DirectX is a set of multimedia APIs from Microsoft aimed primarily at game developers. Popular APIs within the DirectX collection include Direct3D, XInput, and XAudio.

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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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Getting access violation because of ID3D11Buffer [closed]

I try to create a simple class store my model variables vertex array and vertexbuffer. So I create an array of myclass to create and manage object dynamically. But when hr = ...
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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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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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How to create two objects from one vertices array with translate?

I have an object and I can render it but I want to use its vertices twice but I don't know how to. this is my code reading object from txt: fin.open("piyon.txt"); fin >> vertexCountpiyon; ...
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Properly rendering transparent areas of textures

I'm rendering a tree that contains branch meshes with partially transparent textures. If I render it with AlphaTestEffect and set the ReferenceAlpha to something low, I'll get this. I want to ...
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Should I use different input layout for meshes (vertices) with and without normal maps?

I'm writing an DirectX11 game. About 60% of my game models (or "of my vertices") have: Position Texture coordinate Some of them use: Position Texture coordinate Normals And few of them: ...
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How many active shaders at one frame in the game (should I typically use)? 5? Or more like 100?

I have a question: how many shaders are usually active at the same time in one scene in modern games? I mean: I know that multiple shaders are being used (switching between them in each frame). And ...
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Does calling VSSetShader() twice with the same shader have a performance penalty?

Let's say I render 2 objects that are using the same shader (and the same ID3D11VertexShader object). When I call VSSetShader() to set the shader for the 1st object DirectX has to change previous ...
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DirectX particle system. ConstantBuffer

I'm new in DirectX and I'm making a 2D game. I want to use a particle system to simulate a 3D starfield, so each star has to set its own constant buffer for the vertexshader es. to set it's world ...
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Gamma Space and Linear Space with Shader

I am using Unity and I can choose between two color space mode in the settings: Gamma or Linear Space. I am trying to build a Custom Lighting Surface shader but I am facing some problems with those ...
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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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What is the advantage of wrapping D3D in a class versus a namespace?

Almost all the tutorials and books use a class wrapper for Direct3D. But I haven't found any scenario in which using more than one instance of Direct3D system (the "device" and state, et cetera) is ...
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Why would you use software rendering over hardware rendering, today?

As opposed to CPU or software rendering I assume? Wouldn't generally all current rendering be GPU based, seeing as you would be using OpenGL or Direct X? Could someone give me some info here, can't ...
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SharpDX.Toolkit setting constant buffer

I am trying to use a constant buffer in a program using SharpDX.Toolkit. I use the Toolkit because it has nice font support for writing on the screen. The problem I face is in assigning data to the ...
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Could not load sound (MonoGame) [closed]

I am using the Window Project (in MonoGame 3.2) which is uisng DirectX instead OpenGL. If I run a game, so its show me: "Could not load wind asset as a non-content file" I think, that is no ...
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Bilinear filter in repeating texture, HLSL

I have a repeating texture that I'm using as a scroll surface. The idea is that as I pan the surface I adjust the texture coordinates, filling in what gets wrapped on the right as it disappears from ...
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OpenGL: How to improve the performance of rendering context [closed]

I have written a benchmark program that compares the performance of OpenGL and DirectX libraries. The problem is that OpenGL gets much lower performance than Direct3D. At the end the program generates ...
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Direct3D: should I use MIXED_VERTEXPROCESSING?

Yesterday on Youtube I watched a video tutorial about creating Direct3D stuff. On that tutorial there was a part about VERTEXPROCESSING compatibility with older video cards. The guy said that the ...
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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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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 to make an Game Intro

How do I display my logo (a short video) before displaying the main menu? For example when you start Call of Duty, it displays the IW / 3ARC logo, Activision, and then a cinematic. I just need to ...
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DirectX Bullet Tracer Effect

I'm wondering if anyone knows some common and efficient ways to do a fast tracer for an instant bullet. I've seen people speak on forums of using primitive lines with DirectX, but I doubt this ...
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merging meshes directx10 [duplicate]

Say I have a line of 10 cubes. Each side has 2 triangles that make up the face of each cube. If I want to reduce the number of triangles being drawn, how can I merge the 20 triangles into just 2 big ...
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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 ...
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How do I handle DirectX mouse events?

I am a beginner making my second game (simple low graphics FPS), in Visual C++ 2010. So far, I only know how to use keyboard controls. I've had source files like keyboard.h and keyboard.ccp, ...
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Is there any reason why there isn't a cross-platform implementation of DirectX?

Similar to how Mono can compile C# to various platforms, why isn't there an API that conforms to DirectX's specifications but can produce binaries for all platforms? I understand that there is OpenGL ...
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InputAssembler and emtpy/incomplete buffers

I was wondering what the InputAssembler does if the size of the bound buffers does not match the vertex count of the Draw() call. I've seen the example at ...
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Which nodes of the Collada DAE are most relevant for game object/character use?

I'm really new to game dev / D3D. And I was looking to choose an intermediary format to work with and convert to my internally used format. Collada DAE seems to be good as it can export animation too ...
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HLSL float4 addition returning all 0.0f vector, unexpected result

Edit: Added images at the bottom to show the current issue. I have the following few lines in my hlsl pixel shader where color and specular are both float4. color = color * textureColor; // Add ...
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Using normals in DirectX 10

I've got a working OBJ loader that loads vertices, indices, texture coordinates, and normals. As of right now it doesn't process texture coordinates or normals but it stores them in arrays and creates ...
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how to attach normals to my mesh in d3d10 [duplicate]

so ive got a working OBJ loader that loads vertices, indices, tex coords, and normals.. as of right now it doesn't process tex coords or normals but it stores them in arrays and creates a valid mesh ...
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How do I correctly multiply an XMMATRIX by a scalar?

Using DirectXMath and its XMMATRIX structure in C++ and Direct X 11, how does one multiply that matrix structure by a single float scalar? I want to implement the operation B = A * f; where A and B ...
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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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Compare world space distance to shadow map depth

I am rendering shadow maps to cubemaps (just rendering raw depth buffer) then projecting them to the scene to do omni-directional shadow mapping. The cubemap is sampled by the light direction vector ...
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Does Direct3D have hardware-dependant extensions like OpenGL?

I am not familiar with Direct3D and I want to know if it has hardware and vendor dependant functions like the extensions in OpenGL? A program written by a friend fails on certain computers while it ...
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Drawing .mtl files in Directx

So I've created my own obj loader and it loads normal's, UV's, vertices, indices and faces.. but it will only draw the whole obj a single color. I would like my loader to display the model as if it ...
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Sorting 3D particles by depth

This is a general particles question, but I use XNA/MonoGame so I looked at: http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/particle_3d for Particles 3D. I found the example not to ...
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How do I determine the look-at vector of a free-look camera?

I'm trying to create a free-look camera with DirectX 10. I've figured out how to get the directions for forward and back and left to right. However, I don't know how to rotate the look-at vector of ...
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Is there a penalty to using render targets versus textures?

I figured that the best way to ship 2D art for multiple resolutions is to instruct my artist to create the fullscreen background images sized for the highest resolution and then scale them down during ...
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Why are there different ways of building projection matrices?

Matrix.PerspectiveFovLH documentation page says that this method uses the following formula to build a perspective projection matrix. [w, 0, 0, 0] [0, h, 0, 0] [0, 0, zFar/(zFar - zNear), 1] [0, 0, ...
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Should I reuse vertex buffers for multiple draw operations? Would this be more efficient?

I am constructing the game scenario and buttons using Vertex Buffers. I am making a v_buffer for each item, and then releasing them. I don't like my method. Should I reuse my vertex buffer for ...
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How can I move the view in a DirectX game?

I'm making a game in C++ using Direct3D 9. How do I move the camera at constant rate? I'm making a Flappy Bird type game and I'd like to move the camera forward through the level.
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Does installing the DirectX SDK add project templates to Visual Studio? [closed]

I have Visual Studio 2013 installed on my machine, and I have installed the latest DirectX SDK, but it doesn't seem to have added any DirectX project templates to VS. Should it have? Or do I need to ...
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Dealing with 2D tiled maps in DirectX

I'm new to DirectX. I'm pretty much to the point to where I can create some sprites and attach textures to them, but I'm not fully cognizant of the entire model of textures and sprites or exactly how ...
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How to draw non-triangulated mesh?

I am working with DirectX (C#/C++). I am wondering is it possible to do not triangulate meshes and what the difference between cases (in loading and rendering code)? If so, how to do this? I know ...
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Texture coordinates for a 3D box

I have a box model in my DirectX application, stored as 8 vertices: MyVertex vertices[] = { { DirectX::XMFLOAT3( - 1.0f, + 1.0f, - 1.0f ), /*,tex coord...*/}, //0 { DirectX::XMFLOAT3( + ...
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Load texture from different thread

I am trying to load textures from a different thread but it fails everytime on this following method: D3DX10CreateShaderResourceViewFromFile Turning off my multithreaded routines make the textures ...
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Repeat or wrap texture (DirectX 9)

Sure there's something I'm missing about wrap/repeat textures in D3D 9. I've tried setting the sampler in the shader, i.e. : sampler DiffuseSampler = sampler_state { Texture = ...
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Problem calculating normals for heightmaps

So far I have been using normal avering to calculate the normals for my vertices in my heightmap, with good graphical result (see picture), however it is terribly slow. With a incresing image size the ...