3D Pixelation

-Works in Godot 4 & Godot 3.x-
Pixelates the screen output with custom pixel size

Use shader on a quad mesh placed infront of the camera

Method by David Lettier

Shader code
shader_type spatial;
render_mode unshaded;

const int pixel_size = 4; //resolution must be divisible by pixel_size

void fragment() {
	float x = float(int(FRAGCOORD.x) % pixel_size);
	float y = float(int(FRAGCOORD.y) % pixel_size);

	x = FRAGCOORD.x + floor(float(pixel_size) / 2.0) - x;
	y = FRAGCOORD.y + floor(float(pixel_size) / 2.0) - y;

	ALBEDO = texture(SCREEN_TEXTURE, vec2(x, y) / VIEWPORT_SIZE).xyz;
3d, filter, pixel, pixelate, pixelation, pixelator, psx, retro, screen
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2 days ago

You could also use:

vec2 pixelated_uv = round(SCREEN_UV * float(pixel_size)) / float(pixel_size);
ALBEDO = texture(SCREEN_TEXTURE, pixelated_uv).rgb;

So that it works with any integer even if its not divisible