KodeLife Alternatives

    KodeLife is described as 'fast, lightweight, live-coding IDE for shader development. It's available natively across Mac, Windows and Linux desktops and supports all flavors of OpenGL GLSL, as well as platform specific shading languages such as the Metal Shading Language and DirectX HLSL' and is a Code Editor in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KodeLife, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and iPhone. The best alternative is Shadertoy, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to KodeLife are Shader Editor (Free, Open Source), SHADERed (Free, Open Source), Shade - Pro Shader Editor (Freemium) and Shdr (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. Shadertoy is the first application to allow developers all over the globe to push pixels from code to screen using WebGL since 2009.
    2. Create and edit GLSL shaders on your Android phone or tablet and use them as live wallpaper. A live-coding editor with syntax-highlighting lets you see results transparently in the background as you code and provides ample workspace to focus on your ideas.
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    3. SHADERed is a lightweight tool for creating and testing HLSL and GLSL shaders. It is easy to use, open source and frequently updated with new features. FEATURES - Configurable, dock-based interface. - Geometry as well as vertex and pixel shader support.
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    4. Shade transforms your device into a professional node-based shader editor. Build stunning, connected shader graphs that render in real time. You'll find full support for keyboard shortcuts, drag-and-drop, and documentation built right in.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      Shdr is an online ESSL (GLSL) shader editor, viewer and validator powered by WebGL.


    5. An online GSGL Shader Gallery and live development tool. You can freely add to it without an account.
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Shaderific is the mobile shader development tool for iOS. Get started with OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenGL ES 3.0 shader development on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch today.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Open source, live coding editor for WebGL.
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