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Fixed broken API link in README.md
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The Force

Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes.

Force felt by Obi-Wan Codenobi for use in live-coding performances with The Wookie. Together they travel as The Rebel Scum.


If you're looking for which functions are built-in, then give the wiki API a look.

Additionally helpful to know

  • The_Force/shaderExperiments contains several examples to get you started
  • Workshop Notes contains some hand-written information and a few more example shaders
  • The_Force/help contains helpful documents, including instructions to run local/offline (it's easy!)
  • line in and microphone only work in Google Chrome, and requires HTTPS
  • ctrl+shift will toggle text visibility
  • backbuffer is a copy of the previous frame's frontbuffer
  • 512 fft in row 0; waveform in row 1
  • keyboard data in row 0 of texture (channel0) - not recently tested
  • open file is not totally safe; it's only checking for filename extension ".frag"
  • images save as .png

To Do

  • fix popup menu styling
  • fill in more help window
  • DnD into text editor window
  • more 2D textures
  • video input
  • webcam
  • cubemap input