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What is the fastest way of reading an atomic counter?

I have an atomic counter in my fragment shader that my application reads after each drawcall. I am currently using glMapBufferRange with GL_MAP_READ_BIT set. This absolutely destroys my applications ...
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XNA Distortion Shader problem

So I came up with a distortion pixel shader in hlsl, but it has some issues. First of all, here is how it works: The shader uses another texture generated by the program as a distortion "map" (if ...
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Fat geometry shader

I've seen this video: all the geometry seems to grow and become fat. Nice effect. I'm just approaching the shader matter, and I'm still have to learn a lot about how to change geometry via shaders. ...
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OpenGL: Avoid geometry shader for cubemap framebuffer

I want to render an environment map into a cubemap framebuffer but I dislike the fact, that I have to use the geometry shader to set gl_Layer because the geometry shader would be a basic passthrough ...
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SpriteBatch passing textures to GPU

How exactly (or, how often) are textures passed to the GPU shaders in MonoGame/XNA? I am asking because I was profiling a MonoGame/XNA application and noticed that the memory controller load (using ...
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Multisampled Nearest Filtering in PS 2.0 is it possible?

My game involves blocky, pixelated 3D textures. When using nearest neighbor filtering with a texture sampler, I get the desired result of nicely pixelated textures -- with the caveat that hard lines ...
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What will happen if the argument of mix() or clamp() is above 1 or below 0?

There's two magnificent intrisincs: mix() in GLSL and clamp() in HLSL, which are used to implement linear interpolation. Let's say we have a variable: float v = ?; // where ? can be [-FLOAT_MAX, ...
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Unity3D setting blend mode in shader using vertex data

I'm porting a game from iOS / Obj-C / OpenGL ES 2.0 to Unity. I have a procedural mesh script that generates a batch of quads that need to blend together to create a game board. Some of the quads ...
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Normalizing a homogeneous 3d point

As I've seen corruption in geometry, why is it a bad idea to normalize a homogeneous (divide by w) the vertex position returned from vertex shader? Update Vertex shader: // float4 pos : ...
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Shader that draws just vertex points

The game I am developing is in unity and I want to make a shader which can be put on a mesh that only 'draws' color on each vertex point. I am not proficient with shaders, and out of all my searching ...
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Java LWJGL - How can I add water to my 3d world? [closed]

The title says it all, how can I implement a simplistic water system into my game? I am using Java LWJGL and OpenGL glsl shaders. I am still fairly new to game programming, and a complete noob in the ...
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FXC: Error X3501: 'main': entrypoint not found

I am trying to compile a vertex shader using VS2013, but every time I try, FXC returns the following error: Error error X3501: 'main': entrypoint not found I've reduced the vertex shader to its ...
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Mesh fading to transparent

I have a 2D Mesh object generated at runtime painted all with uniform color. I want that mesh to have its color fade to transparent color close to the edges. Despite I searched everywhere I could not ...
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Discard Transparent Pixels in Z-Buffer

I am building a 2D game using sprites. I'd like to use the z-buffer to aid with shading. For that I need Unity to write only opaque pixels to the z-buffer (aka depth buffer). In Unity, sprites are ...
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VS2013: Compiling Shaders with Shader Model 5.0

When I try to compile two HLSL files included in my project, the compilation fails with an error: Error error X4502: invalid vs_2_0 input semantic 'INSTANCE' However, I notice it's trying to use ...
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2D Distortion shaders for water effect

I'm working on Unity, and I'm trying to improve my water. The water will be seen top down, and I want to apply a shader to it to make it better looking. I understand the concept of distortion shaders ...
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Explaining Unity Sprite-Default Shader

I would like to know why we would use alpha blending in that shader for just rendering a sprite, which is just a texture ? What is tint color ? Why we multiply the alpha value by the color here ? ...
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How do I control which calculations are done on the CPU and which are done on the GPU?

My current understanding is that anything done in a shader file is done on the GPU, and anything done in my (Java, in my case) code is done on the CPU. Is this an accurate description?
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SFML - Rendering a torch with a fire animation [duplicate]

I have coded a 3D maze simulator in SFML using raycasting. However, I want to add a torch to the screen, so that the lighting seems more realistic. From my understanding, I would have to use ...
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What are .fxo and .cod files for?

I've been reading about shaders and looking at code. I found this in the code I'm looking at and it obviously has "Basic.fxo" there. BasicFX = new BasicEffect(device, L"FX/Basic.fxo"); Now my ...
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How to render grid properly, especially over distance?

I'm drawing a grid, pretty much like one can see in the Unity editor itself or any 3D-editor, many 3D-related applications and some games. But it doesn't look pretty in my case. I put a few random ...
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How can I make this shader background more efficient?

I want to use a shader as a background for a mobile game. I'm using libgdx for my project. I've never written glsl before, but here's my attempt so far: http://glslsandbox.com/e#22332.13 On desktop ...
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Generating 3D-like effect

I'm making a 2D sidescroller game and want to give the blocks a 3D like effect. This way it looks like the player is walking on 3D blocks while walking on a 2D plane (thus having only x,y ...
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Shader - Realtime texture masking

The first thing that comes in mind is masking using RGBA values. With this you can obtain this kind of textures and this kind of results. But with this, you can only store up to 4 masks inside a ...
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Discarding triangles in Unity

I have about 2+ years of experience in computer gaming development and I just started writing my own shaders to help me utilize performance. I have this problem that I'm trying to work around but ...
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Reasonable texture Formats for VertexTextureFetch in GL

Wich is a reasonable GL version that have support for vertex textures fetchs(VTF) in OpenGL ? (for example GL 3.0, 3.1, 3.3) What textures formats should I expect to be supported in average video ...
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Encoding Float to RG/RGBA and Blending

Encoding a float value inside a RG or RGBA texture is very interesting and useful but it is also become quite useless when you use blending as the result and the values might be altered because of ...
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How is this particular HLSL condition treated with respect to compile- or run-time evaluation?

Let's say I have this very simple pixel shader (cbuffers and other stuff omitted) float4 PS(VertexOut pin, uniform bool useLighting) : SV_Target { float4 retColor = gDiffuseMap.Sample( sampler0, ...
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How to implement this kind of ripples with a GLSL fragment shader?

So I have already implemented the reflection part: uniform sampler2D texture; uniform vec2 resolution; uniform vec3 overlayColor; void main() { vec2 uv = gl_FragCoord.xy / resolution.xy; if (uv.y ...
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Cubemap faces rotation in GS shader

I Can't get correct rotations for cubemap faces. Thats should come to geometry shader, from camera "view" matrix I want make 6 faces for my cubemap, but seems I can't get it correctly... My first ...
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What's wrong with my method of getting intermediate rendering to my postprocessing shader?

I'm working on a project in OpenGL. Earlier this week, I successfully implemented Deferred Shading, but I'm not sure how to pass the information from the Deferred Shader to the Post Processing Shader. ...
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Trying to implement Camera

I'm trying to implement a Camera class in order to walk and look on the world as follow: #ifndef _CAMERA_H_ #define _CAMERA_H_ #include <glm\glm.hpp> class Camera { public: Camera(); ...
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Creating a glitch effect similar to Watch Dogs

I'm currently working on a LibGDX game. When a user does something wrong, I would like all the graphics on the screen to jitter very similar to the glitch/distort effect seen in the game Watch Dogs ...
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Fragment Shader output type error

StackExchange! I've been working with opengl for a bit and I'm trying to finally load the shaders instead of having them inline. I'm having a ton of issues, though. As soon as I solve one, another ...
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The way of avoiding branching for textured and not-textured objects

I know that branching is an expensive operation on GPU (not as much as it used to be, but still). The most common situation where I use branching is when I have both textured and non-textured ...
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How can I create a screen-space distortion effect?

I am trying to create a screen-space distortion effect using shaders. This image demonstrating the effect I'm after is from Nvidia: Let's consider that I have access to the background texture. How ...
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How can I draw curves above a mesh surface?

I am making an animation of a deformed sphere that represents some aspects of the wave function in a hydrogen atom. I am starting with an octahedron that i push through a tessellation shader. The ...
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Drawing a Line in 3D using DirectX 11

I had a lot of problems to draw a line in a 3D and had a weird results.. The 3D Lines are projects in 2D and that's so weird. They only work with that view matrix configuration: XMVECTOR Eye = ...
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GPU skinning weird issue [duplicate]

I finally got my GPU skinning to work! (Mostly) I'm using MD5 format and this here tutorial However the weird part is that I'm getting EXACTLY the same issue as this unanswered post: here The ...
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Implementing a Graph-Based Material System?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how material systems like this, this are implemented. These powerful and user-friendly, graph-like systems seem to be relatively common as a method of allowing ...
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2D HLSL World position

I'm trying to get world position from my vertex shader to my pixel shader so that I can disable the shader once a preset X coordinate has been passed (no shading once I'm over X). Getting the screen ...
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Slick2D shader crashes, but only after a while

I'm using Slick2D's ShaderProgram for shader-based drawing in my game. Some players report that after 3-10 minutes, the game inevitably crashes hard during what appears to be a setUniform4f operation ...
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How do I render my 3D game in ASCII art?

I'm trying to create an Easter egg for a 3D game in Unity3D. I want to render my game momentarily in ASCII art. My first idea is to create a shader to do that, but I'm not sure if it's the right way. ...
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How to optimize my lighting shader?

I want to create a lighting effect on a gray-scaled world using cocos2d-x. What I've done is creating a layer which runs a shader program that receives light positions and radiuses as input and ...
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Understanding diffuse lighting in The Division

Here is a screenshot of the main character walking under a bright lamp: His hat, that was originaly dark grey, turns completely white. My question is how can such lightsource do this without making ...
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Bloom control - enlarging glare area

I am trying to improve my bloom system. So far I have bloom that looks like this: What I need is to enlarge the low-bloom areas to make it look like this: Simply increasing the bloom multiplier ...
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Opengl Quad Tessellation Control Shader

I have the generic tessellation evaluation shader for triangles but I need to make it work for quads. Is there any chance someone could explain what is happening here and point me in the right ...
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Setup VertexPositionTexture array for a texture2D at a location

I am trying to adjust the following code to render a quad on a 2D texture at a specific location and specific size. Currently this code will render a fullscreen quad, which makes sense since the ...
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I want to render some surfaces in GLSL with normal maps, and some without

I have normal mapping working in my game, but I want to only use normal mapping for some surfaces, and not others. Right now, as far as I can tell, my shader is applying an incorrect normal of (0, 0, ...
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Dynamic Flow Control in HLSL with Array References

I'm trying to do lighting calculations for an array of point lights in HLSL. I simply want to pass light direction vectors from the vertex shader to the pixel shader. Here is sample code: static ...