shader editor

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  • #232

    sky
    Participant

    The NVidia site points to Nsight. Can we use Nsight in place of FX Composer for shader editing?

    #233

    Paul Varcholik
    Keymaster

    It’s unclear to me why NVIDIA states that Nsight is a replacement for FX Composer. It’s does have editing capability, but not visualization. While that tool is absolutely fantastic at profiling and debugging, it’s no more an authoring/visualization tool than any text editor.

    Nsight’s editing capability allows you to modify a shader while debugging — which is extremely cool. But I know of no visualization features within Nsight.

    If you’re a Windows 8.1 user, the latest version of FX Composer won’t function. However, a previous version does.

    Paul

    #244

    Alex
    Participant

    There’s a shader designer built into Visual Studio 2013 : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/hh315733.aspx

    Is this anyway comparable in features?

    #245

    Paul Varcholik
    Keymaster

    Hi Alex,

    The Visual Studio 2013 Shader Designer is quite different from NVIDIA FX Composer and has (to my knowledge) no similarity to anything within NVIDIA Nsight. The VS 2013 Shader Designer is a visual editor that’s graph-node based. You make connections between nodes to control the shader’s output. The end result is generated HLSL.

    Paul

    #246

    Alex
    Participant

    Thanks for the explanation Paul, very helpful.

    #271

    cdx
    Participant

    Maybe you have a look at ShaderTool. It is a new node based shader editor but with additional HLSL and GLSL coder editor functionality. You can just code shaders as in FX Composer but also use the node system to build up your own rendering pipeline.

    You can find it on Steam or at http://www.shadertool.com

    Worth having a look at it

    Best,
    cdx

    #272

    Paul Varcholik
    Keymaster

    ShaderTool looks fantastic! Same for WorldCreator, looks like you folks are writing some very cool software. Good luck and thanks for the post!

    Paul

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