How can I achieve per-vertex lighting (like in single/multi-texture shading) in GLSL with all of the other GLSL features (like buffer shadows, texture layers, etc.)? Bonus points if it can be done in the viewport.

I could bake the lights to v-cols but that is not realtime and I don't get any of the GLSL features (or hemi lamps for the matter) with single/multi-texture shading.

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    $\begingroup$ Not sure if that's possible. You'd have to write your own GLSL vertex/frag shader to simulate a per-vertex lighting. But then, you lose the ability take advantage of the Blender material system. $\endgroup$
    – Mike Pan
    Feb 13 '14 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this tutorial from Blender Cookie do what you're looking for? cgcookie.com/blender/2014/06/17/realtime-glsl-lighting-shading $\endgroup$
    – Justin
    Jul 17 '14 at 19:25
  • $\begingroup$ Could you light everything like normal but change the shading type to tangent shading? I don't know much about per-vertex lighting, but if it just makes the lighting look a different way as per normal, then you could go to the Materials Tab and under the Shading header, tick the boxes for Tangent Shading and Cubic Interpolation? $\endgroup$
    – christai
    Jul 17 '14 at 22:30
  • $\begingroup$ I think this would probably require custom blender code, it probably hasn't been developed due to the lack of need. $\endgroup$ Jul 23 '14 at 1:43
  • $\begingroup$ Why do you want to do this? $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Oct 26 '14 at 18:33


looks like there is a example of what you seek in this thread " Hey, I add a few shader examples to the file: Light(1).blend -reduce code for hemi light. -lighting for all lightypes (use properties)

By the way will the lightype patch (with or without compatibility) find his way into official Blender in the future?

-different kinds of normalmapping like in Blender -Vertex lighting (useful for things that don't need detailed lighting to get better performance) -functions for all specular shading methods that are available in blender

And I make an example with lighting and a diffuse texture. I don't get it like in Blender maybe someone can help?


.blend inside thread


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