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Effects and Rendering

Make your games look amazing


Construct draws the screen with a hardware-accelerated DirectX 9 rendering engine. This means it uses the graphics hardware in your computer for optimal performance.

There are over 50 pixel shader effects which are customisable effects to warp, distort, blend, blur, mask, re-color and more. You can add these to most drawing objects for quick, impressive special effects.

Additional effects can be written in high-level shader language (HLSL) by effects programmers. There are also advanced controls for controlling effects to fall back to when hardware support is not available, such as turning a 'Screen' pixel shader effect in to an 'Additive' effect (which does not require pixel shaders) when hardware does not support pixel shaders. Construct supports up to pixel shader 2.0.