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Fixed in 12.0.0



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VFX OpenGLES3 error when compiling shaders unexpected token '#' at kernel CSMain

Package: Visual Effect Graph


Reproduction steps:
1. Open the attached project “”
2. Go to Edit > Project Settings > Player
3. In Other Settings select OpenGLES3 Graphics API
4. Go to File > Build Settings
5. Build application for Android and observe the Console window

Expected result: Build successful, no errors in the Console window
Actual result: Build fails, error is thrown in the Console window: “Shader error in '[SimpleRibbon] [Ribbon] Initialize Particle Strip': syntax error: unexpected token '#' at kernel CSMain at C:/Users/%username%/Desktop/GraphicsTests/EndToendTests/URPIntegrationTests/Library/PackageCache/com.unity.visualeffectgraph@12.0.0/Shaders/VFXCommon.hlsl(123) (on gles3)”

  1. Resolution Note (fix version 12.0.0):

    Fixed in: 2021.2.0b16

Comments (3)

  1. Sonicay

    Jun 02, 2022 19:36

    I also have this issue with 2022.1.3f1, D1KKOP solution solved this issue for me, thanks.

  2. bartje86tralala

    Feb 02, 2022 17:22

    For now this bug can be fixed by going to:
    C:\Program Files\Unity\Hub\Editor\2022.1.0b6\Editor\Data\Resources\PackageManager\BuiltInPackages\com.unity.visualeffectgraph\Shaders\VFXCommon.hlsl

    Then go and change CUBEARRAY to 0 instead of 1.

  3. bartje86tralala

    Feb 02, 2022 17:04

    I still have this in (at the time of writing newest version (2022.1.0b6)
    Also in 2022.1.0b4.
    It prevents building for Android.
    No build is necessary to observe the issue.
    The issue is in: VFXCommon.hlsl line: 136

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