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

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Can someone explain to me how setting shader parameters aren't a bottleneck?

I am trying to understand this. So I have a bunch of models that need to be rendered. Each model most likely has various "sub meshes" with their own diffuse, specular, etc textures. So for each of ...
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How can I convert between float3 and float2 in HLSL?

I want to offload some 3D calculations to the GPU without raising my requirements to DX10. Specifically, I am generating densities in 64x64x64 3D blocks, which fit nicely into 512x512 2D textures. I ...
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Blending Lightmaps and Dynamic Texture Shadows in HLSL

I'm using Gile[s] as my lightmapper and my engine can execute HLSL scripts with DirectX 9. I would like to accomplish something like this for performance reasons. I was told that this technique can ...
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In XNA 4, how can I access SpriteBatch's transformMatrix in my shader?

I would like to use a custom effect with a regular XNA SpriteBatch. I have a 2D camera which computes a transform matrix, so I need my shader to take this into account. I have put a world matrix ...
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In HLSL, what is the difference between “static const” and “#define” for constants?

So far I've been declaring all my constant variables as static const in my HLSL code, yet virtually every single shader example I've come across uses #define instead. I know the reasons I would I use ...
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Vertex definitions and shaders [closed]

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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The way of avoiding branching for textured and not-textured objects

I know that branching is an expensive operation on GPU (not as much as it used to be, but still). The most common situation where I use branching is when I have both textured and non-textured ...
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HLSL: using “?” operator in Technique section produces branches?

I recently found that you can do this: int AnotherShaderConstant = 0; float4 PixShader(VSOUT input, uniform bool Direction) { float4 color; if (Direction) color = GoLeft(); else ...
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XNA 3.1 to 4.0 Vertex Shader Not Drawing [closed]

I have recently been converting our XNA 3.1 game to XNA 4.0 and am stuck on the shaders. I have the game running, but nothing is drawing to the screen, except things not using a shader. This is only ...
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HLSL 5.0 assembly shows tons of ieq / add / or instructions for array indexing in loop

First of all, I have to apologize for the long code samples, but their content is not so important. Besides they are really simple and I tried to comment as much as possible. I'm working on a pixel ...
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Transparency using HLSL in XNA

I currently working on Depth Data on Kinect SDK v1.8 on XNA and I wanna show an Image Inside the Depth view of Human body. the image below is just an example of what I wanna do : ...
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Directx: HLSL Texture based height map. (Shader 5.0)

I'm trying to implement a GPU based height map the simplest (and fastest) way that I know how. I passed a (.png, D3DX11CreateShaderResourceViewFromFile()) texture into the shader, and I'm attempting ...
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Screen Space Decals Normal Mapping [closed]

I'm trying to implement screen space decals with normal mapping support. Up to this point I'm able to project decals into my scene. I'm even able to sample from the normal map in decal space. I ...
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How to diagnose the problem when the input assembler and the vertex shader look correrct, but the Output Merger is wrong? [closed]

I'm porting some OpenGL code to Direct X 11. I ended up with nothing being drawn on the screen. I reverted to a simple program, which I am writing about here. I'm now trying to use the Graphics ...
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How do I sample a Depth/Stencil Texture in HLSL?

I am shadow mapping in Direct3D 9. I'm trying to avoid rendering depth to a 32-bit render target. So, I've created a depth/stencil texture( a texture w/usage Depth/Stencil ). When I render I do this: ...
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Compiling a shader with fxc results in invalid ps_5_0 output semantic 'COLOR0'

I'm attempting to compile a shader at the command prompt. What am I doing wrong that would make it generate this error? fxc /Od /Zi /T ps_5_0 /E "ps_main" /Fo "basic.pso" "basic.ps" Here is the ...
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SharpDx Custom effect in SpriteBatch

I'm trying to port a blur effect from an XNA project over to SharpDx, and I get a "Null Reference Exception" wich I'm unable to find the reason for. private void blurShadow(RenderTarget2D to, ...
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Dynamic Flow Control in HLSL with Array References

I'm trying to do lighting calculations for an array of point lights in HLSL. I simply want to pass light direction vectors from the vertex shader to the pixel shader. Here is sample code: static ...
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Geometry shader: Dynamic output?

I'm currently using a geometry shader to generate grass blades out of single root points that are layed out in a grid. For each root point, I generate a grass blade with, right now, a constant number ...
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Very subtle HLSL syntax change causes compliation error

The following HLSL works and compiles: texture2D renderTarget; float h; // declared here sampler GetRenderTarget = sampler_state { texture = <renderTarget>; }; float3 GetHsvFromRgb(float3 ...
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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 compiled code

I've been using RenderDoc for debugging my shaders, and one thing that struck me as odd is that sometimes, after stepping through the debugger, I notice some vector attributes are interchanged, for ...
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Fullscreen triangle pass and texcoords

So I have a fullscreen triangle shader like this: #ifndef FULLSCREEN_TRIANGLE_VERTEX_HLSL #define FULLSCREEN_TRIANGLE_VERTEX_HLSL // Variation on Timothy Lottes FXAA vertex shader, for CCW frontface ...
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Rasterization Rules and States

This thread directly concerns lightmap generation; however, indirectly, the rasterization of polygons by the GPU. I am currently generating lightmaps using a pixel shader. To the shader I send 3 ...
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How does Direct3D know if a constant buffer is for the vertex or pixel shader?

I have a question about constant buffers in directX 11. They really confuse me and after searching on google most sites simply supply sample code without explaining how it works. I am probably ...
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Shader - Transmittance or Absorption

I am trying to create a transmittance or absorption shader (glsl, hlsl, cg, etc...) in realtime but I don't find any good tutorial or white paper about this subject. I only find offline rendering ...
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Shader - Calculate depth relative to Object

I am trying to calculate depth relative to the object.Here is a good solution to retrieve depth relative to camera : Depth as distance to camera plane in GLSL varying float distToCamera; void main() ...
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What are some good resources for learning HLSL?

The last time I tried learning HLSL, I made a few shaders and mostly understood what I was doing, but I still felt like I was stumbling in the dark. Most of what I learned I got from various blog ...
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SSAO and normal issues

I'm using a SSAO alghorithm called "SAO", seen here: http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/papers/SAOHPG12/ I'm currently having issues with "smooth" normals, for example when using normal/height maps. To ...
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“_SRGB” suffix for BC texture format doesn't result in sRGB-to-linear correction at sampling

I am working on a 3D engine as a hobby (Direct3D 11). Currently I am trying to implement sRGB -> linear -> sRGB color space conversions via texture formats with "_SRGB" suffix. So, my textures are ...
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marshaling c# struct with array to const buffer

I am trying to use a const buffer to pass a structure with an array of values into the pixel shader. However, all my color[] array values are coming in as zeros. I have the struct defined as: ...
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Depth Map not rendering properly in DirectX / HLSL / SharpDX

I've been struggling with this for awhile, and everything I find online says this SHOULD be working, but I apparently missed something. I'm attempting to run Deferred Rendering in SharpDX on a ...
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Why can't I add a float4 read from a Texture2D.Sample in the Vertex Shader?

These lines work (compile fine): float4 offset = HeightMap.Sample(HeightSampler, input.Texcoord); input.Position.xyzw += float4(0, 1, 0, 0); These do not (any use of offset together with ...
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HLSL - Binary operations

I'm trying to do binary operations with integers in the hlsl code. For example: int n = 10 & 15; Binary value of 10 = 1010 and Binary value of 15 = 1111. With this, n = 10, because (1010 & ...
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HLSL Shader Relative Positioning

I've got a shader that does the texturing, lighting, etc. for my game engine (written on top of MonoGame, in case that's relevant) for my block-terrain-based game (everything is rendered as triangles ...
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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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How can I simulate objects floating on water without a physics engine?

In my game the water movement is done in a shader using Gerstner equations. The water movement looks realistic enough for a school project but I encounter serious problem when I wanted to do sailing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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PCF shadow shader math causing artifacts

For a while now I used PCSS for my shadow technique of choice until I discovered a type of percentage closer filtering. This method creates really smooth shadows and with hopes of improving ...
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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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How do I achieve supersampling / anti-aliasing in pixel shaders?

I am trying to write a couple pixel shaders to apply to images similar to Photoshop effects. For example this effect: But I noticed there is aliasing in my resulting image (the above image is a ...