This looks amazing. If it's flexble enough, it could be used to create faux-3d environments...
Can I make feature requests?
What if the .fx worked like this:
And the following parameters were available to the user:
Number Of Slices - the number of vertical slices
Parallax Effect - the strength of the slice parallaxing
Max Height - The maximum "height" of the effect
Invert Height - inverts the height layer - in the image, the smallest slice would end up at the bottom and the largest on top.
Height Offset - lets the user "sink" the slices into the screen
Bottom Color - solid color to fake depth shading
Bottom Color Intensity - max intensity of the solid color
In the image, suppose the bottom color is Black and the intensity is 1
That means that the bottom slices color is fully black, the middle slice is a 50% mix of the sprite color and black and the top slice has 0% black mixed in.
If the intensity was 0.5, then the bottom slice would be 50% mix of black and sprite colors, middle slice would be a 25% mix and top slice would only be the sprite colors.
Top Color Intensity
same as the Bottom Color/Intensity, but appied from the top down.
Sorry for the wall of text - I have no idea how feasible this is or if this is the direction you want to take the effect in. The potential of this effect is amazing - and I'm extremely excited about it.
Thanks for looking.