[Shader Library] Posterization Post Processing Effect (GLSL)



Shader Library - Posterization Post Processing Effect



More shaders are available here: Geeks3D Shader Library.

Image posterization is the tranformation of an image with a continuous gradation of tone to several regions of fewer tones, with abrupt changes from one tone to another. The left part of the image shows the posterization effect while the right part shows the normal image.

You can download the demo source code here:
Download GXL PostFX - Posterization
To see the shader in real time, you need GeeXLab 0.1.13. This demo does not use Python so you can use the version of GeeXLab without Python.

Unzip the source code somewhere, start GeeXLab and drop the file Posterize_Effect_Demo.xml in GeeXLab.

Some results:

  • AMD X2 3800+ / Radeon HD 5770 (Cat9.11 beta) / WinXP SP2: 710 FPS (640×480) and 690 FPS (1920×1080)

Shader desription (for NVIDIA and ATI)

Language: OpenGL 2 – GLSL

Type: Post processing filter

Inputs:

  • sceneBuffer (sampler2D): the scene buffer.
  • numColors (float): number of tone regions. Default=8.0
  • gamma (float): gamma factor. Default=0.6

Ouputs: color buffer

Shader code:

[Vertex_Shader]
void main(void)
{
  gl_Position = ftransform();
  gl_TexCoord[0] = gl_MultiTexCoord0;
}
[Pixel_Shader]
uniform sampler2D sceneTex; // 0
uniform float gamma; // 0.6
uniform float numColors; // 8.0
void main() 
{ 
  vec3 c = texture2D(sceneTex, gl_TexCoord[0].xy).rgb;
  c = pow(c, vec3(gamma, gamma, gamma));
  c = c * numColors;
  c = floor(c);
  c = c / numColors;
  c = pow(c, vec3(1.0/gamma));
  gl_FragColor = vec4(c, 1.0);
}

References




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