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    Shadertoy Alternatives

    Shadertoy is described as 'is the first application to allow developers all over the globe to push pixels from code to screen using WebGL since 2009'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Shadertoy, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and iPhone. The best alternative is Shader Editor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Shadertoy are SHADERed (Free, Open Source), Shade - Pro Shader Editor (Freemium), GSN Composer (Free) and KodeLife (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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      More features & supports HLSL
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    3. 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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    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. An online GSGL Shader Gallery and live development tool. You can freely add to it without an account.
      • 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. Rayground is a framework for rapid prototyping of algorithms based on the ray tracing paradigm. Its main goal is to help develop, test and share self contained modules that showcase a particular method or technique.
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    8. 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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      gmazk8 Shaderlab is the only solution that allows using external images from imgur (or any website that allows for cross-domain access) as input textures, and allows the user to use his own MP3 files as audio inputs. It also have a Vim mode by pressing F9 on the editor, to use search and replace with regexp.
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      CamilaSantiago You can use custom textures and custom audio with your shaders.
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