DirectX 11 is the primary graphics API for Microsoft platforms including Windows, Xbox One, and Windows phone.

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Emulate border color texture address mode efficiently

In WinRT the border color texture address mode is not supported. The best I came up with in emulating the border address mode, is doing this in my pixel shader: float4 tcol = tex.Sample(texSampler, ...
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DirectX / Instance Buffer - How To Use Instance Buffers To Enable Reuse of VertexBuffer Data?

I created a simple Model framework in C++ 11 so that the same model can be rendered in different parts of a scene. What I am trying to figure out is how to reference VertexBuffer data already "set" ...
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Nine Patch Images in DirectX

In Android development I found nine patch images very useful to draw images that have a fixed border. When the image is scaled the inner part scales, but the border stays at a fixed size. I was ...
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How do you create a cbuffer or global variable that is gpu modifiable?

I'm implementing tonemapping in a pixel shader, for hdr lighting. The vertex shader outputs vertices with colors. I need to find the max color and save it in a global. However when I try and write ...
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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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DX11 Camera not working properly

I'm currently trying to implement a ArcBall Camera which should fly around a given XMFLOAT3 position stored in a cb with a spezified distance to the position. I used the code from Allen Sherrod for ...
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When does the memory transfer from CPU to GPU happen when creating a buffer?

I just finished my first DirectX 11 program. But I have several questions on memory transfer between CPU and GPU. In my program, I create a vertex buffer first: bool InitializeGeometry() { ...
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DirectX11 Equivalent of OpenGL code

I am currently porting parts of my engine over to D3D11 from OpenGL and was trying to figure out how I would accomplish the following blending functions in D3D11. glEnable(GL_BLEND); glBlendFunc(...
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SSAO all jagged

So I've been working on SSAO for awhile, and I thought I had it right, untill I loaded up the sponza scene that accompanied the SAO technique I'm implementing (http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/papers/...
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Texture R8_FLOAT format?

I'm working on SAO (http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/papers/SAOHPG12/) and I want to store my ambient obscurance term (a value between 0.0 and 1.0) in a texture. When I did shadowmapping, I created ...
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Draw call optimization for multiple meshes in DirectX11

I have a large scene in a B3D model, which includes about 120 meshes as in the following pictures: Each mesh contain a vertex buffer and material information such as diffuse, specular, ambient... ...
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How To Set Constants Using ID3DShaderReflection

I got to the point where I am tired of hardcoding shaders and decided that it was now time to look into using ID3D11ShaderReflection to get data from the shader and set my shader's constant buffer ...
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Tessellation cracks

i'm trying to a mesh tessellate with dx11 with the tessellation factor calculated by the size of the triangle and the distance to the screen. I do the same operation on the 3 edges of the triangle, ...
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Directx 11: emulating palette swapping with shader 5.0 and c++

i'm trying to swapping the colors using a texture as index and a second one as palette. Here is the full listing of the code: #include <windows.h> #include <windowsx.h> #include <...
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DirectX11 Gamma Correction

I am writing a game using SharpDX with DirectX11 and I have been reading that it is important to apply gamma correction to my engine in order to perform correct linear lighting calculations. So I ...
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Independent blending with DXGI_FORMAT_R16G16_SINT

I'm implementing direct volume rendering engine with volume bricking, but I'm stuck with this problem: For each volume brick I render to color render target [CRT] (for visualization) and to data ...
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Direct3d Techniques and Windows 8

Under Windows 8, what is the alternative to this code: technique11 Light0Tex { pass P0 { ... technique11 Light1Tex { pass P0 { ... And: Light1Tech = mFX->...
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DirectX11 CreateWICTextureFromMemory Using PNG

I've currently got textures loading using CreateWICTextureFromFile however I'd like a little more control over it, and I'd like to store images in their byte form in a resource loader. Below is just ...
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Hemicube algorithm d3d9 or d3d11, float valued colors

The hemicube algorithm renders the scene to 5 sides of a half-cube, from the perspective of each polygon. Assume you place the hemicube around me and render to the 5 sides. The idea is, we can see ...
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Calculating light in tangent space

Just a simple question. To do lighting in tangent space, just take the transpose of the TBN basis Matrix and multiply that against the light direction. Is that right? Here is my code float3 normalT ...
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Struggling with simple orthographic projection for a 2D setup

I'm trying to build a simple setup for 2D using SharpDX. Basically I want to supply my vertices in classic Cartesian coordinates: X-right, Y-up, starting with (0,0) in bottom-left corner. I've had ...
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How can I read the smallest mipmap back to the CPU after calling generateMips?

I'm implementing an adaptive tonemapper based on the standard "scale down the luminance map to a 1x1 texture" approach. This is my code following the rendering of the luminance map: //Average the ...
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DX11 Losing Instance Buffer Data [closed]

I've got a function that basically creates different instance buffers into an array for me to use in my DrawIndexedInstanced call. But when I pass the vertex buffer and instance buffer through to my ...
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Shader constant management problem in DirectX 11

I've been learning the "dragon book" written by Frank D. Luna and trying to implement the part of the demo on my own. As some of you can see, the demo of the book uses effects interfaces to update the ...
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Primitives LINESTRIP Closing to the first point?

I'm doing a exercise form the Frank Luna book. It ask to draw a LineStrip that looks like the red line in the picture. I'm using md3dImmediateContext->IASetPrimitiveTopology(...
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Why isn't my cbuffer updating?

I am really frustrated because my cbufer isn't updating. This is my VS: cbuffer MatrixBuffer: register(b0) { float4x4 worldViewProj; }; struct VertexIn { float4 Pos : POSITION; float4 Color: COLOR; ...
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How do you fix wobbling shadow edges?

I've implemented an omni-directional shadow map and I've noticed a rather unwanted behaviour on the shadows. It seems like when the angle between the occluded points and the light source is really ...
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Animations in games

I wonder how skeletal animations in games work. I am Writing my own Graphics Engine for "fun", and I have come across several problems with animations. Here is how I do it right now: 1: Load the ...
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PSSM and tightening the split frustrums

So I have implemented PSSM which currently does not care about the objects in the scene, meaning alot of resolution is wasted on empty space. This image shows the bottom two splits wasting alot of ...
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D3D11InfoQueue Isn't filtering out messages

I have followed the Coordinator's code advice from this page on how to query and filter the messages in the debug layer but it doesn't seem to be working. You can see from the following code that I ...
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DXGI - Frame rate drops from ~8000 FPS to ~1500 FPS when switching to full screen mode [closed]

I've created a simple app with a DirectX11 device and swap chain (IDXGISwapChain). All it does is clear the screen with a color and call Present(0, 0) on the swap chain. The app handles full screen/...
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DX 11 Specular Highlights in Deferred Renderer

I am currently implementing a deferred renderer in DX11.1. Right now I am having a problem that I can't seem to crack with specular highlights when I have multiple light sources. I keep a vector of ...
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Passing Input to Compute Shader

I am using D3D11 on D3D10 hardware, trying to get a very simple compute shader to run (my hardware supports cs_4_0). What is the best way to pass data to the compute shader? I've seen some samples ...
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1:1 mapping of texels to pixels with DX11 and multisampling and linear interpolation

Is it possible to get a 1:1 mapping of texels to pixels on a multisampled target in DX 11 with interpolation? It seems to me that the texture coordinate used in the shader is always one of the sub-...
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Stereo 3D: drawing 2D elements at apparent screen depth

I'm developing an application making use of DirectX11's stereoscopic features. At such I am not relying on nVidia's automatic implementation. That means I have to replicate a way to render 2d elements ...
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VS2012 C++: Unable to ID3D11Device::CreateVertexShader when loading compiled CSO file [closed]

I have been trying to get a tutorial Direct X 11 application running for some time now. I'm being stymied when I try to create the vertex shader. Setting the Direct X Debug setting reveals that I am ...
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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 articles, ...
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How to pass a big (60+) amount of variables to an HLSL pixel shader?

I am in trouble at trying to pass a big amount of variables needed for my pixel shader computations. After trying and failing to link my struct to a cbuffer (data alignement mismatch) I tried passing ...
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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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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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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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Constant buffer content packing

I've read this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff476898%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#Shader_Constant_Buffer but there's not much information in it. When creating a constant buffer do I ...
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How to access raw texture data in DirectX 11?

I want to get access to a texture's pixel color data on the CPU. When trying to map the texture, I get E_INVALIDARG in return from ID3D11DeviceContext::Map. ID3D11ShaderResourceView* resourceView; //...
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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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Does Direct3D 11 enable Z-clipping/discard by default?

I'm rendering simple 2D figures in DirectX 11.1 and I cannot get Z-values to be rendered; all pixels with Z != 0 get discarded. I'm doing proper world transform as far as I know. X/Y translations work....