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Deferred Rendering Pipeline with Physically Based Shading

Deferred Realtime Rendering Pipeline with Physically Based Shading for the Panda3D Game Engine.

Core Features

  • Physically Based Shading
  • Deferred Rendering
  • Advanced Post-Processing Effects and Framework
  • Time of Day System
  • Plugin System


You can click on the images to enlarge them. Besides of that, you can find many more screenshots in my dropbox folder.


Material demo

Screen space reflections

Car rendering Car rendering

Plugin and Time of Day editor:

Terrain and volumetric clouds

See the Feature List for a list of features, and list of techniques I intend to implement.

You can find my todo list for the render pipeline here: Render Pipeline Roadmap.

Getting Started / Wiki

You should checkout the wiki if you want to find out more about the pipeline: Render Pipeline WIKI

There is also a page about getting started there: Getting Started


  • OpenGL 4.3 capable GPU (and drivers)
  • Panda3D Development Build
  • 1 GB Graphics Memory recommended (Can run with less, depends on enabled plugins and resolution)

Notice: It seems that the drivers for Intel HD Graphics on Linux are not capable of all 4.3 features, so the pipeline is not able to run there!

If you want to use the C++ Modules, checkout Building the C++ Modules to get a list of requirements for them.

Reporting Bugs / Contributing

If you find bugs, or find information missing in the wiki, or want to contribute, you can find me most of the time in the #panda3d channel on freenode.

If I shouldn't be there, feel free to contact me per E-Mail: [email protected]


Physically Based Shading and Deferred Rendering for the Panda3D game engine

Renderpipeline Info

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🕒 Last Update 8 months ago
🕒 Created 8 years ago
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😎 Author tobspr