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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
I'm interested in learning about Shaders: What are they, when/for what would I use them, and how to use them. (Specifically I'm interested in Water and Bloom effects, but I know close to 0 about ...
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 ...
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 ...
I have a small test environment where small point lights are scattered. Players should able to collect them. The collectible lights are rendered using a simple billboard technique where two triangles ...
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 ...