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This section discusses the OpenGL Shading Language, or GLSL.
 
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Revision as of 09:47, 1 May 2011


Shading languages: General

All shading languages share common features and pretty much do the same thing with more or less restrictions/flexibility, for example all have vertex and fragment shaders with fixed functionality in between, all support vector types as a fundamental type and all generate interpolated fragments for the fragment program input from the vertex program output. Before delving into the details of any one language one should first understand what a shading language does in general and where it fits/what it replaces in the overall graphics pipeline.

Shading languages: Cg

This section discusses NVidia's proprietary Cg Shading language.

Shading languages: ARB assembly-level

This section discusses ARB_fragment_program and ARB_vertex_program.

Shading languages: vendor-specific assembly-level

This section discusses the various vendor-specific shading languages.

GLSL : common mistakes

This section discusses common mistakes made when using GLSL.

Selecting_a_Shading_Language

This section looks at each shading language's pros and cons, to help you decide which one is right for your project.

Vertex Texture Fetch

This section looks at how to implement Vertex Texture Fetch.

Texture Sampling

This section looks at what happens when you sample a texture.

Geometry Shaders

Geometry Shaders.

GLSL : recommendations

This section makes a few recommendations.

GLSL : nVidia specific features

This section looks at nVidia specific features.

GLSL : ATI/AMD specific features

This section looks at ATI/AMD specific features.