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

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HLSL compiler specification (optimizations)

Can I read somewhere about optimizations that HLSL compiler performs? For example, in some codes I have different variables that get a constant value (just to let myself adjust the shader with other ...
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Direct3D shader compilation fails with constant buffers

I've been particularly annoyed by a 'bug' for a couple days involving D3DCompile and vertex shaders with constant buffers. I'm assuming the bug is my fault (missing flag or small nuance of the poorly ...
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HLSL shader optimization [closed]

The following HLSL shader (without preprocessing) results in 65 arithmetic operations (see below). Can the same effect achieved with <=64 operations? // Center of "light" float x; float y; // ...
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Rain drops on screen

I am trying to make simple rain drop effect on screen.Something like this http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs20/f/2007/302/5/6/Rain_drops_by_rockraikar.png My idea is to: Create small drop shaped normal ...
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MultiTexturing by neighbouring points textures

Visual example: I've been trying to understand multitexturing for a while now, I've created a terrain generator but have no need for height just yet and I still want one texture to blend over to ...
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Nine Patch Images in DirectX

In Android development I found nine patch images very useful to draw images that have a fixed border. When the image is scaled the inner part scales, but the border stays at a fixed size. I was ...
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Diffuse light direction

I'm learning a tutorial from Rastertek about diffuse light with DX 11, here's the shader code: float4 LightPixelShader(PixelInputType input) : SV_TARGET { float4 textureColor; float3 ...
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Why are some objects not rendering properly?

Here's a button I exported from Blender into a .x format: Now here it is in the game with BasicEffect applied to everything: And now with my custom shader: And there's the problem. While the ...
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XNA 4.0 - Normal mapping shader - strange texture artifacts

I recently started using custom shader. Shader can do diffuse and specular lighting and normal mapping. But normal mapping is causing really ugly artifacts (some sort of pixeling noise) for textures ...
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2D Mask antialiasing in xna hlsl

I have two texture2d , one of these is a mask texture and have 2kind color and i use that for mask (filter) second texture2D something like float4 tex = tex2D(sprite, texCoord); float4 bitMask ...
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XNA Deferred + Forward, Depth Problem?

Im working with my deferred engine in XNA 4.0 and Im combining it with a forwardpipeline to support semi-transparency and other "forward only" effects. Let me describe what I do: Render GBuffer ...
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Changing water color based on depth

I'm looking to make a water shader that colors the water based on its depth. Up until now my water shader that I've used has basically been extremely reflective and only looked somewhat blue because ...
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How to 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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Which will be faster? Switching shaders or ignore that some cases don't need full code?

I have two types of 2d objects: In first case (for about 70% of objects), I need that code in the shader: float2 texCoord = input.TexCoord + textureCoord.xy But in the second case I have to use: ...
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Texture the quad with different parts of texture

I have a 2D quad. Let say it's position is (5,10) and size is (7,11). I want to texture it with one texture, but using three different parts of it. I want to texture the part of quad from x = 5 to x ...
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Avoid if statements in DirectX 10 shaders?

I have heard that if statements should be avoid in shaders, because both parts of the statements will be execute, and than the wrong will be dropped (which harms the performance). It's still a ...
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Low-level GPU code and Shader Compilation

Bear with me, because I will raise several questions at once. I still feel, though, that overall this can be treated as one question that may be answered succinctly. I recently dove into solidifying ...
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Confusion on HLSL Samplers. Can I Set Samplers Inside Functions?

I'm trying to create a system where I can instance a quad to the screen, however I've run into a problem. Like I said, I'm trying to instance the quad, so I'm trying to use the same geometry several ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader that does palette swap

I have implemented a simple pixel shader which can replace a particular colour in a sprite with another colour. It looks something like this: sampler input : register(s0); float4 ...
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Doubling the DPI with a shader?

I'm developing a game where the map is generated with Perlin Noise, but on the CPU. I am generating some perlin noise onto a texture with a small size, and then I stretch it out to the whole screen to ...
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XNA Shader Texture Memory

I was wondering about texture optimization in XNA 4.0. Will the the contentmanager send the texturedata to the GPU directly when the texture gets loaded or do I send the texture data to the GPU when ...
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Need help transforming DirectX 9 skybox hlsl shader to DirectX 11

I am in the middle of implementing a skybox to my game. I have been following this tutorial http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/skyboxes-2. I am using MonoGame as a framework and in order to support both ...
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HLSL: how to get/set effectvariable to an array of structs with Direct3D10

HLSL Code: //Lights struct Light { float3 pos; float3 dir; int type; } m_aLights[3]; How can I get/set an effectvariable to m_aLights with Direct3D10? Thanks
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Partial Shader Signatures HLSL D3D11 C++

I had been debugging a problem I was having in a single shader file with 2 functions in it. I'm using DirectX 11, vs_5_0 and ps_5_0. I have stripped it down to its basic components to understand what ...
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Changing the culling mode in the HLSL effect

I'm writing a cel-shading effect in HLSL and Direct3D 11, and I need to be able to flip the culling mode on the outline pass of the effect. I know you do this in XNA by setting CullMode to CW or CCW ...
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Best way to mask 2D sprites in XNA?

I currently am trying to mask some sprites. Rather than explaining it in words, I've made up some example pictures: The area to mask (in white) Now, the red sprite that needs to be cropped. The ...
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HLSL problem with divide by homogeneous component

When I try to divide my position.z by my position.w in HLSL I get as result always 1.0f or higher. Is this a common problem for some reason? When I divide my position.x or y by the w this works fine. ...
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Why is my shadowmap all white?

I was trying out a shadowmap. But all my shadow is white. I think there is some problem with my homogeneous component. Can anybody help me? The rest of my code is written in xna Here is the hlsl code ...
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Outline Shader Effect for Orthogonal Geometry in XNA

I just recently started learning the art of shading, but I can't give an outline width to 2D, concave geometry when restrained to a single vertex/pixel shader technique (thanks to XNA). the shape I ...
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how to create texture for modelmesh?

Is there a possibiltiy to create a texture from a meshpart in xna. By getting a flat version of the mesh. So I can create a texture for it and edit that texture(via rendertarget)? I need to get the ...
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Pass large array to pixel shader

I am trying to write a Pixelshader for a curve effect in Direct2d. A curve effect maps each color channel value to a different value by using a look up table. For this effect I would need to pass 3 ...
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How do you create a cbuffer or global variable that is gpu modifiable?

I'm implementing tonemapping in a pixel shader, for hdr lighting. The vertex shader outputs vertices with colors. I need to find the max color and save it in a global. However when I try and write ...
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A Quick HLSL Question (How to modify some HLSL code)

Thanks for wanting to help! I'm trying to create a circular, repeating ring (that moves outward) on a texture. I've achieved this, to a degree, with the following code: float distance = ...
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Sampler referencing in HLSL - Sampler parameter must come from a literal expression

The following method works fine when referencing a sampler in HLSL float3 P = lightScreenPos; sampler ShadowSampler = DPFrontShadowSampler; float depth; if (alpha >= 0.5f) { // Reference ...
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Heightmap in Shader not working

I'm trying to implement GPU-based geometry clipmapping and have problems to apply a simple heightmap to my terrain. For the heightmap I use a simple texture with the surface format "single". I've ...
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How would I create an HLSL effect like an animated “working” image?

I want to create the effect in the image in HLSL specifically get a block of pixels to move from a specified start point to an end point, so that it can go across the entire screen, but I don't have a ...
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Shadows shimmer when camera moves

I've implemented shadow maps in my simple block engine as an exercise. I'm using one directional light and using the view volume to create the shadow matrices. I'm experiencing some problems with the ...
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Dealing with alpha for 2D per pixel lighting

Right now I've got a simple light shader. Every bitmap I draw goes through it to make up the scene. I only draw quads. texture tex; sampler2D s = sampler_state { texture = <tex>; ...
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How can I create a lighting effect like this?

This is the most beautiful 2d lighting I have ever seen, and I'd like to perform lighting like this too. How do I do it? I don't care about the physics or how the particles are simulated - I only ...
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Finding out what pixel on the screen the fragment falls on

In my 2D game, I render tiles. I want to do lighting without needing an extra buffer the size of the screen. Either in glsl or hlsl, what could I feed to the shader each time I render a bitmap so ...
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How do I use screen-space derivatives to antialias a parametric shape in a pixel shader?

In Valve's Alpha Tested Magnification paper, it mentions using "per-pixel screen-space derivatives" for doing anti-aliasing. My understanding is that this is the ddx and ddy intrinsic functions in ...
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Full screen shader causes performance hit

I basically want to have a shader run that can do something like toon shading, or grayscale the whole screen, or radial lighting. To do this, I create a new bitmap each time the display resizes that ...
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How would I write a shader that supports 2 different texture coordinates?

Hi I am not very good with writing shaders. How would I make a shader that simply supports 2 texture coordinates so I can load up 2 different textures to be used at the same time but on different ...
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My blur gets ugly when radius too high

I have the following h and v blur: Horz texture tex; sampler2D s = sampler_state { texture = <tex>; }; int tWidth; int tHeight; float blurSize = 9.0; float4 ...
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My hlsl shader cannot unroll a loop?

I have this shader: texture tex; sampler2D s = sampler_state { texture = <tex>; }; int tWidth = 1; int tHeight = 1; int blurLength = 3; float4 ps_main(VS_OUTPUT ...
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How do I keep a triangle strip between geometry shader invocations?

I'm using a small geometry shader to build a "ribbon" from a set of points. For each point, I create 4 vertices that represent a section of the ribbon: [maxvertexcount(4)] void GS( point GS_Input ...
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Writing a shader once without using CG?

Is there a tool that can convert a fragment shader from hlsl to glsl or glsl to hlsl? I do not want to use cg since it is not able to work on mobile platforms. Is there a tool that can make it so I ...
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XNA HLSL: Skinned Model Deforming Wrong

I am creating a basic XNA recreation of Minecraft. My current problem is that my "Steve" model, which is skinned with an armature using vertex groups to deform, is showing up disfigured beyond all ...
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Why is my deferred lighting implementation so expensive?

I've implemented deferred lighting and I tried to put about 20-26 lights on the viewable space of my map, and it brings down the FPS from 61 to 28-31. It also makes my VGA temperature to go from 68°C ...
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Help understanding HLSL - newbie questions

Just starting out with HLSL, please bare with me :) There are times I'm a little confused by the syntax for instance in the pixel shader of an example I am following we have the following input and ...