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

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What is a good way of handling shaders?

I'm currently reading this book and are at the chapter about the rendering subsystem of a game engine. Now, the book suggests that a material is a structure that provides information on how to shade ...
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OpenGL - Program stops responding after linking a compiled shader

I have an OpenGL compute shader that compiles with no errors and I attach the shader to the program. When I try to link the program the program stops responding all together. I have never had a ...
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What is dynamic branching in shader? And How to check which runs on android phone?

Is it simple "for" or "while" in loop with variable? Is it standard term? I have errors on some android devices with "for"-terms. [0020.31] Log: Compiling Shader 0x8200000000_0x3000000000000000, ...
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Unity - Meta pass and Precomputed Realtime GI

I am writing a shader in Unity and I would like to use some special values for the precomputed realtime GI. I am using a vertex fragment shader as it seems that it offers much more controls than a ...
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Pass uniforms to Filter's shader

I wanna implement this shader (https://www.shadertoy.com/view/MslGWN#) in PhaserJS state. So i transformed the shader to WebGL style. I overload Phaser.Filter's update function to pass iChannel ...
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OpenGL, glDrawElementsInstanced behaving differently on NVIDIA GPU than AMD

I have an AMD GPU on my desktop, AMD HD 5770. I am working on a project on my desktop for over a year. In the scene, I have instanced grass and instanced trees. Everything is working fine on desktop, ...
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Device.SetRenderTarget Prevents Shader From Executing

Using DirectX 9 and C++. I'm trying to finalize this code to run a HLSL shader on in-memory data. In theory it should be working. In practice the shader doesn't run. ...
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How to Set Compiled Pixel Shader

When compiling a shader with D3DXCompileShaderFromFile, it works. But what if the shaders are pre-compiled into .cso files? I have this function. It fails. What's the proper way of loading the pixel ...
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Run Simple HLSL Pixel Shader with DirectX 9

I'm trying to run HLSL Pixel Shaders with DirectX 9 where I feed a texture in, run the HLSL code and copy the resulting texture back from memory. I think I'm getting pretty close, although a LOT of ...
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Cube map for texturing edge distortions

I am using a cube map to texture a sphere and all is well except the seams that become very noticeable near the corners of the cube. I have tried to correct the sampling coordinates in the shader, ...
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HSLS shader for floating point (grayscale) textures

I have the following problem: Input data is a float[], representing a 2D texture with floating point values (I need the dynamic range to be larger than 255), e.g. size 100x200. I would like to ...
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Outline with toon shader in unity is way too large

This is what's happening to the model I've attached this toon shader to. It seems to be creating this black hole of some sort and I can't figure out why and how to fix it. I would just like it to ...
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Add Atten property in Unity Shaderlab

In Unity Shaderlab shader, Is there any way to apply _Atten value? Using surface shader, and vertex/fragment shader I can do it easily. But, I didn't find any reference to do that in Shaderlab ...
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speed/power trade-offs in sprite-based vs shader-based games?

I'm trying to understand how expensive (speed-wise and battery-wise) certain shader-based code is compared to the sprite-based code I'm used to. I apologize up front that this question is a bit ...
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Taking a 2D slice of a 3D volume

I have a regular 3D polygon and I'd like to display 2D slices of it. What is the best way to achieve this? (Preferrably in OpenGL, but a general algorithm/tecnique would be good as well). I've ...
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Alpha Lambert Shader Transparent even when Alpha is 1?

So I'm writing a shader that has to be differently transparent in different spots. However, when I use #pragma surface surf Lambert alpha, the object is partially transparent even when I force alpha ...
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Phong shading blows out things close to white [OpenGL]; is there a way around this?

I'm doing per-pixel lighting using the Phong shading model. In pseudo code this looks like: vec4 ambientColor = light.ambientIntensity * material.diffuse; vec4 diffuseColor = light.diffuseIntensity ...
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Slick2d - apply shader

I have a problem. I'm trying to apply a shader to the whole screen. Since I haven't used shaders before I don't know how to pass the texture to the shader. Everything else works... So here are the ...
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Shader - Simple SSS lighting issue

I am trying to create a simple subsurface scattering effect using a shader but I am facing a small issue. Look at those screenshots. The three images represents three lighting states (above surface, ...
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Applying Image Effect to specific texture uploaded and not to both texture and background

Hi I was following this script and shader example for brightness, contrast and saturation. I was able to follow along by attaching the C# script to the main camera and the shader to the script object. ...
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How to sample png heightmap in HLSL

I am working on simple parallax shader and I have problem with sampling height texture for value. My aproach amples texture and give me RGB values of picture: tex2D(TextureHeightSampler, ...
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MonoGame Shader - 2MGFX cant compile in SM4

am trying to compile three .fx custom shader files from a monogame sample project, i am tryting to get running for windows phone. The GaussianBlur.fx file is: // Pixel shader applies a one ...
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Is Phong shading supposed to be so camera-angle dependent?

I'm not sure if I have a bug in my code or not. It seems like it's a bug, or at least a major shortfall. Here's two images of the same model at slightly different angles (by moving the camera): As ...
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Unity material is missing after compilation

I have a piece of code that signals the player that a projectile has hit its target. Everything works fine during the playmode, however after I compile it, it acts as if there was a missing material. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Slick2D shader crashes, but only after a while

I'm using Slick2D's ShaderProgram for shader-based drawing in my game. Some players report that after 3-10 minutes, the game inevitably crashes hard during what appears to be a setUniform4f operation ...
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Very subtle HLSL syntax change causes compliation error

The following HLSL works and compiles: texture2D renderTarget; float h; // declared here sampler GetRenderTarget = sampler_state { texture = <renderTarget>; }; float3 GetHsvFromRgb(float3 ...
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Shadow mapping comparing depth in GLSL

I've been trying to figure out how to compare against my shadow map, which has a shader that just does the following: gl_FragColor.r = gl_FragCoord.z; And my vertex shader for the render pass does ...
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How to upload lights when doing one pass per light

Suppose I have a reasonable amount of light sources that I upload at once in my forward rendering and accumulate them in shader. Now that I am willing to move to deferred, and so one pass per light, ...
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HLSL Shader Relative Positioning

I've got a shader that does the texturing, lighting, etc. for my game engine (written on top of MonoGame, in case that's relevant) for my block-terrain-based game (everything is rendered as triangles ...
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Gaussian blur not working correctly

So pretty much I tried to add a gaussian blur to something I am making and it is acting oddly. The setup is like: [All framebuffers are cleared to rgba(0,0,0,0), normal blend enabled] Draw some solid ...
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XNA `tex2Dlod` always returns transparent black

I want to sample a texture in a vertex shader, so at first I just tried using float2 texcoords = ...; color = tex2D(texture, texcoords); But apparently I cannot use tex2D in a vertex shader, and ...
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How to pass a custom array of data to a shader

I want to know how to pass an array of data (it will be an encoded map, actually) to the fragment shader so I can query it as an array. AFAIK this is sadly not implemented in unity, so I'm looking ...
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OpenGL shading doesn't work with different projection and view matrices?

I found an online (public-domain) code to do marching cubes, and I am trying to adapt this code to work in my own project. The code uses GLUT and "older-style" OpenGL, whereas I am using GLM and ...
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Using a Quad to cut out a Layer?

Looking for options on this, but I wanted to take a Quad (or other shape), apply a material to it, and have it cutout an entire layer, to reveal the layers below/behind it. Sort of like a portal ...
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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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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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Bilinear filter in repeating texture, HLSL

I have a repeating texture that I'm using as a scroll surface. The idea is that as I pan the surface I adjust the texture coordinates, filling in what gets wrapped on the right as it disappears from ...
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How can I compute spotlight attenuation when I only have a spotlight cutoff angle?

I am trying to compute the spot light attenuation, though I don't have a spotCosCutoff (cosine of the spotlight cutoff angle) predefined variable in the shader so I have to compute it myself. This is ...
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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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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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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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HLSL Triplanar texturing and multi texturing performance

I'm stuck for my terrain rendering shader code for DX9. I'm looking to implement triplanar texturing, a texture atlas, and blending between different textures. Right now it's working. The problem is ...