DirectX 11 is the latest release of Microsoft's collection of APIs which contain features to aid in game development.

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Geometry Shader and Stream Output with Directx11

I am having trouble trying to send verticies generated in the Geometry Shader to Stream Output. What I am trying to accomplish is to generate verticies from the Geometry Shader and store them to a ...
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How do I get the DirectX project templates to appear in Visual Studio?

I have DirectX11 on Windows 7, and I also have VS13 Express for Desktop. In some tutorials I have seen that there's an option on VS13 for new project on DirectX, but doesn't appear in my VS13. Is it ...
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Update single variable in DirectX Shader

I am trying to update a single variable within a CBuffer but I am unsure of how to do this. I have a LightingBuffer which is passed to the GPU containing, ambient color, diffuse color etc and I want ...
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What is the minimum of shader I need to use to run basic calculation on GPU?

I read, that the Hull Shader, Domain Shader, Geometry Shader and Pixel Shader can be used optional. So, is the Vertex Shader optional too? If no: What does a basic Vertex Shader look like? Just like a ...
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Should the world transformation matrix be stored in a constant buffer when rendering?

Generally when rendering objects you would: Apply world transformation to go from object space to world space Apply view transformation to go from world space to camera space Apply perspective ...
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Should I go with OpenGL to see my future in Game Development industry? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I continue studying OpenGL or just switch to DirectX to give me a better chance of landing a job in the game industry? I tried Google but found quite old ...
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One index buffer with multiple vertex buffers?

I noticed that there's IASetVertexBuffers() to set multiple vertex buffers at once but there's only IASetIndexBuffer() to set one index buffer. So I assume that I can simultaneously only have one ...
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DX11 Mixing 2D and 3D

So I am somewhat new to working with DirectX rendering, and I have done some 2d and 3d work. I am planning on working on a new application where I will be rendering a bunch of 3d scenery, and then ...
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Which coordinate space is the canonical default for each shader pipeline stage?

I'm working with Direct3D 11 and HLSL. I use four different shaders (vertex, hull, domain and pixel). I always have troubles using the right coordinate space in my shaders. Could somebody identify ...
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Determine the stride of a DirectX Texture2D line?

Is there a way to determine, or preferably calculate/predict, the the stride of a line of a DirectX 11 Texture2D resource when using SharpDX? (E.g. Can we say the stride of a line is always a power ...
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Elegant ways to handle rendering with DirectX 11

I'm looking for a design pattern that's going to help me to elegantly handle the rendering of my game objects. Lots of game development guides talk about how to handle the game objects themselves, ...
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Static constants set to default value in HLSL

I'm using dx11 and I'm working on SSAO. I am having wierd results, so I tried debugging it using RenderDoc and stepping through the pixel shader log, all the values of the static array seems to ...
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Estimated framerate for custom engine?

I've been writing my own engine with C++ and DirectX 11. I've got 3d models loaded in with diffuse maps, normal maps, and shadows. There's other things with the engine but my question doesn't pertain ...
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Texture2DArray in Directx11 with different formats

I'm trying to create a texture2DArray from multiple of images, each of which has different formats, and I got the following error from the DirectX11 debug layer. D3D11 ERROR: ...
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How do I correctly multiply an XMMATRIX by a scalar?

Using DirectXMath and its XMMATRIX structure in C++ and Direct X 11, how does one multiply that matrix structure by a single float scalar? I want to implement the operation B = A * f; where A and B ...
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Difference between texture arrays and multiple single textures?

I've just learnt that DirectX 10 and above have a feature called "texture arrays". Which, basically, is just a normal array of textures (shader resources) which in a shader is declared like: ...
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How can I read texel data on a separate thread in D3D11?

In D3D10, I load a staging texture onto my GPU memory, then map it in order to access its texel data on the CPU. This is done on a separate thread, not the thread I render with. I just call the device ...
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How can I compile SM 3.0 effects in D3D11 in SlimDX?

var bytecode = ShaderBytecode.CompileFromFile("shaders\\testShader.fx", "fx_5_0", ShaderFlags.None, SlimDX.D3DCompiler.EffectFlags.None, null, null, out str); var effect = new ...
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Painter algorithm on transparant objects

Why do you have to use the painter's algorithm when drawing transparant objects ? Can't you just use a z-buffer, draw all non transparant/opaque objects, then draw all transparant/opaque objects last? ...
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Compiler cannot find some DX11 types (but can find DX10)?

my problem is probably trivial but I'm new to DX and have some trouble. I've found a code snippet (of a Shader class) with ID3D10Effect and ID3D10EffectTechnique types but I'm using DX11 so I changed ...
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When would a GPU need to write data to a vertex (or other) buffer?

I'm trying to understand why, when and how a GPU would need to write data to some buffer inside its own Video Ram. In Direct3D 11, there are two flags that concern this, which are ...
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changing depth stencil state in DirectX11

An example from Frank D Luna's 3d Game Programming with Dx11 shows the following effect technique: technique11 DrawTech { pass P0 { SetVertexShader( CompileShader( vs_5_0, DrawVS() ) ); ...
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DirectX post-processing pipeline

I'm trying to make a simple post processing pipeline, depicted as follows with 3 effects in this case: |------| |------| |------| I ...
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Why can't my .exe find my .fx file?

I'm having a problem with my .fx file in my D3D 11 application. I can run the application just fine from Visual Studio, but when I run the .exe it fails when trying to load the .fx file. I've ...
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How did you learn DirectX 11? [closed]

How did you learn the DirectX 11 API? MSDN documentation, tutorials, blogs, sample applications, books, etc?
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How to correctly pass multiple light structures to shader stage?

I'm having some problems when passing multiple light structures to a shader stage. I'm using an array of point lights that is updated each frame. This is my code for creating the buffer ...
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Directx displaying selectable text

I am new to direct x and following this tutorial : brayzarsoft (part 14) I was able to display text. However, using this method the text is rendered to a texture. When you look at games that have ...
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How does Direct3D know if a constant buffer is for the vertex or pixel shader?

I have a question about constant buffers in directX 11. They really confuse me and after searching on google most sites simply supply sample code without explaining how it works. I am probably ...
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How can I send matrix data to shaders without the Effects11 framework?

I'm making a Direct3D engine but I'm stuck with this one little problem. I want to not use effect files but instead use shader files. What can I use to send matrix variables to shaders if I don't use ...
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Is there any way to change texture filtering globally in Direct3D 11?

One of the major changes I have encountered between Direct3D 9 and Direct3D 11 is the new API for setting up texture sampling. In D3D9, it was sufficient to simply set a given value of a given ...
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How do I change rasterizer state properly?

To set the rasterizer state I have to ID3D11Device::CreateRasterizerState() and then ID3D11DeviceContext::RSSetState. And then I should ID3D11RasterizerState::Release() it, right? How about when I ...
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Why does switching to fullscreen produce this graphical glitch?

I followed this tutorial and things were looking good. However, when switching to Fullscreen from 800x600 using alt-enter, I noticed an error in debug output: DXGI WARNING: IDXGISwapChain::Present: ...
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How do I draw an isoline in a shader with a triangle topology?

I have some problems with my displacment. So I would like to have a simple little isoline starting in every triangles face center of the mash pointing in the direction of the corresponding faces ...
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How do I reverse the playback of an animation (instead of restarting it)?

I have created a sprite sheet of which consists of six frames of a character whose legs move each frame. Now I have written code so that the animation is running successfully from frame one to frame ...
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Do textures that are inside a shader resource need to be explicitly released too? (DirectX 11)

I have a ID3D11Texture2D (that I've created manually) inside a ID3D11ShaderResourceView. When I want to Release() the resource view, do I need to Release() the texture that it is inside too? Or is it ...
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DX11 application running on Windows XP using only DX9?

I'm developing an application that utilizes DX11. I know that DX11 is only available on Windows 7 (and Vista with SP). I wonder if there is some way to run the application on Windows XP and use only ...
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Texture the quad with different parts of texture

I have a 2D quad. Let say it's position is (5,10) and size is (7,11). I want to texture it with one texture, but using three different parts of it. I want to texture the part of quad from x = 5 to x ...
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Why does calling CreateDXGIFactory prevent my program from exiting?

I'm using CreateDXGIFactory to get the graphics adapters and display modes. When I call it, it works fine and I get all the data. However, when I exit my program, the main Win32 thread exits, but ...
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How do you rotate a cube map?

I'm looking for suggestions on this Say you have a cube map. You want to rotate it as efficiently as possible. You can render the cube map, rotate the camera, and render the scene to another cube ...
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Marshalling C# Structs into DX11 cbuffers

I'm having some issues with the packing of my structure in C# and passing them through to cbuffers I have registered in HLSL. When I pack my struct in one manner the information seems to be able to ...
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Why are my scene's depth values not being written to my DepthStencilView?

I'm rendering to a depth map in order to use it as a shader resource view, but when I sample the depth map in my shader, the red component has a value of 1 while all other channels have a value of 0. ...
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Proper vertex buffer use

How're you supposed to use vertex buffers? Say you have 500 distinct deformable shapes/models in the world (ie you want to be able to change/delete vertices from the models somewhat arbitraily as the ...
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DDS files with DirectX Tk, Some work, some don't

I am learning DirectX with the DirectX Tool Kit library and everything seems to be going smoothly but I have run in to a tiny little hiccup. I am currently trying to load DDS textures from file ...
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DirectX 11 - Get the world matrix of my camera

I'm relatively new to the world of 3D games programming and I am not sure if I am understanding some key concepts correctly. Right now I have created a sphere that is 2.0f in radius which surround ...
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Render to Texture Using Multisampling

I have a DirectX11 application, which has multisampling / anti-aliasing enabled. However, I want to add an effect that requires a render-to-texture step. When I add this extra step, I lose all ...
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D3D11/C++ Inaccuracies in uv interpolation in pixel shader. How to avoid?

I'm trying to draw a quad with a texture onto the screen such that texels and pixels perfectly align. Sounds pretty easy. I draw 2 triangles (as TRIANGLE_LIST, so 6 vertices) using these shaders: ...
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How to change render states only when necessary?

Earlier, I have been setting render states (shaders, shader resources, etc.) without checking if it is really necessary. Maybe they had been bound earlier and I could use them without setting them ...
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CopySubresourceRegion results in no-op

I'm having some trouble copying a subregion from a source texture (2D) to a destination texture. Both textures are mipmapped 2D textures, with dimensions (at mip 0) of 512 x 32. Rather than tell you ...
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how does an SM5 shader handle loops and if statements? (HLSL/CG)

How does an SM5 compilation handle loops and if-else statements, are branching execution routines unwound and if so, to what degree? Is it only Direct Compute that can optimize branching code? ...
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How do I use _com_ptr_t with RenderTargetView and DepthStencilView?

I have successfully used _com_ptr_t with the ID3D11Device and IDXGISwapChain but when applying the same reasoning to the RenderTargetView and DepthStencilView, the function ...