Welcome to Shader Zoo.



This site is under construction.



It will be devoted to Computer Graphics based on Shader and Game Programming using HLSL code and DarkBASIC Professional.










This 256x256 bitmap image

was created in DarkBASIC

using the fractal

diamond-square” algorithm.















“Magic Clouds”







This is a screenshot of a simple cube with a bump and horizon mapping shader applied to it. The “bumps” are self-shadowing using a volume texture.


The demo was created in DarkBASIC and is running on a Pentium III/930MHz PC with an NVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card.


The fps is about 42 with a screen resolution of 1024x768



















“Little Bumps”






Another screenshot of the same shader.


















“Twelve Ridges”






Yet another screenshot.


The shader uses 5 images:


- main color image

- normal map

- horizon map

- light look-up table

- arctan look-up table


















“One Bump”





This screenshot shows dynamic mist, smoke or fog applied to a scene. The spheres in the scene are bump-mapped and are randomly placed in a wooden box.


The “steam” effect is achieved using a shader applied to each object and continually changes. The varying density of the steam is achieved using the “Magic Clouds” image as a source of noise.


The scene is best viewed in real time so you see the steam drifting up.


















“Steam Room”





This sequence of screenshots shows four bump-mapped cubes.


The base texture is a uniform blue-grey colour and the normal map is derived from a Perlin 2D noise texture.























Site created 23 May 2006.

Updated 25 July 2008.