Applications of Shaders for a semester project
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:38 AM
I am searching for some cool applications of shaders (openGL) for a 4-months long college project. We want to write shaders for certain graphics applications which people sometimes do on the CPU, but which perform better when done on the GPU using shaders.
We have thought about the following 2 applications:
1)Shadow Voumes: create the shadow planes using the Geometry Shader.
2)Hardware Skinning/Animation: use vertex shaders to apply bone matrix transformations.
Can some share more interesting applications of shaders (Vertex/Geometry/Fragment) which we can consider in our project?
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:16 AM
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