We’re getting close to a release of the next version of Shazzam. This is the first in a number of articles describing the new features. Built on .NET 4.0 The latest version of .NET shipped in April. There is one key feature in WPF that we had to include in Shazzam 1.3. The PixelShader class [...]
Monthly Archive for June, 2010
Shazzam NewsNews and discussion regarding the Shazzam Pixel Shader Utility.
Install ShazzamIt only takes a few seconds to install the free Shazzam utility. See what all the buzz is about.
Version 1.3 released on July 14th, 2010.
Read more about the changes, fixes and improvements in Shazzam releases.
Contribute your ShaderDo you have ultra hip shader you are proud to show off? Submit your HLSL and see if it ends up in the next release of Shazzam.
Praise from the Community
Walt Ritscher created a great tool that lets you easily work with WPF shader effects, called Shazzam. This tool makes it very easy to grab some shader code, perhaps off the internet, try out various input values, see what effect they have on images, and then grab some generated source code (C# or VB) and paste it into your app. Very cool!
A must have for [the] HLSL dev. - Jon Galloway
I just got a chance to test this tool out. Took me 30 seconds to notice how f-ing awesome it is! I was looking for a VS shader template to save some time, but this blows it out of the water! Great job! Thank you!
Thanks alot for this awesome tool. I tested it. It is realy cool. WPF Pixel Shader enable us to create better UX and now with comming new version of Silverlight (3.0) we can use it in Silverlight, too. It helped me a lot on creating FaceMaker. - Daneshmandi
I love shazzam for single input (image) shaders. - Rick Barraza
Shazzam is a great visualization tool for writing the HLSL and adjusting the properties to preview your effects. - Eric Rodewald
Shazzam is delivered as a ClickOnce application and provides a nice interface for editing and testing HSLS shaders. - Silverlight 3 Programmer’s Reference
Fortunately there is Shazzam, a wonderful click once WPF application you can download and that helps in developing the Pixel Shaders. - Andrea Boschin
I used Shazzam a lot for my SL shaders: http://blog.rene-schulte.info It's a great tool! The new SL support looks promising. - rene-schulte
Yaay - Shazzam has Silverlight support! Must have tool for shader effects in WPF/SL! - András Velvárt
Awesome! - Brian Henderson
Thanks for making me a hero on this project. Their UI developers had never seen anything like the effects. [from shazzam] - isitdanny
I've tested your Shazzam software and I love it, being an avid fan of pixel shaders. -Loïc Dansart
Thanks for putting the time in to write Shazzam, I love it. It really helped me understand and play around with shaders! - Jim Housekeeper
I'm a great fan of your great Shazzam tool. - Leonardo Salvatore
Btw, you have created a great tool! It saved me an incredible amount of time and allowed me to understand so many things about shaders. - Ivor Sargoytchev
Shazzam is pretty cool! It has been my favourite WPF/Silverlight pixel shader tool for some time now! Great job! - nokola
I love the added functionality for multi input shaders! Now I can preview my transition effects even more effectively.
- F. Faizal
Congratulations on an impressive release - Laurent Bugnion
First of all thanks for the great tool. I am using it to try out various pixel shading effects on Silverlight 3.0. Your tool is truly indispensible. - ksleung
Wow, your Shazzam program has saved me so much time getting Pixel Shaders in our application.
Thanks for taking the time to write such a cool application. You really are an expert in this field.
- Joey Fox
I tryed out your great Shazzam tool, really cool!!! - Roman Hille
It's a great tool -- it really helps me try out lots of ideas before incorporating a shader into a project. - Eric - Microsoft Research
Just trying out your latest version of Shazzam ... much improved! I love it. - Cory Plotts
Awesome job. You know I have been waiting for this for a while, so I cant wait to give it a good workout. - Brennon Williams
I want to say what a awesome and useful tool is Shazzam - Andres
Great update... Shazzam is a real life saver.
- F. Faizal
First of all: thanks for creating Shazzam; it's a great tool that makes creating shader effects for Silverlight and WPF so much easier.
I’ve just begun using Shazzam
Its freaking brilliant !! - to be able to write pixel shaders and test them on-the-fly !
I am the coordinator of the online image editor called Thumba (thumba.net/). Since its creation, we use a lot Shazzam tool. Very few effects that can not be created with this amazing tool.
- Pieter Voloshyn
Thanks for getting me up to speed on Pixel Shaders so quickly. Great tool, and 1.3 update = WIN!
First of all, I love your product. Just started with pixel shaders a week or so ago. Your product has been very instructive and helpful
- J. Housekeeper
Great job on Shazzam! Tools like this are huge! Saves time, money and works great! From zero to done in 30 minutes! You rock!
- J. Peters
Otherwise congrats on very good app. I find Shazzam much more user friendly for writing sprite effects and for post processing effects than Nvidia or AMD tools. Keep up the good work!
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