As the next hobbyist game project continues, I'm leaning more heavily on shaders then previous endeavors. It's really amazing what they can do, but its also the first coding topic since cryptography that I can't seem to wrap my head around. I can borrow other peoples shaders, tweak them a bit, get effects I'm happy with, but nothing seems to sink in regarding them. It's strange like that. Its not like I lack the interest or the ability, if the pandemic has taught me anything these tend to be excuses more than anything, yet I can't seem to be able to build one from scratch.

Perhaps I need a month devoted to just shader language.