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Godot Shaders

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Godot Shaders is a repository of Free shaders, part of which we made for our course Godot Shader Secrets.

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2D dissolve shader, showing a character burning

The shaders

Here's a list of available shaders and demos.

3D Shaders

Stylized fire shader

  • 3D dissolve
  • 3D outline
  • 3D shockwave
  • 3D stylized fire
  • Advanced toon shader
  • Force field
  • Stencil mask (impossible cube)
  • Stylized fire
  • Stylized bottled liquid
  • Interactive snow
  • Unlit directional tint
  • Texture mixing methods
  • Stylized waterfall shader
  • Spherical mask shader
  • Particle bridge: process to canvas_item/spatial communication

2D Shaders

2D water shader with light support

  • 2D baked-in-texture glow control
  • 2D clouds: noise-based cloud shadows cast over the game world
  • 2D dissolve
  • 2D glow
  • 2D outline
  • 2D palette swap
  • 2D reflection
  • 2D water for side-scrolling games
  • 2D water in top-down view
  • 2D x-ray (masking)

Screen shaders

  • Gaussian blur
  • Inverted colors
  • Pointilism
  • Screen distortion (2D shockwave)

How to use

You can find the shaders in the Shaders/ directory. Most shaders come with a demo scene. All demos are in the Demos/ directory.

The Intro/ directory contains an intro animation to the shader pipeline, that we use in our shader course.


Contributors are welcome!

If you encounter a bug, please open an issue.

If you want to contribute to the project, for instance by fixing a bug or adding a feature, check out our:

  1. Contributor guidelines.
  2. GDScript style guide


Stylized fire adapted from a Unity tutorial by @minionsart.


This project is dual-licensed:

  • The source code is available under the MIT license.
  • Art assets (images, audio files) are CC-By 4.0. You can attribute them to GDQuest and contributors (


A large library of free and open-source shaders for the Godot game engine. Here, you'll get 2D and 3D shaders with playable demos.








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