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 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 ...
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Pixel Shaders To Create Predator Effect

I am learning shaders, and I figured I would try to use them to create sort of a predator effect. I got to the point where I rendered my level to a rendertarget and passed that to the shader file, ...
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How to cast colored shadows

I have a glassy object and when light passes through it I want it to cast colored light behind it, instead of the shadow. I could just use another light object to cast that colored light, but is it ...
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Outline of plane slice of arbitrary object

How would you extract the outline of a shape from slicing a plane through an arbitrary object? Note: This is related to my Unity Answers question, but not exactly the same.
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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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2D Hidden Object Silhouette Shader

Right now I am not using any depth information in my engine, but I just found out that it would be neat to be able to render the silhouette of important game objects that are "behind" something with a ...
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FindNextValidTechnique fails

My effect file compiles successfully, but FindNextValidTechnique fails. Technique part of the shader: technique Diffuse { pass Pass0 { VertexShader = compile vs_2_0 ...
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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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Sprite outline based on light position in UE4

I have simple sprite (for example black box) and I like to add to it outline (red line on example image) but based on light direction. I know UE4 use deffered renderer, so I cant access to lights, but ...
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Glow shader limited by the texture area

I'm working on a glow shader (for 2D engine Futile relying on Unity). It works OK but the effect is limited by the texture area. Except from adding a lot of empty pixels around the textures (which ...
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OpenGL VBO and VAO Confusion

I would like to present here my Question about VBOs and VAOs. Basically from what i understand you can have different VAOs each of which can contain up to several VBOs , and by binding to the VAO's ID ...
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Geometry Shader not generating geometry for some Vertices

I am playing with a geometry shader and I am wondering why it doesn't generate geometry for each vertex in all meshes? I don't think this is a Cull problem because the same vertices generate ...
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Apply a special effect to an scene area

My 2D game has a second camera on the scene that renders an upside down image of the scene and distorts it, giving the effect of water reflection. I render this camera first, and on top of it I render ...
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To FX or not to FX

General confusion... I'm not using Effects11 yet. Regarding the sorting/grouping induced by filenames: Initially I had them grouped by shader type: SomePurpose1.hlsli SomePurpose1_SubPurpose1.hlsli ...
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3d compute shaders in order access

I'm working on a compute shader for a 3d texture where I want to evaluate pixels in a specific order, is there any way to do this? let's say that I have made a texture using the following code; tex = ...
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How to generate a RGB * a texture for a glow effect in GLSL?

I would like to create a glow effect in GLSL, there is a tutorial that explains how we multiply RGB * a : I have some questions : is it an operation that is in a fragment shader, where RGBa is ...
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DirectX 11 vertex shader incorrectly sending <0, 0, 0> normal vector to pixel shader

I'm following the Rastertek tutorials. I'm unable to get diffuse lighting working from http://www.rastertek.com/dx11tut06.html. I think the NaNs in the following screenshots is just from stuff ...
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Can i use shaders in allegro without opengl?

I'm currently learning opengl but it seems quite complicated so i considered using some library like sdl or allegro. I noticed that allegro has some built in functions to create and attach shaders. ...
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Generate a large data structure using a compute shader

I know that RWTexture2D Result; void CSMain (uint3 id : SV_DispatchThreadID) { Result[id.xy] = float3(1,2,3); } will result in an texture containing the numbers 1,2,3 however I'm ...
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How to assign texture to shader?

In OpenGL, most shader uniform variables are easy, a float or a vec3 or whatever is associated with a shader program. But samplers are different, we associate a texture unit to the shader program, and ...
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postprocessing shader destroying viewport on linux?

Basically I implemented gamma correction into a q3 based game to get rid of the annoying SetDeviceGammaRamp. On windows and macosx everything works fine, but on linux it draws garbage. It looks like ...
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Using a basic shader in libGDX

Looking at https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/Shaders, I have decided to try these shaders: String vertexShader = "attribute vec4 a_position;\n"+ "uniform mat4 ...
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Unity shaders: best way of handling data structures

I'm working on a shader in Unity that uses a Binary Tree to store some precomputed values, this binary tree should be available to the shaders and would ideally also be constructed on the graphics ...
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Custom shadowmapping in Unity not working properly

To experiment with a certain technique, I'm implementing my own shadow mapping in Unity. I'm using a camera for the light "view", which is rendered to a RenderTexture after being post-processed with ...
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Why encode floats in RGBA?

Working on some effects that require depth (Z) data in Unity, I saw that these use a method to store the depth data encoded in the RGBA channels of a regular texture. half4 frag(v2f i) : SV_Target { ...
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Apply shader to only a part of a sprite

I'm trying to make an image blur when a transparent image overlays it, I am wanting it only to blur the section that is being overlayed. So if half of the original image is not being overlapped, that ...
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OpenGL Shader Storage Buffer Objects array length problem

Ok guys, I think I have a very strange problem. I have an old laptop, but its HD 6370M currently supports opengl 4.4, so i decided to learn how to use some new features of this platform, so after ...
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Second pass in multipass effect is ignored

I am trying to render my vertecies in 2 passes, but it seems I am doing something wrong, because only one pass applying. I cannot make the second one work despite that second pass is applying. Here ...
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Wrong distance in Depth-buffer

I am currently trying to get the Depth Buffer as a texture to use it for edge detection algorithms. Since XNA4 does not allow direct access to the Depth Buffer as texture i have to render it into a ...
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unity 5 how to get a shadowmap

I'm writing a custom shader in unity 5 that requires a shadowmap (not just for drawing shadows but also for different computations involving scattering particles through fog). Does anybody know how to ...
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How to use a buffer in GLSL to do a LUT-lookup?

I am currently on a medical application which needs different kinds (up to totally individual) lookup tables (LUT) for image display. And this done with 10bit finish. So it is most of the time ...
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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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Dot based light mask with shader on sprites

So I have a scene, completely based on 2D sprites. I want to render "light sources" into a seperate frame buffer (so mostly dots around, for example, the centre of a flame) and then render that frame ...
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What's the difference between Rendering pipeline and compute shader?

What's the difference between rendering pipeline - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff476882.aspx and compute shader - ...
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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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HLSL Pixel Shader - Color depending on condition

I am new to shaders and HLSL so bare with me on this one. I have a 2D tile map in my game and want to create a mini-map, at first I was just copying all the data from one sprite batch to another and ...
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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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What's the difference between rendering and shaders?

What is rendering? What are shaders like vertex ,tessellation shaders etc? I am confused what's the difference between rendering and shaders? and how rendering is performed using shaders? Can we ...
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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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Pick which directional light shades which object

Suppose you have two directional lights pointing at one sphere from different angles. You would expect the sphere to cast two shadows, but it turns out that this isn't the default behavior. The first ...
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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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If-clause in GLSL

I read a few thing about, that in GLSL both sides of the if-clause is executed, so do you have any idea for a workaround for this one: uniform int uses_bones; uniform mat4[] bone_transformations; ...
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OpenGL/GLSL/LWJGL return value from shader

I'm trying to do some bone animation. I don't want the whole skeleton to be loaded to the GLSL shader every time, even tough it's not needed, because one vertex is parented to one bone, not more. My ...
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Curved Meters and Gauges

I'm wondering how people here on GameDev stack exchange would handle curved meter GUI elements for things such as life bars or energy bars. My thought on the matter was that you could use a shader ...
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OpenGL Positional 2D Texture Masking

I have a simple 2D java game engine running using LWJGL. I have my own vertex and fragment shaders, and I'm able to render quads with textures. I want to be able to mask one quad using the texture ...
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Is there a way to start with OpenGL 3.0+ without need to write my own shaders?

I'm starting with OpenGL and found out that after OpenGL 3.x you must write your own shaders (think it's obligatory). Am I right here? I have made some research but I can't seem to find the answer. ...
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How to prevent intepolated texture in fragment shader (Unity CG)

Think about minecraft - all the textures in minecraft have a very nice crisp pixelated look. Well, I'm trying to write a shader that will do this but it appears "sampler2d" returns some sort of ...
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Rendering lighting only on specific objects

I have done something similar to this in monogame: My question is, what would I have to do to draw that lighting effect only on the pillar and not the background ? Is there something like ...