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    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. TyphoonLabs' OpenGL Shader Designer is an open-source shader development IDE created for writing vertex and fragment shaders in the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL).
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    2. ShaderTool provides a flexible and editable node-powered pipeline that allows you to write shaders without also having to have written an engine. Use the integrated code editor to directly write shader code in either HLSL (DirectX) or GLSL (OpenGL).
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      • 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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    3. Shaders - Shader editor is an app which let you view, create and share shaders with other users. Shaders are little graphics programs which run on the GPU.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Synthclipse is a GLSL shader prototyping tool. It makes possible to fast develop all kinds of shaders: Fragment (FS), Vertex (VS), Geometry (GS), Tessellation (TS) and Compute (CS).


    4. Qt based, interactive GLSL fragment shader editor.
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    5. Shadergif is a creative coding platform for Javascript and GLSL shaders.
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    6. Prototype Node Based Shader Editor in WebGL to edit and create materials interactively with nodes, where you can drag and drop textures and use multiple features similar to other editors
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      ProtoShade is a GLSL:ES Shader Prototyping Utility for Android. Code shaders on mobile devices while a viewport renders the results transparently in the background.
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