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

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Is it possible to retrieve shader function names associated with a technique pass using the DirectX Effect API?

For example, given the pass pass p0 { SetVertexShader(CompileShader(vs_4_0, VSFunction())) SetPixelShader(CompileShader(ps_4_0, PSFunction())) } Ss it possible to retrieve the names ...
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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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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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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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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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Need help creating points in an array

I'm creating a lightning geometry shader using hlsl that creates an array of points based on an arbitrary number of generations. The gist of what I want to accomplish is here: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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D3D11/C++ Inaccuracies in uv interpolation in pixel shader. How to avoid?

I'm trying to draw a quad with a texture onto the screen such that texels and pixels perfectly align. Sounds pretty easy. I draw 2 triangles (as TRIANGLE_LIST, so 6 vertices) using these shaders: ...
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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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What does ddx (hlsl) actually do?

I'm a bit confused. The official documentation (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb509588(v=vs.85).aspx) says that ddx(input) is the partial derivative of the input with ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How is this particular HLSL condition treated with respect to compile- or run-time evaluation?

Let's say I have this very simple pixel shader (cbuffers and other stuff omitted) float4 PS(VertexOut pin, uniform bool useLighting) : SV_Target { float4 retColor = gDiffuseMap.Sample( sampler0, ...
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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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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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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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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() ...