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

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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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Box Zoom - Fit to rectangle

I want to box select a section of my screen and then zoom in that selection. So I have four corner points (my rectangle which I can drag with the mouse) in pixel coordinates. I have a perspective ...
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Directx Texturing problem [closed]

I've recently started exploring Directx 11. I'm almost done the introduction so I started making my own *.obj parser and it works beautifully. I accounted for the right-hand coordinate system of 3ds ...
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Is my idea of how to use matrices to layer 2D on top of 3D correct?

I'm new to using matrices, so I'd like some input on whether I've understood the use of them in the context described in the title. Right now I have a small Direct3D 11-based game engine which ...
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relationship between the model and the renderer

I tried to build a simple graphics engine, and faced with this problems: i have a list of models that i need to draw, and object (renderer) that implements IRenderer interface with method ...
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Need help transforming DirectX 9 skybox hlsl shader to DirectX 11

I am in the middle of implementing a skybox to my game. I have been following this tutorial http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/skyboxes-2. I am using MonoGame as a framework and in order to support both ...
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InputLayout handling [duplicate]

Where are you supposed to store InputLayout? Suppose i have some basic structure like. class Mesh { List<MeshPart> MeshParts } class MeshPart { Effect Effect; VertexBufferBinding ...
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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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D3DX11CreateShaderResourceViewFromFile returns E_FAIL [closed]

When trying to create a texture, my call to D3DX11CreateShaderResourceViewFromFile keeps returning E_FAIL. To me that's about as generic as it gets, and I can't figure the problem out. The code looks ...
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Drawback of using multiple bind flags

As far as I understand Direct3D 11 I have to specify certain BindFlags in order to use a resource in a specific stage of the pipeline. From my experience some combinations are more common like ...
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DX11 - Weird shader behavior with and without branching

I have found problem in my shader code, which I dont´t know how to solve. I want to rewrite this code without "ifs" tmp = evaluate and result is 0 or 1 (nothing else) if (tmp == 1) val = X1; if (tmp ...
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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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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 implement my old OpenGL-based gfx_render_triangle_list using DX11?

I am working at a game that has lots of procedural content. I had built a game engine using OpenGL that handles everything needed for creating a basic 2D game, sprites, primitives, blending, polygons ...
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HLSL compiler specification (optimizations)

Can I read somewhere about optimizations that HLSL compiler performs? For example, in some codes I have different variables that get a constant value (just to let myself adjust the shader with other ...
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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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Why are my geometry-shader-generated billboards not showing up given the following code?

My program is a rain particle system. After processing a list of positions of rain particles, I passed them to the geometry shader for generating a billboard for each position. If I use a simple ...
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Multipass shader in DirectX 11

As far as I understand for DirectX11 it is recommended to have multiple single pass shaders, so the the method with multiple passes in one shader file is deprecated. Is my understanding correct and ...
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Running advanced floating point calculations on the GPU?

I want to learn how to use AMD Stream and NVIDIA CUDA (PhysX) to calculate things such as locations. I have not yet found where to get the SDK for these (I can't test the CUDA things because I have a ...
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Getting invalid argument error on R32G32B32_FLOAT texture creation

D3D11_TEXTURE2D_DESC texDesc; texDesc.ArraySize = 1; texDesc.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_SHADER_RESOURCE; texDesc.CPUAccessFlags = 0; texDesc.Format = DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32_FLOAT; ...
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Storing few values in an int - small gain

This might be a bit hard-to-answer question, but... I had a DirectX::XMFLOAT3 as a vertex attribute. I have changed it to just an int by placing the 3 floats into int (using only 8 bits per float). In ...
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XNAMath: Question on types XMFLOAT3/4, XMVECTOR (D3D 11)

I don't want to use XMVECTOR which i currently use in my DirectX 11 C++ game code. Because it is too much for me in memory. I want to use XMFLOAT3 or 4, but the problem is there is no matrix/vector ...
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Direct3D11 + Assimp imported model corrupted/failed

I use Assimp library to import vertex and index data from model file. I don't know how to correctly create index buffer from mFaces array of aiMesh. Or something wrong, because i my model is ...
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Game only runs at 60fps in windowed mode with a 120hz monitor?

In fullscreen the game will run at 120fps fine, the correct refresh rate for the monitor, but in windowed mode it only runs at 60fps. If I disable VSync then it runs at thounsands of fps so it's not ...
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Why does setting a geometry shader cause my sprites to vanish?

My application has multiple screens with different tasks. Once I set a geometry shader to the device context for my custom terrain, it works and I get the desired results. But then when I get back to ...
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E_FAIL: An undetermined error occurred (-2147467259) when loading a cube texture

I'm trying to implement a skybox into my engine, and I'm having some trouble loading the image as a cube map. Everything works (but it doesn't look right) if I don't load using an ...
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Adapting DirectX samples to SlimDX

I'm trying to learn DirectX and SlimDX but I'm having a terrible time getting started. I'm taking the Triangle tutorial and trying to add color and transformations. Starting with controlling color, ...
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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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Simple Terrain Grid (not working)

I know yall are probably going to hate me.....but I can't figure out what im doing wrong, im trying to make a SIMPLE Vertex Grid (for Terrain) but I get a black screen for some reason And I can't ...
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CSM DX11 issues

I got CSM to work in OpenGL, and now Im trying to do the same in directx. I'm using the same math library and all and I'm pretty much using the alghorithm straight off. I am using right-handed, column ...
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odd line artefacts on my screen? (C++ DirectX11)

I'm getting some odd lines on my screen in my program: They seem to be in a static location on the screen and occur at regular intervals. They are also on the horizontal too but are harder to see in ...
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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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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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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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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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First person camera: problem

I have created a simple camera class, moved it from my C# (XNA) source to C++ for d3d. Commonly it is okay, but something is wrong with rotation. If i increase its pitch/yaw values, according to ...
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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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Weird shader compiler error

I am trying to draw a full screen quad without a vertex buffer. SV_VertexID should do the trick, although I get a weird error in my shader on the following line: PS_IN VS(uint VertexID : ...
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How do I get buffers from another class for CreateBuffer

I believe this is not strictly specific to DirectX but just to pure c++ language problem. I have a class (simplified): class A { public: ID3D11Buffer* getVBuffer() const { return ...
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What is the format of DXGI_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT?

I'm trying to read the values in a depth texture of type DXGI_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT. I know this means "24 bits for depth, 8 bits for stencil" "A 32-bit z-buffer format that supports 24 bits for ...
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Real-Time Terrain Deformation

I can't really find anything at all on this topic. There's a bunch of YouTube videos that show people doing it, but there aren't any articles that I can find explaining the mechanics of it. In my ...
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Rotation with XMMatrix to Rotation with XMFLOAT3

I'm rotating a Direction Light around a fixed object, so the light only contains a XMFLOAT3 to determine it's direction that it is facing. I have another object rotation using the variable Rotation ...
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Usage of render states in Direct3D 11.x?

I know there are four different render states. They are Blend State Depth Stencil State Rasterizer State Sampler State One of my Direct3D reference books say that Direct3D is a state machine. ...
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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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Frustum culling vs draw calls

In a more performance-sensitive environment than a desktop CPU/GPU (namely a mobile device) is there really a point in determining whether or not to skip drawing non-visible objects vs reducing the ...
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DepthStencilView and alphaBlendState

I have create a 2D game with directx11 and i want to use a depth buffer instead of a painter's algorithm to draw the sprites but i have a problem since i'm not really good with directx 3d programming. ...
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How many views can be bound to a 2D texture at a time?

I am a newbie trying to learn on DX11.x. While reading about resources and views in MSDN, I thought this question For a given 2D Texture created with ID3D11Texture2Dinterface (or for that matter any ...
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2D Rendering in DX11. Texture Storage and Reference

I'm trying to think of the best way to manage textures in my 2D game. First, I am using DX11, so right now my "textures" are just pointers to a ID3D11ShaderResourceView created by ...
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Frustum culling + instancing

I've implemented instancing in my app and right now I have an instance buffer holding position data for all instances. But I'd like to also implement frustum culling which would cull some of the ...
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DirectX: Render the black bars

I'm still quite a beginner in the industry. I'm working on a game with some friends and I would like to add a cinematic between 2 levels like in the attached picture. My question is how can I render ...