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

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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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What is the depth that a pixel shader may output? Is it necessary to write Depth?

In DirectX11, what does the depth that a Pixel Shader can output mean? Does a pixel shader need to output a depth so that we "write" the depth? If not, why would we output it? For any doubts, I'm ...
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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 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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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 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 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 ...
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D3D11 shader signature validation with SV semantics

I'm trying to figure out what the rules are for linking the outputs of one shader stage to the inputs of the next. Since D3D11 does not have any error checking for linkage between shader stages, I ...
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Game Engine Entity/Component with Services Architecture

I'm currently working on my first game engine and decided to use the entity/component model with services. Background: My GameEngine class is an Entity and has multiple services that are Components, ...
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Fast fullscreen quad rendering in Direct3D 11?

For the last few weeks, I've been trying to port a DX9 implementation of HDR rendering (tone mapping, bloom, stars, etc.) over to DX11. I believe I've got all features working but I'm not getting good ...
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Manually writing a dx11 tessellation shader

I am looking for resources on what are the steps of manually implementing tessellation (I happen to be using Unity CG, but any help is appreciated). Today it seems that it is all the rage to hide ...
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How do I set up a depth buffer in SharpDX?

I draw some instanced cubes, but when i rotate the camera (or the world) some cubes that should be behind other cubes are drawn before the cubes. I already had this issue a long time before and i ...
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DirectX 11 Updating Resolution

Searched for a while thinking this would have some obvious tutorials but I can't find anything... which makes me think I must be using the wrong wording because it seems obvious. Anyway, when I ...
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Quad Texture to Pixel Screen Space (DirectX 11)

I think I must be using the wrong wording for what I want, because I seached and just kept finding pixel shader questions. But this seems like something that anyone making a 2D game would want. ...
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Read part of texture using SharpDX

I have a Texture3D. I want to read a part of it from CPU side. (I'm using the SharpDX toolkit (v2.5.1).) My data is always 0, but the output shows no errors. This is the source texture: testTex = ...
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Vertexquads are not being drawn in 2D space

I started teaching myself DirectX a short time ago and have come across a problem which I can't figure out by myself unfortunately. I'm trying to build my own font system, so I can draw strings in 2D ...
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DirectX11 pixel shader in pipeline is missing

I'm writing a program which displays a MS3D model using DirectX, and unfortunately, the result shows nothing on the screen. When I use the Graphics Debugger from Visual Studio 13, I notice that the ...
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Rendering a image with some transparency has removed all black pixels and makes full texture transparent

I am writing a program where with Directx11 I am rendering a texture to a flat rectangle something along the line a of 2D engine. Now parts of this image need to be transparent, to this effect I ...
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How to create and populate a 2D Texture Arrays in DirectX11

I have generated a bunch of ID3D11ShaderResourceView that are a 2D textures that have a depth map screen shot for my lights shadows. I would like to take all of these textures and put them into a ...
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How can I find a position between 4 vertices in a fragment shader?

I'm creating a shader with SharpDX (DirectX11 in C#) that takes a segment (2 points) from the output of a Vertex Shader and then passes them to a Geometry Shader, which converts this line into a ...
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D3D11 Deferred Context CommandList Reset

a rather quick question, I am starting on implementing rendering with deferred context into my game engine, and came across a heavy memory leak when recording command lists on my deferred contexts. ...
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How to disable mipmapping?

I'm making a 2D game in which I create some textures dynamically for displaying as simple 2D quads. To achieve this, I call ID3D11Device::CreateTexture2D that requires a D3D11_TEXTURE2D_DESC. typedef ...
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Driver error when using multiple shaders

I'm using 3 different shaders: a tessellation shader to use the tessellation feature of DirectX11 :) a regular shader to show how it would look without tessellation and a text shader to display ...
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Creating a simple 2d engine (C++), best way to create an Sprite class?

Since MS announced that they are not give more support to XNA , for me was an opportunity to start to learn DirectX , so i wanted to learn DX11, i was following this tutorials ...
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How to obtain a pointer to the compiled shader in D3D11

My shader creation code looks like this. std::shared_ptr<IRenderUtility::IVertexShader> D3D11RenderUtility::CreateVertexShader(IShader::INIT_DESC & desc) const { HRESULT result; ...
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How can I render primitives to pixel coordinates?

I'll emphasize that I am very new to graphics programming. I've been using XNA up until now and I've been looking for a way to build simple 2D functionality with textured quads. I'm sort of starting ...
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Direct2D gamma correction

I'm using direct2d and direct3d together and having an issue with gamma correction. My direct3d backbuffer is using an SRGB format and when I render images from direct2d onto the direct3d surface, ...
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ERROR #342: DEVICE_SHADER_LINKAGE_SEMANTICNAME_NOT_FOUND

I've stared at this for at least half an hour now and I cannot figure out what directx is complaining about. I know this error normally means you put float3 instead of a float4 or something like ...
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What are the tessellation factors Direct3D11?

I don't quite understand the documentation but if I was to tessellate a mesh using 3 control points in Direct3D11 with the "tri" domain am I right in thinking that SV_TessFactor is how many times to ...