Using shaders in JavaFX?

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Fri Feb 8 08:31:17 PST 2013

>> What I would like to know is: Is it possible to use (OpenGL) shaders in JavaFX?
> No, this is not possible. We use shaders internally for rendering, but supporting user-defined shaders is not planned.

Well, we've talked about it a lot but it isn't on a roadmap anywhere. Is there a JIRA issue for it?

One thing we've talked about was having Shader extend Paint (or Effect). I think maybe if a shader extended Effect it would fit into our system fairly naturally?

Of course we're only talking about fragment shaders here. But once we make something like that available I suspect people will also want geometry shaders soon after.


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