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2D Line drawing with Pixel Shaders

Recently I asked a question, what is the fastest way to render 2D lines using DirectX, and one of the answers mentioned this paper on Fast Prefiltered Lines which uses Pixel Shaders to accomplish ...
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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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In the Direct3D 9 Effect API, how do you find the texture variable linked to a sampler?

In Direct3D 9 effect files you can write a sampler state that specifies a texture variable to use, like Texture2D g_texSkyDome; SamplerState g_samplerSkyDome { Texture = <g_texSkyDome>; ...
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DirectX 9 - model rendering from .obj files issues

Well I can clearly tell that what rendered is close to what I wanted, but there seems to be a few problems. The .obj files contained values like "f", "v", "vt". Image Of Problem: ...
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Isometric smooth fog

I'm working on a simple 2d game with direct3d 9. It's a isometric game with diamond tiles and a staggered map. This is what I have: As you see I have some kind of fog which is acomplished by having ...
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How can I capture every frame in DirectX 9 using a shader

This is actually a follow up to this question How to capture the screen in DirectX 9 to a raw bitmap in memory without using D3DXSaveSurfaceToFile The proponent of the best solution suggested that I ...
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Direct3d - Code structure

I'm learning directx in a master's degree and they taught us to have a GraphicsLayer class which is the one connecting with the direct3d library. That way this class is completly independent from the ...
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DX9 Deferred Rendering, GBuffer displays as clear color only [closed]

I'm trying to implement Catalin Zima's Deferred Renderer in a very lightweight c++ DirectX 9 app (only renders a skydome and a model), at this moment I'm trying to render the gbuffer, but I'm having a ...
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Inter Quake Model IQM render Directx9

I'm trying to render an Inter Quake Model(http://lee.fov120.com/iqm/) in DirectX9 that I exported from blender. I want to display animations which IQM supports and my model format does not. The ...
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How to capture the screen in DirectX 9 to a raw bitmap in memory without using D3DXSaveSurfaceToFile

I know that in OpenGL I can do something like this glReadBuffer( GL_FRONT ); glReadPixels( 0, 0, _width, _height, GL_RGB, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, _buffer ); And its pretty fast, I get the raw bitmap in ...
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Partial Shader Signatures HLSL D3D11 C++

I had been debugging a problem I was having in a single shader file with 2 functions in it. I'm using DirectX 11, vs_5_0 and ps_5_0. I have stripped it down to its basic components to understand what ...
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How should VertexBuffers be used with Multiple Monitors in DirectX 9 [closed]

I am currently using DirectX 9 on a machine with two GPUs and three monitors. I am currently trying to draw a triangle on each monitor using vertexbuffers; A directx helloworld with multiple monitors ...
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CreateRenderTarget returns 0x80070057 in big surface resolution

I have created the SLI merged desktop of three 1920x1680 monitors, so the desktop resolution is 5760x1080. There is a 0x80070057 error, while calling CreateRenderTarget to create the RT_Surface: ...
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Rain effect using DirectX 9 capabilities

Is it possible to achieve something similar to nVidia's rain demo using only shader model 3.0 capabilities? If yes, could you point out a few documents/web resources that are suitable candidates and ...
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Rendering a Sprite with an Effect… how?

gettings tuck doing some 3d Rendering and I think you guys may have a lot more knowledge in it. I am tasked with basically rendering a texture onto a screen, preparing the way to apply graphical ...
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Reducing the level of detail of a mesh

I am importing an extremely detailed mesh (provided by a client) and it consists of something like 16 million triangles. For rendering performance I've been using the ID3DXMesh interface's Optimize ...
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What elements of D3DPRESENT_PARAMETERS MUST be set?

DIRECTX9... For ages, I've shipped games that only half-fill out the D3DPRESENT_PARAMETERS structure, and now I'm wondering if this is buggy. The items I'm worried about, and never set are: ...
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How can I keep straight alpha during rendering particles?

Rencently,I was trying to save textures of 3D particles so that I can reuse the in 2D rendering.Now I had some problem with alpha channel.Some artist told me I that my textures should have ...
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Omni-directional shadow mapping

What is a good/the best way to fill a cube map with depth values that are going to give me the least amount of trouble with floating point imprecision? To get up and running I'm just writing the raw ...
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DirectX 9 light class

At the moment I am trying to create a tech demo in directX 9. I have a good understanding of basic lighting but, in my game/demo, I want to be able to create and light a scene like the following: ...
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How do I get FEATURE_LEVEL_9_3 to work with shaders in Direct3D11?

Currently I'm going through some tutorials and learning DX11 on a DX10 machine (though I just ordered a new DX11 compatible computer) by means of setting the D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_ setting to 10_0 and ...
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Convert a .fbx to a .x model

I'm trying to convert a .fbx model to a .x for use in my DirectX 9 project. Does anyone know of any software to allow me to do this? Been googling for a few days and not really found anything that ...
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Which is the best DirectX 9 SDK version? [closed]

I've seen a lot of Microsoft's DirectX releases through these years. Actually I'm working with version 9 right now and I read in a book that the October 2006 is one of the best version 9's releases. ...
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How do I make camera move at same speed when rotating and moving forward

I made a camera in DX9. To move forward I press the Up arrow. To rotate on the Y axis I use the mouse. When I perform these movements on their own the camera moves at the speed I want. However, if I ...
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How can I get the front buffer into a texture on the GPU? [closed]

I'm attempting to write a small screen capture utility that writes captured video to disk. First, I get the front buffer surface. I've written a shader that takes this surface and through render to ...
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How to achieve best performance in DirectX 9.0 while rendering on multiple monitors?

I have read this article, and I am making use of some pixel shaders to achieve some effects. At most four shader effects can be applied at same time. What are the best practices to achieve best ...
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Parallel rendering in DirectX 9 in WPF application

I want to know if it is possible to have parallel rendering in DirectX 9.0. I am working on a WPF application which uses DirectX 9.0 for rendering. To make my application more efficient I want to have ...
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Pixel-perfect rendering to a rendertarget with a fullscreen quad

I have some trouble rendering a bunch of values to a rendertarget. The values never end up in the exact range I want them to. Basically I use a fullscreen quad and a pixel shader to render to my ...
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How to remotely debug a D3D9 application

I've got a D3D9 application, which works fine on my machine. But when I send it to a friend, his machine won't render any of the 3D content. I already changed the build to enable all error-code ...
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Calculating other objects based on the transform of another

What I want to do is create my graphics to be independent of the game framework. So basically the graphics won't know anything until it is told where things are. so the thought was that every ...
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How can I set the world matrix from an array of floats in D3D9?

I have objects that hold their own transform matrix (calculated every frame by the physics system) held in a linear array of floats as follows: [m0, m1, m2, m3] [m4, m5, m6, m7] [m8, m9, m10, ...
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DirectX Flicker

I'm using DirectX 9 via SlimDX (C#). My screen flickers a lot during rendering. I dug a little deeper and see that the surface is being cleared early. Here's an example: ...
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Present fails randomly on mixed C++ Direct3D9 app

I have a mixed .NET application (managed and unmanaged code bridged by C++/CLI wrappers) which uses unmanaged Direct3D9 9.0c to do rendering inside a control which is wrapped inside a C++/CLI class ...
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What is a better abstraction layer for D3D9 and OpenGL vertex data management?

My rendering code has always been OpenGL. I now need to support a platform that does not have OpenGL, so I have to add an abstraction layer that wraps OpenGL and Direct3D 9. I will support Direct3D 11 ...
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D3D9 Alpha Blending on the surfaces

I have a surface (OffScreenPlain or RenderTarget with D3DFMT_A8R8G8B8) which I copy pixels (ARGB) to, from a third party function. Before pixel copying, Bits are accessed by LockRect. This surface is ...
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Why would anti-aliasing work for the debug runtime but not the retail runtime?

I'm experimenting with setting various graphical settings in my Direct3D9 application, and I'm currently facing a curious problem with anti-aliasing. When running under the debug runtime, AA works as ...
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Drawing lines in 3D space

When attempting to draw a line in 3D space with D3DPT_LINELIST, then Direct3D gives me an error about an invalid vertex declaration, saying that it cannot be converted to an FVF. I am using the same ...
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Implementing invisible bones

I suddenly have the feeling that I have absolutely no idea how to implement invisible objects/bones. Right now, I use hardware instancing to store the world matrix of every bone in a vertex buffer, ...
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Direct3D9 application won't write to depth buffer

I've got an application written in D3D9 which will not write any values to the depth buffer, resulting in incorrect values for the depth test. Things I've checked so far: D3DRS_ZENABLE, set to TRUE ...
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Constant size geometries

How can I display objects in a 3D perspective projection that look like as if their size does not change, despite of the camera's position? I am using DirectX 9.0. I know of PositionTransformed ...
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Why does my win32 call, contained in a Class method, fail?

Using a Direct3D Tutorial, I took the knowledge and encapsulated it into a class. The code builds in MSVC 2010 fine, and I've handled all compiler warnings pertaining to my project with the highest ...
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Can't get debug spew for Direct3D9

The Direct3D9 debug runtime's debug output does not appear to be working correctly. I linked against d3dx9d.lib instead of d3dx9.lib and defined D3D_DEBUG_INFO and I also set the debug runtime on in ...
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Using ColorFill on a depth buffer

I'm trying to implement a render abstraction over Direct3D9, and one of the functions I'm implementing is clearing a render target, which includes a depth buffer. However, the ...
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Reading and writing an anti-aliased texture in Direct3D9

I'm slightly confused about textures versus surfaces in Direct3D9. Now, it seems fairly simple that you can only read from a texture and only write to a surface, and when you create a texture then you ...
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GPU particle system using vertex texture fetch in Direct3D9

I've been reading up on particle systems amongst other stuff and one interesting approach uses rendertargets to store a particle's position, velocity, lifetime, etc. A pretty neat summary is given ...
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where have the shape drawing functions gone in DirectX10?

such as the CreateTeapot function - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb172798(v=vs.85).aspx Is there an equivalent in DX10? If so, how do I use it? In DX9 you.. Declared: ...
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Does the latest DirectX SDK support both Direct3D 9.0c and 11?

1) What is the latest version of DirectX SDK? 2) For my purposes I need DirectX 9.0c SDK and DirectX 11 SDK. Do I need to install these libraries separately or last DirectX SDK package contains both ...
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How to update a mesh position base on a pressed key? [closed]

I have a mesh loaded from a file, like a tiger mesh. At the first time it locates at A position, then if I press a left key, it will moves to B position but the problem is if I press a left key one ...
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Is there any guarantee about the graphical output of different GPUs in DirectX?

Let's say that I run the same game in two different computers with different GPUs. If for example they are both certified for DirectX 10. Is there a guarantee that the output for a given program ...
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What are the GPU requirements for XNA 4.0?

I tried to build a sample application using XNA, but I got an error saying that Pixel Shader 1.1 was required, so I got a used Radeon X300 GPU that supports Pixel Shader. I tried to build it again, ...