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one file of effects question

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normally no it doesn't impact performance at all (the shader compiler is very good in eliminating unused code/resources), but you will only be 100% sure if  you profile it

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You shouldn't be worried about performance here, you should rather worry about like how hard it will get to work with these. Word of advice, in my first 3d project I used to have all thats possible in one shader file too, it was mess and extremly aweful to work with after a while. You gotta ask yourself, are these techniques all related to each other? Like different lighting models, etc... ? If not, I'd strongly advice you to split it up. You'll possible save loading time too, since you only have to compile those effects you really need.

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