Implementing a curved world vertex shader

Hi! I’ve been wanting to achieve a “curved world effect” for a project. It’s a shader effect often used in 3D runners game. A good example is this unity package - Curved World - Classic Runner - Asset Store .

I’ve found this example in ThreeJS that looks really good. opengl es - Warp / curve all vertices around a pivot point / axis (Three.js / GLSL) - Stack Overflow
So i want to do a similar thing with babylon, but i’m not sure on what would be the best way to approach it.

Should i try and implement it as a new shader in babylonJS? And then add whatever lighting/shading i would need for this project?
Or is it a way i could add this effect to the vertexshader of the babylon standard material somehow?

Here’s a screenshot of how the game i’m working on is looking now. As you can see it would benefit from the curved world effect :slight_smile:

Happy for any help!

Here’s what I get if I copy that example:
https://playground.babylonjs.com/#DEV5Y5#4
And it does Not look right :stuck_out_tongue:
As I have no idea what I’m doing, I’m using view in place of 3JS’ modelViewMatrix and viewProjection in place of 3JS’ projectionMatrix.

Thanks! That’s really helpful in how to move forward with it! And it does look like it does something right at least, but not all the way. I’ll have a closer look a bit later!

This might actually be a good use case for @Deltakosh brand new nodeMaterial: How To use the Node Material - Babylon.js Documentation

One is possible ways (at least to imitate curving in this case) could be some refraction plane or mesh just before the camera; I suppose it is also possible to write own projection matrix.