programmable shading


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programmable shading

The ability for users to create their own shading algorithms using a high-level script. Programmable shading can be done in software or in hardware (in the chips on the graphics card). See flat shading.
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The advent of programmable shading was a watershed moment in computer graphics," said Bob Drebin, Chief Technical Officer, Graphics Products Group, AMD.
He has been credited with innovating programmable shading and multi-texture models implemented today by all graphics hardware.
Now artists can benefit from advances in programmable shading technology to render a range of resolutions and quality, which stand up to even high definition scrutiny.
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