Holiday Shaders (2016)

My first pixel shaders

Purpose

Recently I learned about how to make pixel shaders. For the holidays, I made a shader gallery for my friends.


Languages / Libraries:

  • JavaScript
  • Three.js
  • GLSL

Concepts:

  • Fragment (Pixel) Shaders
  • Rendering 2D graphics in 3D
  • Polar coordinates
  • Voronoi Diagrams
  • Lens Distortion
  • Iterated Function System Fractals

Pixel Shaders

Pixel shaders are a type of program that runs on the GPU rather than the CPU. These programs are used to calculate colors to display in 3D and 2D games. In my case, I have only written 2D shaders so far.

More on Shadertoy

You can see more of my newer shaders at https://shadertoy.com/user/ptrgags


Accomplishments:

  • Set up an environment from scratch for displaying pixel shaders.
  • Wrote 12 pixel shaders covering many concepts.

Needed Improvements:

  • Nothing for this project. New shaders will go elsewhere