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    Interactive Poisson Blending on GPU
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    404 Not Found In Two Triangles
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    Simplest and Fastest GLSL Edge Detection using Fwidth

Category: Code

PostProcessing: Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, and Vibrance

Real-time image manipulation is always fascinating. With the power of the modern GPU, it is possible to achieve the postprocessing effects all in a single shader. Remember that in GLSL, matrix are column major. Brightness is a float between [-1, 1], directly adding to the RGB Contrast is a float between [0, 1, ∞], directly…

[Leetcode] 691. Stickers to Spell Word

Leetcode 691 is an interesting problem, I didn’t notice that T <= 15. BFS is good enough (and even faster) for this, but dynamic programming with bit compression is the ultimate solution with more words.


Code Golf: Halftone Image

 This is a code golf with the help of Dr. Neyret and coyote. Demo   Code


Dotted Drawing / Sketch Effect

After lunch, I want to replicate the sketch shader I wrote for the Pencil-vs-Camera project. Additionally, I wrote a one-pass shader for dotted drawing / sketch post processing effect, which I think is more aesthetically pleasing. Dotted Drawing Demo Click on the play button in the left bottom corner of the embedded ShaderToy window below, to…

Unified Gnomonic and Stereographic Projections

Gnomonic projection, or rectilinear projection, together with stereographic projection, are two most commonly used projection in rendering 360 degree videos, or other VR applications. Recently, I found the inverse converting function from screen coordinates to the two projections can be unified within a single function. It’s not really surprising since both projection uses spherical lens,…

Equirectangular, Gnomonic Projections, and Cubemaps

Background According to MathWorld, the gnomonic projection is a nonconformal map projection obtained by projecting points P_1 (or P_2) on the surface of sphere from a sphere’s center O to point P in a plane that is tangent to a point S (Coxeter 1969, p. 93). In a gnomonic projection, great circles are mapped to…

0-4 Order of Spherical Harmonics

Spherical Harmonics is widely used in Computer Graphics. They are analogue to Fourier basis on a sphere, consists of a set of orthogonal functions to represent functions defined on the surface of a sphere. However, they are very tricky to implement due to lots of constants and integral functions. Here is a real-time visualization that…

Yet another shader for image fade-In effect

Taken iq’s background transparent code and Dr. Neyret’s advice: This shader can be used for rendering pop-up images in a 3D environment.


Foveated Rendering via Quadtree

Today, I wrote a shader for foveated rendering uisng Prof. Neyret’s QuadTree: https://www.shadertoy.com/view/Ml3SDf The basic idea is:  Calculate the depth of the QuadTree using the distance between the current coordinate to the foveat region Use the depth as the mipmap level to sample from the texture Code below:


Bilateral Filter to Look Younger on GPU

Bilateral filter can be used to smooth the texture while preserving significant edges / contrast. Below shows a live demo in ShaderToy. Press mouse for comparison. Thanks to mrharicot’s awesome bilateral filter: https://www.shadertoy.com/view/4dfGDH With performance improvement proposed by athlete. With gamma correction by iq: https://www.shadertoy.com/view/XtsSzH   Skin detection forked from carlolsson’s Skin Detection https://www.shadertoy.com/view/MlfSzn#