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

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is instanced rendering faster? [closed]

Is instanced rendering used in GLSL faster than doing something like this.. for(int i=0; i<10; i++) { glDrawArrays(GL_POINTS, 0, 3000); } Suppose I want to render 'grass', which is the best ...
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ShaderBytecode Compiler one technique multiple passes

I have an effect code with a basic structure like technique TechniqueName { pass FirstPass { Profile = fx_4_0 VertexShader = RenderFirstVS GeometryShader = null ...
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Strauss model : no specular component [duplicate]

I implemented the Strauss model with the metalness, transparency and smoothness parameters, taking the formulas from the book "Programming vertex geometry and pixel shaders", this is how I implemented ...
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How can I avoid applying textures to a fragment in a shader when the surface normal is (0, 1, 0)?

I have a small GLSL shader with a vertex shader and a fragment shader. I want to avoid applying textures to faces that have a normal equal to (0, 1, 0). Is this possible? These are my shaders: ...
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Separate shader programs or branch in shader? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of point lights and directional lights. Instead of checking the light type in the fragment shader and then branch for either point light calculation or directional light calculation, is ...
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How can I optimize a parallax effect consisting of multiple transparent layers?

I have a parallax effect in MonoGame consisting of multiple semi-transparent layers of textures. The effect is simple, but rendering multiple transparent layers on top of each other is rather slow. ...
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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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Faking 2d light using shader (Unity, Shaderlab)

Since the concept was difficult to explain in words for someone who's not quite familiar with shader, I described it in pictures. I'm currently using Unity and it seems Shaderlab is the best choice ...
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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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When should I set a texture as a shader resource in order to read it?

I'm writing a Direct3D 11 HLSL shader with SharpDX. What I want to do is write the depth to a texture in one pass and read it in the next one. After declaring the texture, do I have to set the depth ...
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Ashikhmin-Shirley model implementation: ugly result

I am trying to implement the Ashikhmin-Shirley model using these formulas: This is the GLSL 1.2 fragment shader code: uniform vec4 materialAmbient, materialDiffuse, materialSpecular; uniform ...
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How would one construct a realistic “infrared vision” effect?

How would you go about constructing a realistic infrared vision effect with shaders? By realistic I mean one that looks realistic, like this example. I have an idea about making a texture to ...
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Is multipass rendering possible with SpriteBatch?

I'm trying to implement a bloom effect. This requires three shader passes: a brightness threshold, a horizontal blur, and a vertical blur. It also requires resizes, but these are irrelevant to the ...
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How do I draw an isoline in a shader with a triangle topology?

I have some problems with my displacment. So I would like to have a simple little isoline starting in every triangles face center of the mash pointing in the direction of the corresponding faces ...
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HLSL postprocessing for day to night (DTN)

I am trying to implement a "day-to-night"-filter (as commonly used in cinema) for a 2D game (XNA) by using a full screen HLSL pixel shader. The aim is to transform any bright and colorful image into a ...
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how do I modify Texture2DArray values in shader

I'm using HLSL Shader Model 5.0. I'm using a Texture2D with the vertex positions for a mesh. In the Shader I'm trying to displace patchepositions along the normal of the patches I'd like to actualize ...
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When is the Z coordinate normalized in GLSL?

I thought that whenever you transform an object to world space, then view space and finally screen space, the last matrix you apply(the projection matrix) normalizes the z values between 0 and 1. ...
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Multiple pixel shader passes

I currently have a pixel shader that calculates the texture and I have another that calculates the light. I want another shader that does both. What I would ideally like to do is instead of creating a ...
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directional lightning

I have managed to get a point light working, but I am facing problem with directional lightning. Fragment shader uniform vec4 lightColour ; uniform vec3 lightPos ; uniform float lightRadius ; ...
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Is this GLSL equivalent to this HLSL?

I was wondering if the both shader codes are equivalent. So the question is, is this GLSL vNormal = mat3(FUSEE_ITMV[0].xyz, FUSEE_ITMV[1].xyz, FUSEE_ITMV[2].xyz) * fuNormal; Equivalent to this ...
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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 ...