a computer program that runs on graphics hardware and provides a high degree of control over how scenes are rendered

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Apply a special effect to an scene area

My 2D game has a second camera on the scene that renders an upside down image of the scene and distorts it, giving the effect of water reflection. I render this camera first, and on top of it I render ...
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Normal matrix space has to be eye space?

I'm doing lighting in world space (not in eye space), so I set the normal matrix as follows: modelProgram->setUniform( "NormalMatrix", inverse(transpose(mat3(modelMatrix))) ); Now I noticed that ...
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Unity Geometry Shader Compiles forever

I am writing a shader to achieve a laser show effect example. For now I am just focusing on the lines. One line ist represented as one triangle. When I save my shadercode, unity gets inactive and I ...
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How to Set HLSL Shader Input Textures?

Very simple question. With C++/Direct9, I'm creating a texture as RenderTarget with a full screen quad, creating a scene, setting a HLSL pixel shader, copying the image and then call Present. 1) How ...
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Unity Geometryshader for one Vertex

Hy, I want to build some geometry with a geometryshader in Unity. I took a look at this. I want to create my geometry just in context of one point in 3D space (x,y,z). Can i somehow use the transform ...
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How to place grass on custom terrain mesh

I made a custom terrain mesh and textured it, now I want to place grass on it, but I don't know how. I only find info about grass with the unity terrain. I am not even sure what exactly to look for. ...
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Monogame Vertex Shader Hassle

I'm currently creating a game in Monogame 3.4. I've written a relatively simple pixel shader in HLSL which works perfectly fine under Windows DX. When I use the same shader under Linux (OpenGL), ...
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White dots artifacts when applying borders to hex tiled geometry

I have a hexagon tiled geometry I created in Blender Which I then load in WebGL, using THREE.js library. Below is the loading code, I've cut the code of creating scene, lights, etc. I create ...
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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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Why can't I sample a texture in a vertex shader?

I'm old in Game Development but very new in shader writing. I just want a shader that transform from 1 texture to another. So I did start learning shader writing and wrote my desired shader. But ...
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Create overlapping transparent images [duplicate]

I want to achieve this effect in the image. To make this I don't think a single pass to a stencil buffer would be enough because stencil buffers can't mask out the actual alpha inside of the ...
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My point light shadows only really work if my point light is at the world origin (0,0,0)

When I move the light, the shadows will fall apart as if their occluders aren't occluding them in certain areas. For example, in the following scene, I move a pointlight 400 units down the Z axis, I ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 facet lighting

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to achieve facet lighting in OpenGL ES 2.0 without extensions. I know it is possible if I don't used indexed vertices but I don't really want to do that ...
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Effect of vertex winding on normals and shading

I have implemented a Phong and Gourand shader for a triangle mesh that is being imported from an STL file. It appears to be working fairly allright but some triangles seem to be what I can only ...
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Different ways to mark the status of an enemy

I have a 3D game with a "eagle view", I have enemies and I have magics that will affect the status of the enemies. I want to show the status of the enemies( frozen, on fire(dot damage), slowed...etc) ...
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Why is my OpenGL 4.1 shader not working on OS X Macbook ( works on Linux )?

I've recently rebuild shaders for my program and it stopped "working" ( black screen ) on OS X ( El Capitan ), but it's ok on Linux. What could be the cause? There are no shader compilation errors, ...
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Calculated normals for mesh not working

I am trying to implement a 3D mesh viewer with C++ and OpenGL ES 2. I am currently struggling with the calculation of the normals for the vertices, or at least I think that is where the problem ...
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Shader that only shows edge of textures and hides rest

I'm wondering if anyone has a name for this type of shader, has an example of how to do it, or can point me in the right direction for creating one. This is a picture of the no shader / wanted ...
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How can non-CG shader code in Unity be included?

In Unity shaders, #include, #define, and other preprocessor commands seem to not be able to be used outside the CGPROGRAM section of the shader. Since these are required for compiling multiple shader ...
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Passing TexChoords to Shader via VAO/VBO isn't working

Simply put, I'm trying to move away from deprecated methods in my code. Currently I'm trying to get shaders to handle translating, rotating, and texturing my models. I'm only having problems with ...
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What is the difference between PBR and SSR

I am very new to game development and I have been trying to understand the difference between Screen Space Reflection and Physically Based Rendering. I have read about PBR, and from what I ...
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How do Raymarch shaders work?

I have been looking at shaders found here shadertoy.com and most of the cool ones have noise and raymarch in common. I do not understand the source code at all but I really want to. How do these ...
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OpenGL: strange thing with depth and text rendering

TL;DR I render a scene with M,V,P matrices as always. Than I render something (in this case - text) without any matrices and using separate shaders pair on coordinates with Z = -1. Somehow it's ...
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Unity - _LightMatrix0 and Directional Light

I am trying to access the _LightMatrix0 in a forward base pass to calculate some light point of view coordinate but it seems that the _LightMatrix0 is empty with directional light. Any idea how can I ...
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GLSL shaders in a program

I obviously don't want the client to be able to view/modify my glsl code. Does this leave me with only one option, and that's to hardcode it in my cpp files? How do you deal with this issue?
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Shader change alpha depending on light

I use Unity, and I need a shader a bit special. Unfortunatly my skills about shaders are very limited and I need this shader quickly. So I want a shader to display a unlit texture on a plane, and ...
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Phong lighting - there is something very strange with specular lighting

I implemented Phong lighting. Everything seems to work - torus and spheres are lighted as expected, etc. But I notices something strange regarding specular lighting of directional light. Here are two ...
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Automapping of the noise texture onto 3D model

I want to apply kind of noise/dust texture to objects so it would look good, and make it without having UV mapping in models. This is because I want to have a possibility to apply this to any objects, ...
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Only one side of the object reflects light while in the shadow

in my scene I have a plane as a floor and a plane as a building next to it, my directional light is rotated to make the building cast shadow on the road. I placed a few cubes on the road, the ...
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Shader - Directional Lights Depth

Is there a way to retrieve the deph from directional lights ? I can access the _ShadowMapTexture but this is not the depth. I found how to access the shadow map of, I think, every light type by using ...
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Unity - Access to svPosition in fragment shader

I am trying to access to the svPosition in my fragment program in Unity but I keep having this error. invalid input semantic 'POSITION': Legal indices are in [1,15] invalid ps_3_0 input semantic ...
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Encoding Float to RG/RGBA and Blending

Encoding a float value inside a RG or RGBA texture is very interesting and useful but it is also become quite useless when you use blending as the result and the values might be altered because of ...
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Subsurface Scattering - Transmittance

I have a question related to SSS and especially transmittance. I've looked at several papers about that topic, most of them from Jorge Jimenez, which are very interesting and, I admit, a bit hard for ...
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Libgdx - GLSL shader which uses mod doesn't seem to work properly on android

Through trial and error I've managed to come up with a scanline-ish shader I'm satisfied with. On my desktop testbed it looks like this: Basically, every 2nd(vertical) pixel is darkened. However, ...
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Using one GLSL shader program for textured and untextured rendering?

Rather than have two separate shaders in my OpenGL code (one for when a texture is bound, one for when none is bound) I usually go for one shader program which handles both. This is my usual fragment ...
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OpenGL Face Order

i have written a simple OBJ-file loader to render meshes using OpenGL. But there is a problem displaying the loaded mesh. It seems that faces that from the background (far) are displayed above the ...
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How do 2D shaders work? [closed]

Yesterday I was wondering if an Arduino Uno could run some 2d shaders in a 3110 nokia screen (monochrome). But before all, I want to know understand how they work. Note: I want theory; ideas. Not ...
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HLSL Shadowmap shader for large scale environments

I'm working on a racing game in Monogame. The game runs fine so far using Monogame's BasicEffect (link to video). I wanted to add shadows so I implemented a shadowmap using this as a base. and a ...
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How do I do selective water surface rendering?

I have a shader that renders the "texture" of a very realistic water on a tile in the 3D world using a Frame Buffer. The problem is that, for example, I only want to render the part that isn't below ...
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Modern Shader Book? [closed]

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 ...
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Pixel Shader from Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics

i want to check my pixel shader variables in graphics diagnostics but unfortunately when i click start debugging in pixel history (mentioned below), a new tap will open and says source is not ...
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OpenGL model transforms wrong on AMD GPU

I've been writing a program that uses OpenGL to display some simple 3D models (rays, cuboids, spheres and simple meshes). I am targeting the programmable pipeline in OpenGL 3.2. So far I have been ...
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Point Light shows black box & rect (PointLight not working) - libgdx 3D

I am creating a 3d scene currently a box and rect, and trying to enable lighting. When i create a PointLight and add it to Environment everything turns to black color? all i want to do is ...
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Draw Edges in OpenGL

I use blender game engine, and blender use openGL for graphics. How can I draw lines around all 3D objects? Would this be a job for a filter? Mainly, I want my end result to look drawn. I found this: ...
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How do I pass vertex and color positions to OpenGL shaders?

I've been trying to get this to work for the past two days, telling myself I wouldn't ask for help. I think you can see where that got me... I thought I'd try my hand at a little OpenGL, because ...
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What game development tool can I use on a computer that does not support shaders? [closed]

I tried SFML, but found out that my computer does not support shaders. Given this restriction, what could I use instead?
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Shaders wont bind to the uniform block

I'm having an issue with interface block binding. Example shader: const char* vertexShader = "#version 330 core\n" "uniform globalMatrices" "{" " mat4 ...
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Writing a glow shader

I'm trying to learn writing shaders. And I've pieced together something that is kinda working. I want to create a transparent glow around a sphere. The problem I have is that I can't seem to alter the ...
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GLSL if-else statement unexpected behaviour

This question is related to this other one I asked a few days ago. Because I have finally get to the bottom of the issue, I have rather preferred to open a new question with a more detailed ...