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

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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 ...
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GLSL Shaders-> How to manage?

As your game get's bigger and bigger, you will use more and more different shader effects. Let's take an easy example: I have clouds in my voxel-based world, and I want to give it a blue-ish tint ...
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Shader registers for different graphics card

The title is not very explicative, so i'll try to make myself clear. I have two "working"(on which i work on) PCs : a desktop that runs an NVIDIA GT440 an a laptop with a RADEON HD 4650. I have a ...
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What is a Fragment Pipe?

I remember someone saying "24 fragment pipes on nVidia 7800" in a presentation. Am I correct in saying that a fragment is the data that can generate a pixel in the frame buffer? Or are fragments the ...
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Optimizing performance of a heavy fragment shader

I need help optimizing the following set of shaders: Vertex: precision mediump float; uniform vec2 rubyTextureSize; attribute vec4 vPosition; attribute vec2 a_TexCoordinate; varying vec2 tc; ...
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Shader applied to Texture is not showed in GLSLES

I'm trying to learn the basic of shaders following basic tutorials in Ogre. I use GLSL ES 2.0 #version 100 I think I have a basic concept problem. I'm trying to render a model + texture without make ...
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2D Water Shader

I am trying to build a 2D Water shader and I am using Unity but the plateform isn't a problem. Here is an example of what I am trying to reproduce : Limbo water shader Are there any good tutorial or ...
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Multipass shaders and switching between passes

As mentioned here Effects should be avoided in DX11. If I understand correctly, that includes techniques and passes defined in *.FX files. So when doing a multipass shader (like the always-mentioned ...
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Texture Shaders vs. Pixel/Fragment Shaders?

My question is a simple one. Functionally, practically, and performance-wise, what are the differences between using a D3DX Texture Shader, and using a Pixel/Fragment Shader rendered with a full ...
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Does it matter where I initialize Directx11's shader constant buffer?

Should I initialize it before Map() or before `Unmap()? Does it make a difference?
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State propagation in modern OpenGL

When last I dabbled in game development, I managed my geometry in a tree. Every node would call the render method on it's children, prior to resetting it's transformations, thus allowing the ...
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Do I need Texture Units when NOT using shaders?

Does calling glActiveTexture() even make sense when not using shaders? I only have to switch the textures before drawing a buffer with glBindTexture(), right?
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I have a frag shader, one with an empty s_lightMap, how and why is it effecting the output?

I have an image of concrete rocks of different shades of colors, and I'm applying this shader, but without referencing s_lightMap's uniform in my program: precision mediump float; ...
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Screen effects and antialiasing

I have been working on a game for a while using glut for basic window creation. I was rendering to an offscreen buffer so that I could implement various effects like screen bulging, motion blur, ...
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How can I use shaders to make a square have a waving effect?

I'm new to using shaders to do some fancy effects and I'm struggling with them. I'm using DirectX 11 and HLSL. I have this square in the middle of the screen: It's just a square that I've created ...
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2D water shader similar to Limbo's effect

I'm wondering how I would go about creating a 2D water shader that is seen in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phChFfi4GOs The water effect that limbo uses is pretty awesome. I'm not so ...
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GL_EXT_shadow_samplers killing my shader

I have the following fragment shader for my scene #extension GL_EXT_shadow_samplers : require ... vec4 color = texture2D(uTextureUnit0, varTexCoord0); if (colorTransformEnabled != 0) { vec3 ...
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OpenGL ES Single Bitplane Texture (or something close)

I'm looking to use a texture to store single bits (or a low number of bits, two or three). This in of itself isn't hard if you're using nearest neighbor sampling with some bit plane unpacking. The ...
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Are there shaders or at least shader like things in Swing?

Is there? Because I'm wondering if it supports GLSL, HLSL, or it's own shading language? I don't know much about Swing graphics. Does anyone know?
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“lerp” returning value (Shader)?

I don't understand the lerp example in this code : if(dot(WorldNormalVector(IN, o.Normal), _SnowDirection.xyz)>=lerp(1,-1,_Snow)) o.Albedo = _SnowColor.rgb; else ...
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variable number of lights in a glsl shader?

I want to render an arbitrary number of lights in my fragment shader. I do not understand how you can properly pass them into the shader though. For example, I want something like this: uniform int ...
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Techniques for reducing terrain shader complexity

My terrain shader does quite a bit, but I don't know how to break it up in any way that will reduce my instruction count without removing key features of the terrain. It does the following: ...
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Multiple Textures in Shader?

I have this (pseudo) code: unsigned int TextureLoc = glGetUniformLocation(programID, "objectTexture"); for(int i = 0; i < object->texturesCount; i++) { glActivateTexture(GL_TEXTURE0); ...
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How to do Triplanar Texturing

Ok maybe i'm missing something because its getting late and i've been programming now for about 72 hours straight (minus a nap or 2) ... I'm trying to write a shader for unity that will apply ...
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Incorrect rotations using openGL GLM and shaders [closed]

The goal of my program is to display a simple colored triangle rotating on the Y axis without any translation. I'm using the GLM library. The problem is that the transformations of my triangle are not ...
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How can I handle the combination of multiple shader effects?

To be able to work efficiently with effects, is there a good way to combine multiple reusable "base" effects to achieve a more complex final result? For example, say I have an effect that handles ...
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iPhone GLSL shader dynamic branching issue

I am trying to pass an array of vec3 as uniform and then iterate through them on each pixel. The size of array varies on situations so I can't make the loop with constant number of iterations. ...
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Shaders and Performance

I'm coding my first Shader in my little game engine, and I have some questions about it's performance and common approaches. Is the Shader code processed by the video card instead of the PC ...
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HLSL Multitexturing with more than 4 textures

I've come up with an idea that should work in multitexturing a terrain with more than 4 textures, up to a 64 if a supported ShaderModel is used. I'm trying to use the RGBA color values as both values ...
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Driver error when using multiple shaders

I'm using 3 different shaders: a tessellation shader to use the tessellation feature of DirectX11 :) a regular shader to show how it would look without tessellation and a text shader to display ...
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Pixel Shader gradient problems

I have pretty much zero experience working with shaders as my first couple phone games were just 2d games that didn't use any sort of shaders. Now I'm working on a PC game that has a day and night ...
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How to get a smooth dimming with SSAO?

I implemented SSAO in my game based on the tutorial at gamerendering.com. But the results I get are disappointing. Instead of a smooth effect as seen in the nvidia demos, my implementation causes ...
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Directional light and matrix issues

I'm trying to implement basic directional lightning in OpenGL 3.3 by emulating the logic shown in this guide: http://www.arcsynthesis.org/gltut/Illumination/Tutorial%2009.html I do not understand ...
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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 ...
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How can I render the whole faces instead of only the vertices? [closed]

I'm doing my master thesis in comparing DX9 LoD with DX11 Tesselation LoD. Therefore I use a ShaderManager that calls either the shader for the DX9 implementation, where the model is exchanged by the ...
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What is Ramp Shading or Lighting?

What is ramp shading or lighting and how does it work? Is it different than toon shading or is it the same concept? How is specularity calculated differently for ramp shading versus blinn-phong or ...
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OpenGL VBO Additional Attributes

If I have a buffer with my vertices, normals and texture coordinates, and I use glDrawArrays to draw the VBO to the screen, how can I send attributes per vertex that I placed in an array to the shader ...
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My 2d Shader in XNA falls apart the second I put it into Farseer [closed]

I wrote a simple light shader that I tested in a simple 2d spaceship shooter and it worked fine. Once I imported it into my friend's farseer project with rotatable shapes, it doesn't seem to work ...
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Switching to a vertex shader

TL;DR I need to switch from a vertex array passed to the pixel shader with a real vertex shader approach. In my prototype, the terrain is procedurally generated and I have the following result: ...