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Michael Lobko-Lobanovsky

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Animated Backgrounds?
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:00:00 pm »
Patrice,

There's a site called ShaderToy.com that features heaps of raytraced shaders many of which may be used as animated backgrounds in ObjReader.

Some of the shaders are very heavy but some others are very light consuming not more than 8 or 10% GPU on our video cards full screen.

I can make many of them rendered animated in the ObjReader background in place of its current static wallpapers. With time, we can even add a (Scintilla-based) shader editor to OR to be able to edit, recompile, and run in real time our own GLSL shaders, pretty much like ShaderToy does. 8)

See a few examples in the attached zip.

What would you say to that? :D
Mike
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Patrice Terrier

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Re: Animated Backgrounds?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 08:56:18 pm »
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What would you say to that?
Indeed, i think that we could already play any of my visual plugins in the backround (altogether with an audio track), but the ultimate effect would be also to play a video loop as long as we can create a transparent background.

Same concept that the one used there (or in MBox64)
http://www.objreader.com/index.php?topic=19.0

I do have already several wmv video loop that we could use for background (see the attached examples).
Note: they are intended to be played in loop mode

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Re: Animated Backgrounds?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 09:08:53 pm »
And we could also sync the scene lighting with any audio track, with both intensity and speed rotation.  8)
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Michael Lobko-Lobanovsky

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Re: Animated Backgrounds?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 09:19:38 pm »
Heh, a shader is just a few lines of code and nothing more. What is a WMF file and a DLL to play it back? Megabytes of code. :)

"Small is beautiful"(c), you know... :)
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Re: Animated Backgrounds?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 01:06:12 am »
I had a quick look at Shadertoy, looks very promising !!!
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