Welcome to the feedback center!

This is the place to:
• Report bugs
• Request features
• Vote on things

This place has been amazing to have during the alpha/beta phase, and I hope it will be continuously used so I can make sure Shader Forge becomes as good as possible for us all!

Before you make a new thread:

• Do a little search to avoid making new threads on already open topics :)
• Try to be as descriptive as possible to help me help you! When did the bug occur? Did SF crash or did Unity crash? Are you getting any errors in the console? What can I do to reproduce the bug from scratch?
• Don't use this place to ask how you make a specific type of shader, this is a place to request features and report bugs. Ask your how-do-I questions here!

For all of you who were part of the semi-closed alpha/beta testing - a HUGE thanks to all of you for being so helpful finding all of these bugs so far!

// Joachim Holmér


Popular ideas 581

Under review

User defined nodes to encapsulate frequently used functions

elliot.bentine 5 years ago • updated by LennardF1989 1 year ago 22
Under review

Highlighting your inputs and outputs when clicked.

jesse 5 years ago • updated by behealed 2 years ago 8

You should be able to create a shader without specifying where to save it first

Joachim Holmér (Developer) 5 years ago • updated by QuiteNice 4 years ago 4
Under review

Lightmap support for Custom Lighting Shader

CosmosTBear 4 years ago • updated by Chun Zhu 2 years ago 19

texture arrays and gpu instancing.

Ablab 2 years ago • updated by indieDoroid 10 months ago 7

Latest updates 1,345


Opacity clip material renders black on 2017.2 for iOS

baroquedub 1 week ago • updated 1 week ago 0

Light Probes and Ambient light is broken in default PBR/deferred shader

warby 2 months ago • updated by Oliver Iking 2 weeks ago 1

Wind Zone value

Matthew Murchison 3 weeks ago • updated 3 weeks ago 0

Nintendo Switch support

jjsteele 8 months ago • updated by JT 3 weeks ago 2

Latest Fixes 667


How to use shader Forge achieve the roughness of fabric

Mingpo Huang 2 years ago • updated by Alan Ward 1 month ago 2

I am using the shader Forge rendering model suits do not even know what method to achieve surface roughness clothing


Enable PBR and sett glossiness to a very low value, or 0. If you're using the roughness model, set it to something very high


ShaderForge recreation of Standard Shader Gloss Response

George Allan 2 years ago • updated by Justin spice 2 months ago 10

For some reason I'm having trouble recreating the gloss/smoothness response of the Standard Shader. I'm trying to recreate it as a base for further shaders. The gloss response gives a really tight tail in SF as it gets higher until there's almost no falloff. Could this be related to SF not having GGX?


This should now be fixed in 1.27


Editor won't open in 5.6

Keenan Woodall 12 months ago • updated by Justin spice 2 months ago 5

I'm using 5.6 and the editor wont open. The shaders work fine, but again, I can't edit anything or create anything with Shader Forge. Here's a recording of it not working.


Thanks for finding this out! This has been an issue for a very long time, and nobody had ever really found a consistent way to get Unity to download the correct one. I presume it works now?

Not a bug

How do we use Shaderforge to export a standalone shader for a Unity Project that DOESN'T include Shaderforge itself?

rosstin 6 months ago • updated by baroquedub 2 months ago 4

We're exporting a shader from Shaderforge and trying to use it in another project that doesn't have Shaderforge, but we get a namespace error.


You just move the shader file. You shouldn't be able to get any namespace errors, unless you accidentally moved scripts or the .dll


Two-sided sign node

zoltan.erdokovy 4 years ago • updated by AntonioEffectsFX 2 months ago 11

In double sided shaders it would be useful to tell the two sides apart.

If the node is called "TwoSidedSign" then it should produce 1 for front side and -1 for backside.

If the name ends up being something like "IsBackSide" then 0 for front, 1 for back. (This approach would make it simpler to use it in Lerps.)

This has now been fixed in 1.18. No more artifacts + this node :)