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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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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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 to get depth of vertex in 0 - 1 range

I want to get the depth of vertex in 0 to 1 range(like it done in the shader) and I do it like this D3DXVec3TransformCoord(&vertex, &vertex, &wvp); depth = vertex.z; It ...
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Second pass in multipass effect is ignored

I am trying to render my vertecies in 2 passes, but it 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 ...
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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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Set up a basic D3DXQUATERNION

I'm trying to set up a D3DXQUATERNION to operate a rotation of 90 degrees around the Y axis. I tried in the following way: D3DXQUATERNION tempRot1(0.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f, cos(XM_PIDIV2/2)); because in ...
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How to Load and Apply a Cube Map with DDS Texture Loader?

So I have been spending a lot of time recently implementing a working skybox/skysphere, and have almost completed it. The last thing that I need to do is to load my given texture, a skybox texture ...
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Doing legacy DirectX Coding on Windows 10

I decided to study couple of old computer graphics books like Andre LaMothe's Tricks of 3D Game Programming Gurus. I feel like this book is full of great general computer graphics knowledge and I want ...
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Windows 10 User has only DX 10.1 API

A user of ours has an issue whereby they cannot run our application, which requires DX11 API support and hardware support for DX10.1. The strange this about this issue is that the user is running ...
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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 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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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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How to get tearing-free present with D3D9 in windowed mode without DWM?

For a long time now I have assumed that it's impossible to get tearing-free presents with: Windows 7, no DWM (=Aero off), D3D9, windowed mode. However, my Windows 7 PC at work just does it. My ...
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Screen Size 2D Gameboard Background

I am trying to get the screen size of the current monitor and then render the game board to match the screen orientation but currently I am scaling the game board to a larger size which not the best ...
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Getting texture data manually with proper alignment

I was building a simple D3D12 app which load and display an image on screen. As you are aware, D3D12 has no calls like CreateTexture2D which we have in D3D11 so that this process has to be done in ...
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DDS DXT5 texture doesn't render alpha correctly

I have an issue with how dxt5 textures render alpha. I have a source png with alpha gradients which is converted to dds with NVidia tools. Then is loaded in engine correctly but shows alpha pixels ...
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Unity - _LightMatrix0 and Directional Light

I am trying to access the _LightMatrix0 in a forward base pass to calculate some light point of view coordinate but it seems that the _LightMatrix0 is empty with directional light. Any idea how can I ...
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Cubemap texturing issue D3D11 (C++)

I have a texture problem with the cubemap I'm rendering and can't seem to figure it out. I've generated a cube map with direct x's texture tools and then read it using ...
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Shader - Directional Lights Depth

Is there a way to retrieve the deph from directional lights ? I can access the _ShadowMapTexture but this is not the depth. I found how to access the shadow map of, I think, every light type by using ...
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Is it possible to Change the vertex format of a Model from line list to Triangle strip using DirectX

So I have a DirectX game library and using DirectX models in a game I am developing. All the models I am using have a Triangle Strip topology and thats fine as ID3DXMesh uses triangle strips for ...
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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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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 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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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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Shader - Simple SSS lighting issue

I am trying to create a simple subsurface scattering effect using a shader but I am facing a small issue. Look at those screenshots. The three images represents three lighting states (above surface, ...
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Directx 9 Obj Model

There's is a error with my obj load/render that I can't solve I'm a newbie in directx 9, I'm trying to do this in the best way The model is not displayed properly, do not know if this correct model ...
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How can I determine the position of Direct Sound buffer

I'm using Direct Sound to play WAV files in my environment, however I am unsure of how to check if the file has finished playing, I know DirectSound operates on a circular buffer, however my sounds ...
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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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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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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 ...