Shade transforms your device into a professional node-based shader editor. Build stunning, connected shader graphs that render in real time

You'll find full support for keyboard shortcuts, drag-and-drop, and documentation built right in

Once you're done, export your shader out to Unity 3D or load it straight into Codea. Use them in your games, apps, or anything you make

Put your finger on the glass and start creating


• Connection stacking: no need for explicit arithmetic nodes. Just plug multiple outputs into a single input. Tap to change how they're blended
• Automatic swizzling: connect anything to anything. Shade will figure it out and swizzle your connection. Tap the little circle to re-wire the logic
• Over 100 nodes for building your shaders, tap any node for help
• Live physically-based render preview
• Drag-and-drop images right into your graph
• Full keyboard support
• AR previews, including Face AR for building shaders right on your... face
• Video tutorials

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Four New Nodes
• Switch by Face: render different output based on polygon facing... ness
• Blur: a single-pass gaussian blur
• SD Octahedron: a fancy new primitive for your signed distance fields
• Texture Size: does what it says on the box

Five New Examples
• Frost (Intermediate)
• Fire Opal (Advanced)
• Rain (Advanced)
• Lava Flow (Advanced)
• Fractal Raymarch (Galaxy Brain)

New Features
• Properties: view and edit all your published shader properties in a single view

And the Rest
• Graph cycles are detected and removed
• Texture picker inspector now supports receiving an image by drag-and-drop
• Improved undo
• Apple Pencil improvements for UI interaction
• Improved UI animations
• Fixes a bug where the reference documentation could be displayed twice
• Improves graph gesture interactions
• Updates to Swift 5
• Why do we tell you all this stuff

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

David Steven K ,

Absolutely stunning.

It’s amazing that an app like this fits in my pocket! Shade makes creativity something that’s right at your fingertips while making it easy for beginners to make incredible generative, evolving art. Lovely application that increases the possibility of the computers we have in our pockets or hold in our hands.

chscgc ,


Having used their other app, Codea, for years, I have no doubt in the professional quality that they deliver and the immediate feedback and support for their website forum. Thank you for this excellent addition to my toolset!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words, hope you enjoy using Shade

Wildsurvival ,

In app payments

Doesn’t specify it cost $15 to actually use the app. Which is ridiculous

Developer Response ,

There is a free-trial so you can see if you like it. And the in-app payments are visible on the App Store page

But we will add the pricing to the app description, thanks for suggesting it


Two Lives Left
255.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Two Lives Left Pty. Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. 14-day Trial Free
  2. Shade Standard $15.99
  3. Shade Pro $49.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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