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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 ...
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2D Distortion shaders for water effect

I'm working on Unity, and I'm trying to improve my water. The water will be seen top down, and I want to apply a shader to it to make it better looking. I understand the concept of distortion shaders ...
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What's wrong with my method of getting intermediate rendering to my postprocessing shader?

I'm working on a project in OpenGL. Earlier this week, I successfully implemented Deferred Shading, but I'm not sure how to pass the information from the Deferred Shader to the Post Processing Shader. ...
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How do I control which calculations are done on the CPU and which are done on the GPU?

My current understanding is that anything done in a shader file is done on the GPU, and anything done in my (Java, in my case) code is done on the CPU. Is this an accurate description?
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Why does my depth test fail on Nvidia cards?

I sent a test version of my in-development game to some friends, and they found out that the Depth Test in OpenGL does not work on Nvidia cards. I'm using LWJGL. I use my own matrices and send them ...
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Explaining Unity Sprite-Default Shader

I would like to know why we would use alpha blending in that shader for just rendering a sprite, which is just a texture ? What is tint color ? Why we multiply the alpha value by the color here ? ...
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SFML - Rendering a torch with a fire animation [duplicate]

I have coded a 3D maze simulator in SFML using raycasting. However, I want to add a torch to the screen, so that the lighting seems more realistic. From my understanding, I would have to use ...
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What are .fxo and .cod files for?

I've been reading about shaders and looking at code. I found this in the code I'm looking at and it obviously has "Basic.fxo" there. BasicFX = new BasicEffect(device, L"FX/Basic.fxo"); Now my ...
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How to render grid properly, especially over distance?

I'm drawing a grid, pretty much like one can see in the Unity editor itself or any 3D-editor, many 3D-related applications and some games. But it doesn't look pretty in my case. I put a few random ...
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How can I make this shader background more efficient?

I want to use a shader as a background for a mobile game. I'm using libgdx for my project. I've never written glsl before, but here's my attempt so far: http://glslsandbox.com/e#22332.13 On desktop ...
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Generating 3D-like effect

I'm making a 2D sidescroller game and want to give the blocks a 3D like effect. This way it looks like the player is walking on 3D blocks while walking on a 2D plane (thus having only x,y ...
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Discarding triangles in Unity

I have about 2+ years of experience in computer gaming development and I just started writing my own shaders to help me utilize performance. I have this problem that I'm trying to work around but ...
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Shader - Realtime texture masking

The first thing that comes in mind is masking using RGBA values. With this you can obtain this kind of textures and this kind of results. But with this, you can only store up to 4 masks inside a ...
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GLSL: Vertex attribute to int

I'm trying to write a shader which renders a multitextured geometry wihout rerendering the geometry with each texture. In my test I'm not using textures, I just convert the texture index to a color ...
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Reasonable texture Formats for VertexTextureFetch in GL

Wich is a reasonable GL version that have support for vertex textures fetchs(VTF) in OpenGL ? (for example GL 3.0, 3.1, 3.3) What textures formats should I expect to be supported in average video ...
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Encoding Floats to RGBA and Blending causing artifacts

I am using float packing to encode a float value inside a RGBA texture because I don't have access to float texture unfortunately. Here are the function I am using for encoding and decoding. inline ...