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Skybox: OpenGL texCUBE vs a textured cube

In OpenGL, the typical way that I've seen to set up a skybox using cubemapping is to create a cube in camera space, prepare a cubemap sampler with the appropriate six-sided texture, and then in the ...
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How does the GPU know how to form triangles for a given mesh?

I have just begun learning shader programing. What I learned is that the rasteriser groups three vertices to form a triangle for doing further operations. If that's true how does the rasteriser ...
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Implementing directional lighting in voxel based polygon-engine

I'm having trouble implementing directional lighting. (I'm not that familiar with 3D.) The problem is that the lighting does not "follow/flow with" the other blocks next to them. How should I fix ...
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Issues compiling .fx shader to MGFX

I've been trying to port Catalinzima's 2D lighting example over to MonoGame to try and get some basic understanding around it and adapt it for use in my engine. I've been trying to convert the two .fx ...
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What coordinates are we passing to pixel shader from vertex shader?

I have read articles about shader programing and understood the very basic knowledge of shader programing. One thing I always get confused is about the texture mapping. What I pass(output) from VS to ...
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Texture Stretching on VBO cube

I'm using JOGL and I'm trying to render a textured VBO cube with glDrawArrays. The cube renders, but the texture is stretched and stripy as seen in the picture above. It seams that changing my ...
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How can I determine the extreme color values in a texture?

I am looking for a way to determine the most extreme color values for all of the texels in a texture. So for a texture consisting only of black and white texels, the extreme values should be (0,0,0) ...
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How can I profile the speed of my vertex and fragment shaders separately?

I'd like to know how I can check to see if either my vertex or my fragment shader is a bottleneck in my rendering pipeline. I've read about using glQueryCounter with the GL_TIMESTAMP target to get ...
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What are mental ray shaders and can I use them in my own game?

I'm using the FBX SDK to import and display FBX models in my OpenGL app. It works fine so far with a simple phong shader and displays basic models. However I have some FBX models that have custom ...
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Is a Gaussian blur a fairly accurate representation of soft shadow edges?

I'm not sure if real life soft shadows (from close,large light sources) have a Gaussian or linear falloff, or something else. I'm working on something where I can create the shadows by manipulating ...
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Bad pixels on shader when loading cached binary programs

I have been trying to cache binary shader programs in my game and load them accordingly using "glGetProgramBinaryOES" and "glProgramBinaryOES" respectively. I was successfully able to cache and load ...
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Slow uniform array in shader causing FPS drop

I'm trying to use an uniform array of matrices in my compute shader. However, it's really slow. I've narrowed it down to this lines of code: uniform mat4 someMatrixArray[64]; ... vec4 result = ...
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Compute min/max position of tile in compute shader

I'm trying to implement tiled deferred lighting with OpenGL compute shaders. For that, I need to compute the minimum and maximum position of each tile. My first approach was to use atomicCounters ...
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Shader: vertex manipulation basics [duplicate]

I know this is a very noob question, but please bear with me I'm very new to graphics programming (I come from an iOS and web app development background). When you modify the position of a vertex ...
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Projective texturing and falloff

I quite understand how projective texturing works. I implemented successfully a shader for that following nvidia doc. The major problem I'm facing is that with that implementation the projector ...
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Accessing uniform variables from a Cg shader in OpenGL

I am trying to implement a simple PC program with OpenGL, using mandatorily Cg shaders (no Unity whatsoever). I have found some tips on this page http://bobobobo.wordpress.com/2008/10/05/cg-1/ and ...
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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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How to add a flashlight in libgdx?

So I want to add a flashlight to the game when the game starts to get darker which I already have working. I bound a light texture to the batch and the first problem is that for some reason the ...
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Texturing a VBO cube (JOGL)

I've been having trouble texturing a cube using vertex buffer objects. EDIT: I updated/replaced my shaders to fit the right version. The program compiles and links, but it shuts down java in ...
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One draw call with one big mesh VS many draw calls with many little meshes

I have read that in order to optimize WebGL application, one should reduce an amount of draw calls. But does it mean that computing a one big mesh from all single meshes on CPU by modifying vertices ...
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MonoGame: Can't compile effect

I'm having trouble compiling a very simple pixel shader using the content pipeline in MonoGame 3.2. Whenever I compile the shader using "ps_3_0" it works but when I try to load it using the ...
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Problem draw SkyBox behind my sun - XNA

I try to create a small and simple 3D games on XNA. I recently started to add a skyBox after added a sun in my game with the sample by Microsoft here ...
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Lighting computation viewing direction

This is something that's really cooking my noodle. When I'm computing the light response for a material in my fragment shader, I'm using the standard 3 normalized vectors, in eye space: fragment ...
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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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How to change pixel color of Texture with Fragment Shader

I want to change the pixel color of a texture. I don't know where to start and what to add. Really need help, I only find useless snippets in the internet. My current Code: public void ...
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DirectX9 Normal/Bump Mapping Weird Texturing Artifact

As you can see the artifact here is like a triangle of the mesh getting more light. The important part of my code is below. This is the vertex declaration. VertexElement[0].Stream = 0; ...
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Combine Two Shader Program [closed]

For my android application, I want to apply brightness and contrast shader on same image. At present I am using gpuimage plugin. In that I found two separate program for brightness and contrast as ...
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Component-wise GLSL vector branching

I'm aware that it usually is a BAD idea to operate separately on GLSL vec's components separately. For example: //use instrinsic functions, they do the calculation on 4 components at a time. float ...
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How can I compile a Direct3D 9 effect from a file?

I started working with shaders recently in DirectX9. I noticed that there is a D3DXCompileShaderFromFile function for IDirect3DVertexShader9 and pixel shader. Which compiles the shader and gives you ...
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Linking one uniform variable to many shaders

Let's say, that I have 3 programs, and in each of those programs there is a view matrix uniform, which should be the same in all those programs. Right now, when my camera moves, I need to re-upload ...
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2D metaball liquid effect - how to feed output of one rendering pass as input to another shader

I'm attempting to make a shader for unity3d web project. I want to implement something like in the great answer by DMGregory in this question. in order to achieve a final look something like this.. ...
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What is wrong with my specular phong shading

I'm sorry if this should be placed on stackoverflow instead however seeing as this is graphics related I was hoping you guys could help me: I'm attempting to write a phong shader and currently working ...
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Achieve anisotropic filtering

I want to set anisotropic filtering to my scene. I use SharpDX (DirectX 11) and C#. How do i set up anisotropic filtering in my shader? Currently i try that in the shader: Texture2D tex; sampler ...
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Depth Map resolution shifting

the problem is with shadow mapping as you can see, actually it works fine but in a certain condition that the Depth Map size must be equal to the size of rendering buffer, I use an infinite ...
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draw fog of war using shaders

I am making a RTS game, and I'd like some advice on how to best render fog of wars, given what I'm already doing. You can imagine this game as being a classic RTS like Age of Empires 2, where the fog ...
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XNA Shader deformation event driven

I’m working on this tutorial trying to figure out how i can modify the code in order to get the deformation along only one axis (for example Z axis) when I hit a button on my keybord. In other words, ...
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Why distance field text rendering have clear outline?

http://www.valvesoftware.com/publications/2007/SIGGRAPH2007_AlphaTestedMagnification.pdf All the process for doing distance rendering is clear, but 'how does it work' is not clear for me. It looks ...
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Tessellation vs Geometry Shader

Correct me if I'm wrong, but both the Geometry Shader and the Tessellation Shader jobs are to generate vertices in the Graphic Pipeline. What I would like to know is how they are different and when ...
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Global variables with fixed shaders [closed]

In Unity3D, can I use global shader uniform variables with fixed function shaders?
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Render 2 images that uses different shaders

Based on the giawa/nehe tutorials, how can I render 2 images with different shaders. I'm pretty new to OpenGl and shaders so I'm not completely sure whats happening in my code, but I think the shaders ...
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List of GLSL ES built-in variables

I am writing an article on WebGL and three.js, I'm trying to search all the built-in variables available in the vertex and fragment shader. I've found many sites mentioning some, for example: ...
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Calculating Per Vertex Normal in Geometry Shader

I am able to calculate normals per face in my Geometry Shader but i want to calculate per vertex normal for smooth shading. My Geometry shader is #version 430 core layout ( triangles ) in; layout ( ...
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What is the maximum number of shaders I can have in OpenGL 4?

What is the maximum limit of shaders I can have on the GPU? With 1000 different objects, I might have 1000 * 5 shaders (vertex, tcs, tes, geo, frag) on the GPU at a time. Though only one will be ...
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Can't read .cso files but I can read their .hlsl versions?

Well I've been trying to read a .cso file to use as a shader for a DirectX program I'm currently making. Problem is no matter how I implemented a way to read the file it never worked. And after ...
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opengl output to texture with 4 levels of depth

i'm building a game where transparency is important. I can live with being restricted to four levels of depth and my current plan is to do two passes: 1. render everything to a texture using ...
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Optimizations using GLSL shaders

I have written a simple OpenGL application using GLSL shaders. Actually, my program just displays a simple cube with a phong lighting effect like below : Here's a peace of the client code : ...
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Should I use different input layout for meshes (vertices) with and without normal maps?

I'm writing an DirectX11 game. About 60% of my game models (or "of my vertices") have: Position Texture coordinate Some of them use: Position Texture coordinate Normals And few of them: ...
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How many active shaders at one frame in the game (should I typically use)? 5? Or more like 100?

I have a question: how many shaders are usually active at the same time in one scene in modern games? I mean: I know that multiple shaders are being used (switching between them in each frame). And ...
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Unity - Part of the sprite is covered in shadow

I have a sprite with Transparent/Cutout/Diffuse shader. Recieving shadows is turned on in SpriteRenderer. The light is a pointlight and I am using deffered rendering path. However when I am above or ...
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Diffuse Mapping in a Game

I want to figure out the diffuse maps of some rusted objects that I plan to render in my game arena. I have taken the images of some sample objects and have also scanned them for a model of the ...