Unity Procedural Circle Mask Shader – Fixed

This is the same shader that is on http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php/Procedural_Circle_Mask, however it has a tiny fix. I didn’t feel like submitting a lot of IRL credentials just to be approved to make such a small correction.


Renders a circle in UV space and uses it as an alpha mask. Because the shader uses a gradient to define the circle it’s very easy to get well defined circles with controlled levels of aliasing.


  • Main Texture: Diffuse texture
  • Color: Color multiplied into diffuse & alpha
  • Distort: X/Y affect the circle’s center, W/Z affect the circle’s (inverse) scale horizontally and vertically respectively.
  • Outer Radius: Main radius of the circle
  • Inner Radius: Inner radius of the circle (used to create a ring)
  • Hardness: Flattens the gradient towards the radius distances


Shader "Custom/Unlit Flat Circle v3" {
	Properties {
		_MainTex ("Main Texture", 2D) = "white" {}
		_Color ("Color", Color) = (1,1,1,1)
		_Distort("Distort", vector) = (0.5, 0.5, 1.0, 1.0)
		_OuterRadius ("Outer Radius", float) = 0.5
		_InnerRadius ("Inner Radius", float) = -0.5
		_Hardness("Hardness", float) = 1.0

	SubShader {
		Tags { "RenderType"="Transparent" "Queue"="Transparent" "AllowProjectors"="False" }
		blend SrcAlpha OneMinusSrcAlpha
		#pragma surface surf NoLighting alpha:blend
		fixed4 LightingNoLighting(SurfaceOutput s, fixed3 lightDir, fixed atten)
			return fixed4(s.Albedo, s.Alpha);

		sampler2D _MainTex;

		struct Input
			float2 uv_MainTex;

		float4 _Color, _Distort;
		float _OuterRadius, _InnerRadius, _Hardness;
		void surf (Input IN, inout SurfaceOutput o)
			half4 c = tex2D (_MainTex, IN.uv_MainTex);
			float x = length((_Distort.xy - IN.uv_MainTex.xy) * _Distort.zw);

			float rc = (_OuterRadius + _InnerRadius) * 0.5f; // "central" radius
			float rd = _OuterRadius - rc; // distance from "central" radius to edge radii

			float circleTest = saturate(abs(x - rc) / rd);

			o.Albedo = _Color.rgb * c.rgb;
			o.Alpha = (1.0f - pow(circleTest, _Hardness)) * _Color.a * c.a;
	FallBack "Diffuse"

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