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Real-time GPU shader editor

Type. View. It's that fast.

Lightweight App, Heavyweight Power

100% native GPU power on your desktop. KodeLife gives you direct control over your GPU power on multiple platforms, using 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...

Sharing is Caring

Share your generated visuals with other applications in real-time, directly on the GPU, using Syphon and Spout.

Cross-platform Support

Take your ideas with you! Available on macOS, Windows and various flavors of Linux, with more platforms, including iOS and Android, to be added...


Complete documentation coming soon.

Social Media

@kodelife.hexler - #kodelife


KodeLife Page - KodeLife Koders Group




Real-time GPU shader editor, live-code performance tool and graphics prototyping sketchpad.

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Download KodeLife Beta

DISCLAIMER: This is an early preview version and might not function as expected. Please use at your own risk.