I love writing shaders and experimenting with the shader properties on the Tryout tab. Before long, I’ll have a bunch of test animations running and find myself mesmerized by the artistic images playing on the screen. You can capture the active shader with the screenshot tool by pressing Ctrl-F2 at any time in Shazzam, even [...]
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Writing displacement/distortion shaders is fun. You can produce some wild looking effects. I’ve added a black/white checkerboard to the preview section to make it easer to see the distorted results of the shader. Here’s a few examples using the new preview tab. This feature is part of the V1.4 release.
Changes for Shazzam v.1.4 Color Picker Shazzam has always had a color picker. In v1.3 it lives on the Plugin pane on the left side of the application. That location is temporary, it was placed there in the first release due to the product schedule. But that is not where it really belongs. It should [...]
Posted in Shazzam on Dec 15th, 2011
The changes have started for the next version of Shazzam. File Output I’ve revamped the output directory implementation to make it easier to find related shader files. When a shader is compiled in Shazzam there are four files created. For example, let’s say you are working with the Bands.fx file. The fx file contains your [...]
The last release of Shazzam (version 1.3) was in July of 2010. Version 1.3 had a lot of good updates and has been well received in the community. I’ve been very happy with the outcome and the current version is very stable. I’ve given a lot of thought to the future of Shazzam. I’ve always [...]
.NET pixel shaders support up to 4 input textures. In the jargon of GPU shaders, a texture is the input (image, Silverlight Ui, etc) that is sampled before returning the new pixel color value. One common effect used in shaders it to alter the look of the main image by using a second texture as [...]
Learn more about the features available in Shazzam 1.3. Remove dependency on DirectX SDK Write more complex shaders with the PS_3 specification 40 new texture maps added for multi input shaders New Texture picker added to Try-out tab Over 80 sample shaders 20 tutorials added Changes to User Interface Rearrange Code and Tryout tabs Remember [...]
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 [...]
Shazzam 1.2 offers four ways to stretch the view of your samples. Figure 1. the new Image Stretch menu. Examples of each of the Image Stretch modes. Figure 2: Original Image In the following screenshots the work area is deliberately sized to a narrow width in order to show the differences in the [...]
공도’s 실버라이트 하기 좋은날 #26 Shazzam-tool로 픽셀셰이더 이펙트 만들기 That’s Korean for ‘Shazzam-tool making pixel shader effects’. Shazzam continues to appear on developer desktops around the world. Now our Korean fans have a video detailing how to use Shazzam. 왠지 오랫만에 기술적인 내용으로 돌아온 느낌이네요. 픽셀셰이더 이펙트는 아마 10회차에서 익스프레션 스튜디오 카페의 거북사마님이 잘 [...]