Questions tagged [fragment-shader]

A program that runs on the GPU to determine output colors for pixels. Also known as a fragment shader.

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Is it possible to draw billboards from point data held in a compute buffer?

I'm currently trying to show a galaxy and have developed a compute shader that places/moves "stars". Another vertex/fragment shader reads the buffer and currently places a point at each ...
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custom 8Bits RGBA textures YCoCg encoding decoding with 16 bits Y packing not working correctly

Context: I invented a way to get ugly GI for low end platform (target being Mali 400 mp GPU) through texture feedback and texture PVS. Problem: In order to bypass the precision limit of 8bits textures,...
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How to do color post processing in WebGL, when you can not read the color of the current pixel?

In a WebGL 2 GLSL fragment shader, one can not access the pre-existing color value of the current pixel, i.e. the color that is already there in the framebuffer before the pixel that is currently ...
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How to pass voxel data to shader?

I am working on a voxel game, and I approached the point where I need to add day/night in my world. Apparently, I should just be able to pass the torch and sunlight values into my shader and multiply ...
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Draw a plane in fragment shader using determinant?

I'd like to use the determinant of a matrix to draw a plane in the fragment shader. But I don't understand how to come up with the matrix. Let's say that I have 3 points that lie on the plane: A, B, ...
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Combining palette-swaps and smooth scaling in a pixel-art shader

I am creating a pixel-art game in MonoGame, and have written a shader to perform various effects on a sprite when rendering it, such as performing palette swaps, highlighting outlines, etc.. Most of ...
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Custom directional shadow map from sun

Due to some material features, I need to create my own directional shadow map. Everything seems to work ok, until the moment where I compare depths. First I add a camera component to the directional ...
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How can I make the inside of a mesh solid?

I followed this tutorial to create a simple liquid effect. I am trying to modify it to make an effect where it looks like the liquid is covering an object. I have a shader that changes the alpha of an ...
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Combine fixed4's inside shader

In my shader I have 2 fixed4's: one for land and the other for water. The land fixed4 is completely opaque whereas the water <...
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Unity Shader w Color Bar for Fragment Color Manipulation

Situation I have a shader for images with "wonky" colors - the reason the colors are so messy is because it's a sneaky way to encode data into the RGB color channels eg the red channel is ...
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1Bit Bayer Ordered Dithering Shader

I’m having a problem trying to fix my 1bit ordered dithering shader. This shader is going to be perfect to be used but there is some detail that I would like to fix. First of all, this shader is not ...
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Very basic question: Passing data in fragment shader to next frame (Metal)

I am casually trying to learn a bit about writing simple fragment shaders, in particular using Metal API. I have been experimenting in KodeLife. As a simple example, I am trying to remake the Double ...
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Cursor trail with fragment shader

I wish to draw a simple mouse trail using fragment shaders, similar in appearance to drawing the following in processing (omitting the step of clearing the canvas). I cannot wrap my head around the ...
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Is there a way to figure out in which quad I am in fragment shader?

In my openGL project I draw a lot of quads (composed from 2 triangles) - for sake of example let's say quad 0,1,2 and 3. I process them in single pass. I do transform them with projection view matrix ...
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OpenGL I want my image to change color based on stencil

I have an image and a rectangle on the screen, using the using this stencil functions I managed to render or not render a certain part of my image. ...
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Relocate texture regions with pixel shader

I'm new to DirectX and pixel shader development. I want to know how to relocate region of input image in post processing. What I want to achieve is to divide my image into 4 pieces and then relocate ...
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GLSL Shade a box different colors for two ends with one material in Three.js

First, I knew the following basic knowledges, GLSL Language, Learn WebGL2 ​- GLSL ​* GLSL Shaders OpenGL - Coordinate Systems, [OpenGL - Advanced GLSL] 3D Game Shaders For Beginners - GLSL ...
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Debugging shader script in GLSL ES - Game Maker 2 (CompileError)

I am trying to use this shader in the game I am making with Game Maker Studio 2. I tried to convert it for GM2 and here is my result: Shader type I used on GM2 is ...
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Why is this GL_TRIANGLE fan texturing incorrectly?

I am constructing some terrain for a 3D game (in C) as a 2D grid of tiles, the corners of which have height into the 3rd dimension. In the middle of each tile is another vertex, the height of which is ...
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filter camera output by mesh

(skip to edit for the actual problem) I have a simple plane mesh generated via script (has arbitrary shape). I want the shader to discard (set to black) all pixels that aren't passing through that ...
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Shaders overriding other shaders

Recently, I've been making a 3D game and I have been having trouble with making multiple shaders. I've researched this for a bit, and told that I had to use ...
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Issues with percentage closer filtering

I'm trying to code a simple game via OpenGL C++. I've implemented a point light, parallax effect with textures, objects from blender etc. but I seem to have an issue with my percentage closer ...
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Post Processing without using FBOs?

Recently, I've been making a 3D game (hint my questions), and I recently have modified a pixelization shader from a unity shader graph tutorial. The thing is, I want to render the shader on the WHOLE ...
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How to use vertex and fragment shaders without using VBOs and VAOs?

Recently, I am trying to make a 3D game in LWJGL 2, not LWJGL 3, just because I am more familiar with LWJGL 2. Since LWJGL decided to shut down their legacy wiki website, I've been researching alot ...
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OpenGL Compute Shader vs Fragment Shader device support

I have a game with massively parallelizable logic, which I intend to write calculate on the GPU (Java/LibGDX). I am planning to implement a logic for it through a fragment shader, instead of a compute ...
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Fragment shader not working as expected

I am porting the following shader into Godot. The results seem not correct though. Apart from the wrong colours there seems to be no change with time. What is the problem with it? ...
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How to colour blend between two materials? [closed]

I've been trying to get a material (with an image texture) to animate towards a colour mix with transparency, but either I'm attempting something the wrong way, or unable to find the right keyword to ...
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How to avoid banding with raymarched fog?

I have a raymarching shader for fog. It works well but It creates artifacts in the form of banding: I understand the problem: The step size is too large and the sample points above the ground are not ...
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Why does my stencil buffer allow pixels through?

I'm rendering a scene using OpenGL. The scene consists of a grassy environment and a small lake (visible as two surfaces). To achieve water surface transparency, I'm using a stencil buffer to render ...
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How to convert screen space to world space?

I have a shader that should do raymarching. But I have problems converting the fragment's position to a worldspace coordinate. This is my vertex shader: ...
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mapping texture uvs to sphere for skybox

I've been trying to learn shader coding, specifically procedural skyboxes. I've been using this guide here which is a shader graph tutorial and try to write out the steps in code. However, I'm stuck ...
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Shading a concave cube as a convex cube with forced perspective

Context I'm building a graphics pipeline for voxel volumes. I'm using an existing game engine (Bevy) which provides a way to put an object in 3D space. In my application, the voxel volumes can be ...
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Drawing a pixel perfrect rectangle with stroke using shader

I'm drawing a rectangle based on input sizes and use it to mask the screen. Now I want to give it 1 pixel stroke but it doesn't rasterize to one pixel. I tried UnityPixelSnap but still no chance. Here'...
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How to 3 triangle could generate hundred of fragments? [duplicate]

I am just watching the Shaders intro video from here where the Youtube is saying 3 vertices make up a triangle and Could generate a couple hundred fragments based on how much of the screen that ...
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Is linear filtering possible on depth textures in OpenGL?

I'm working on shadow maps in OpenGL (using C#). First, I've created a framebuffer and attached a depth texture as follows: ...
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Unity: Efficient way to get the average pixel color for a portion of the camera viewport

At it's core, the problem I'm trying to solve is this: I have a camera (not main) that I would like to project to a 2 pixel RenderTexture. I would like the first ...
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Creating Blender-like cavity shader

I'm trying to achieve in Godot something similar to cavity effect from Blender (this can be enabled in viewport options; cube on the left is displayed by viewport with this option enabled): How would ...
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Sending light data from Vertex Shader to Pixel Shader?

We have a pixel shader constant buffer that contains the light data for the item that is currently rendered. To implement tangent space normal mapping, i would need to transform each light into ...
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Fragment shader - map dot texture repeatedly over the sphere

I have a sphere and in Fragment shader, I have available lat / lon position (in radians) for every fragment. I have a texture of a single dot. I need to map this single dot (or any other texture) ...
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Infinite world floor grid shader

I am trying to render an infinite world floor grid, similar to this question. My project is using SceneKit with Metal Shading Language but the concepts are no doubt similar between GLSL/HLSL. Here is ...
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Fragment shader for lighting in isometric perspective

What I'm trying to do is to achieve basic lighting in 2D from an isometric perspective. Here I have 2 textures that are used as tiles for the ground: Color: Normal map: I have a fragment ...
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How can I mod a game to render only certain pixels during pixel shader stage?

I am a gamer and hobbyist programmer in game dev and deep learning algorithms. I want to train a deep learning algorithm like DLSS from NVIDIA, which can render a complete frame by taking certain ...
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How to apply a color transform to textures when using pre-multiplied alpha?

I'm trying to apply a color map to my textures. The map is a 4x4 matrix that adjusts the contribution of each RGBA channel returned from the fragment shader. My texture needs to use pre-multiplied ...
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Unity mesh shader for outlining colour changes

I've written a shader to change colour on a deformable mesh's Z position. This is to create the effect of topographic/contour maps where the colour changes based on the height of terrain of the mesh. ...
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intersection of primitive in a unit wrapping 3D space

is there people good enough for a math problem (for a shader)? I want to write an algorithm that would intersect primitives (triangles, squares, circle, sphere, cube, cylinder) inside a unit wrapping ...
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Shader intersection radiate outwards

I've been working on a water shader for a project I'm currently working on and have been trying to work on the intersections between objects in the water to create a foam effect that radiates outwards....
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How should shader be structured? (GLSL)

I've been writing, deleting and rewriting OpenGL programs in C++ but usage of shaders confuse me. I don't know how it should be structured. Scenario A: (In a world we have a sun, the sun should ...
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Gamma adjustment slider implementation

Various online sources talk in sufficient detail about gamma correction. By following them, I achieved a rendering pipeline that looks somewhat like this: ...
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Why is enabling GL_FRAMEBUFFER_SRGB making the colours brighter?

My understanding of gamma correction is as follows: We want to do colour math in linear space so we can lerp etc. between colour values and get the results we expect. But human eyes don't have a ...
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Add single color background to texture using shader

I want to add a single color background to my texture. In my case, in Unity UI, I can simply create two Image components, one on top of another, and use the one on the bottom as a single color ...

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