Learn to Make Awesome GLSL Shaders!
You could be:
- An aspiring graphics programmer
- A game developer looking to expand their skill set
- An artist looking trying to create cool new effects
- A web developer trying to build a cutting edge website
This is a beginner friendly course, no prior knowledge of shader programming is assumed.
We will learn:
- GLSL fundamentals
- Geometry deformation via Vertex Shaders
- Procedural techniques
- SDF's (signed distance functions)
- Colour manipulation & post processing effects
- Integrating complex lighting models
- And more!
All projects may be used in your own projects afterwards.
Learn While Building
Check out some of the cool and interesting projects that we'll be building as part of the course.
This planet, the stars around it, everything, is just a single shader.
Learn techniques for simple post processing effects.
Signed Distance Functions
What they are and why they're so cool.
Learn about noise, and ways of combining it to create more advanced effects.
2D UI Displays
Build dynamic 2D UI displays completely procedurally.
Explore how lighting models work, and integrate standard lighting and toon shading into shaders.
Hi, I'm Simon. I'm an ex-Google Engineer, ex-graphics programmer.
Throughout my game development career, I specialized in 3D Graphics and optimization, and my time at Google was spent in optimization and leading the performance infrastructure for Chrome. I started my career in the early 2000's working on the original XBox and Playstation 2, so that's about 20 years of experience in total. I've been around.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the prerequisites?
Some basic familiarity with vector math, or a willingness to pick that up on the side, is also helpful.
What if I don't like the course?
That's unfortunate! If something is unclear or you have any issues with the course, we'll try to support you as quickly as possible and answer any questions you may have. If you're still unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 30 days of purchasing for a refund.
How long do I have access?
For as long as you need! After enrolling, you will have unlimited access for as long as you like.