About Shadertoy

Shadertoy is the first application to allow developers all over the globe to push pixels from code to screen using WebGL since 2009.

This website is the natural evolution of that original idea. On one hand, it has been rebuilt in order to provide the computer graphics developers and hobbyists with a great platform to prototype, experiment, teach, learn, inspire and share their creations with the community. On the other, the expressiveness of the shaders has arisen by allowing different types of inputs such as video, webcam or sound.

When to Use Shadertoy

Highlighted Features

Software Requirements

Shadertoy is based and designed for WebGL-capable browsers. The following web browsers are capable of running WebGL to different degrees of efficiency and stability:


Beautypi: Inigo Quilez and Pol Jeremias.

Very special thanks to Reinder Nijhoff, Patrick Labatut, Henrique Lorenzi, Otavio Good, Philip Wagner, Yanling He, Juan A. Martinez (stage7), Mari Miyashita, Nikochan, Sara Goepfert, Jose Manuel Perez (JosSs), Teresa, Sara (Gizma), Brett (AudEo Flow), Dave Hoskins, Osama Mahmood, Joan Perez, Kamran Saifullah, Chintu Solanki, Eduardo (@deb_security).


We'd like to thank all these wonderful people for their support via Patreon:

Clintolibre, Dave Robins, Gary Shane Warne, ikrima, Johan Andersson, John Carmack, otaviogood, VirtualDJ, Dave Hoskins, Gwenn Aubert, Helen Allien Poe, Maxwell Planck, Reinder Nijhoff, Anton Roy, Aras Pranckevicius, BugoTheCat, Dario Seyb, John Kunz, Jose Moreno, Katelyn Gadd, Kirill Osipov, Merijn Meijers, Merlyn Morgan-Graham, Michael Tedder, Steven Sell, Wade Lutgen, Admiral Potato, Anthony LaMantia, Atsushi Hashimoto, Ben Korbel, Brandon, Brandon Sean Fogerty, Brenton Milne, Chris Sorrell, Cort Stratton, David Cañadas Mazo, Filippo Macchiettini, Gerrit Wessendorf, Greg Rostami, Hazel, Henry Segerman, Jaewon Jung, John Hergenroeder, Keith Judge, Károly Balogh, makai, Mark Flider, Nicholas Gubbins, Paulo Falcão, Ragnar Svensson, Rob Sloan, Rui Gil, Spencer Alves, Steve Halliwell, Thomas Hooper