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Quick tip: Shaders in Sublime Text

Sublime Text is my favorite text editor and here’s a quick tip if you’re working with shaders in three.js. I prefer to store my shaders as a separate file. And to do this in the same way as three.js all shader code must be enclosed in quotes and comma-separated. Enter this in the search and replace boxes in Sublime Text and you have a quick way to prepare your shaders for three.js: Note the ‘regular expression’ button must be active.

Download Sliider preview version

Sliider preview version is released for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is open source and free. For Mac you can choose between a Syphon and a Fullscreen version. Download from the table below. Also download a set of example visuals that demonstrate the capabilities of Sliider: Download examples App version Download Fullscreen output Syphon output Preview window Control scene with mouse Mac: Sliider preview Syphon (OS X 10.8+) Download no yes yes yes Mac: Sliider preview Fullscreen (OS X 10.7+) Download yes no no no Windows: Sliider preview Download yes no no no Linux: Sliider preview See info below yes no no no Quick start Download the ‘Examples’ package and the Sliider app for your platform. Click the left most ‘Open’ button in the control window Click ‘Open file’ Locate the index.html in one of the Examples folders and click OK For Linux users There is no prepackaged version for […]

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Getting started with WebGL

Here’s the thing that takes up my spare time right now: WebGL. For me with my web developer background (PHP, javascript, .NET) and my growing interest in realtime 3D graphics it’s so obvious that I can’t believe I haven’t played around with it before. The good thing is that at this point there are plenty of resources for those who want to learn and that it has been implemented in a stable way in some major browsers. The downside is that it’s not an obvious choice for VJs as it does not integrate with VJ apps. But I’m sure tools will appear over time to overcome this. Just have a look at some of the mind-blowing visual possibilities WebGL brings for visualists: Lights Blast Often when delving into a new programming environment the hard part comes right at the beginning when you try to get a grasp of the […]