Edge Detect Effect Normals
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Edge Detect Effect Normals

This Edge Detect image effect creates outlines around edges. Note that this version of the image effect actually works on real geometry i.e. scene depth and normals to detect edges.

As with the other image effects, this effect is only available in Unity Pro. Make sure to have the Pro Standard Assets installed.

Scene without edge detection

Detected edges of the same scene


ModeChose between Thin and Thick. Thick will take more samples into consideration to construct outlines.
Edge Sensitivity
DepthThe depth sensitivity that defines the needed depth difference when identifying edges.
NormalsThe normals sensitivity that defines the needed difference between neighbouring normals when identifying edges.
Background options
Edges onlyBlend the background with a fixed color.
BackgroundThe color used when Edges only is > 0.

Hardware support

This effect requires a graphics card with pixel shaders (2.0) or OpenGL ES 2.0. Additionally, depth texture support is required. PC: NVIDIA cards since 2004 (GeForce 6), AMD cards since 2004 (Radeon 9500), Intel cards since 2006 (GMA X3000); Mobile: OpenGL ES 2.0 with depth texture support; Consoles: Xbox 360, PS3.

All image effects automatically disable themselves when they can not run on end-users graphics card.

Page last updated: 2011-05-12