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SwiftUI’s Canvas view is an extremely fast and efficient way to render custom graphics, but it’s also powerful – if you know what you’re doing you can unlock a huge amount of extra functionality to get the exact effect you’re looking for. Let’s look at six techniques here…
From iOS 17 onwards, we can dynamically adjust any SwiftUI views using Metal shaders. I’m going to show you how to do it, but not just how to apply them – I’m going to show you how to write your own shaders using Metal shading language! In this first article I’ll introduce how shaders work, along with some fundamental data types and a handful of Metal functions.