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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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OpenGL Bump Map — Texture artifacts ?

I am learning OpenGL (and learning the math behind it) and I'm making a simple OBJ viewer, nothing fancy. I have diffuse, specular and ambient light/texture working fine and now I am implementing the ...
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How can I draw outlines around 3D models?

How can I draw outlines around 3D models? I'm referring to something like the effects in a recent Pokemon game, which appear to have a single-pixel outline around them:
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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() ...
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Render 2 images that uses different shaders

Based on the giawa/nehe tutorials, how can I render 2 images with different shaders. I'm pretty new to OpenGl and shaders so I'm not completely sure whats happening in my code, but I think the shaders ...
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Shadow mapping comparing depth in GLSL

I've been trying to figure out how to compare against my shadow map, which has a shader that just does the following: gl_FragColor.r = gl_FragCoord.z; And my vertex shader for the render pass does ...
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What are some good resources for learning HLSL?

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 ...
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How to share values between different shader programs?

I am using Unity but this might concerns all type of shaders. I would like to know if this is possible to share values between different shader pass.Let's imagine that I am computing something in the ...
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Having trouble getting shader to work with sprite batch in XNA #4

I found a neat "CRT screen" effect shader on the web, but I've never used shaders before and I can't seem to get it working properly. If I do the second sprite batch in my code here normally without ...
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How to upload lights when doing one pass per light

Suppose I have a reasonable amount of light sources that I upload at once in my forward rendering and accumulate them in shader. Now that I am willing to move to deferred, and so one pass per light, ...
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Set color by uniform per sprite using libGDX SpriteBatch

I am using a SpriteBatch to render large amounts of sprites very fast. Now I want to modify the sprites with shaders to tint them in a color. Problem 1: Altering an uniform by getting the shader and ...
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Shader - Objects Depth or Thickness

I am using Unity and would like to render the thickness of an object.My first thought was to use the ZBuffer and the depth but it is always depend to the camera, it seems legit.But I would like to ...
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XNA/MonoGame/SharpDX: Pixel shader with sprite sheet

I've searched around for two days now on the internet but cannot find a solution. I've also read up on Pixel Shaders on MSDN with no luck. I'm trying to apply a simple pixel shader to a sprite batch ...
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HLSL Shader Relative Positioning

I've got a shader that does the texturing, lighting, etc. for my game engine (written on top of MonoGame, in case that's relevant) for my block-terrain-based game (everything is rendered as triangles ...
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Transparent diffuse fails to render from all viewing angles

I'm rendering this chunk as a Unity mesh and I have just one material (with alpha) which is applied over all the mesh. Everything in the chunk is automatically generated at runtime, so it's not ...
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How to implement color changing fragment shader?

I have a background of a given size and filled with a given color. I want to change it with an animation effect, starting from the center and spread out until it extends the whole background. The new ...
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Ogre PSSM Grass Receiving Shadows

So I made the switch to Ogre3D (v1.7) and using PagedGeometry. What I'm trying to do is make a simple scene with a terrain, some trees and grasses. In a nutshell, I would like to achieve this kind of ...
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Distort a quad with a World Matrix

Is it possible to distort a quad multiplying its vertices by a specific world matrix? See the picture to understand what kind of distortion I need: Please note, that the quad is in 3d space and I ...
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Is it possible to loop over an array of samplerCube/samplerCubeShadow using OpenGL/GLSL?

I try to manage a scene with several point lights. For the moment my program works perfectly with just one point light. So I have in my fragment shader the following uniform declaration: uniform ...
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Is multitexturing really just “using more than one texture”?

This might seem stupid, but it bugs me. From what I understand, multitexturing is just using more than 1 texture per shader (usually to blend them somehow). So instead of creating 1 texture, I create ...
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Tons of textures using vbo

I recently learned how to create shaders and was looking to make a simple top down game, starting with a tilemap. The problem I encountered, Whilke I can store a vbo of all the blocks in a "chunk" of ...
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How do I add a border to rectangles using a shader?

I want to draw some rectangles with a border. Currently I render the fill with glDrawArrays(Triangles, ...) and the border with glDrawArrays(LineLoop, ...). Is there a neater way? I'm targeting ...
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Simple shader for sprite interface [closed]

I have been looking for any examples for a long time, I cant get anything to work (from the examples). I have tried using vertex/pixel shaders, effects files, but they never have any effect on the ...
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Possible to create transparency shader which doesn't stack alpha values

The image above best demonstrates what I'm trying to achieve. It's a transparent shader for objects, but wherever the objects with this shader intersect they don't add together but simply merge with ...
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3D position of an arbitrary UV coordinate

I have a UV map for a 3D mesh that encodes "links" between pairs of UV coordinates. I have previously defined this links (or pairs), one to one. The links are enconded using the function rgb_color(u1, ...
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Unity Free Inverse Depth Mask?

How would it be possible to create an inverse depth mask? In this case, I refer to a depth mask as a shader attached to a mesh that 'pokes a hole' through the current camera layer to let you see the ...
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Applying transformations in Geometry Shader

So, I am trying to program in opengl (3.3) a kind of robot. The idea is that I have some simple blocks that represent his body (4 rectangles for his arms, one for the torso and the last one ...
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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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2d metaballs with shader to give blobs of water effect?

I want to simulate blobs of water in a 2d game in Unity3d. One possible way of doing it is to use 3d metaballs moving in a 2d plane though this is very processor intensive. Do you think it would be ...
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Desaturate texture using mask in OpenGL 2

I have a very large texture i am using as background and i want to apply a filter to a small part of it, the "small part" is defined by the alpha layer of another texture i have (which is still ...
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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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How many OpenGL programs should I use to render multiple objects?

My scene has multiple objects in it. (Let's say 3 cubes, 1 cylinder, 8 spheres.) I assume I should create a vertex shader for each. How many programs should I have? Alternatives: One program per ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using Shader causes triangle to disappear

The following is my rendering code. Private Sub GameRender() GL.Clear(ClearBufferMask.ColorBufferBit + ClearBufferMask.DepthBufferBit) GL.ClearColor(Color.SkyBlue) ...
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PCF shadow shader math causing artifacts

For a while now I used PCSS for my shadow technique of choice until I discovered a type of percentage closer filtering. This method creates really smooth shadows and with hopes of improving ...
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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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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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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 ...