Building Quality Shaders for Unity

Building Quality Shaders for Unity: Using Shader Graphs and HLSL Shaders

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 754 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (October 18, 2022)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484286510
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484286517

eBook Description:

Building Quality Shaders for Unity: Using Shader Graphs and HLSL Shaders

Understand what shaders are and what they’re used for: Shaders are often seen as mystical and difficult to develop, even by skilled programmers, artists, and developers from other game design disciplines. This book dispels that idea by building up your shader knowledge in stages, starting with fundamental shader mathematics and how shader development mindset differs from other types of art and programming, and slowly delves into topics such as vertex and fragment shaders, lighting, depth-based effects, texture mapping, and Shader Graph.

This book presents each of these topics with a comprehensive breakdown, the required theory, and some practical applications for the techniques learned during each chapter. The HLSL (High Level Shading Language) code and Shader Graphs will be provided for each relevant section, as well as plenty of screenshots.

  • Use shaders across Unity’s rendering pipelines
  • Write shaders and modify their behavior with C# scripting
  • Use Shader Graph for codeless development
  • Understand the important math behind shaders, particularly space transformations
  • Profile the performance of shaders to identify optimization targets

By the end of this Building Quality Shaders for Unity book, you will have a good understanding of the shader development pipeline and you will be fully equipped to start making your own aesthetic and performant shader effects for your own games!

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