shader forum?

    Mar 31 2009 | 9:38 am
    Hello to everyone! I have been following this forum for a while but just recently I have started posting on it. This thread is more a suggestion than a question. I have noticed that there is a growing interest into the shader writing and I have the sensation that we are missing a specific forum for it, something similar to what the vvvv community has. I think this might be a better way to take profit from the guru's advices and simplify the information research on the topic. Anyway, this is just a small suggestion. Thank you for all the fantastic information posted in this forum.

    • Apr 03 2009 | 5:27 am
      I think this is a good idea, there's the javascript in max so why not put jitter specific shader questions in it's own place??? I'll even offer my assistance in sorting the current jitter forum.
    • Apr 04 2009 | 6:12 pm
      I agree, I often do searches for jxs or "shader" or "glsl" or the like, and I would love to be able to go directly to a forum just for those things. I feel that shaders are different enough from jitter and max core that they do relate more to the java/javascript level of difference, and thus if java and JS have forums, then I agree that shaders should have a forum. Especially since they are starting to become more popular.
    • Feb 22 2011 | 11:45 am
      + 1 what are c74 thoughts about that suggestion ?
    • Feb 28 2011 | 11:15 pm
      +1 I'm just getting into jitter shaders - I have no idea what the general workflow for building them is (and I'm still debating between purely texture, or vertex based shaders too).
      A forum collecting all the jitter shader knowledge would be great! The 'My First Shader' article is nice, but I'm still kind of confused as to the best way to write and test shaders - plus any weird little tricks would be good to have, too.
    • Mar 01 2011 | 11:11 am
      + 1
    • Mar 01 2011 | 11:27 am
    • Mar 01 2011 | 12:25 pm
      only if they bring the pluggo forum back to visible mode :)
    • Mar 02 2011 | 4:51 pm
      +1 I've been overhearing a lot of interest in people wanting more information about slabs/shaders and think consolidating it in it's own section is a great idea!
    • Mar 02 2011 | 7:16 pm
      Thanks for the feedback.
      Just a quick note to say that this request is registered. Not sure about when it will be addressed, as we have a couple of different ideas about various ways to handle this. In the meantime, searching on shader is best.
      Right now we are extremely focused on the next Max release. Thanks for your patience with areas like this, but please continue to give us feedback to make the forums and the software better.
    • Mar 03 2011 | 11:45 am