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

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Approximating Subdivision Surfaces with Gregory Patches for Hardware Tessellation

I'm trying to implement the approach (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/cloop/sga09.pdf). Unfortunately I'm not quite clear regarding the formulas in chapter 3, I am hoping to get some ...
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Framebuffer Heightmap Performance Problems

I am using a framebuffer to procedurally create heightmaps with perlin noise in GLSL shaders. There are two main problems that I am experiencing with this. I have a quadtree for the terrain and in the ...
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How can I remove branches from a fragment shader function?

I have a fragment shader, when I've carefully managed to remove most branching decisions, as I have found out through research here that they are bad. But I have one function that I just can't work ...
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What is the difference between shader uniforms and attributes in OpenGL?

I don't fully understand the differences between uniforms and attributes. To be honest, I probably haven't even used attributes. Can uniforms change for each vertex? I mean to calculate the vertex's ...
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Unity3D object fill shader

I've been researching this for a while, and had no luck yet. I figured I'd ask here to see if anyone had any good ideas. Essentially what I want is a shader that can make only part of an object ...
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Difference between texture.Load() and texture.Sample() methods in DirectX?

The question is simply that: What is the difference between texture.Load() and texture.Sample() in DirectX? I've used a Texture2D to store the depth in a pass of a DirectX Shader (with SharpDX), and ...
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How do I use UsePass in a shader in Unity when the pass does not have a name?

I'm trying to use passes from a given built-in shader in Unity. The docs say that the syntax is UsePass "Name". The problem is that built-in shaders don't have names on their passes. How could I do ...
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Alpha interpolation in a pixel shader

How does the interpolation in a fragment shader work when it comes to the alpha parameter? I'm programming a shader with SharpDX, DirectX11. My idea is to interpolate 2 3d points of a segment, so ...
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Fragment shader seems to floor() imprecisely

I'm trying to interpolate coordinates in my fragment shader. Unfortunately if close to the upper edge the interpolated value of fVertexInteger seems to be rounded up instead of beeing floored. This ...
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How can I find a position between 4 vertices in a fragment shader?

I'm creating a shader with SharpDX (DirectX11 in C#) that takes a segment (2 points) from the output of a Vertex Shader and then passes them to a Geometry Shader, which converts this line into a ...
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What is the minimum of shader I need to use to run basic calculation on GPU?

I read, that the Hull Shader, Domain Shader, Geometry Shader and Pixel Shader can be used optional. So, is the Vertex Shader optional too? If no: What does a basic Vertex Shader look like? Just like a ...
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Shadowmap first phase and shaders

I am using OpenGL 3.3 and am tryin to implement shadow mapping using cube maps. I have a framebuffer with a depth attachment and a cube map texture. My question is how to design the shaders for the ...
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PCF shadow shader math causing artifacts

For a while now I used PCSS for my shadow technique of choice until I discovered a type of percentage closer filtering. This method creates really smooth shadows and with hopes of improving ...
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Rendering oily/polluted water?

Any shader wizards out there have an idea of how to achieve an oily/polluted water effect, similar to this: Ideally, the water would not be uniformly oily, but instead the oil could be generated ...
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Accesing depth buffer from shader

I read this presentation and on 6th slide I found that is not need to use multiple render targets and depth can be taken directly from depth buffer. From which version of DirectX or OpenGL can be ...
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What's wrong with this Open GL ES 2.0. Shader?

I just can't understand this. The code works perfectly on the emulator(Which is supposed to give more problems than phones…), but when I try it on a LG-E610 it doesn't compile the vertex shader. This ...
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Masking OpenGL texture by a pattern

Tiled terrain. User wants to build a structure. He presses build and for each tile there is an "allow" or "disallow" tile sprite added to the scene. FPS drops right away, since there are 600+ tiles ...
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infer half vector length in BRDF

it's my first question on stack. Is it possible to infer length of the half angle vector for specular lighting from N·L and N·V without the whole view and light vectors? I may be completely off-track, ...
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Direct3D11 and SharpDX - How to pass a model instance's world matrix as an input to a vertex shader

Using Direct3D11, I'm trying to pass a matrix into my vertex shader from the instance buffer that is associated with a given model's vertices and I can't seem to construct my InputLayout without ...
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Radiosity using a hemisphere

I'm working on a radiosity processor. I'm projecting scene geometry onto a hemisphere at a high order of tessellation during a visibility pass onto a 1024x1024 render target. The problem is that the ...
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GLSL, Internal error: assembly compile error for fragment shader at offset 513

My vertex and fragment shaders link correctly. When I try and link my shader program I get the error: "Internal error: assembly compile error for fragment shader at offset 513". Pastebin of fragment ...
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What Shading/Rendering techniques are being used in this image?

My previous question wasn't clear enough. From a rendering point of view what kind of techniques are used in this image as I would like to apply a similar style (I'm using OpenGL if that matters): ...
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How do I use unpackHalf2x16?

I'm trying to use (un)packHalf2x16, without success so far. I'm drawing with: glVertexAttribIPointer(0, 2, GL_UNSIGNED_INT, 0, 0); glEnableVertexAttribArray(0); glBindBuffer(GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vbo); ...
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Cylinder scrolling / wrap-around world using shaders?

I am making a 2D game using OpenGL ES 2.0 (libgdx), where the world will wrap-around itself on Y-axis. Apart from implementing the "modulo" method in my rendering code, I'm wondering whether it's ...
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How to automatically render all opaque meshes with a specific shader?

I have a specular outline shader that I want to be used on all opaque meshes of the scene whenever a specific camera renders. The shader is working properly when it is manually applied to some ...
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Are buffers in OpenGL associated with GLSL programs?

I have two different shader programs in my OpenGL code. 1- renders simple font using freetype 2- simple shader which draw primitive shapes. I sent both of them some data using buffers, I understood ...
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Improving the efficiency of my bloom/glow shader

I'm making a neon style game where everything is glowing but the glow I have is kinda small and I want to know if there's an efficient way to increase the size of it other than increasing the pixel ...
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Fast lighting with multiple lights

How can I implement fast lighting with multiple lights? I don't want to restrain the player, he can place an unlimited number and possibly overlapping (point) lights into the level. The problem is ...
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Why i can not load a simple pixel shader effect (. fx) file in xna?

I just want to load a simple *.fx file into my project to make a (pixel shader) effect. But whenever I try to compile my project, I get the following error in visual studio Error List: Errors ...
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Directional light causes an FPS drop

I have only one object in the scene and it is lit with a directional light. It uses the mobile/diffuse shader. The issue is that on iPhone 4 the FPS drops from ~42FPS to ~11FPS when the directional ...
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Compute Shader Memory Sharing

Ok guys I have had some pretty good success on this site but I feel that this is a pretty complex question. I am trying to do tile based deferred lighting using DirectX 11 and the compute shader. ...
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GLSL 2d Per Pixel Lighting

First time writing shaders, and having a bit of an issue getting per-pixel lighting to work. The problem is pretty simple, but I'm afraid am doing something wrong here. Vertex Shader: #version 150 ...
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Is it possible to convert maya/max shaders into AGAL/Stage3D?

I am using flare3d engine which support basic maya shaders but doesn't support many of cool shaders (ex: Architecture) available in maya/max. I am just wondering is it possible to convert/export these ...
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Bump mapping Problem GLSL

I am having a slight problem with my Bump Mapping project. Although everything works OK (at least from what I know) there is a slight mistake somewhere and I get incorrect shading on the brick wall ...
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Terrain effect animations in Unity

I am trying to find out how can I make terrain effects animations that are possible at any given position. I have though about this and I can't seem to find any ideal solution using the following: a) ...
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XNA Shader has an unwanted tint

I'm working on a shader but it has a weird tint to it and I'm not sure why. Right now it's extremely simple, it just sets a rendertarget, draws to it, passes it as a texture to the shader then oututs ...
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How to achieve animated glow

I am trying to achieve something I've seen numerous times, but I don't know where to start from. I've come across numerous old effects, which I can't recreate. The said effects are the glow animations ...
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Shadow mapping does not work correctly using GLSL shaders

I'm a beginner in shadow mapping. I have in my scene two meshes : a cube and a floor. The scene is lighted by a single point light. Here's for the following display the light properties : ...
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Help on my glow shader!

I'm trying to create a glow shader for a neon style game but I'm having a little trouble with rendertargets. Right now all I want is something VERY simple where I change the rendertarget, draw to it ...
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Which code is faster to convert -1 to 0 and 1 to 1?

I'm writing a shader for rendering the sides of triangles with different colors. I have a value mediump float back = dot(V, N) which is positive if the normal faces away from the camera and negative ...
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Large vertex buffer vs multiple draw calls

I'm just getting started with OpenGL, and I'm attempting to use it to create a 2D game. In this game, I have a hexagonal grid made up of a very large variety of differently-colored hexagons. As a ...
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Replacing 4 additive sprite layers with a single shader. Just can't get it right

I'm using directx9 and have 4 textures I want to draw on top of each other. if I do this: PDevice->SetRenderState(D3DRS_SRCBLEND,D3DBLEND_SRCALPHA); ...
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HLSL's Tex2D for GLSL?

I am trying to port a HLSL shader to GLSL. I'm just not quite sure how to convert this line: outA += Input.Color.a * tex2D(s, Input.TexCoord.xy + float2(-4.0 * pxSz.x * blurSize,0)).a * 0.05; ...
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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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Monogame working with Krypton

I am trying to make a simple 2D game engine using Monogame and the Krypton 2.0 lighting engine. So far I have succeeded in rendering a light but I am unable to generate any shadows from any hull's. ...
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Hemispherical Projection

I'm trying to implement a radiosity processor. I'm aware of many places online to find information about radiosity. I found a great source on NVidia's website is GPU Gems - Chapter 39 . On this page ...
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XNA Strange Lighting, Shader

Hey guys, i have strange lighting problem. I've written my own "deferred lighting" shader and this happend: Pic: Normal-Map Pic: Light-Map As long as i only use one big mesh everything seems ...
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How do I align textures properly with an exploding sprite / breakable body?

I'm working on a game based on Box2D and Starling which includes breakable bodies - bodies/objects that when hit with sufficient force break apart (into smaller pieces). I've managed the physics part ...
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Draw wireframe overlay of model in GLSL

I have a 3D model that has a GLSL script, and I want to draw a line on each border of its polygons in the fragment shader. What should I do? Note: I am using Ogre3D, so I can't use OpenGL's ...
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Jet engine exhaust shader [closed]

How would I create a jet engine exhaust effect, as shown in the image from Fzero GX below. GLSL and OpenGL examples/solutions are prefered, though other resources are also welcome. Requirements ...