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Iris-wipe shader not properly working

I'm working on creating an iris wipe transition, like the ones you see in old cartoons - a fully transparent circle closes on a certain point, leaving a full screen of a solid color. Additionally, the ...
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Rendering issues in Monogame when using shaders

I am currently fiddling with Monogame, trying to work with Shaders and I have encountered a really weird issue. If the first ever draw in the application's lifetime is with a custom shader all further ...
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What causes still objects have lines in them when lighting is being changed? [duplicate]

First, here is what I'm talking about (I changed the contrast to make it more visable, since it's not really visible in still images): Ingore the chat box, I was spamming buttons to see which one ...
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In Unity shaders, how is IN.worldRefl calculated?

I want to know how the world reflection vector in shaders is calculated so that I can manipulate it, but there is no documentation on what it does or how Unity calculates it. How is the reflection ...
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Implementing my own UI sprite class in Unity using shaders: where and how to position the sprites

For learning purposes, I am trying to implement my own UI classes in Unity "from scratch", in the GPU using shaders. I mean, I am trying to use simple 2D sprites either positioned via shaders or ...
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HLSL topology mismatch question

I'm trying to write a fur shader with the shells & fins technique. Currently I receive this DirectX error D3D11 ERROR: ID3D11DeviceContext::DrawIndexed: The declared input primitive type in ...
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GLSL - Only draw arond point / flashlight effect

I'm currently trying to achieve a sort of flashlight effect in GLSL. I only want to draw textures within a certain distance of a specified point (the mouse position, for example). Here's a quick ...
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Is there a way to identify, within a shader, the current GPU thread ID?

My question is rather simple: within a shader, is there a way (that works both in DirectX and OpenGL) to retrieve the ID of the given GPU thread being executed at the given iteration? I am using ...
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Particle-system in the GPU in Unity: how to load/store data from/to a texture in the shader?

I have been implementing a simple GPU-based particle system in Unity, for my current game. The setup is indeed not very elaborated: the shader receives a set of coordinates passed trough the position ...
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Bullet holes on curved surfaces and corners

So right now I am making an FPS game where the gun creates bullet holes (plane with texture) on impact, but there is a problem with that, if I shoot at the edge the plane will stick out and also ...
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shader tutorial for unity [closed]

I would like to start developing my own shaders within unity. For starters I would like to do a screen spaced blur. Are there any good tutorials to learn shader development besides the official ...
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DirectX 11 - Problem with low resolution decals

I'm trying to add a decal system in my DirectX engine but i'm facing some problems with the quality of the textures projected. Every other no decal texture look fine, but these ones look really bad. ...
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How to apply individual colours in a fragment shader?

I'm trying to write my own shader. Within the target mesh I have assigned the following attributes in a script: mesh.vertices = points; mesh.colors = colours; //Each element of the array hold a ...
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How to get color or value from material with shader?

I have a sphere with a shader with colors for specific heights and I want to get the value at the cursor(height) or color of the point the cursor is on when clicked. Is there a good way to get this ...
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Linear gradient shader ( Photoshop-like)

I'm searching a way to implement a linear gradient shader that behaves as the linear gradient in Photoshop (only the vertical case is necessary). It will be applied to 2D sprites. Currently I'm ...
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Shader only rendering 1/4th of the screen

I've asked the same question on SO here and they suggested I should ask here instead. I'm currently trying to create a gaussian blur shader, and while I've successfully created the blur effect my ...
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Depth of Field Blur - Weighted sampling?

I've been studying Intel's fantastic article titled "An investigation of fast real-time GPU-based image blur algorithms" (here), where-in they state that Gaussian blur would need to be customized for ...
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Low intensity of projector in dark enviornments

I am using light Projector as Headlight for player bike....The thing happening is the intensity of projector reduces in dark environment whereas in normal sunny day projector brightness is proper ,. ...
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GLSL uniform array with size set by another uniform

Will the follwing GLSL code work? #version 330 uniform int size; uniform float[size]; void main() { //do something }
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Upgrading Unity from 5.1 to 5.3.4 has broken game, specifically models made in Blender

I recently decided to upgrade Unity after putting it off for some time as I have a rather sizable project started in 5.1. I knew there would be some hurdles, however, I have had very little luck in ...
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How is Signed Distance Field Ray Marching implemented for a dynamic world?

I think I understand the basics of Signed Distance Field Ray Marching. You model your scene with a bunch of distance fields (such as these: http://iquilezles.org/www/articles/distfunctions/...
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Unity Shader blending colors and color values above 1

I have source images where each pixel is one of exactly 4 colors: red = (1,0,0) green = (0,1,0) blue = (0,0,1) black = (0,0,0) I'm trying to modify Unity's default sprite shader to use those ...
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How to optimize this branching instruction?

I have an outline shader, which samples my texture 8 times to compute the outline. The problem is, that there's transitional alpha values between picture and background. To cut them off I'm using the ...
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How to write a custom shader in Unity 3D that lights up a specific pixel or group of pixel?

I'm making a FPS game in Unity, and I want the environment to light up as the player is shooting on his environment. The map would be entirely put in darkness at the beginning, but as the player ...
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How do I procedurally generate a histogram from an image?

I have a media player application which uses shaders. I'm searching for the best way to generate a histogram for the displayed image. I've thought of these 2 approaches: Generate histogram using ...
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When do I need to call `glUseProgram`?

Looking at examples at http://learnopengl.com/#!Getting-started/Hello-Triangle and many different places, I've found that the draw sequence usually goes like this: // setup VBO, VAO, load shaders ...
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How to do Chromatic Aberration on a transparent background?

I have a problem with a chromatic aberration shader effect... If I produce the effect on a white background I get exactly what I want: But if I do the same effect on a transparent background I get ...
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How to do an xBR or hqx filter in MonoGame?

I have been trying to implement an HD filter (xBR or HQX) in my MonoGame game project but so far got no success. I have checked out this question, but the shaders provided in the answers don't seem to ...
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OpenGL Shader Storage Buffer Objects array length problem

Ok guys, I think I have a very strange problem. I have an old laptop, but its HD 6370M currently supports opengl 4.4, so i decided to learn how to use some new features of this platform, so after ...
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How can I create a wind visual effect like Ori?

I'm working on a mobile game in Cocos2D. The game mechanic is very similar to Ori and the Blind Forest's parachute (Kuro's feather) mechanic. I want to be able to render a visual effect for wind ...
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How do I create a manual object with colors for each vertex?

How do I create a shaded manual object with colours for each vertex? Eg if ogreObj is the Ogre::ManualObject : ogreObj->begin("BaseWhiteNoLighting", Ogre::RenderOperation::OT_TRIANGLE_LIST); ...
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Pixel Perfect Texture Sampling

Right now I am using the following two shaders to render a sprite from a texture used as a sprite atlas onto a canvas that has canvas_size pixels in screen coordinates. I use a static quad as input ...
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Additive “Sprites/Default” shader

The Sprites/Default shader multiplies the color with the provided tint, while I need to add it instead. I fixed this copying the shader (taken from here) and simply changing the line return tex2D(...
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Unity: Built-In Shader Transformation Explanation Resource

I'm working on some of my first shaders and taking a look at the variables included by cginc I see this list of transformation matrices: I've watched some beginner talks and I understand what the ...
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Sine-based Tiled Procedural Bump

I am trying to implement this formula to generate bump but I am facing some issue. The result doesn't look the same it's much darker. Here is my result (without same parameters) but it is much ...
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vertex shader doesn't work properly

Linux, OPenGL 3.0, GLSL 130 (Intel card) I'm learning OpenGL and successfully rendered a triangle, but as soon as I create the matrix of projection I get an error. The shader compiles and works ...
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YUV target on GL_TEXTURE_EXTERNAL_OES

I am using a surface texture bound to GL_TEXTURE_EXTERNAL_OES. I read that the GL_TEXTURE_EXTERNAL_OES texture target is usually in a YUV color space. I want to take "y" value for each pixel in ...
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Unity simple solid color alpha shader

I searched for a shader, where I can set a solid color, which I can fade in or out like I want. There is not such a thing build in as far as I could see. Now I got this code, which works fine in case ...
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Spherical Area Lights do not match reference

So I'm adding spherical area lights to my application, and comparing my results with mitsuba, I am getting some differences (left is my approach, right is mitsuba - a pathtraced reference): What I ...
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Solution for Shipping Optimized and Minified GLSL?

I've tried to find a reputable optimizing compiler for GLSL that takes source shaders, performs what optimizations it can statically assume, and outputs a minified GLSL file with optimizations, ...
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Profiling frame rate in shader

I used adreno profiler to profile a mediaplayer shader application: source : https://github.com/crossle/MediaPlayerSurface/blob/master/src/me/crossle/demo/surfacetexture/VideoSurfaceView.java The ...
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Is it possible to use true Blinn-Phong lighting on Unity Android/IOS?

I've noticed that the Unity's Legacy Shaders/Specular shader does not work on mobiles due to the lighting model being incompatible. I then tried using the Mobile/Bumped Specular shader, but this ...
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Shader questions with regards to the SpriteBatch in XNA/MonoGame

So I've finally decided to create my very own GUI system. And I'd like it to use shaders for pretty much all rendering. Think "WPF/Direct2D Brushes". Except to my knowledge, using shaders with the ...
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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 : https://github.com/crossle/MediaPlayerSurface/blob/master/src/me/crossle/demo/surfacetexture/...
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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 non-...
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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 ...