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

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How to Create Device with D3DFMT_A32B32G32R32F

I'm trying to create a DirectX9 device to copy video frame data from one memory buffer to another while processing it through a HLSL shader. I will need half-float or float precision for each channel. ...
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Math behind XNA's spriteBatch.draw() color parameter?

I'm trying to make a shader that changes the color of a sprite the way the XNA spriteBatch.draw() color parameter changes color. I don't know exactly what it is called (the closest word I can think of ...
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Texture shader using model's texture

I'm trying to get a model rendered in monogame using a texture shader. I'm using the code from this tutorial project: http://kgiannakakis.github.io/MonoGameEffects/ I created a simple textured cube ...
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Transformation problems with hardware instancing in DirectX 11

I'm getting some wonky geometry in my application when trying to use instancing. I'm not sure if I'm doing the mapping of my per instance data wrong. This is how my mapping looks like: XMMATRIX scale ...
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Why is addressing an array of vectors more efficient than addressing an array of matrices in Cg?

According to Nvidia's Cg tutorial (in the note section right under 6.5.2), addressing an array of vectors seems to be more efficient than addressing an array of matrices. The reason it mentions is ...
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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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Achieving Retro Resolution with HD

I couldn't really find any tips on this (or perhaps I just lack the proper words once again), but I'm thinking about how to get some retro looks (SNES 16 Bit, specifially) using a modern system. ...
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Will DirectCompute run this HLSL code

I found a sample about how to run a HLSL code with DirectCompute. https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/DirectCompute-Basic-Win32-7d5a7408 This is the HLSL script I want to run ...
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Run HLSL in C++ Basic Sample

I'm considering the idea of taking shaders written in HLSL and running them in an AviSynth plugin to process videos. This would allow accessing various shaders, and also to have GPU acceleration. I'm ...
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OpenGL texture seams

I'm atempting to make a game using OpenGL. So far I have loaded an .obj model, and I have generated a terrain as well as a very simple UI. My issue is that it 'seams' (tihi : P) that there are some ...
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Unity: cg fragment shader processing array of points

I need to write a fragment shader which would somehow be aware of N points that are in the scene and darken pixels based on their world coord distance to the points. I'm looking for a method that ...
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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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GLSL 2D Silhouette

I'm trying to render a silhouette of any entity behind foreground objects to indicate their position to the player. Here's an example of what I want to achieve, from Hyper Light Drifter: From what ...
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ETC1 Support on android alpha problem (GLSL cocos2d-x)

I want to support etc1 in my game, but somehow it doesn't work (I'm using cocos2d-x C++ GLProgram* glp = new GLProgram(); glp->initWithVertexShaderFilename("testv.vsh", "test.fsh"); ...
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How can I implement a short-cut grass effect?

I've been looking at some screenshots from games like Rocket League and FIFA: and I started wondering one would achieve the short-cut grass effect. Is it a shader? Is it actual geometry? Or ...
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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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OpenGL Shaders Ignored

I have been following this tutorial to try and start learning OpenGL. However, upon compiling my code, my triangle turns out to be black. At first I thought that there was something wrong with the ...
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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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Environment mapping - cube mapping using OpenGL

I'm trying to do cube mapping. Problem is that I'm getting this: This is what I get when I rotate it: But it should look like this Here is code for vertex shader varying vec2 tex_coord; void ...
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Render Occluded pixels to gray color

In 3d space, objects can be occluded by another objects. By depth testing, the occluded faces are skipped rendering. Only the nearest(smallest) depth value pixels are drawn. But, sometime we need to ...
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How to debug a GLSL shader? [duplicate]

I cannot find any tutorial in Google and Youtube. I have a C++ program that uses OpenGL ES 2.0 API to render something on the screen. How can I debug my shaders? Any step-by-step guide? What is the ...
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Rorschach ink blot (aka Psychology test pictures) shader

I want this magnificent pattern to be in my game. So far I have figured out... Draw one side, then render it twice left and right. How do I render this pattern on one side? hmm... I need help. ...
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How to create a material that blends textures in Blender to Unity workflow

I'm new to Blender and Unity and trying to figure out the best way to create a material that will use either vertex colors or a texture map to interpolate between other textures on a single mesh. ...
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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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Using GrabPass for 2D water reflection?

I'm trying to achieve some neat 2d water reflection effect with Unity, something like this: What I've managed to accomplish so far: The problem is GrabPass captures the entire screen but I really ...
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Discoordinated Chromatic Aberration Effect

The game Teleglitch heavily utilizes the CA effect with screen distortion. I am trying to achieve this effect. Issue 1. How to not apply the effect onto the floor? (solved) They render the screen ...
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Stencil based mask with alpha

I'm trying to create a fog effect like civ 5: I tried creating a StencilSet shader that receives a mask and sets the stencil buffer to 1. I would render the following on every unexplored tile using ...
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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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Why would an ambient occlusion (AO) shader's performance be dependent on light direction?

One of my favourite games recently implemented ambient occlusion as a graphics feature, which appears to perform very well in most circumstances - except during sunrise and sunset. As someone who is ...
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Share a function between two passes inside CG Shader for unity3d

I'm writing a shader in CG language for Unity3d. When making transparent object you need to create two similar passes in SubShader. First to render only back faces (with Cull Front) and second to ...
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2D day night mapping

I'm looking for this kind of effect MINUS the lights and snow (Another problem). It needs to change depending on the time of year. Doesn't need snow or city lights. Now I'm pretty new to shaders ...
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Basic vertex shader, moving

I am new in shader concepts and I am trying to implement a sprite of 8x8 in OpenGL ES. I want to move the texture in the vertex shader but I cant figure out how to this, my code may be wrong, feel ...
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Fragment shader compiling in webGL but not in OpenGL

I am programming in Haxe (language compiling to multiple platforms) and I have written some shaders. My fragment shader runs fine in html5, but when I try to compile for native (OS X and/or Neko, a ...
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How to sample a texture with specified LOD in SM 2.0?

That is my question, in SM 3.0 there is the HLSL intrasic function tex2Dlod to pick a color on a texture2d at specified coords and specified level-of-detail. But after long search on the web, I don't ...
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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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How to set a struct as a Direct3D9 vertex shader constant?

I have a vs_2_0 shader like this: struct ConstantBuffer { float4 diffuse; float4 specular }; shared uniform ConstantBuffer g_cb : app_constantBuffer; void PS(out float4 Color: COLOR0) { ...
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why is my (from example) shader appearing as black?

I have the following (very simple) shader: #pragma kernel CSMain RWTexture2D<float4> Result; [numthreads(8,8,1)] void CSMain (uint3 id : SV_DispatchThreadID) { Result[id.xy] = ...
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Unity how to change material properties at runtime

I'm working on a unity game where I want to change the color of a material from within a script. The material applies to a line renderer. I currently have the following script: using UnityEngine; ...
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Unity 5 - Texture/Material rendering issue

I am working on a Minesweeper clone that started as a Unity 4.6 project and ended up as a Unity 5 project. I have cube objects that use Legacy Shaders/Diffuse. I am new to Unity 5, so I am not fully ...
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How do you add turbulence to a particle system using noise?

I have implemented a basic particle system using transform feedback in openGL, hoping to replicate a dust cloud. I have looked at methods of adding turbulence, such as vortices found here. But they ...
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Shader - Color blending

I would like to know how to blend colors in a specific way. Let's imagine that I have a color (A) and an other color (B). I would like to blend them in such a way that if I choose white for the (B) ...
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Multi-layered tilemap

I need to be able to efficiently render a tilemap which can be constructed this way: There is one non-transparent base layer Then there can be 3 partially-transparent layers on top of it. Each tile ...
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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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Shader - Convert vector into scalar

I am trying to convert a half3 as a simple half but I am facing an issue. As for an example half3(1, 0, 0) give me white but half3(0, 1, 0) gives me black. How can I convert properly a half3 to a ...
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Why does my Outlined Diffuse 3 shader seem “detached” at a distance?

I'm using the Outlined Diffuse 3 shader from Unity and I'm having a problem with it: the outline looks great when the camera is near the object, but at a distance, it looks detached. From nearby ...
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3D GUI Shader Problem

So I want to create one of these in my directX11 project. The little axis there that shows you the direction. I have a nice 3d shader for my world geometry that I tweaked from Frank D. Luna (He ...
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Proper normal vector transformations in normal mapping

Hello! This question is about transforming normal vectors from normal maps properly. I have tried methods from over five sources, still can't get it to work, and I'm really desperate. Included are ...
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How do I draw a circular portion of a texture within LibGDX using an OpenGL ES shader?

What is the simplest way to implement a shader to draw a circular portion of a full screen texture where the circle is dynamically resized as part of an animation using LibGDX? Is a shader even the ...
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Glass Material for Unity 5

Anyone know how to make a glass material in Unity 5? I can do metal and image textures, but not sure how to create a glass material. A search on Google would not get me anything for Unity 5 so it ...