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

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HLSL - Creating Shadows in 2D

The way that I create shadows is by the following technique: http://www.catalinzima.com/2010/07/my-technique-for-the-shader-based-dynamic-2d-shadows/ But I have questions to HLSL. The way that I ...
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Can you store negative numbers with XNA HLSL?

I am trying to make a ripple effect with a HLSL shader, it works so far but I need to output negative numbers and that won't work for the calculations. Is there some way to do this with the ...
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Is it possible in HLSL to use bitfields?

I have in memory a representation of my 2d GameMap (think of a Scorched Earth like landscape). The map is made up of MapElements, a MapElement is made up of 64 bits defined like struct MapElement { ...
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Problem with HLSL :TextureCoordinate0 is missing

I'm trying to create a very simple game, and am working with HLSL. I got this error in my draw method: The current vertex declaration does not include all the elements required by the current ...
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Hue, saturation, brightness, contrast effect in hlsl

I am new to pixel shader, and I am trying to write a simple brightness, contrast, hue, saturation effect. I have written a shader for it but I doubt that my shader is not providing me correct result, ...
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CG/CGFX to GLSL

So, I'm making the painful move from my beloved XNA to OpenTK, and I'm stuck: Since I've got a LOT of existing shaders written in HLSL, NVidia's CG compiler seems like a natural way to minimize the ...
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How to mix effects together?

Lets say I have got terrain effect, contains multitexturing, light. Now water effect. It must be different, but must be also affected by light. Other one, player effect, must also be affected by ...
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DX11 - Weird shader behavior with and without branching

I have found problem in my shader code, which I dont´t know how to solve. I want to rewrite this code without "ifs" tmp = evaluate and result is 0 or 1 (nothing else) if (tmp == 1) val = X1; if (tmp ...
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Writing to multiple RenderTarget2D's from HLSL shader

I need to write to two render targets: one for colour and another for depth+normal (for post-processing). I have a problem, though. Both targets seem to be getting the value output by COLOR0, while ...
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*DX11, HLSL* - Colour as 4 floats or one UINT

With the DX11 pipeline, would it be much quicker for the vertex buffer to pass one single UINT with one byte per channel to the input assembler, as opposed to three floats? Then the vertex shader ...
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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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Shader optimization - Cg/HLSL pseudo and via multiplication

HLSL/Cg do not allow texture fetching inside conditional blocks. To get around this I am first checking a variable and performing some computations, afterwards I set a float flag to 0.0 or 1.0, ...
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Shadow-mapping xna

I've been trying to implement shadows in my game and I've been following quite a few tutorials online, mainly Riemers, but I'm always getting the same 2 errors when I'm drawing my models and setting ...
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Shader and Custom Vertex Format Errors

I am creating an editor of sorts that allow you to create 3D voxel models. I just got started and have ran into a few errors. Here is what it is producing: I think the problem has to do with the ...
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How (if possible) would I change the BasicEffect Matrix mid draw

Say, for example, I have a list of enemies. Each enemy is a textured quad which is the stored in a singular shared VertexBuffer and IndexBuffer with the buffer usage set to BufferUsage.WriteOnly ...
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Enconding/Decoding bit value in Texture Alpha Channel

I am Rendering to a SurfaceFormat.Color. (R8G8B8A8) The alpha of this format has 8 bits and I want to be able to use those 8 bits as a bit field. For example, in one pass of my render, I want to save ...
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Is the output from D3DCompile specific to one GPU, or not?

In Direct3D 11 there is a two-stage shader compilation process; you first pass the HLSL source code into D3DCompile, which outputs a "blob" of bytecode. You then take this blob and call ...
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Why can't I get a bool packed and aligned into a D3D constant buffer?

Alright, I'm having a hard time getting a bool packed and aligned into a hlsl constant buffer and I'm not sure why. Here is the buffer in hlsl cbuffer MaterialBuffer : register(b1) { float3 ...
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screen coordinate not working with pixel values

I have a very simple effect file shown below. I am using this to draw 2D lines, however it is not behaving how I expected and I can't seem to get my head round why. If I draw a line that goes from ...
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Sampling from Normal Map and Diffuse Map in Pixel Shader

I'm having some issue changing a basic lighting shader to take a normal texture and a diffuse texture for a model and then using the normal texture for lighting. The code is very simple and i can't ...
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How can I export models from 3DX Max into XNA?

I am looking for a way to import my 3D models (including materials and shaders) from 3D Studio Max to XNA. For example, if I have a model with diffuse, bump, reflection textures and values (through ...
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Some assistance with selective 2D Bloom in XNA

I'm in need of some assistance, as I've been at this for 2 days now and have gotten almost nowhere. I'm trying to use the XNA Bloom sample's component to apply bloom only to my UI text. (The only ...
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Extracting blend values from uint32 not working as expected

I have the following shader configuration code : uint gBlendValue = 0xffffff00; Terrain.Effect.GetVariableByName("gBlendValue").AsScalar().Set(gBlendValue); And I have the following shader code : ...
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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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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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How do I create a wide-angle / fisheye lens with HLSL?

What are the concepts that need to be implemented in order to achieve the effect of a wide angle lens of varying extremities? Pseudocode and specific explanation referring to the various stages of ...
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Fire range arc behind buildings

need some help with HLSL. Each charater in my game shows a fire range arc (which is a textured model) which show how far the guy can shoot, see It looks ok, but I hate the fact that it shows even ...
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Some help understanding and modifying a 2D shader

I have a similar question as the one posed here, except that I don't wish to use a 1D Color Palette. I simply wish to have it display 1 color of my choosing (red, for example). I plan to use this ...
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How to achieve hologram projection effect with head tracking

I want to recreate this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xMSGmjOZIg&feature=related I can take care of tracking the user's head, and in one of the comments I believe the author says that he used ...
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Why is a fully transparent pixel still rendered?

I am trying to make a pixel shader that achieves an effect similar to this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1uZvurrhig&feature=related My basic idea is render the scene to a temp render ...
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How to achieve after-image pixel shader effect

How would one go about writing a pixel shader like this one in XNA 4.0? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1uZvurrhig&feature=related
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How to set TextureFilter to Point to make example Bloom filter work?

I have simple app that renders some particles and now I am trying to apply the bloom shader from the xna samplers ( http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/bloom ) to it, but I am ...
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Spin/Rotational Blur

How do I perform a circular/rotational/spin blur on an image - using DirectX9.0 and HLSL? For example:
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tiled map - changing textures? (XNA HLSL)

I have successfully created a tiled map of various textures. Right now, i had a Vector4 in my own custom Vertex declaration deciding what texture each of the tiles should be. This is working ...
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Rendering fancy particles?

I'm making a tower-defense game for Windows (not phone) in XNA. I've seen this video of another tower-defense game for Windows Phone that uses particle effects, which I really like. They change ...
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Wave ripple effect?

I've been working on a tower-defense game for some time now, and so far I am really satisfied with the results. However, there's one thing I'd like to add. I've seen a video of GeoDefense for Windows ...
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DirectX11, how do I manage and update multiple shader constant buffers?

Alright, I'm having a hard time grasping how constant buffers are bound to a pipeline stage and updated. I understand that DirectX11 can have up to 15 shader-constant buffers per stage and each buffer ...
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Increasing resolution of a texture?

I'm doing some experiments on my own to improve my general skills with HLSL and so forth. In other words, I'm not doing any serious game development, but only looking to expand my knowledge within the ...
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XNA HLSL - what happens if I grab a pixel outside a texture?

I'm using the tex2D function of HLSL, and I am wondering what will happen if I try to grab a pixel from a pixel coordinate outside of my texture (as an example 1.1). Will it clamp? Will it repeat the ...
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XNA - Getting HLSL pixel of current render target?

I'm setting a render target in XNA using the following lines of code: Game.GraphicsDevice.SetRenderTarget(physicsTexture); Game.GraphicsDevice.Clear(Color.White); ...
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D3D11 - Setting multiple ID3D11SamplerStates for the pixel shader stage once and leaving them be

In my Direct3D 11 application, I am using several sampler states to retrieve texture data. Some of them are used in all pixel shaders, some of them are only used in very specific ones. The question ...
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Weird white outline around model

I'm working on a game in XNA 4 and I recently switched to a deferred shading implementation following this guide. A strange white outline is showing up on my models now and I'm not sure whats causing ...
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Spawning units in a world made by Perlin noise?

There's some issues that I've come across in my Perlin noise-based game. Take a look at the attached screenshot below. The white areas you see are walls, and the black areas are walkable. The ...
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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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Perlin noise example the same on CPU as GPU?

I am looking for an example site with a Perlin Noise implementation in both CPU and GPU, that generates somewhat the same results in those two places. I see many CPU implementations of Perlin Noise, ...
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Perlin noise - copying the algorithm on the CPU?

I have successfully made a Perlin noise algorithm on the GPU. It works as expected, and generates great results. Now, as part of the physics calculations in my game, I need to replicate the exact same ...
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How can I run the pixel shader effect? [closed]

Stated below is the code for my pixel shader which I am rendering after the vertex shader. I have set the wordViewProjection matrix in my program but I don't know to set the progress variable i.e in ...
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Textures do not render on ATI graphics cards?

I'm rendering textured quads to an orthographic view in XNA through hardware instancing. On Nvidia graphics cards, this all works, tested on 3 machines. On ATI cards, it doesn't work at all, tested on ...
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Loading and using an HLSL shader?

I've been looking everywhere and all I can find are tutorials on writing the shaders. None of them showed me how to incorporate them into my scene. So essentially: Given an hlsl shader, if I were to ...
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Write to one channel of R16G16 texture on Xbox

I was going to draw my shadow map into one channel of a 16 bit texture and then draw a different shadow map into another channel of the same texture. I realized that this might not be possible to do ...