Squash and Stretch

An extremely simple implementation of a squash and stretch shader in Godot. Tested in Godot 4.0 Alpha 11.

Note: You may need a high-poly model.


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Shader code
shader_type spatial;

uniform vec2 direction = vec2(1.0);
uniform float squash: hint_range(0.0, 2.0) = 1.0;
uniform float offset: hint_range(-0.5, 0.5) = 0.0;

void vertex() {
	float v = abs(VERTEX.y + offset) * squash + direction.x;
	VERTEX *= vec3(v, direction.y, v);
3d, Blob, squash, stretch, vertex
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