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

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How can I check the multisample quality level count?

I can check it with ID3D11Device::CheckMultisampleQualityLevels(). So to use it I need to create the device: D3D11CreateDeviceAndSwapChain(). To call it I need to fill the DXGI_SWAP_CHAIN_DESC which, ...
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What does the hull shader attribute “patchsize” do?

What does the hull shader attribute [patchsize(12)] do? MSDN fails to mention it. Do I have to use it? Should I use it?
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Easiest way to smoothen coarse mesh with HLSL?

I've browsed through a couple of presentations and papers about DX11 tessellation and they all say that one of the most common usages of tessellation is to take a coarse (low poly) mesh, smoothen it ...
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Heightmaps with several textures

I got a full functioning heightmap loader, however I can only use one texture. Now I want to implement more textures (like diffrent textures depending on heights ect, Possibly a structure that makes ...
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Do the predefined HLSL semantics carry any meaning?

I'd say there are 3 kinds of HLSL semantics: SV_* group - these are "system value" semantics which DO carry special meanings (e.g. assign special input/output data to/from shader stages) predefined ...
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Why does my PixelShader ignore color but respond to alpha changes?

I started teaching myself some DirectX a short time ago and found something I'm confused about. For some reason, I can only get the color of the model I'm drawing to vary between black and white, ...
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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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Deferred contexts and inheriting state from the immediate context

I took my first stab at using deferred contexts in DirectX 11 today. Basically, I created my deferred context using CreateDeferredContext() and then drew a simple triangle strip with it. Early on in ...
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Rendertarget and alphablending problem (Offscreen particle rendering)

Today, I have implemented soft particles by rendering them to a separate render target and blending that with the scene, which worked as expected with additive blended particles. In that case I render ...
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DirectX11: Drawing multiple objects

How can I draw many different objects on screen at once, with multiple vertex buffers, using DrawIndexed()? (Drawing the same object is simple, and I'm not looking to instance) ...but I am looking ...
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Problem with Texture Array and billboards [closed]

It's my first post here. My name is Bruno and I'm from Brazil. I'm trying to learn DirectX 11, and I'm using Frank Luna's book. The problem is that he uses the Effects Framework to do everything, and ...
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problem with texcoord at post effect (quad rendering)

I have this shader: float4x4 View; struct VS_INPUT { float2 Position : POSITION; float2 TexCoord : TEXCOORD; }; struct PS_INPUT { float4 Position : SV_Position; float2 TexCoord : ...
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DirectWrite Producing Strange Artifacts?

I've written the basis to my UI system around Direct2D. I like it because it's fast and easy to use (even if I had to do some messy work to get it to work with DirectX11). However, I notice when using ...
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Finding out the “width” and “height” of my screen after projection added

In a 2d game, doing collisions with the edges of your screen is easy. Your textures are a 1:1 mapping of your screen resolution because your verities are too.. if your x position is > than ( screen ...
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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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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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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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Rendering Textured Terrain With SharpDX Toolkit [closed]

So i recently moved from XNA to SharpDX Toolkit and started with some basics. The 2d part was easy since nearly nothing has changed but im really struggeling with the 3d part. For example i wanted to ...
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DirectX debugging: Graphics Pipeline Stages: Input Assembler: “No mesh available for stage”

My question is basically why VS2012 tells me that there is no mesh available for the Input Assembler stage because if I click on the DeviceContext next to the Draw call in the Grahics Event List the ...
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Why is my vertex buffer filled with random, incorrect data?

I've been using the Graphics-Debugger of VS2012 to see why my triangle is not drawn. It seems to be a problem with my VertexBuffer since all other Buffers show the data I fed them, however, the ...
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How should I prepare for migration from D3D9 to D3D10 or D3D11?

I'm considering a Direct3D9 texture streaming solution, but my company will eventually be going to D3D11 in the future. I wanted to make my solution as forward compatible as possible, so I was hoping ...
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Does the feature level affect multisampling?

I'm using DirectX 11 with the feature level 9_3 even though my computer could run 11_0, but I want to support older hardware as well. I'm using CheckMultisampleQualityLevels to check whether multi ...
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Directx 11 not drawing scene despite all math being correct

I have a graphics engine that i writing in Directx11 and I changed the way objects are drawn, and the way assets for the game are loaded. Everything in my draw call is set correct and I thought that ...
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What are registers in HLSL for?

I've read this document about HLSL registers, but it's more of a syntax description and not a purpose explanation. What are registers in HLSL, actually? How and when do I use them? What happens if 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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Why divide by w makes the pixel shader look better?

I'm writing a shader in HLSL (Direct3D11 with SharpDX) and after some computations I was trying to make a test and print the depth z of a specific point in my pixel shader, like this: myZ = ...
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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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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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Is it possible to construct a cube with fewer than 24 vertices

I have a cube-based world like Minecraft and I'm wondering if there's a way to construct a cube with fewer than 24 vertices so I can reduce memory usage. It doesn't seem possible to me for 2 reasons: ...
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Directx 11 , problem positioning a 2D quad , center starting at bottom left and not top left

I'm following some tutorials of directx 11,and i was able to draw a quad, but my problem began when i was applying transforms , for some reason, my quad at position 0,0, start at bottom left of my ...
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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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Creating a 2D texture array for depth view

Following my question here, I decided to create an 2D texture array for all of my depth screen texture so that I can use them for shadows for all my lights. I'm having an issue setting it up, I'm ...
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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 do I modify Texture2DArray values in shader

I'm using HLSL Shader Model 5.0. I'm using a Texture2D with the vertex positions for a mesh. In the Shader I'm trying to displace patchepositions along the normal of the patches I'd like to actualize ...
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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 to print Depth to a Texture2D and then read it in the next pass on a shader in DirectX11

I'm programming a two-pass effect in DirectX 11 (SharpDX). It's supposed to write the depth to a texture in the first pass and then use that texture to extract data on the second one in the pixel ...
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SharpDX: best practice for multiple RenderForms?

I have an XNA app, but I really need to add multiple render windows, which XNA doesn't do. I'm looking at SharpDX (both for multi-window support and for DX11 / Metro / many other reasons). I decided ...
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Multiple pixel shader passes

I currently have a pixel shader that calculates the texture and I have another that calculates the light. I want another shader that does both. What I would ideally like to do is instead of creating a ...
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C++ FBX Animation Importer Using the FBX SDK

Does anyone have any experience using the FBX SDK to load in animations. I got the meshes loaded in correctly with all of their verts, indices, UV's, and normals. I am just now trying to get the ...
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Approximating Subdivision Surfaces with Gregory Patches for Hardware Tessellation

I'm trying to implement the approach (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/cloop/sga09.pdf). Unfortunately I'm not quite clear regarding the formulas in chapter 3, I am hoping to get some ...
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Difference between texture.Load() and texture.Sample() methods in DirectX?

The question is simply that: What is the difference between texture.Load() and texture.Sample() in DirectX? I've used a Texture2D to store the depth in a pass of a DirectX Shader (with SharpDX), and ...
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Alpha interpolation in a pixel shader

How does the interpolation in a fragment shader work when it comes to the alpha parameter? I'm programming a shader with SharpDX, DirectX11. My idea is to interpolate 2 3d points of a segment, so ...
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DirectX11 Swap Chain RGBA vs BGRA Format

I was wondering if anyone could elaborate any further on something that's been bugging me. In DirectX9 the main supported back buffer formats were D3DFMT_X8R8B8G8 and D3DFMT_A8R8G8B8 (Both being BGRA ...
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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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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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Direct3D11 and SharpDX - How to pass a model instance's world matrix as an input to a vertex shader

Using Direct3D11, I'm trying to pass a matrix into my vertex shader from the instance buffer that is associated with a given model's vertices and I can't seem to construct my InputLayout without ...
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An issue with tessellation a model with DirectX11

I took the hardware tessellation tutorial from Rastertek and implemended texturing instead of color. This is great, so I wanted to implemended the same techique to a model inside my game editor and I ...
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First Person Camera strafing at angle

I have a simple camera class working in directx 11 allowing moving forward and rotating left and right. I'm trying to implement strafing into it but having some problems. The strafing works when ...
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Resource management

I've come across a strange thing in DirectX 11: I'm trying to implement large scale volume visualization engine. My approach is like this: if the volume is HUGE (could not fit to GPU memory ...
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Compute Shader Memory Sharing

Ok guys I have had some pretty good success on this site but I feel that this is a pretty complex question. I am trying to do tile based deferred lighting using DirectX 11 and the compute shader. ...