Scroll texture shader on isometric tile cells?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By elvisish

Is it possible to scroll a texture on an isometric tile in a direction (say, Vector(1.0,-1.0) and have the cell look correct? I’ve tried it with this basic shader applied to a tile:

shader_type canvas_item;

uniform vec2 direction = vec2(0.0,0.0); uniform float speed = 1;

void fragment() { COLOR = texture(TEXTURE, UV + (direction * TIME * speed)); }

But it just causes the entire tile to warp in square shaped blocks, rather than just the isometric shape of the tile. Any way of doing this properly?
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Without shader: Imgur: The magic of the Internet
With shader: Imgur: The magic of the Internet

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: elvisish

Thanks so much to @kleonc for the help, here’s the working shader!

shader_type canvas_item;

uniform vec2 direction = vec2(0.0, 0.0);
uniform float speed = 1.0;

vec2 toIsoUV(vec2 uv)
    return vec2(uv.x + uv.y - 0.5, -uv.x + uv.y + 0.5);

vec2 fromIsoUV(vec2 uv)
    return vec2(0.5 * (uv.x - uv.y + 1.0), 0.5 * (uv.x + uv.y));

void fragment()
    vec2 uv = UV;
    uv -= direction * speed * TIME;
    uv = toIsoUV(uv);
    uv -= floor(uv); // make it into [0, 1) x [0, 1)
    uv = fromIsoUV(uv);
    COLOR = vec4(texture(TEXTURE, uv).rgb, texture(TEXTURE, UV).a);