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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DirectX 9 Light projection

I am trying to see changes of component 'z' from light space. In vertex shader component 'z' divide 'w' is not 0. But after sending float4 with texcoord1 to pixel shader its 0. All matrices are good. ...
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If IDXGISwapChain::Present blocks, does that mean I'm GPU bound?

I updated my DirectX11 renderer to render on multiple threads using deferred contexts. Before my change, the Present method took a negligible amount of time (according to VTune analysis). After my ...
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View Matrix to Texture Matrix

I'm converting view coordinates to texture coordinates for both my shadow maps and Screen space reflections. I keep seeing this conversion in examples: var T = new Matrix { ...
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Is it normal in skeletal animation to NOT consider the translation component in bone transform matrices?

I'm using assimp to load a model, and DirectX11 and DirectX ToolKit to render it. In the document of DirectXTK's IEffectSkinning, it says: As an optimization, SkinnedEffect and DGSLEffect assume ...
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Shader value remap - Blend Falloff

I would like to know if there's a way to remap a value that goes from 0 to 1 constantly like this. Into those values (those are examples). This might be some function transformation but I can't ...
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What happenes if you leave out buffers for the inputassembler that the vertex shader expects?

I'm working through my first attempt at a "graphics engine" (I use the term loosely as I'm not aiming for much more than something that will display a few meshes). I want to leave my classes as ...
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When does the memory transfer from CPU to GPU happen when creating a buffer?

I just finished my first DirectX 11 program. But I have several questions on memory transfer between CPU and GPU. In my program, I create a vertex buffer first: bool InitializeGeometry() { ...
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Do the lookDirection vector and upVector have to be orthogonal? What happens if they are not?

I'm currently starting with DirectX and building a small framework for myself and ran into a problem comprehending the camera vectors (position, lookDir, up). What they represent exactly is clear, ...
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How to achieve a dynamic soft see-through hole effect in a wall with shaders?

I'm looking for a way to create a dynamic soft see-through hole effect for room walls. I know a few ways how to do it (for example multitexturing with second layer being the hole mask in screenspace), ...
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D3D12 ConstantBuffer - Shader receives wrong values

im having trouble with one constantbuffer: struct CameraConstData { urd::Matrix projection; // 64 ( 16 floats) urd::Matrix view; // 64 ( 16 floats) urd::Vec3 viewPosition; // 12 ( 3 ...
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How can I test DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error handling?

My application uses DX11 and it periodically gets a DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error on startup. It is an infrequent thing (I can go days or weeks without seeing it) but according to the documentation ...
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DirectX11 - AlphaBlending Rendering problem

So.. I completed this tutorial on the following site rastertek.com/dx11tut12.html. The tutorial is all about rendering Text in an orthographic space. Basically just 2D rendering on DirectX 11. Now ...
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Direct3D - Get screen coordinates for printing multiple text elements

I have a function that I use to print text PrintText(char* text) that stores the text to a vector, which is then displayed if the vector is not empty. I'm trying to figure out how can I correctly ...
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My texture is doing weird, either not loaded correctly or not rendered correctly. DirectX11

I'm loading a texture from a file called owl.png. But it renders really weird. Original picture(512 X 512): But it renders like this: It's rendered on a square, that is initialized like this: { ...
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Assimp and directX12 universal apps

I started a directX 12 universal app project on visual studios and started coding some stuff to create a physics engine. I was currently working on implmenting Assimp into the engine too load whatever ...
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Why would this scaling matrix have no effect?

To draw a simple model using the DirectXTk, I'm doing the following. It all works perfectly, draws correct, and so on. Except changing the scaling factor makes NO difference, and I can't figure out ...
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Set Render Target usage

I am using Unity and I have some difficulties about understanding the way Set Render Target works and how it can behave with the shaders. Is it possible to render a shader pass in multiple render ...
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Strange SSAO effect (wrong position/normal textures in view space?)

I try to create an SSAO effect in my game engine (DirectX 11, C++), based mainly on gamedev.net tutorial by José María Méndez. Unfortunately, it doesn't cover texture-creating problem (normals, ...
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Getting mouse movement value with DirectX Tool Kit

today I want to ask a question about how to get mouse movement value with DirectX Tool Kit. While I can certainly use Mouse::SetMode(MODE_RELATIVE), to do this, I want to be able to get the mouse ...
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Speed up the DirectX game - how else can I boost the fps with typical triangle drawing?

I am writing my own c++/DirectX engine. I've made the basic framework and here comes the time for optimizations. I don't want to focus on optimizing the resources themselves right now (meshes, ...
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Device.SetRenderTarget Prevents Shader From Executing

Using DirectX 9 and C++. I'm trying to finalize this code to run a HLSL shader on in-memory data. In theory it should be working. In practice the shader doesn't run. ...
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How to Set HLSL Shader Input Textures?

Very simple question. With C++/Direct9, I'm creating a texture as RenderTarget with a full screen quad, creating a scene, setting a HLSL pixel shader, copying the image and then call Present. 1) How ...
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DX9 How to Apply HLSL Shader with StretchRect

Using DirectX 9,I'm trying to run a HLSL pixel shader on video frame data while copying it from one texture buffer to another texture buffer without displaying it. StretchRect at the end is what ...
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How to Set Compiled Pixel Shader

When compiling a shader with D3DXCompileShaderFromFile, it works. But what if the shaders are pre-compiled into .cso files? I have this function. It fails. What's the proper way of loading the pixel ...
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DX9 StretchRect to Texture Fails

Alright, I got the code almost working to copy memory data to a texture, process it with DirectX9 into another texture and copy the result back to memory. Almost all the errors are gone and the code ...
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How to Create Device with D3DFMT_A32B32G32R32F

I'm trying to create a DirectX9 device to copy video frame data from one memory buffer to another while processing it through a HLSL shader. I will need half-float or float precision for each channel. ...
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DX11 Mixing 2D and 3D

So I am somewhat new to working with DirectX rendering, and I have done some 2d and 3d work. I am planning on working on a new application where I will be rendering a bunch of 3d scenery, and then ...
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Can DirectX9 be used without HWND handle?

I found an excellent code here that does almost everything I need: running an HLSL shader on memory texture to process video frames into another texture buffer without displaying it. ...
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Simulating sun 3d direction

At the moment I got the following to simulate the suns direction: void Sun::Update() { if (!mIsMoving) return; const auto now = Clock::now(); const auto timeDiff = now - ...
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How to handle mesh update in its vertex buffer

suppose i have a mesh, it can undergo any kind of changes - bend, stretch, even been torn. How should i update vertex buffer in DirectX for this mesh. For now i recreate it every time, and i don't see ...
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Run Simple HLSL Pixel Shader with DirectX 9

I'm trying to run HLSL Pixel Shaders with DirectX 9 where I feed a texture in, run the HLSL code and copy the resulting texture back from memory. I think I'm getting pretty close, although a LOT of ...
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OpenGL textureGather and DirectX gather

These functions sample multiple RGBA pixels but return only a single component. OpenGL: https://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/man/html/textureGather.xhtml DirectX: ...
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Is DirectX free for commercial use?

This question isn't gamedev per se but it is definitely relevant. Still, if it's off-topic, please direct me to the proper SE page. This question has probably already come up many times but I'd like ...
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DirectX 11 throws out my pixel shader when I multiply verts by MVP

Been following some tutorials online for DirectX 11. I was able to successfully get a triangle to render in screen space. But the moment I add a MVP matrix, my triangle disappears! Looking at it in ...
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Run HLSL in C++ Basic Sample

I'm considering the idea of taking shaders written in HLSL and running them in an AviSynth plugin to process videos. This would allow accessing various shaders, and also to have GPU acceleration. I'm ...
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How to calculate spherical harmonic coefficients for indirect diffuse?

After reading the article "An Efficient Representation for Irradiance Environment Maps", I'm a bit confused as how to calculate the spherical harmonic coefficients. I'd like to generate these ...
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Retrieving shared video memory using SharpDX

I am trying to retrieve the total available video memory using SharpDX via DXGI, using the Description of the best available adapter. The DedicatedVideoMemory is correct (1GB in my case), but the ...
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how to rotate a 3d instance using an HLSL shader

ok, im experimenting a little with HLSL shaders, i have the following code for a vertex shader, it is used to render a few instances of a 3d model. Let's say i want to rotate these instances on their ...
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Texturing without D3DX

Well, i have been online for hours looking for solutions, but i have found none. Im looking for a way to create textures without the function D3DXCreateShaderResourceViewFromFile. Since D3DX is ...
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3D Studio MAX dxf model to OpenGL and DirectX

Main Question I saw this Loading and Animating MD5 Models with OpenGL an old post explaining .md5mesh .md5anim files. Is there any similar alternate mechanisms? Additional Questions 1.) Is there an ...
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32 Bit colors difference

Im going through a tutorial to create a basic directx framework, and i've noticed that in there (and other tutorials, when i checked out) use DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_FLOAT inside the input element ...
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Low quality bilinear sampling in WebGL/OpenGL/DirectX

I'm seeing low quality bilinear texture sampling in WebGL, OpenGL and Directx, and was wondering if anyone knew how to make it higher quality? The picture below should help show what I mean. The ...
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Why does the 3D window go blank on resuming from sleep/lock?

I have a 3d window hosted inside a WPF program. This is written in C#, using SlimDX. It uses a D3DImage subclass to support dx10 & dx11 rendertargets, like this site recommends: ...
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DirectX map/unmap

In my 2d game i want to use dynamic buffers to render sprites. My question is, when should i map unmap buffer? The 2 possibilities are: #1 //game logic map() fill buffer unmap() render() #2 ...
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Disable/Remove Warning about a not bound Render Target View

So to render into my shadow map depthstencil buffer i only bind a DepthStencilView to the Output Merger. Like this m_pContext->OMSetRenderTargets(0,0, m_pShadowMapDV); ...
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How do I use graphics APIs to select the proper display device among multiple attached to a PC?

I have an LCD monitor display and Oculus Rift attached to my PC. I have an Nvidia 820M dedicated GPU. How does the GPU know to which display device it has to render (or to send rendered information)? ...
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Is it possible to run GLFW eventhough my graphic card(Nvidia) supports Direct3d API? [closed]

I have Nvidia 820M GPU installed in my windows 7 machine. In nvidia control panel it is showing it supports Direct3d API version 11. Am I able to run OpenGL applications(using GLUT,GLFW) on my machine ...
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Best way of writing pixel manipuliting-intensive applications with OpenGL/Direct3D

Recently I have been making little experiments with engines similar to old Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Build, engines where the 3D rendering is entirely done in software and therefore you need full ...
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Can you trilinear sample a non volume texture?

Let's say that i have a regular 2d texture (not a volume texture). Is it possible to do trilinear texture sampling of that texture even though it isn't a volume texture in opengl or directx? ...
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DirectX is the camera a point or a plane?

I've built an application in SlimDX using an orbit camera. Currently I treat the position of the camera as a singular point in space. I've noticed my projections from 3D space to 2d space are off by ...