I’m trying to create equivalent GLSL for a simple fresnel effect shader in Babylon, working from a Three.js shader. Here’s how it’s done in Three.js: Glow Effect - ShaderFrog.com (click on the “vertex” tab to see the source)
Hello! Providing us with a Playground repro would be helpful for us to take a better look at your code But looking at these snippets you provided, one possible issue is the order the matrices are being multiplied: it should be (viewProjection * world), so that the world is the first thing to be multiplied by the position.
@carolhmj I was able to build a reproducing playground - interestingly in my playground the rim does move as the camera moves, but it’s in the wrong place on the object, so I think I’m doing the math wrong still
Oh, here we go, the ArcRotateCamera doesn’t update the view matricies properly, note how the fresnel rim doesn’t move in this scene, using an ArcRotateCamera, but it does (even though wrong) with the FreeCamera
I would think your computation of the fresnel is having an issue as world and viewprojection updates correctly. the simplest proof is that when you move the camera you can see the object from a different viewProjection.
I’m trying to automatically convert a Three.js shader to a Babylon shader, by mapping uniforms, varyings, and other data, from the GLSL source code of a Three.js shader to a Babylon shader. It’s working in trivial cases. Here’s the same noise shader running Three.js, plugged into a Three.js PbrMaterial’s normal map (some other magic goes on to be able to use shader as a normal map):
And, after my tool performs a source code conversion, that same shader being plugged into a Babylon PbrMaterial’s bumpMap (same magic needs to go on to make the shader usable in a Babylon uniform)
Mapping the fragment shaders isn’t too bad in the trivial case. Now I’m trying to go a little deeper and map vertex shaders, which is why I’m asking specifically about modelViewMatrix. I have a Three.js shader which references this uniform, and I’m trying to find if there’s a 1:1 mapping I can do between this uniform and Babylon uniforms, to perform the conversion automatically.
My tool uses a compiler, so it can manipulate source code to do anything, including replace any references to modelViewMatrix with any other expression, and it can also inject or remove uniforms in the translated Babylon shader if needed.
That’s why I’m avoiding different logic like using vEyePosition and I’m looking for a 1:1 translation in this case.
@Deltakosh Thank you for the example link. It also appears your link has the same issue mine does, where rotating the camera doesn’t keep the fresnel rim “stuck” to the edges of the object. My assumption is that the view matrix is not properly getting updated in the shader, so the rim is only accurate at a specific angle. Do you know why the view matrix isn’t getting updated (or is my assumption incorrect?)
In this shader Glow Effect - ShaderFrog.com (you can use the tabs on the top left to view source, or click “edit source” to play with the source code). You can see the outline effect is properly “sticking” to the object when the object is rotated. The calculation of the fresnel rim is based on the model, view, and position, and the normal of the surface.
I’m trying to define a mapping between threejs matricies and babylon matricies. You can see in any of the babylon linked playground examples above, the effect does not properly stick to the rim of the object in babylon.
Ah - i just found the problem! The original shader linked above multiplies the normal by the normalMatrix, which I thought was a no-op, but the normalMatrix in three.js is the “inverse transpose of the modelviewmatrix” three.js docs