How to apply multiple shaders to one sprite2D?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By ONION-777

I have several shaders that I want to apply to one sprite.

What is the easiest way for me to do this?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: w411-3

You can’t; one shader visible at a time.
But depending on the use case, you can find a way around it if you need to.

If you need to switch between different shaders for different effects, you can attach shaders to different textures and switch out the visibility for each texture/shader as needed to achieve desired effects.

If you want all the effects at once, that’s not really possible unless you consolidate all the shader code into one shader in a nice way. Or find another compromise.

Okay, I don’t understand much about shaders, but I have 4 shaders and it turns out that I need to combine them into one? Where should I start? Thanks for the reply.

ONION-777 | 2022-03-22 18:25

Shaders are really just code in their own language that directly modifies the pixels of a texture, changing over time if you want to. A shader is just a file of code that does that.

What effects are you trying to achieve? Are you sure using all 4 at the same time makes sense? There may be other ways to get what you want that might be easier or more desirable

w411-3 | 2022-03-22 19:05

I need to make these shaders affect only the game interface, not the entire game. I tried applying them to the whole screen through CanvasLayer, but they affect the game, which I don’t need

ONION-777 | 2022-03-22 19:32