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

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Pass-through pixel shader not displaying properly

I'm new to shaders, HLSL and XNA in general. I'm trying to write a pass-through pixel shader but I'm experiencing some odd behaviour. I created a simple texture, shown below: Here's what I see when ...
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What's wrong with my HLSL depth shader?

I'm trying to render depth texture in XNA 4.0. I'm read few different tutorials several times and realy cannot understand what I'm doing wrong. Depth shader: float4x4 WVPMatrix; struct ...
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Device.SetRenderTarget Prevents Shader From Executing

Using DirectX 9 and C++. I'm trying to finalize this code to run a HLSL shader on in-memory data. In theory it should be working. In practice the shader doesn't run. ...
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How to Set HLSL Shader Input Textures?

Very simple question. With C++/Direct9, I'm creating a texture as RenderTarget with a full screen quad, creating a scene, setting a HLSL pixel shader, copying the image and then call Present. 1) How ...
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DX9 How to Apply HLSL Shader with StretchRect

Using DirectX 9,I'm trying to run a HLSL pixel shader on video frame data while copying it from one texture buffer to another texture buffer without displaying it. StretchRect at the end is what ...
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How to Set Compiled Pixel Shader

When compiling a shader with D3DXCompileShaderFromFile, it works. But what if the shaders are pre-compiled into .cso files? I have this function. It fails. What's the proper way of loading the pixel ...
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DX9 StretchRect to Texture Fails

Alright, I got the code almost working to copy memory data to a texture, process it with DirectX9 into another texture and copy the result back to memory. Almost all the errors are gone and the code ...
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How to Create Device with D3DFMT_A32B32G32R32F

I'm trying to create a DirectX9 device to copy video frame data from one memory buffer to another while processing it through a HLSL shader. I will need half-float or float precision for each channel. ...
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Vertex Color won't pass to HLSL shader to be rendered

I should start his question off by saying that i am a begginer in HLSL. I've borrowed some shader code for flat shading from a website i've long since lost. It's works brilliantly for textured models ...
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Texture shader using model's texture

I'm trying to get a model rendered in monogame using a texture shader. I'm using the code from this tutorial project: http://kgiannakakis.github.io/MonoGameEffects/ I created a simple textured cube ...
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Run Simple HLSL Pixel Shader with DirectX 9

I'm trying to run HLSL Pixel Shaders with DirectX 9 where I feed a texture in, run the HLSL code and copy the resulting texture back from memory. I think I'm getting pretty close, although a LOT of ...
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DirectX 11 throws out my pixel shader when I multiply verts by MVP

Been following some tutorials online for DirectX 11. I was able to successfully get a triangle to render in screen space. But the moment I add a MVP matrix, my triangle disappears! Looking at it in ...
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Will DirectCompute run this HLSL code

I found a sample about how to run a HLSL code with DirectCompute. https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/DirectCompute-Basic-Win32-7d5a7408 This is the HLSL script I want to run ...
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Run HLSL in C++ Basic Sample

I'm considering the idea of taking shaders written in HLSL and running them in an AviSynth plugin to process videos. This would allow accessing various shaders, and also to have GPU acceleration. I'm ...
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HSLS shader for floating point (grayscale) textures

I have the following problem: Input data is a float[], representing a 2D texture with floating point values (I need the dynamic range to be larger than 255), e.g. size 100x200. I would like to ...
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Issues with 2D raycasting lighting under limitations of HLSL 3.0 pixel shader

I've been writing my own HLSL pixel shader for dynamic lighting using raycasting. Unfortunately, since I'm using this out of XNA, I can only use up to ps_3_0. As you can see, the limitations ...
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how to rotate a 3d instance using an HLSL shader

ok, im experimenting a little with HLSL shaders, i have the following code for a vertex shader, it is used to render a few instances of a 3d model. Let's say i want to rotate these instances on their ...
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Weird member of float4 structure in the HLSL

I have encountered a weird x.wwww component of the float4 x vector in a HLSL code. I haven't seen such a member or member function of float4 structures in HLSL, so please tell me what is the meaning ...
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HLSL identity matrix multiplication not producing identical output

I'm debugging my very simple shader and it's led me to a point where, as a quick test, I'm performing a multiplication of my position vector with an identity matrix. If I don't perform this ...
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How to sample a texture with specified LOD in SM 2.0?

That is my question, in SM 3.0 there is the HLSL intrasic function tex2Dlod to pick a color on a texture2d at specified coords and specified level-of-detail. But after long search on the web, I don't ...
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How to set a struct as a Direct3D9 vertex shader constant?

I have a vs_2_0 shader like this: struct ConstantBuffer { float4 diffuse; float4 specular }; shared uniform ConstantBuffer g_cb : app_constantBuffer; void PS(out float4 Color: COLOR0) { ...
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In HLSL pixel shader, why am I getting [-256.0, 256.0] values in SV_POSITION input?

My question is basically in my DirectX11 pixel shader, why am I getting a range of values from -256.0 to 256.0 in the SV_POSITION input instead of the supposed values from 0.0 to ViewportWidth and 0.0 ...
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Shader - Simple SSS lighting issue

I am trying to create a simple subsurface scattering effect using a shader but I am facing a small issue. Look at those screenshots. The three images represents three lighting states (above surface, ...
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Sample() returns (0, 0, 0) for normal map 90% of frames

I'm having some trouble reading the values from my Normal map in my lighting fragment shader. The relevant part of the shader code is as follows: Texture2D NormalGB : register(t0); Texture2D ...
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Shader - Color blending

I would like to know how to blend colors in a specific way. Let's imagine that I have a color (A) and an other color (B). I would like to blend them in such a way that if I choose white for the (B) ...
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How to sample png heightmap in HLSL

I am working on simple parallax shader and I have problem with sampling height texture for value. My aproach amples texture and give me RGB values of picture: tex2D(TextureHeightSampler, ...
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Shader - Convert vector into scalar

I am trying to convert a half3 as a simple half but I am facing an issue. As for an example half3(1, 0, 0) give me white but half3(0, 1, 0) gives me black. How can I convert properly a half3 to a ...
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tex2Dlod to limit max mip level to use for a texture (atlas)

I'm developing a 3D multitexturing terrain engine in C# on Monogame (XNA) plateform. I would like my engine works on Windows XP or upper, so on DirectX 9c minimum. Monogame allow me to build a DirectX ...
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3D GUI Shader Problem

So I want to create one of these in my directX11 project. The little axis there that shows you the direction. I have a nice 3d shader for my world geometry that I tweaked from Frank D. Luna (He ...
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When does DirectX convert a vertex/pixel's depth from range Near-Far to 0-1?

When I output a vertex from a vertex shader, it seems to have a world-space-ish mapping. Vertices about 1 unit away have about 1 unit as their Z value. When we input into the pixel shader, the depth ...
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Draw many flashlights' focused lights' “circles” on a voxel engine map (and other objects)

So, I've been searching the internet for a while and I still didn't understand how to create a flashlight's "circle" in front of the camera over other objects. I found the following links: using ...
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How can I avoid transposing matrices and still use more efficient dp4's instead of a mul and 3 mad's?

I'm using the 'correct' matrix-vector multiplication form (M*v) as recommended here. All my matrices in shaders are prefixed with 'column_major'. This line of HLSL code: hPos = mul( ...
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DirectX11 Shader issue

I am currently having issues with HLSL shaders. I am trying to implement point lights but I am getting unusual data when debugging the shader in Visual Studio. I have read on several sites that say ...
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HLSL Shader Optimilation with MAD(m,a,d)

I understand that the expression x = m*a+d is most efficiently written as x = mad(m,a,d) because at the assembly level only one instruction is needed rather than a multiply and add separately. My ...
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Input Assembler - Vertex Shader linkage error

I'm new to HLSL and have been struggling with this problem for a while and I can't figure it out. I'm getting the below error a number of times in the debug window: D3D11 ERROR: ...
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Update single variable in DirectX Shader

I am trying to update a single variable within a CBuffer but I am unsure of how to do this. I have a LightingBuffer which is passed to the GPU containing, ambient color, diffuse color etc and I want ...
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DirectX 11 Compute Shader Thread Order

I want to implement a simple blurring method using multiple texture taps using a compute shader. The shader simply assigns a pixel color based on several near-by pixels in another texture. I would ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader for Depth Only Pass

I'm using DirectX 11 and shader model 5. There are many tutorials online for writing engines and shaders for shadow mapping. I have found an issue which seems to have a hard to find answer. Typical ...
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converting HSLS gives error

I'm using the following parser: https://github.com/unknownworlds/hlslparser I also have the following code: /* * Bo Sun, Columbia University, All rights reserved * ...
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How can I test if one point can “see” another point. (XNA)

I want to test if my enemy can see the player, however I want this to be pixel-perfect. I already have all of the solid objects drawing into a separate render state. It should be noted that every ...
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DirectX Compute shader (HLSL) makes texture black

Hello this is my first question on this forum :) When using compute shader in directx to change the color to blue the texture only gets black. I really don't understand what the problem could be and I ...
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XNA Distortion Shader problem

So I came up with a distortion pixel shader in hlsl, but it has some issues. First of all, here is how it works: The shader uses another texture generated by the program as a distortion "map" (if ...
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Multisampled Nearest Filtering in PS 2.0 is it possible?

My game involves blocky, pixelated 3D textures. When using nearest neighbor filtering with a texture sampler, I get the desired result of nicely pixelated textures -- with the caveat that hard lines ...
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What will happen if the argument of mix() or clamp() is above 1 or below 0?

There's two magnificent intrisincs: mix() in GLSL and clamp() in HLSL, which are used to implement linear interpolation. Let's say we have a variable: float v = ?; // where ? can be [-FLOAT_MAX, ...
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Binding an Instance Matrix with an InputLayout

If I want to bind an instance matrix to a vertex shader, how do I go about it? For example, here is a super-simple VS input: struct VS_IN { float4 Position : POSITION; row_major float4x4 ...
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Multi-textured terrain XNA-monogame

I'm developing a TerrainEngine for my project and I have some issues with the multi-texturing part. I already tried some techniques but it doesn't match with my TerrainEngine's conception. My ...
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Normalizing a homogeneous 3d point

As I've seen corruption in geometry, why is it a bad idea to normalize a homogeneous (divide by w) the vertex position returned from vertex shader? Update Vertex shader: // float4 pos : ...
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FXC: Error X3501: 'main': entrypoint not found

I am trying to compile a vertex shader using VS2013, but every time I try, FXC returns the following error: Error error X3501: 'main': entrypoint not found I've reduced the vertex shader to its ...
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VS2013: Compiling Shaders with Shader Model 5.0

When I try to compile two HLSL files included in my project, the compilation fails with an error: Error error X4502: invalid vs_2_0 input semantic 'INSTANCE' However, I notice it's trying to use ...
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What are .fxo and .cod files for?

I've been reading about shaders and looking at code. I found this in the code I'm looking at and it obviously has "Basic.fxo" there. BasicFX = new BasicEffect(device, L"FX/Basic.fxo"); Now my ...