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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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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DirectX11 Using Multiple Shaders

I currently have a scenario where I am rendering terrain with a shadow map. I have two passes, one for the depth buffer to create the shadow map (which is rendered to a texture) and a second that ...
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SSAO all jagged

So I've been working on SSAO for awhile, and I thought I had it right, untill I loaded up the sponza scene that accompanied the SAO technique I'm implementing ...
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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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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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Vertex normals in the geometry shader using directx

I'm in directx 11 with the geometry shader. Is is possible to calculate vertex normals? Just one like segment per vertex? In the geometry shader? I did vertex normals per face, this is what I got, ...
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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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Modifying depth values in PixelShader (SharpDX)

I'm relatively new to DirectX, and am currently converting some WPF 2D graphics code that displays geo-located sonar returns. I am using SharpDX, and rendering via a D3DImage. I've got the basics ...
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Why does writing to a D3DFMT_R32F render target clamp to 1?

I'm currently implementing a picking system. I render some objects in a frame buffer, which has a render target, which has the D3DFMT_R32F format. For each mesh, I set an integer constant evaluator, ...
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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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Fog shader camera problem

I have some difficulties with my vertex-fragment fog shader in Unity. I have a good visual result but the problem is that the gradient is based on the camera's position, it moves as the camera moves. ...
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Reading from a staging 2D texture array in DirectX10

I have a DX10 program, where I create an array of 3 16x16 textures, then map, read, and unmap each subresource in turn. I use a single mip level, set resource usage to staging and CPU access to read. ...
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How do I render a 2D overlay with DirectX 9?

I'm working in C++ with DirectX 9 on a 3D game, but I want a 2D overlay for rendering a HUD. I've heard that I could use D3DXMatrixOrthoLH, but I'm very confused on how to use it. I'm more familiar ...
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DirectX 10 - dimension of vertices passed to vertex shader

I'm trying to learn DirectX programming. Looking at different tutorials there is something about vertices that I find a bit confusing. I know that DirectX uses vertices with four elements (x, y, z, ...
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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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Second pass in multipass effect is ignoring

I am trying to render my vertecies in 2 passes, but seems I am doing something wrong, because only one pass applying. I cannot make the second one work despite that second pass is applying. Here is ...
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Animation, Interpolation, & Structure

I have been working on animation in my small game engine recently and I am implementing some interpolation to be used with skeletal animations. I know how to do interpolation but I am not sure where ...
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Constant buffer not updating

I'm trying to rotate models independently of each other however I cannot for the life of my figure out how. I have gotten to the stage of writing this: std::vector<int>::size_type st = ...
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DirectX UV Coordinates not responding?

My UV coordinates never respond to me for some reason. It is just UV mapping itself in the smallest way possible. It's a tile-able texture and the program is subdividing so much I can't even zoom in ...
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Vector Graphics in DirectX

I'm curious as to people's thoughts on the best way to use vector graphics in a directX game instead of rasterized textures(think Super Meat Boy). I want to remain resolution independent and don't ...
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loading images to the backbuffer / direct3d / c++

i think i just found the solution. 1) the problem is that backbuffer surface and source surface are of different formats - that is why exception was thrown. 2) the image path needed double slash ...
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XNA/C# Shadows look strange in orthographic

I have implemented shadows in to my game engine. They look fine when rendered in projection mode as a projected light, however I get a strange "blocky" look when they are put into orho'. I will be ...
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DirectX My texture does work in my pixelshader

I got a bit of a mystery as I have a problem that should not be a problem. I am working on a fog feature which is similar to other things that I have done. Not very hard at all. The only real ...
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Good system for experimenting with shaders in different languages

I'm trying to experiment a bit with shaders and they have been programmed in several different languages (GLSL, Cg and HLSL). Now most systems (dirrectX, openGL) have only support for one of them. ...
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Loading skinned mesh - initially rotated bones, how to set the weights?

I have an mesh that I've exported from 3ds max to my own file format. I use the left-handed coordinate system with Y up and the orientation is expressed as quaternions (both for models and bones). ...
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Not seeing the right colors on my Cube

I have a book by Frank Luna, Directx 11 The question is: If vertex memory is significant, then reducing from 128-bit color values to 32-bit color values may be worthwhile. Modify the “Box” demo by ...
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Trying to bounce a box with a plane using bullet physics

I'm trying to simulate a box that bounces with a plane and I'm beginner with bullet physics. I created a plane (box) and and a box that is falling. The problem is the ball is stalled while colliding ...
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Particle System Tracking

I have a particle system where instead of tracking the time each particle is alive, I just track the time of the oldest particle and the time of the youngest particle. Basically, the oldest particle ...
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How to translate vertex buffer coordinates in 2D

I am trying to (using a 2D Directx9 engine library) rotate/translate a set of points in a vertex buffer. I understand how this would be done in a 3D system - i.e using the vertex shader stage of ...
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HLSL - Binary operations

I'm trying to do binary operations with integers in the hlsl code. For example: int n = 10 & 15; Binary value of 10 = 1010 and Binary value of 15 = 1111. With this, n = 10, because (1010 & ...
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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 do I find the camera direction vector for 3D sound purposes? (C++, DirectX)

Question I'm trying to make a sound class for playing 3D sound effects with DirectSound and DirectX, without using DirectSound's 3D libraries. The plan is to have every game object constantly play ...
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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 ...