"A revolutionary shader creation tool has been previewed at GDC 2007.
mental images has announced the upcoming availability of mental mill Artist Edition at the GDC in San Francisco. mental mill is a breakthrough technology for the creation of hardware shaders in all popular formats.
The mental mill Artist Edition software enables artists to develop, test and maintain shaders through an intuitive GUI with real-time visual feedback, without the need for programming skills. Complex cooperating shader networks for generating photorealistic effects can also be captured together by artists without any programming knowledge.