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

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A question about Decal projection

From my understanding, there are several different ways to implement decals, from screen space, to copying geometry, but I can never find an explination of it's math. So what exactly is the math ...
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2D Hidden Object Silhouette Shader

Right now I am not using any depth information in my engine, but I just found out that it would be neat to be able to render the silhouette of important game objects that are "behind" something with a ...
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Create YUV texture for GL_TEXTURE_EXTERNAL_OES format

0 down vote favorite I need to create a yuv texture for GL_TEXTURE_EXTERNAL_OES format. source : ...
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Irradiance Map ( Irradiance environment map)?

As irradiance map is generated for every possible normal for all the texels in environment map (as every texel act as a light source) so that we can look up irradiance map, based on normal of fragment ...
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Billboard a quad to a position

I am trying to make a custom billboarding effect. I know that standard billboarding causes a quad to always face a camera, taking the camera position and view direction into account. I want a slightly ...
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How to have a gradient blur in objects on Unity?

This is related to a previous question I've asked here: How to blur entire scene but a specific spot in Unity? At the time I managed to solve my problem with a "hard" cutoff on the blurred and ...
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Combining skydome and fog

I am developing a 3D game in DarkBASIC Professional, and I have a theoretical problem with the combination of skydomes and fog in general. My question is not specific to a programming language, so I ...
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How to create Line of Sight shader?

I have an algorithm to build my sight polygon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7tFnVX11x0 I want now to create a visibility from it that is similar to this: ...
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Strange shadow behavior when light direction is parallel to a plane

i have a strange problem with shadow acne. It occurs when the light direction is parallel to a plane. Here is my code and a few images of the problem: //this calculates the shadow matrix ...
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Failed to pass uniform in Metal shader modifier

I'm trying to write a simple shader able to pass the color to be used for drawing in the fragment shader, through a uniform. I load the shader modifier and pass the uniform: let fragmentShaderPath ...
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What is a fragment?

What is a fragment in a fragment shader? Wikipedia says that: In general, a fragment can be thought of as the data needed to shade the pixel, plus the data needed to test whether the fragment ...
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DirectX11 Using Multiple Shaders

I currently have a scenario where I am rendering terrain with a shadow map. I have two passes, one for the depth buffer to create the shadow map (which is rendered to a texture) and a second that ...
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About HLSL array packing policy

This is not a question but a confirmation if I'm correct about the behavior of HLSL arrays. I'm working with a standard lighting vertex shader, HLSL plus C++, DirectX11.1 API. For storing my lights ...
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Doubts with results of per-vertex lighting shader

I'm researching simple shaders to add to my DirectX 11 project such as a per-vertex diffuse shader plus specular reflection component. I'll begin with the results: Seems specular reflection is ...
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Schlick Fresnel Shader

I hope you are all doing ok. I have an issue with my Fresnel shader that doesn't allow the Fresnel to change as my camera moves around. I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. I'm using glsl with the ...
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Why is the distance from object to eye irrelevant in illumination models?

For example in Phong model and Blinn model, the light intensity does not change depending on how far away the camera is. Why is that?
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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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Vertex normals in the geometry shader using directx

I'm in directx 11 with the geometry shader. Is is possible to calculate vertex normals? Just one like segment per vertex? In the geometry shader? I did vertex normals per face, this is what I got, ...
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Glow shader limited by the texture area

I'm working on a glow shader (for 2D engine Futile relying on Unity). It works OK but the effect is limited by the texture area. Except from adding a lot of empty pixels around the textures (which ...
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Transform texture coordinates when using shader

Assuming I define four vertices of a quad with texture coordinates that cover a whole texture or region of a texture, I can animate these coordinates by setting a transform using SetTransform( ...
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GLSL Shader not compiling (Android & LibGDX) and no log available

I'm trying to get a "ripple"-shader working for OpenGL ES 2.0+ (using LibGDX). However, I can't get it to compile, and for some reason ShaderProgram.getLog() returns an empty string even though the ...
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vert/frag custom shader - Shadow is not correct, showing strange artifacts

I am new to shader writing, I want to drop shadows in my own shader, but unluckily I am getting a strange behaviour. When I apply a simple surface shader (Lambert, written in unity shader lab) it ...
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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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water shader - different wave speed among the mesh

I'm working with Unity, but I'm trying to phrase my question in a more general way. Imagine you have a plane with a water shader/script on it. With the help of a scrolling/moving bump map the water ...
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How do I draw individual pixels in the distance?

Hello everyone I am working with unity3d and I am faced with a task. I have a list of 3D points and I want to draw a pixel for every point on the list that exists after my cameras frustums far-plane. ...
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Hide building roof & Hide faces/vertices depending on world location

I'm currently developing a small game for my own enjoyment and I've ran into a problem. As you probably know many third person games (such as Runescape and XCOM, for example) hide the roofs when you ...
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Modern OpenGL project in c++ .obj loader

I want to create a class in c++ that loads a model with the obj format.The model gets generated from Blender(3D modeling program).When i try do draw something on the screen without the class(all the ...
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How to set a specific face's texture color in Unity?

First off, let me describe my situation... So I'm building a voxel engine based on this tutorial. I'm using my own texture tilesheet. Most of the tiles have their own color except grass, leaves, and a ...
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Custom Terrain Shader Normal Map Issue?

I've been developing a custom terrain shader in Unity. And I've been having problems with my normal maps. Even after hours of fiddling I still haven't fixed it yet. There are 2 noticeable issues: 1. ...
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Which are the most futureproof languages for graphics (shader) programming? [closed]

I have written some GLSL and Cg shaders a couple years back. I am starting another graphics engine project and I want to choose my technologies carefully so that my code will be accessible years down ...
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Why Does unity_LightPosition[0] Seem to Depend on Camera Position?

I'm trying to write a fairly basic shader but I keep running into lighting issues with Unity. My first problem was trying to figure out which variable stored the light's position in world space. ...
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Shader that “cuts” hole through all geometry

How can I create a shader that "cuts" through all geometry, only rendering the clearing background in Unity? An example: That's a prism in a huge white box-shaped room. The surface of the prism is ...
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Cycling through colors with the same brightness

Ok. So I have a game I am working on with a bunch of colored particles. Each of them gets their own color however they are all close to a specific shade. To explain that better I am using the HSV ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0: Repository of Quality Shaders [closed]

Could I kindly ask, to suggest me a repository of high quality OpenGL (OpenGL ES 2.0) vertex and fragment shaders, please? I am looking for pixel based ligting shaders (such as phong) and simmilar. ...
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Super formula on shader

I'm using Shader-toy to experiment and try to learn a bit the shader science. As exercise I wan to replicate some of the wikipedia math plots. I've started with a Super Formula. What I want to ...
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When should I set a texture as a shader resource in order to read it?

I'm writing a Direct3D 11 HLSL shader with SharpDX. What I want to do is write the depth to a texture in one pass and read it in the next one. After declaring the texture, do I have to set the depth ...
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How to reproduce this triangle filling scanline effect using a shader?

I'm writing a renderer for an old DOS game were 3D polygons were rendered in software. I'd like to simulate, using a shader, the following material/effect, used for filling a triangle : The fist ...
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OpenGL GLSL vector of sampler2D

If im trying to create an obj. file loader in c++ and draw it with opengl i need to use multiple textures in the fragment shader.I know i can just use: `uniform sampler2D Texture1` `uniform ...
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2D Water Shader [closed]

I am trying to build a 2D Water shader and I am using Unity but the plateform isn't a problem. Here is an example of what I am trying to reproduce : Limbo water shader Are there any good tutorial or ...
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Wrap Mode: Scale and Position Anywere

I am trying to write a shader in Unity that allows me to place my texture anywhere on the UV. Picture this for a second, if you add a texture on a square plane, the texture gets either stretched to ...
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Replicating a worldspace sphere on screen space

I have quite some struggle with a post processing shader that I'm working on. I use Unity, and I have a shader in which I want to, in screen space as part of post processing, render a sphere that ...
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masking with 3d object in unity

I have a 3d plane in my scene and some 3d objects behind that plane. So, i want to render only the part behind the 3d plane. So how should I do this, should I have to use custom shaders, plz help.
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Custom bitmap font in XNA 4

Hy, brains. I'm making custom bitmap font processor and have a trouble with correct rendering. In details I have a font presented as png tile map with white characters on magenta background and I draw ...
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A 2D card game using OpenGL

I am creating a 2d card game. I have written the low-level functions, game logic, game algorithms in C++. I now have to create a graphics layer that the player can interact with. This just has to be ...
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Issue with Use SSBO OpenGL

Students that use OpenGL. Do not speak English well. So please understand. There is currently a problem C++ Code Setup() : glGenBuffers(1, &ssboHandle); GLuint ssbo_binding_point_index = 0; ...
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How can I speed up this HLSL shader?

I have written a lighting shader file that is used as the fragment shader part of a deferred lighting pipeline. Unfortunately, each iteration seems to be adding 0.5ms to my frame time, so any more ...
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Unity Shader Material Only Activates when Clicked

I am currently programmatically settings some shader textures, related to a Mesh Filter. The Mesh Filter is using a standard shader, and I am merely generating and setting the Bump and Height maps, ...
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Wrong Normal When Models is Close to Each Other

I have a problem regarding my Normal FrameBuffer that creates gaps between models. The image below contains 10x2x10 block (Minecraft style) and one character. The image is outputed through: ...
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Cell Based Simulation

I'm working on a cell based simulation in a pixel shader (webgl, shadertoy.com specifically), but am having some challenges trying to make the simulation consistent. Each cell (pixel) has the ...
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How to blur entire scene but a specific spot in Unity?

What I want is basically: A way to blur every object/sprite on the scene, but have a "blur-free" circular zone, that can move. And everything that's behind that circular zone won't have the blur ...