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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1 also supports the built-in 3ds max materials editor and lights allowing artist to take advantage of advanced programmable shading and area lights.
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The ground-breaking OpenGL Shader software development kit contains a full suite of tools for supporting interactive, programmable shading on OpenGL architectures.
0 standard will, for the first time, reach the point where it can begin implementing the basics of programmable shading with real-time hardware-enhanced performance.
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