Real-time GPU shader editor

Type. View. It's that fast.

Lightweight App, Heavyweight Power

KodeLife gives you 100% native real-time control over GPU power across multiple platforms, with one lightweight app.

Real-time Live-Coding

Code is checked, evaluated and updated in the background as you type! Quick prototyping of visual effects without having to start up an entire gigabyte-sized engine or wait for compilation.


KodeLife supports all flavors of OpenGL GLSL, as well as platform specific shading languages such as the Metal Shading Language and DirectX HLSL, with more to be added. KodeLife also has basic support for compute shaders.

Language Localization

And KodeLife's polyglottery extends beyond shaders: The UI is currently switchable between English and Japanese, with more language localizations planned.

Sharing is Caring

Share your generated visuals with other applications in real-time, directly on the GPU, using Syphon and Spout or export PNG screen caps of your creation.

Cross-platform Support

Take your ideas with you! Available now on macOS, Windows and various flavors of Linux - including Raspberry Pi - with mobile platforms such as iOS and Android in the pipeline.

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KodeLife: The Future

Development is constantly on-going! If you'd like to see some of the features we have planned for the future, you can check out this blog post.


User Manual

Work in progress user manual. Updated regularly.

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Real-time GPU shader editor

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