The Book of Shaders by Patricio Gonzalez Vivo


Return the partial derivative of an argument with respect to y


genType dFdy(float y);


p specifies the expression of which to take the partial derivative.


Available only in the fragment shader, dFdy return the partial derivative of expression p in y. Derivatives are calculated using local differencing. Expressions that imply higher order derivatives such as dFdy(dFdy(n)) have undefined results, as do mixed-order derivatives such as dFdy(dFdx(n)). It is assumed that the expression p is continuous and therefore, expressions evaluated via non-uniform control flow may be undefined.

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