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FX Composer Alternatives

FX Composer is described as 'integrated development environment (IDE) for authoring shaders' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to FX Composer for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Google Chrome, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Shadertoy, which is free. Other great apps like FX Composer are GSN Composer, Shdr, RenderMonkey and The Book of Shaders.

FX Composer alternatives are mainly Code Editors but may also be IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FX Composer.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

FX Composer is an integrated development environment (IDE) for authoring shaders.

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  1. Shadertoy icon

    Shadertoy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Shadertoy is the first application to allow developers all over the globe to push pixels from code to screen using WebGL since 2009.

    A shader.
  2. GSN Composer icon

    GSN Composer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    The GSN COMPOSER is a free web-based visual programming environment for online multimedia processing. Typical areas of usage are education, research, entertainment, special effects, or arts.

    GSN Composer User Interface


  3. Shdr icon

    Shdr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    Shdr is a live ESSL (GLSL) shader editor, viewer and validator powered by WebGL and built by Thibaut Despoulain (BKcore).

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  4. RenderMonkey icon

    RenderMonkey

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    RenderMonkey™ Toolsuite | AMD Developer Central

    RenderMonkey is an integrated development environment (IDE) that can be used to write shaders in HLSL, GLSL, and GLES.

    Discontinued

    Last version is from 2008.

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  5. The Book of Shaders icon

    The Book of Shaders

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    The Book of Shaders provides a gentle, step-by-step guide through the abstract and complex universe of Fragment Shaders. Besides scores of insightful illustrations, the site includes a very intuitive live-coding editor for users to easily see changes as they code.

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  6. ShaderLab is the WebGL2 GLSL Editor for the browser. Code your shaders right in your browser with a live view to progress in the background. Then share and garner feedback through comments and check out other creators.

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  7. ShaderWorkshop icon

    ShaderWorkshop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Shader Workship is an interactive GLSL fragment shader editor inspired by ShaderToy and built with Qt.

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  8. Shadergif icon

    Shadergif

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    ShaderGif is an open source home for art made with code. Make gifs with GLSL, Javascript and p5.js.

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  9. ShaderFrog icon

    ShaderFrog

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Shader Frog lets you create visual effects by composing two or more shaders together, and tweaking their parameters. You can build a complex effect out of simple components. You can then export your shader for use in your THREE.js game or application.

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  10. The Force icon

    The Force

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    The Force is a web-based IDE/code editor for WebGL complete with audio input control, OSC support, texture panel and more.

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