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Lookup table in shader opengl es

What I need is apparently very simple, a lookup table in a fragment shader. It seems that the natural way would be an array float lut[], but in some implementations of OpenGL ES I am getting an error ...
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Using depth texture for depth testing

I was wondering if it is possible to render my scene onto a depth texture then using that texture for depth testing in another pass. I have an idea to that in shaders, but is that possible ...
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Why is H (blinn) used instead of R (phong) in specular shading?

I can't find a good reason for this anywhere. The reflection vector used in phong has a simple basis in physics. But the half vector used in blinn seemingly has no rational basis, and does not ...
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Problems with drawing billboards [closed]

I am currently trying to draw billboards and some geometry with "modern opengl approach". Problem is that I cannot force billboards to keep their positions in space. I need to link text positions ...
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Gaussian blur not working correctly

So pretty much I tried to add a gaussian blur to something I am making and it is acting oddly. The setup is like: [All framebuffers are cleared to rgba(0,0,0,0), normal blend enabled] Draw some solid ...
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How to implement efficient Fog of War?

I've asked a question how to implement Fog Of War(FOW) with shaders. Well I've got this working. I use the vertex color to identify the alpha of a single vertex. I guess the most of you know what the ...
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cocos2d-x simple shader usage [closed]

I want to obtain color ramp effect from this tutorial: http://www.raywenderlich.com/10862/how-to-create-cool-effects-with-custom-shaders-in-opengl-es-2-0-and-cocos2d-2-x Here is my code in cocos2d-x ...
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Proper way to encapsulate a Shader into different modules

I am planning to build a Shader system which can be accessed through different components/modules in C++. Each component has its own functionality like transform-relevated stuff (handle the MVP ...
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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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Material tiling and offset in unity

Ambiguity: What exactly is the difference between Tiling the material and Offset of material? Need to do: I need the material to be repeated n times on the object where I need to set the value of n ...
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OpenGL textures trigger error 1281 if SFML is not called

I am using SOIL to apply textures to VBOs, without textures i could change the background and display black (default color) vbos easily, but now with textures, openGL is giving an error 1281, the ...
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Problems with texture orientation in space

I am currently drawing texture in 3D space and have some problems with it's orientation. I'd like me textures always to be oriented with front face to user. My desirable result looks like ...
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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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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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OpenGL - Cascaded shadow mapping - Texture lookup

I'm trying to implement cascaded shadow mapping in my engine, but I'm somewhat stuck at the last step. For testing purposes I've made sure all cascades encompass my entire scene. The result is ...
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Is lighting different from Immediate mode rendering to VBOs?

I recently got a textured cube to render as a VBO, and I've noticed some strange things as I have been trying to incorporate lighting. Firstly, there is no difference if I comment out any lines ...
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Rendering a mesh in image viewport

I have a mesh made of nearly half to a one million vertices. I also have some 6-DoF camera poses around this mesh. At these poses I'd like to find out which of the 3D points of this mesh get projected ...
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How to texture a VBO?

I'm not sure which way is the best way to do this for my purposes. My purposes being having a textured (with an image) cube. Also, I've been following a blend of tutorials, so I'm not sure which ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader Sematics

I have a HLSl pixel shader that I'm using to create a deferred buffer, I have simplified the code to show you: struct PS_INPUT { float4 PosWVP : SV_POSITION; float4 ...
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Water silhouette shader using GLSL

I have this problem to solve using Cocos2d-x 3.x: In my game there is water represented by rectangle texture, modified by the code on the go. I also have a character moving around, rotating etc. I ...
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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 make unit selection circles merge?

I would like to know how to make this effect of merged circle selection. Here are images to illustrate: Basically I'm looking for this effect: How the merge effect of the circles can be ...
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How to pass a custom array of data to a shader

I want to know how to pass an array of data (it will be an encoded map, actually) to the fragment shader so I can query it as an array. AFAIK this is sadly not implemented in unity, so I'm looking ...
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Unity, shader, vertexID

I'm writing a shader and I just wanna ask if it's possible to get the ID of the vertex that is currently being manipulated. I read something about gl_vertexID, but I couldn't find out if that is ...
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OpenGL shading doesn't work with different projection and view matrices?

I found an online (public-domain) code to do marching cubes, and I am trying to adapt this code to work in my own project. The code uses GLUT and "older-style" OpenGL, whereas I am using GLM and ...
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GGX energy conservation

I´m trying to implement a microfacet BDRF with GGX density function in my renderer. I have read almost all the papers out there in the last week, and I have a bunch of equations that should work fine, ...
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Barycentric vertex coordinates in GLES 2.0

I have a certain set of polygons, which are stored in a vertex buffer and an index buffer. The polygons are textureless and normalless. The polygons are dynamic, their buffers get constantly emptied ...
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GLSL to Cg: why is the effect different?

With reference to this question, where I was trying to make the shader compile, I am now trying to make an effect appear. The effect can be shown here, through a GLSL shader: But when I use the ...
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D3D11 shader signature validation with SV semantics

I'm trying to figure out what the rules are for linking the outputs of one shader stage to the inputs of the next. Since D3D11 does not have any error checking for linkage between shader stages, I ...
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Blood particles system,join particles

Does anyone know how the particles behave in the following picture? Let me explain,before the particles join they seem to be just simple textures of blood drops with a black border around them ...
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Palette reduction to pre-defined palette

I'm writing a bunch of GLSL effects for fun, but I can't wrap my head around this. Basically, I want to reduce a texture's palette into a pre-defined set of colors. For example, a post-processing ...
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How to fix this existing shadow shader/material with alpha textures?

I hope I could get some help here in finally resolving this problem of mine re: shadow casting with alpha textures. Here's a screenshot on what I am hoping for as a result: A friend of mine just ...
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Replace each white spot of image to radial gradient

Recently, I have read article about sun shader (XNA Sun Shader) and decided to implement it using OpenGL ES 2.0. But I faced with a problem connected with shader: I have two textures, one of them is ...
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Using a Quad to cut out a Layer?

Looking for options on this, but I wanted to take a Quad (or other shape), apply a material to it, and have it cutout an entire layer, to reveal the layers below/behind it. Sort of like a portal ...
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Should I shade models before or after importing them into Unity?

Is it better to shade a model inside the 3D modeling software or inside Unity? As an example, if I need to use a transparent model, should it be made transparent inside the modeling application or ...
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Skybox: OpenGL texCUBE vs a textured cube

In OpenGL, the typical way that I've seen to set up a skybox using cubemapping is to create a cube in camera space, prepare a cubemap sampler with the appropriate six-sided texture, and then in the ...
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How does the GPU know how to form triangles for a given mesh?

I have just begun learning shader programing. What I learned is that the rasteriser groups three vertices to form a triangle for doing further operations. If that's true how does the rasteriser ...
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Implementing directional lighting in voxel based polygon-engine

I'm having trouble implementing directional lighting. (I'm not that familiar with 3D.) The problem is that the lighting does not "follow/flow with" the other blocks next to them. How should I fix ...
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Issues compiling .fx shader to MGFX

I've been trying to port Catalinzima's 2D lighting example over to MonoGame to try and get some basic understanding around it and adapt it for use in my engine. I've been trying to convert the two .fx ...
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What coordinates are we passing to pixel shader from vertex shader?

I have read articles about shader programing and understood the very basic knowledge of shader programing. One thing I always get confused is about the texture mapping. What I pass(output) from VS to ...
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Texture Stretching on VBO cube

I'm using JOGL and I'm trying to render a textured VBO cube with glDrawArrays. The cube renders, but the texture is stretched and stripy as seen in the picture above. It seams that changing my ...
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How can I determine the extreme color values in a texture?

I am looking for a way to determine the most extreme color values for all of the texels in a texture. So for a texture consisting only of black and white texels, the extreme values should be (0,0,0) ...
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How can I profile the speed of my vertex and fragment shaders separately?

I'd like to know how I can check to see if either my vertex or my fragment shader is a bottleneck in my rendering pipeline. I've read about using glQueryCounter with the GL_TIMESTAMP target to get ...
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What are mental ray shaders and can I use them in my own game?

I'm using the FBX SDK to import and display FBX models in my OpenGL app. It works fine so far with a simple phong shader and displays basic models. However I have some FBX models that have custom ...
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Is a Gaussian blur a fairly accurate representation of soft shadow edges?

I'm not sure if real life soft shadows (from close,large light sources) have a Gaussian or linear falloff, or something else. I'm working on something where I can create the shadows by manipulating ...
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Bad pixels on shader when loading cached binary programs

I have been trying to cache binary shader programs in my game and load them accordingly using "glGetProgramBinaryOES" and "glProgramBinaryOES" respectively. I was successfully able to cache and load ...
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Slow uniform array in shader causing FPS drop

I'm trying to use an uniform array of matrices in my compute shader. However, it's really slow. I've narrowed it down to this lines of code: uniform mat4 someMatrixArray[64]; ... vec4 result = ...
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Compute min/max position of tile in compute shader

I'm trying to implement tiled deferred lighting with OpenGL compute shaders. For that, I need to compute the minimum and maximum position of each tile. My first approach was to use atomicCounters ...
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Shader: vertex manipulation basics [duplicate]

I know this is a very noob question, but please bear with me I'm very new to graphics programming (I come from an iOS and web app development background). When you modify the position of a vertex ...