1, 1, 1, 1); float AmbientIntensity ...
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Tile textures on 3D models. HLSL shader code maybe?

I'm making a game in C# with XNA. I'm now applying textures to models. However if I change the scale of the model, the texture stretches with it. How can I make the texture tile over the model instead ...
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Pixel Shader : Backbuffer is 'Black'

After Fiddling around I am pretty sure this is not a Shader issue. Edit 4: The only diference I can see is that BasicEffect calls these methods before drawing: // Make sure that domain, hull and ...
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How can I mark a pixel in the stencil buffer?

I never used the stencil buffer for anything until now, but I want to change this. I have an idea of how it should work: the gpu discards or keeps rasterized pixels before the pixel shader based on ...
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How to make other semantics behave like SV_Position?

I'm having a lot of trouble with shadow mapping, and I believe I've found the problem. When passing vectors from the vertex shader to the pixel shader, does the hardware automatically change any of ...
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Sphere Texture Mapping shows visible seams

As you can see from the above picture there is a visible seam in the texture mapping. The underlying mesh is a geosphere based on octahedron subdivisions. On that particular latitude, vertices have ...
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Tessellation vs Geometry Shader

Correct me if I'm wrong, but both the Geometry Shader and the Tessellation Shader jobs are to generate vertices in the Graphic Pipeline. What I would like to know is how they are different and when ...
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HLSL 5.0 vector interpolation issues

I'm having issues with the depth components of my shadowmapping shaders. The shadow map rendering shader is fine, and works very well. The world rendering shader is more problematic. The only value ...
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XNA 4.0 HLSL - strange depth map

I want to draw my pre-rendered depth map to the scene. I get my depth value in the following way: basically (Pixel Shader) // Depth is stored as distance from camera / far plane distance, 1-d for ...
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Why do the order of struct members between vertex and pixel shader must be reversed?

This has been driving me crazy for the last two days but it is finally working, however I really don't see why the order of struct members should be reversed. Why do members of PS_INPUT must be ...
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Using custom functions in HLSL shaders generates extra insructions?

We use forward rendering so our main shader is pretty big (342 instructions). Recently I tried substituting every single custom function I call in the shader with the actual code from that function ...
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Can't read .cso files but I can read their .hlsl versions?

Well I've been trying to read a .cso file to use as a shader for a DirectX program I'm currently making. Problem is no matter how I implemented a way to read the file it never worked. And after ...
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Can't read .cso files but I can read their .hlsl versions?

Well I've been trying to read a .cso file to use as a shader for a DirectX program I'm currently making. Problem is no matter how I implemented a way to read the file it never worked. And after ...
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Do I need to create an HLSL in XNA to display textures without content pipeline

I currently have a jpeg texture stored as a Color array in XNA as RGBA. I also have the vertices of a cube in OBJ format mapped to VertexPositionColor vertex buffer using the VertexBuffer and Indices ...
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Mandelbrot generation using custom HLSL shader in XNA

So I made a Mandelbrot generator in C# and I'm learning about HLSL and custom shaders in XNA (For a college course). I was hoping to do the mandelbrot calculations on the graphics card to make them ...
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XNA 4.0 - Strange edges with multilight shader

I am generating a light, a depth and a normalmap to calculate the lightning at each pixel with multiple lights. On both rendertargets, i set the preferredMultiSampleCount parameter to 16 samples ...
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Gamma Space and Linear Space with Shader

I am using Unity and I can choose between two color space mode in the settings: Gamma or Linear Space. I am trying to build a Custom Lighting Surface shader but I am facing some problems with those ...
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Generating shaders from fragments / HLSL Dynamic Linking in older shader models

In shader model 5 is a feature called dynamic linking which separates hlsl fragments by using interfaces and their methods implemented in classes. I don't have any experience with this technique, my ...
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Grid patter appear over bloom when resolution is lower than 1366x768

The bloom post process in our engine is done via consecutive downscaling of the treshhold texture down to 1/64x1/64 of the main size. Every texture we use is R16G16B16A16 FP16. Afterwards, we ...
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HLSL - Voxel texturing

I'm currently trying to develop a Voxel Engine using Direct3D 9 and C++. To keep the memory usage low, i'm only passing the position, the orientation and the offset of the current voxels texture in ...
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Problem building a color grading map

I am trying to build a default color grading map into a 1024x32 RenderTarget. Here is my shader code: VertexShaderOutput VertexShaderFunction(VertexShaderInput input) { VertexShaderOutput output; ...
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Calculating normals after displacement mapping

I'm using C++, DX11 and tessellation. After tessellating a triangle I apply displacement mapping to the new vertices. But they still have the original triangle's normal so the lighting calculation ...
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Creating a black light (ultraviolet) shader?

I am interested in the algorithm for color picking that would ideally allow to choose what color range will be highlighted and what color range will be faded. I can sort-of understand how to make it ...
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Implementing Exponential Shadow Mapping

I've been following the tutorials (link1) and (link2) to implement Shadow Mapping. However, I'm getting shadowing artifacts which are quite ugly. I've done some research, and found that ESM ...
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How AAA games use this texture in the tone-mapping shader?

I found that Battlefield 3 as well as Saint's Row the Third use this texture in their final tone-mapping stage. Can anyone share a link to an article about how this texture is used? UPDATE: As ...