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

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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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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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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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picking 3D objects rendered using instancing

i have a peice of code that renders a 3D image, say a cube. I require 3 cubes in in different locations, this is done using instancing and i am able to render the cube in 3 different locations. ...
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Frame timer does not show time

I am currently using DirectX11 and MFC. The top of the window should tell me how long it takes to render the cube (in seconds). At the moment the cube is rendered but when I try to work out how many ...
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ID3D11Device::CreateInputLayout: Encoded Signature size doesn't match specified size

I get [ STATE_CREATION ERROR #161: CREATEINPUTLAYOUT_UNPARSEABLEINPUTSIGNATURE] with the following code: // Vertex data struct VertexData { XMFLOAT3 v; XMFLOAT2 vt; XMFLOAT3 vn; }; // ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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Loading a vertex shader compiled by Visual Studio 2012

I've got an extremely simple vertex shader that Visual Studio 2012 compiles into a .cso file. Now I want to load this file and create a vertex shader on the graphics device using the ...
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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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ID3D11Buffer and std::array : buffer looks empty

I am having trouble at rendering vertices stored in a std::vector. // Create and initialize the vertex buffer. D3D11_BUFFER_DESC vertexBufferDesc; ZeroMemory(&vertexBufferDesc, ...
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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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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 to render a vertex buffer in DirectX11 C++ (specifically with box2d's b2Draw)

I have all the DirectX11 devices etc setup and working with DirectXTK's SpriteBatch and currently attempting to implement a b2Draw class to draw my box2d physics worlds. I have little idea on how to ...
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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 ...
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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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What is DirectX 11's equivalent of D3DCAPS9::MaxVertexIndex of DirectX 9?

I'm porting a DirectX 9 program to DirectX 11. How do I get the value in DirectX 11 that is retrieved using D3DCAPS9::MaxVertexIndex in DirectX 9? Thanks in advance.
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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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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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Can't read .cso files but I can read their .hlsl versions?

Well I've been trying to read a .cso file to use as a shader for a DirectX program I'm currently making. Problem is no matter how I implemented a way to read the file it never worked. And after ...
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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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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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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 ...