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How can I manually syncronize render calls with a monitor's refresh rate in Direct3D 9?

I have an application that utilizes Direct3D 9 to render 3D graphics. I'm trying to manually control the number of frames rendered in a given second. Here is pseudocode: while( bInGame ) { // ...
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FindNextValidTechnique fails

My effect file compiles successfully, but FindNextValidTechnique fails. Technique part of the shader: technique Diffuse { pass Pass0 { VertexShader = compile vs_2_0 ...
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rendering an image within c# & sharpdx dirext3d9 [game overlay]

I'm following this guide and the related blog post to implement a basic game overlay for DirectX 9 games using SharpDX. So the tutorial already have an example for text rendering but I need to be ...
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16-byte aligned matrix in DirectX9 and D3DX with Havok Physics 2012

I want to ask a question about D3DXMATRIX and D3DXMATRIXA16, and how to use them with Havok Physics. I'm using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8. I successfully created an instance of hkpWorld, added ...
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How to draw an ellipse with DirectX 9?

I can draw the outline of an ellipse but I want to draw a filled in ellipse, but I can't seem to get the code to work. Any help would be great! I am using DirectX 9 and D3DX.
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How to parse animation data of a .x file in SlimDX

I have a managed Direct3D9 application that uses SlimDX. I need to implement a custom animation controller. I want to parse the .x file for animation data. The SlimDX.Direct3D9.XFile and ...
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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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How to draw a sprite without black transparency key?

I would like some help with the following. At the moment when I draw the sprite I want it to be full black with no transparency, i.e. 255 alpha channel. But what I get is half transparency. How can I ...
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How to retrieve vertex information from ID3DXMesh

I need to know the position of each vertex (and triangles) from a mesh (a pointer to ID3DXMesh, created by calling functions like D3DXCreateBox, D3DXCreateTeapot and D3DXCreateSphere) to perform some ...
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Grab depth buffer with unlockable D3DFORMAT

I'm currently piggy backing on a mod framework (Multitheft Auto) and trying to read the depth buffer in D3DFMT_D24S8 (DirectX9). I can read it if I change the format to D3DFMT_D32F_LOCKABLE and then ...
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How to set a struct as a Direct3D9 vertex shader constant?

I have a vs_2_0 shader like this: struct ConstantBuffer { float4 diffuse; float4 specular }; shared uniform ConstantBuffer g_cb : app_constantBuffer; void PS(out float4 Color: COLOR0) { ...
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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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Dynamically allocate memory for object array [closed]

I'm trying to create a RPG game and for a test I thought I might draw the same tile(20x20 pixels) over the whole window(720x480), it works and renders the tiles fine but the amount of memory and CPU ...
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How can I implement triple buffering using Direct3D 9?

I am creating an application using Direct3D 9. I want to implement triple buffering with vsync. I can successfully create a graphics device object with 2 back buffers. How do I know which buffer to ...
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PointSprite in DirectX9

I was trying to implement a particle system using PointSprites. Draw calls return D3D_OK but I don't see any particle on the screen. I'm not using Vertex Buffer for the particles, but I use two ...
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How do I render from one render target to another?

I have two render targets: a fake backbuffer; a special render target where I do all my rendering. a light render target; where I render my light fx. I'm sure I'm rendering correctly on both. The ...
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Blending Lightmaps and Dynamic Texture Shadows in HLSL

I'm using Gile[s] as my lightmapper and my engine can execute HLSL scripts with DirectX 9. I would like to accomplish something like this for performance reasons. I was told that this technique can ...
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Directx9 engine Z-buffer problem with d3dimage

I am trying to integrate my Direct9 engine into my new WPF application via D3DImage. Everything is working except for the Z buffer. With the AutoDepthStencil at FALSE I can render my meshes but the ...
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Dealing with back to front drawing with alpha blending and z buffer for a list of 2d quads

I'm using depth buffer as a layering system for my 2d render and I have to draw them from back to front to make semi-transparent quads work out. The problem is I have to sort my quads vector based on ...
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Why is my DX9 render target restricted to 512×512?

When I use a render target higher in resolution than 512×512, I receive an image with black borders, depending on how big this texture was. Why is this? How can I fix it? Here's how I create the ...
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How do I take Direct3D9 full screen using SlimDX?

I'm writing a Direct3D9 application wrapped by SlimDX. I'm trying to take my application full screen but I am having problems. I can reset the device so that it covers the entire screen, however, it ...
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Picture got distorted after has been moved to Directx11

I have moved app from Directx9 into Directx11. After this upgrade strange thing happened with my world. Objects get skewed and became 2D, also they are clipped in unexpected places. Two arrows at ...
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Screen Space Decals Normal Mapping [closed]

I'm trying to implement screen space decals with normal mapping support. Up to this point I'm able to project decals into my scene. I'm even able to sample from the normal map in decal space. I ...
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Simulating aircraft movement with DirectX 9 [closed]

How would I go about simulating a planes movement in DirectX 9 using transforms (i.e. matrices). For example flying around an open space. When it moves it faces the direction it is going and ...
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How do I sample a Depth/Stencil Texture in HLSL?

I am shadow mapping in Direct3D 9. I'm trying to avoid rendering depth to a 32-bit render target. So, I've created a depth/stencil texture( a texture w/usage Depth/Stencil ). When I render I do this: ...
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How to apply two pixel shaders in one go

Is there any possible way to apply two pixel shader simultaneously in directx-9. For example I am having two pixel shaders one to apply ripple effect and another to modify the color of the texture ...
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Dynamic Flow Control in HLSL with Array References

I'm trying to do lighting calculations for an array of point lights in HLSL. I simply want to pass light direction vectors from the vertex shader to the pixel shader. Here is sample code: static ...
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Assimp - Error loading .obj files

I'm trying to load .obj files in my little game. I decided to use assimp as tool to import those models. But it seems that assimp does not import them correctly. I looked for a simple cube mesh ...
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Using normal maps in irrlicht lime with Direct3D9

I am using Irrlicht Lime, a .NET wrapper for the Irrlicht Engine. In my scene I render some simple geometries, that I construct "by hand". These are textured and shoud get a better look through normal ...
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Simple shader for sprite interface [closed]

I have been looking for any examples for a long time, I cant get anything to work (from the examples). I have tried using vertex/pixel shaders, effects files, but they never have any effect on the ...
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Implications of using a single ID3DXSprite object to render multiple images

I wanted to know if using a single Sprite object to render all 2D textures on screen is better than using one sprite for each 2D texture in performance. EDIT: Using single sprite refers to using a ...
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UV Atlas Generation and Seam Removal

I'm generating light maps for scene mesh objects using DirectX's UV Atlas Tool( D3DXUVAtlasCreate() ). I've succeeded in generating an atlas, however, when I try to render the mesh object using the ...
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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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DX9 system crash on Intel Atom CPU Z530 with Intel GMA 500

our project has to run on a very specific hardware, which is listed below: WinXP Professional 32bit Intel Atom CPU Z530 with Intel GMA 500 (2 CPUs, 1.6Ghz, 512 MB RAM) DX 9.0c 800 MB swap memory ...
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WDDM Managing Memory in D3DPOOL_DEFAULT

In this question I saw that I was running out of memory in D3DPOOL_DEFAULT in DX9EX. After changing my usage from D3DUSAGE_DYNAMIC to 0 (static usage), everything runs wonderfully with no DX9 error. ...
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SlimDX and Parsing .X Files

I'm trying to parse a .x file using SlimDX. I can create the XFile object and register templates but I'm having problems with the enumeration object. The enumeration object has a child count of 0 for ...
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Using DirectX9 within Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8?

Asking the question here simply because my PC is down for the count for a while and wasn't able to stave a curiosity before that happened. I picked up a few books about programming Games in DirectX, ...
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Transform texture coordinates when using shader

Assuming I define four vertices of a quad with texture coordinates that cover a whole texture or region of a texture, I can animate these coordinates by setting a transform using SetTransform( ...
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How can I load an image into the back buffer? [closed]

How can I load and display an Image?... I have tried something but it didnt.. worked.. this is what I've tried.. File : StrikeOps_main.cpp .. void : render_frame : Intro::DisplayIntro(d3ddev, ...
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How do I avoid an infinite loop when testing D3D9 occlusion queries in SlimDX?

I'm creating a Managed DirectX 9 application using SlimDX. I'm trying to utilize occlusion queries in order to cull non-visible geometry found in the scene. The problem I'm having relates to SlimDX's ...
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AddFontMemResourceEx and D3DXCreateFont corruption

I'm trying to load a font from a buffer using AddFontMemResourceEx and then creating a D3D font with D3DXCreateFont. This works fine on every platform except Windows XP, where it causes the wrong ...
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What does this FVF value in the FVFData block of an .X file equate to?

I'm trying to read and ultimately write a mesh from/to file. This mesh has 2 sets of texture coordinates. The second set I know are held within the FVFData{} block of the .x file. The second set of ...
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DirectX9 texture flashing or disappearing

I am learning DirectX 9 and I have these test models in my scene and this weird texture flashing happens. If you look at the bottom of the picture you will see a blue area, that is supposed to be ...
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Directx9, FBX sdk and indices problem

So I've set up my program, know how to get everything going except for one thing: indices. I've been stumped as to how I retrieve that set of data. Does anyone know what I function I need to get them? ...
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Why do I have to switch T(v) texture coordinates while importing OpenGL to Direct3D?

I am importing my code from OpenGL to Direct3D. My D3DTS_PROJECTION uses D3DXMatrixPerspectiveFovRH, and my D3DTS_VIEW uses D3DXMatrixLookAtRH to set a view equal to OpenGL's view. My question is why ...
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Do I need to call Release() on D3D objects when I use them in another function?

For example, I have an IDirect3DSurface9 * Surface and IDirect3DSurface9 *BackBuffer. If I were to use them directly in the render_frame function, I would need to release them on the closeD3D ...
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How do I handle window resizing in SlimDX?

I'm considering the use of SlimDX in a managed Windows Forms Application. Available with DirectX is DXUT. I use DXUT to handle events such as window resizing and 'lost devices.' How well does SlimDX ...
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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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Radiosity: Integrating Hemicubes

I'm working on a radiosity processor in DirectX 9. I have efficiently rendered hemicubes from the perspective of texels within a lightmap. Now, as I try to integrate the hemicubes (to sum the incident ...