ShaderLab Alternatives

    ShaderLab is described as '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' and is an website in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ShaderLab, 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 ShaderLab are Shader Editor (Free, Open Source), SHADERed (Free, Open Source), Shade - Pro Shader Editor (Freemium) and GSN Composer (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 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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    5. 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.


    6. KodeLife is a 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      Shdr is an online ESSL (GLSL) shader editor, viewer and validator powered by WebGL.
      • 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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    7. An online GSGL Shader Gallery and live development tool. You can freely add to it without an account.
    8. 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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