.HLSL File Extension

High Level Shader Language File

Developer Microsoft
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What is an HLSL file?

Source code file written in the High Level Shader Language (HLSL), a graphics shading language developed by Microsoft; may be used for a geometry shader, a vertex shader, or a pixel shader; used for programming how 3D objects appear in Direct3D games and programs.

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HLSL is similar to Cg (.CG files) developed by Nvidia and GLSL used by OpenGL.

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Programs that open HLSL files

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