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How to create heat haze effect in Libgdx?

I would like to create a heat haze effect for a 2D game I am making. Do You have ideas or suggestions, how to get that effect. I am using Libgdx(OpenGL 2.0). Thank You in advance!
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TEXCOORD0 vs COLOR in a Cg shader

I started to learn Cg shader programming, following the Panda3d shader tutorials. Having a scene with only a cube shown, each vertex of the model with a different color, I can successfully use the ...
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Calculate mipmap level in a loop with varying iteration?

How can I calculate the correct mipmap level in a shader? It needs to be used in a loop which runs a variable number of times so the compiler will not allow me to use Sample or the derivative ...
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LWJGL - If I use VBOs what can I do about separate textures?

So basically this is my problem: I am creating a game that needs a texture for each object. Now I would use a sprite sheet but the textures are different sizes. I am using VBOs and I need to some how ...
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XNA 4.0 Pixel Shader 3.0 Exact Texture Lookup/Sample Issue

I am stuck on trying to solve this problem. I originally had some shaders written that worked for XNA 3.1, but after converting to XNA 4.0 they would no longer compile due to instruction counts, flow ...
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Multiple Render Targets, Multiple Fragment Shaders

I render a normal and a depth image of a scene. Then I want to reuse these two images to do further texture/image processing in a second fragment shader. I use a framebuffer with 3 textures attached ...
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XNA HLSL Shader Glow

I have googled this to death, and I still don't quite understand it. I'm trying to create a glow effect in XNA using HLSL. A long time ago I was able to do it the way most people suggest which is by ...
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Matcap and BRDF Shading

I just would like to know what's the difference between the Matcap shaders used in ZBrush for example and the Bidirectional Radiance Distribution Function shader. Are there two techniques the same ? ...
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When are HLSL literals taken as a float and integer?

float2 uv = float2(fX % 1, fY % 1) * 1/16; In the above example 1/16 is treated as a float, multiplying the float2 by 0.0625, but in: float2 uv = float2(fX % 1, fY % 1) * 1/16 + float2(1/16,0); ...
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Are global shader variables slower than texture look ups?

I want to send quite a bit of data to the GPU, the data will never change (or will change very rarely) after it has been created. Is there a performance impact to using global shader variables or ...
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Vertex and Fragment Shader worldNormal

How to access/calculate worldNormal in a Vertex and Fragment shader ? Thanks a lot !
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Refractive blur in XNA?

I'm writing a 2D hack-and-slash game using XNA. I really want to implement the blur-like, refractive effect of a sword or such moving really quickly, seen in such games as Dust: An Elysian Tail and ...
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Angle to Vector3?

I am working on getting my directional lights to match the sun in my atmospheric scattering shader. I have a float that ranges from 0 to 6.28 (TwoPi). How would I calculate a vector3 from this angle? ...
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Odd blending result (semi-transparent 2d quad over 3D scene)

I'm working on a GUI library for my game, and I'm having problems with my blending. I have a 3D scene, which I render with glDrawArrays. In the fragment shader the alpha color is hardcoded 1.0f ...
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DirectX 11, using Tessellation & Geometry shader in a single pass

Before all, sorry for my poor english ! With DirectX 11, i'm trying to create a random map full with GPU. Using Hull shader stage, I'm managing LOD with tessellation. Using Domain shader stage, I'm ...
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Per-fragment lighting system behaves like ambient lighting system

This is the relevant section of my fragment shader varying vec3 normal; varying vec3 halfv; ... vec4 color = ambient * gl_LightSource[0].ambient; vec3 n = normalize(normal); float ...
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Using different shaders on the same model at runtime

I've already asked similar but a bit unclear question here but this time I will be very specific and to the point. Suppose I have an actor which grabs a power up. He starts to glow using bloom shader ...
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Engine Rendering pipeline : Making shaders generic

I am trying to make a 2D game engine using OpenGL ES 2.0 (iOS for now). I've written Application layer in Objective C and a separate self contained RendererGLES20 in C++. No GL specific call is made ...
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Shader Variable Types

I have a simple question. what are the meaning of : half4 myHalf; myHalf.yyyy; myHalf.xxzz; // or myHalf.yw Thanks a lot !
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Surface normal to screen angle

I've been struggling to get this working. I simply wish to take a surface normal and convert it to a screen angle. As an example, assuming we're working with the highlighted surface on the sphere ...
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SSAO Distortion [closed]

I'm currently (attempting) to add SSAO to my engine, except it's...not really work, to say the least. I use a deferred renderer to render my scene. I have four render targets: Albedo, Light, Normal, ...
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Writing to a structured buffer with a compute shader (D3D11)

I have some problems writing to a structured buffer. First I create a structured buffer that is filled with float values beginning from 0 to 99. Afterwards a copy the structured buffer to a CPU ...
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Material System

I'm designing Material/Shader System (target API DX10+ and may be OpenGL3+, now only DX10). I know, there was a lot of topics about this, but i can't find what i need. I don't want to do some kind of ...
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Why is it when I render a basic cube, my editor's grid changes too?

I have one HLSL file for DirectX11 that only has input layout for color and position. Then another HLSL file for the simple cube that has position, normal and textures. What I noticed is when I render ...
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Game Engine Design – Ubershader - Shader management design

I want to implement a flexible Ubershader system (with deferred shading). My current idea is to create shaders out of modules, which deal with certain features (FlatTexture, BumpTexture, Displacement ...
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3D Reflection - Drawing Upside Down

After reading up on rendering reflections, it seems that the way to do it is the render the scene from underneath the plane of reflection, and then use projective texturing to map the reflected ...
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How can I emulate point sprites in D3D11?

I have points which I pass to a vertex shader and then to a geometry shader, but now I want to get from the geometry shader a "bigger" point. So the point should get a "dadius" like it was possible in ...
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Workaround for reading and writing same texture?

To apply post effects, it is often needed to read the preliminary image, perform computations on its pixels and store the result in the same texture again. For example, think of a tone mapping or ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader Compile, Flow Control, Instruction Count, XNA Issue

im trying to find help with an issue im having moving from the XNA 3.1 framework to XNA 4.0. The shaders I wrote for my 2D game work fine in XNA 3.1, but wont even compile in 4.0. At first I got ...
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Volumetric Fog Shader - Camera Issue

I am trying to build an infinite fog shader. This fog is applied on a 3D plane. For the moment I have a Z-Depth Fog. And I encounter some issues. As you can see in the screenshot, there are two views. ...
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Fog shader camera problem

I have some difficulties with my vertex-fragment fog shader in Unity. I have a good visual result but the problem is that the gradient is based on the camera's position, it moves as the camera moves. ...
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What is this Super Mario shading technique (the edge glow) called?

What is this Super Mario shading technique (the edge glow) called? It can best be seen at the legs.
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GLSL gl_ModelViewMatrix breaks my code?

So I have the following shaders which work (to the extent that they are completed anyway). //Vertex Shader uniform float offset; void main() { gl_TexCoord[0].t = gl_MultiTexCoord0.t; ...
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Using a switch command in one shader vs multiple shaders

If you have multiple shaders, could you instead of switching between shaders all the time just have one shader with a switch and each case will send you along to another shader function which you ...
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What techniques make next gen look so realistic [closed]

I have watch several gameplays from upcoming titles for ps4 and xbox one and I must admit that they are breath taking. Of course with new hardware, models will have more polygons and higher texture ...
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Shader program compiles fine on Ati, fails on other vendors

Got a real annoying problem here. My shader program compiles fine on my Ati Radeon HD card, but on Nvidia and Intel it failes to compile. Vertex shader: #version 120 attribute vec3 in_position; ...
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What is the best method to update shader uniforms?

What is the most accepted way for keeping a shader's matrices up to date, and why? For example, at the moment I have a Shader class that stores the handles to the GLSL shader program & uniforms. ...
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Why does my blur shader implementation produce this strange result?

I tried to implement the blur shader shown here. Instead of having a simple 2D texture I use Unity's GrabPass function to capture what's behind the plane to have a transparent effect. Then I apply ...
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GLSL Multiple Uniform Structs

I'm developing a lighting system for my voxel game, and I have to send multiple (alot, say up to 200) lights to my shader program. Those lights contain the following data: Position (vec3) Color ...
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Simple Optimized Blur Shader

I have a vertex-fragment shader that use the Unity3D GrabPass functionality (it grabs the screen). And I apply my GrabPass to have a transparent effect. GrabPass { "_GrabTex" } sampler2D ...
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Opengl shader questions

I'm currently building a shader that takes a 2D texture sampler and uses UV coordinates to map it. This works fine for all textured objects. However, I'm having a bit of a problem as I'm trying to ...
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Manual GLU.gluUnproject

Before I used GLU.gluUnproject to calculate my picking ray in my OpenGL game. Recently I switched to my own calculated matrices, and now I can forget the gluUnproject. How can I calculate the picking ...
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Drawing a HUD above 3D with shaders in GL

In the old days you would just do glOrtho in Projection, reset Modelview-Matrix and draw in [-1,1],[-1,1],0. But now-a-days we have shaders and I wanted to avoid the use of matrices. My code so far: ...
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How do I create a cel-shaded cartoon look?

I am interested in everything related to this kind of effect (modeling, game engine, animation). What sort of stuff is needed? Here are some sample images of what I mean:
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What range of values can HLSL's tex2D function return?

When using the tex2d function in a HLSL shader, as so: float height = tex2D(heightMap, IN.texCoord).r; What range of values can be returned to the height variable? Is it always a number between ...
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2D Water top surface profile

I am trying to create the effect of the water surface thickness with a vertex-fragment shader. I am in a 3D game environment but It's a scroll view so a "2D" view. Here is a good tutorial of creating ...
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Depth Test not working properly on Nvidia

So, I send a Development Test of my in-dev game to some friends, and they found out that the Depth Test in OpenGL does not work on Nvidia. I use my own matrices and sent them to the shader, and at ...
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3D Distortion Effect

I'm trying to make a distortion effect similar to this: However I'm not making a 2d screen space effect. I'm applying it to a 3d scene and I want it to be placed IN the world, so it can be blocked ...
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OpenGL Calculate Matrices

Im trying to switch from the glTranslate etc to my own Matrices, but for some reason it does not work. Here are my 2 functions to create the view- and projection matrix: public Matrix4f ...
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Get world-position in Vertex shader

I'm wondering how I can get the final position of a vertex. I use glTranslate in my render code, and I'm not getting the world-coordinates correct. My world is devided in chunks and my position get's ...