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DirectX 11 vertex shader incorrectly sending <0, 0, 0> normal vector to pixel shader

I'm following the Rastertek tutorials. I'm unable to get diffuse lighting working from http://www.rastertek.com/dx11tut06.html. I think the NaNs in the following screenshots is just from stuff ...
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Can i use shaders in allegro without opengl?

I'm currently learning opengl but it seems quite complicated so i considered using some library like sdl or allegro. I noticed that allegro has some built in functions to create and attach shaders. ...
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Generate a large data structure using a compute shader

I know that RWTexture2D Result; void CSMain (uint3 id : SV_DispatchThreadID) { Result[id.xy] = float3(1,2,3); } will result in an texture containing the numbers 1,2,3 however I'm ...
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How to assign texture to shader?

In OpenGL, most shader uniform variables are easy, a float or a vec3 or whatever is associated with a shader program. But samplers are different, we associate a texture unit to the shader program, and ...
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ConsumeStructuredBuffer, what am I doing wrong?

I'm trying to implement the 3rd exercise in chapter 12 of Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 11, that is: Implement a Compute Shader to calculate the length of 64 vectors. Previous ...
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Combine flat and smooth shading with a single model geometry

I need to be able to switch between smooth and flat shading interactively. Is there a way to do this efficiently with a single geometry? For example, smooth shading does not require duplicate ...
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postprocessing shader destroying viewport on linux?

Basically I implemented gamma correction into a q3 based game to get rid of the annoying SetDeviceGammaRamp. On windows and macosx everything works fine, but on linux it draws garbage. It looks like ...
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Textured/Vertex Colored Shader fallback

I have this simple ShaderLab shader that I use for particles, among other things (it's more complicated than this but I have omitted the unnecessary bits). When I do not specify a texture, it falls ...
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Apply shader to only a part of a sprite

I'm trying to make an image blur when a transparent image overlays it, I am wanting it only to blur the section that is being overlayed. So if half of the original image is not being overlapped, that ...
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unity 5 how to get a shadowmap

I'm writing a custom shader in unity 5 that requires a shadowmap (not just for drawing shadows but also for different computations involving scattering particles through fog). Does anybody know how to ...
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Unity shaders: best way of handling data structures

I'm working on a shader in Unity that uses a Binary Tree to store some precomputed values, this binary tree should be available to the shaders and would ideally also be constructed on the graphics ...
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Why encode floats in RGBA?

Working on some effects that require depth (Z) data in Unity, I saw that these use a method to store the depth data encoded in the RGBA channels of a regular texture. half4 frag(v2f i) : SV_Target { ...
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unity pass texture from one camera to another for shader

I'm working on a system where I have to get a texture from one camera to another (render a -> render b) is there an easy way to do this? For a simplified example this would be used to get the ...
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How to use a buffer in GLSL to do a LUT-lookup?

I am currently on a medical application which needs different kinds (up to totally individual) lookup tables (LUT) for image display. And this done with 10bit finish. So it is most of the time ...
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How to optimize my lighting shader?

I want to create a lighting effect on a gray-scaled world using cocos2d-x. What I've done is creating a layer which runs a shader program that receives light positions and radiuses as input and ...
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Wrong distance in Depth-buffer

I am currently trying to get the Depth Buffer as a texture to use it for edge detection algorithms. Since XNA4 does not allow direct access to the Depth Buffer as texture i have to render it into a ...
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converting HSLS gives error

I'm using the following parser: https://github.com/unknownworlds/hlslparser I also have the following code: /* * Bo Sun, Columbia University, All rights reserved * ...
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Dot based light mask with shader on sprites

So I have a scene, completely based on 2D sprites. I want to render "light sources" into a seperate frame buffer (so mostly dots around, for example, the centre of a flame) and then render that frame ...
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What's the difference between Rendering pipeline and compute shader?

What's the difference between rendering pipeline - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff476882.aspx and compute shader - ...
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Strange result, when changing variable name

I have no idea, what is going on. The mat4 xxx is the cause. Renaming it to "bones"/"bone_transfromations" etc. won't work it gives me an error. Renaming it to "test" works perfectly fine... This is ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader - Color depending on condition

I am new to shaders and HLSL so bare with me on this one. I have a 2D tile map in my game and want to create a mini-map, at first I was just copying all the data from one sprite batch to another and ...
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How to implement data structures for shaders

I'm currently researching computer graphics and esp. how to combine research and it's practical applications. To get started I wanted to implement the methods used by a few papers. First of which I ...
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Good system for experimenting with shaders in different languages

I'm trying to experiment a bit with shaders and they have been programmed in several different languages (GLSL, Cg and HLSL). Now most systems (dirrectX, openGL) have only support for one of them. ...
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OpenGL Positional 2D Texture Masking

I have a simple 2D java game engine running using LWJGL. I have my own vertex and fragment shaders, and I'm able to render quads with textures. I want to be able to mask one quad using the texture ...
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What's the difference between rendering and shaders?

What is rendering? What are shaders like vertex ,tessellation shaders etc? I am confused what's the difference between rendering and shaders? and how rendering is performed using shaders? Can we ...
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opengl shaders getting started problem

I'm following this tutorial for shading in opengl. However I wanted to start with another shader to make things more interesting So this gives me the following code: // Include standard headers ...
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Pick which directional light shades which object

Suppose you have two directional lights pointing at one sphere from different angles. You would expect the sphere to cast two shadows, but it turns out that this isn't the default behavior. The first ...
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C++ - Error X3501 Main Entrypoint Not Found [duplicate]

I was developing my DirectX 11 app, but when I wanted to add a function to draw a triangle, I get this error from compiler. Error X3501 Main Entrypoint Not Found This is how my main .cpp looks ...
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Most efficient way to achieve the following 2D heat wave background effect?

In Unity, what would be the most efficient way to achieve the following heat wave background effect Super Metroid - SNES (skip to 34m 5s for those on mobile) http://youtu.be/yB317FOcU0Y?t=34m5s ...
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DirectX Compute shader (HLSL) makes texture black

Hello this is my first question on this forum :) When using compute shader in directx to change the color to blue the texture only gets black. I really don't understand what the problem could be and I ...
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Setup VertexPositionTexture array for a texture2D at a location

I am trying to adjust the following code to render a quad on a 2D texture at a specific location and specific size. Currently this code will render a fullscreen quad, which makes sense since the ...
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If-clause in GLSL

I read a few thing about, that in GLSL both sides of the if-clause is executed, so do you have any idea for a workaround for this one: uniform int uses_bones; uniform mat4[] bone_transformations; ...
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OpenGL/GLSL/LWJGL return value from shader

I'm trying to do some bone animation. I don't want the whole skeleton to be loaded to the GLSL shader every time, even tough it's not needed, because one vertex is parented to one bone, not more. My ...
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Curved Meters and Gauges

I'm wondering how people here on GameDev stack exchange would handle curved meter GUI elements for things such as life bars or energy bars. My thought on the matter was that you could use a shader ...
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Is there a way to start with OpenGL 3.0+ without need to write my own shaders?

I'm starting with OpenGL and found out that after OpenGL 3.x you must write your own shaders (think it's obligatory). Am I right here? I have made some research but I can't seem to find the answer. ...
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Rendering lighting only on specific objects

I have done something similar to this in monogame: My question is, what would I have to do to draw that lighting effect only on the pillar and not the background ? Is there something like ...
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What is the fastest way of reading an atomic counter?

I have an atomic counter in my fragment shader that my application reads after each drawcall. I am currently using glMapBufferRange with GL_MAP_READ_BIT set. This absolutely destroys my applications ...
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How to prevent intepolated texture in fragment shader (Unity CG)

Think about minecraft - all the textures in minecraft have a very nice crisp pixelated look. Well, I'm trying to write a shader that will do this but it appears "sampler2d" returns some sort of ...
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Fat geometry shader

I've seen this video: all the geometry seems to grow and become fat. Nice effect. I'm just approaching the shader matter, and I'm still have to learn a lot about how to change geometry via shaders. ...
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OpenGL: Avoid geometry shader for cubemap framebuffer

I want to render an environment map into a cubemap framebuffer but I dislike the fact, that I have to use the geometry shader to set gl_Layer because the geometry shader would be a basic passthrough ...
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SpriteBatch passing textures to GPU

How exactly (or, how often) are textures passed to the GPU shaders in MonoGame/XNA? I am asking because I was profiling a MonoGame/XNA application and noticed that the memory controller load (using ...
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Multisampled Nearest Filtering in PS 2.0 is it possible?

My game involves blocky, pixelated 3D textures. When using nearest neighbor filtering with a texture sampler, I get the desired result of nicely pixelated textures -- with the caveat that hard lines ...
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What will happen if the argument of mix() or clamp() is above 1 or below 0?

There's two magnificent intrisincs: mix() in GLSL and clamp() in HLSL, which are used to implement linear interpolation. Let's say we have a variable: float v = ?; // where ? can be [-FLOAT_MAX, ...
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Normalizing a homogeneous 3d point

As I've seen corruption in geometry, why is it a bad idea to normalize a homogeneous (divide by w) the vertex position returned from vertex shader? Update Vertex shader: // float4 pos : ...
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Unity3D setting blend mode in shader using vertex data

I'm porting a game from iOS / Obj-C / OpenGL ES 2.0 to Unity. I have a procedural mesh script that generates a batch of quads that need to blend together to create a game board. Some of the quads ...
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Opengl Quad Tessellation Control Shader

I have the generic tessellation evaluation shader for triangles but I need to make it work for quads. Is there any chance someone could explain what is happening here and point me in the right ...
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Java LWJGL - How can I add water to my 3d world? [closed]

The title says it all, how can I implement a simplistic water system into my game? I am using Java LWJGL and OpenGL glsl shaders. I am still fairly new to game programming, and a complete noob in the ...
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Discard Transparent Pixels in Z-Buffer

I am building a 2D game using sprites. I'd like to use the z-buffer to aid with shading. For that I need Unity to write only opaque pixels to the z-buffer (aka depth buffer). In Unity, sprites are ...
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FXC: Error X3501: 'main': entrypoint not found

I am trying to compile a vertex shader using VS2013, but every time I try, FXC returns the following error: Error error X3501: 'main': entrypoint not found I've reduced the vertex shader to its ...
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VS2013: Compiling Shaders with Shader Model 5.0

When I try to compile two HLSL files included in my project, the compilation fails with an error: Error error X4502: invalid vs_2_0 input semantic 'INSTANCE' However, I notice it's trying to use ...