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GameDev.net, in conjunction with NVIDIA and SoftImage, are celebrating the release of NVIDIA FX Composer 2 by asking you to get your shade on! The challenge is simple: Use NVIDIA FX Composer 2 to create an amazing shader. Show us scenes that sparkle, surfaces that shock, materials that are out of this world – or maybe so close to it you can’t tell the difference. And while you’re at it, see if you can make it artist-friendly, too. To the top three entries in each category, NVIDIA are laying on some shiny prizes. First place in either category gets you a GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card. Second place gets you a copy of the 3D artwork package Softimage XSI Foundation (currently the only package on the market to support both HLSL and CgFX, even Direct3D 10 shaders, in their sandbox tool). Third place gets you a copy of the new graphics-voodoo book GPU Gems III. For complete details, visit the GameDev site.