Pixel Perfect outline Shader

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Same outline size from any distance, perfect for interactable objects.
Mode for Godot 4.

To use in Godot 3 replace “source_color” with “hint_color”

Shader code
shader_type spatial;
render_mode cull_front, unshaded;

uniform vec4 outline_color : source_color;
uniform float outline_width = 1.0;

void vertex() {
	vec4 clip_position = PROJECTION_MATRIX * (MODELVIEW_MATRIX * vec4(VERTEX, 1.0));
	vec3 clip_normal = mat3(PROJECTION_MATRIX) * (mat3(MODELVIEW_MATRIX) * NORMAL);
	
	vec2 offset = normalize(clip_normal.xy) / VIEWPORT_SIZE * clip_position.w * outline_width * 2.0;
	
	clip_position.xy += offset;
	
	POSITION = clip_position;
}

void fragment() {
	ALBEDO = outline_color.rgb;
	if (outline_color.a < 1.0) {
		ALPHA = outline_color.a;
	}
}
Tags
outline, pixel perfect outline
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Master35
Master35
1 year ago

thanks

Tanders
1 year ago

Looks really nice, but I can’t seem to get it working. On a simple cube there is gaps between the corners, any idea why this may be? I’m using Godot v4.0.beta1

ApeSander
ApeSander
1 year ago
Reply to  Tanders

I have the same problem

user123
user123
1 year ago
Reply to  ApeSander

It only works on mesh with smoothed normals.

Last edited 1 year ago by user123
FreyaArtoria
3 months ago
Reply to  ApeSander

I was able to get this working by making a shader with this (as a material) set on the “next pass” after a generic blank material – it renders the base material, and then the outline over it.

Yuri
Yuri
2 months ago
Reply to  FreyaArtoria

Cheers, this helped

hidemat
hidemat
1 year ago

Oh this one just works! Thanks!

BadWithie
BadWithie
5 months ago

thanks

Last edited 5 months ago by BadWithie
hello
hello
1 month ago

thank

Nix
Nix
1 month ago

I love u