Archive for December, 2009

December 22, 2009

Pixel Bender and 3D (catching up on Links, pt 2)

Pixel Bender’s heritage is from the 3D Pixel Shading languages, but we carefully removed most of that to make it specialized for signal processing. The lineage is there though, right below the surface, and Pixel Bender’s utility for doing a lot of math fast makes it really attractive for doing 3D. I’ve written about 3D experiments from the community in the posts Some cool experiments with Pixel Bender and More Cool Pixel Bender Experiments. There has been a lot of really cool work done in the community since then, and I wanted to highlight that:


David Lenaerts has been busy combining Away3D and Pixel Bender, especially for Normal maps: Away3D 3.4.2: Pixel Bender to the max!


Kris Temmerman has also been experimenting with Pixel Bender and Normal Maps.


This is a demo video of a different ray tracer written in Pixel Bender by macduyhai.


Here is an article on integrating Pixel Bender and Papervision3D


Tom Beddard has been doing really cool fractal tools with Pixel Bender. His new Mandelbulbs are really beautiful.


Jerzy Drozda Jr did some experiments with Pixel Bender for UV Mapping in After Effects.

Stay tuned for more links!

4:09 PM Permalink
December 18, 2009

So, so, so far behind on cool Pixel Bender links

I have over 100 links stored in my bookmarks of pages that Pixel Bender developers have created that I want to feature here, but I’ve been working so hard on the next version of our stuff that I’ve obviously gotten very far behind. With the end of the year approaching, I’m going to try and rectify that somewhat… starting today.

The links today are in no particular order, they are literally the tabs I have open in Firefox right now:


Elad Elrom – Using Pixel Bender to do heavy lifting calculations, makes Flash Player multi-thread

Eugene Zatepyakin – Canny Edge Detector [AS3 + PixelBender]

Daniel Rinehart – Image Rotation with Pixel Bender


David Lenaerts (Der Schmale) – Render Bender v0.1: optimizing my Flash+Pixel Bender workflow

Nicolas Barradeau – PIXEL BENDER #1 color tweaking

Brooks Andrus – Bilinear Resampling, ShaderJob, Pixel Bender And Flash Player

That is it for this post, but expect more soon!

3:17 PM Permalink

recordings from my recent panels

He is the panel on Flash Games from MAX 2009 in Los Angeles:

and here is the panel titled “Preparing the world for ubiquitous Parallelism” at the SC09 conference in Portland
Youtube link

3:10 PM Permalink