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 displaying selectable text

I am new to direct x and following this tutorial : brayzarsoft (part 14) I was able to display text. However, using this method the text is rendered to a texture. When you look at games that have ...
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Problem with textures using DirectX file format in Irrlicht

I'm using Irrlicht 1.8.1, and Blender 2.71 to create my animations. I've just create a simple cube, added a default material to it, and i've mapped a texture to it using UV unwrap, all that in ...
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Directx 11 full screen

I build simple directx 11 application in c++ that draw square to screen. Also check in the end of the program when I close the last peace of directx the number of free reference. This work great in ...
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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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DirectX11 Shader issue

I am currently having issues with HLSL shaders. I am trying to implement point lights but I am getting unusual data when debugging the shader in Visual Studio. I have read on several sites that say ...
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Can I use the HD Graphics 3000's quad list primitive type via D3D?

I was studying some technical documentation on the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU, which I'm using as a lower-end reference for my 2D game engine. I noticed the hardware supports a nice "Quad List" ...
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Rendering of a minimized / out of focus directx game is slow [closed]

I m working on a project that captures the game windows and send it to another node. As long as game is in focus or maximize, the rendering is smooth and steady. When the game is out of focus or ...
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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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To FX or not to FX

General confusion... I'm not using Effects11 yet. Regarding the sorting/grouping induced by filenames: Initially I had them grouped by shader type: SomePurpose1.hlsli SomePurpose1_SubPurpose1.hlsli ...
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DirectX 11 - Get the world matrix of my camera

I'm relatively new to the world of 3D games programming and I am not sure if I am understanding some key concepts correctly. Right now I have created a sphere that is 2.0f in radius which surround ...
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Maya 2015 Collada mesh transforms not applied

I am trying to load a dae (Collada) model into my 3d engine. The problem is they export the vertices and transforms seperately. So in Maya 2015 it looks like this In the game engine I have it simply ...
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DirectX 11 vertex shader incorrectly sending <0, 0, 0> normal vector to pixel shader

I'm following the Rastertek tutorials. I'm unable to get diffuse lighting working from http://www.rastertek.com/dx11tut06.html. I think the NaNs in the following screenshots is just from stuff ...
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(DX11.1) CreateSwapChainForHwnd fails with E_NOINTERFACE when using Graphics Diagnostics

The CreateSwapChainForHwnd fails with E_NOINTERFACE "No such interface supported" when I use the Graphics Diagnostics on Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 on Windows 7 sp1 under DirectX 11.1. The program ...
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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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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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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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Render to Texture Using Multisampling

I have a DirectX11 application, which has multisampling / anti-aliasing enabled. However, I want to add an effect that requires a render-to-texture step. When I add this extra step, I lose all ...
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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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How to Enable NVIDIA Ambient Occlusion in my Game

I have a DirectX11 based game, and I want to enable NVIDIA's built in Ambient Occlusion (that is shown in the NVIDIA control panel, but it grayed out for my application). Is that possible? Or do I ...
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What's the difference between Rendering pipeline and compute shader?

What's the difference between rendering pipeline - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff476882.aspx and compute shader - ...
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Are these functions and parameters used in DirectX 11.2? [closed]

Functions and parameters like WINAPI, hPrevInstance, hInstance , PSTR etc are used in DirectX 11.2?
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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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How should I choose between Vec3 and Vec4?

I find myself torn between using Vec3's vs Vec4's for representing position, directions, etc in my non-gpu code. I see the obvious benefit of using Vec3s for stuff like data in buffers, to more ...
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DirectX RenderTargetTexture bound to both RTV and SRV

After following the 22th tutorial of Rastertek. I and some others on the internet have had an error. Despite following the tutorial to the letter. However, the answers to this error message have been ...
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Matching the 3ds max camera view in my game 1:1

I want to match 1:1 the 3ds max camera render with my 3d engine (DirectX 11, C++). I believe that my mesh exporter (coded with MaxScript) works fine, I see the right shapes. But something about the ...
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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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C++ DirectX FBX SDK Importer Weird Mesh Problem

I'm having a problem understanding how to render the vertex data in fbx model into directx. This is my two functions and I've already triangulated all the mesh nodes. bool ...
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Multiple Vertex Layouts

I have different vertex layouts I'm using to render things in DirectX and as of now I've just used the same vertex layout for every mesh I load in. But now I want to have the vertex layout change ...
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Where the fxc.exe is located in Windows SDK?

I'm using Windows SDK under Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2013. Where I can find fxc? I do not use old Directx SDK.
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How to merge 2 textures into single SRV

I have 2 textures in 2 different ShaderResourceViews. What's the fastest/least expensive way to merge them into one? I would use CopySubresourceRegion but copying a texture is quite a bit expensive. ...
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Reflection/environment mapping

I'm implementing reflection/environment mapping using a cubemap. I have it working for the most part but when I move my camera around, I see the same area reflected on the object. I am calculating the ...
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Could I use Direct3D to make 2D games?

My goal is to make a completely 2D game using DirectX, but I'm new to it and I'm confused about all of the different APIs that are available. From Wikipedia: Direct3D is used to render ...
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Instancing effectiviness

At about how many instances would instancing become effective? DirectX dynamic buffers seem to take a little more out of the fps than an immutable one would. So obviously you wouldn't want to make a ...
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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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DirectX 8.0 SDK

I know this in unprofessional and probably doesn't follow the question asking conventions on this site, but I cannot find any other, more suitable (in my opinion) network on stackexchange to ask this ...
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What are .fxo and .cod files for?

I've been reading about shaders and looking at code. I found this in the code I'm looking at and it obviously has "Basic.fxo" there. BasicFX = new BasicEffect(device, L"FX/Basic.fxo"); Now my ...
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What are my options other than game engines? [closed]

I'm a programmer. I've experience in Java, python, and c++. I see that some big games are built using game engines (Crysis uses Cryengine). However, other don't (Bayonetta for example). what's their ...
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Signed Distance Fields: How are different colour channels used to improve output of sharp corners?

The naive approach to implementing signed distance field font rendering suffers quality issues where sharp corners get softened (either outward- or inward-facing corners, i.e. convex or concave ...
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Shader - Realtime texture masking

The first thing that comes in mind is masking using RGBA values. With this you can obtain this kind of textures and this kind of results. But with this, you can only store up to 4 masks inside a ...
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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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Draw multiple triangle strips in one draw call DirectX

I'm running into a bottleneck where I'm drawing many basic disconnected colored triangle strips in DirectX 9 (XNA). The problem comes with drawing them all in seperate draw calls, so I'd like to batch ...
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Is it more efficient to transform vertices on the CPU or the GPU?

Working on optimizing the rendering core of my game engine and I have a couple of questions. Is it more efficient to transform vertices to world space on the CPU before you send then stream to the ...
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Encoding Float to RG/RGBA and Blending

Encoding a float value inside a RG or RGBA texture is very interesting and useful but it is also become quite useless when you use blending as the result and the values might be altered because of ...
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How is this particular HLSL condition treated with respect to compile- or run-time evaluation?

Let's say I have this very simple pixel shader (cbuffers and other stuff omitted) float4 PS(VertexOut pin, uniform bool useLighting) : SV_Target { float4 retColor = gDiffuseMap.Sample( sampler0, ...
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Can someone explain to me how setting shader parameters aren't a bottleneck?

I am trying to understand this. So I have a bunch of models that need to be rendered. Each model most likely has various "sub meshes" with their own diffuse, specular, etc textures. So for each of ...
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Should I use DirectX 11 for 2d games or should I stick to DirectX 9? [closed]

After two years now I wanted to continue working on my sandbox project which I actually used to learn and experiment with various C++ features and DirectX. So far I have simple elements for 2d ...
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How to rotate an object so that it is aligned with a vector?

I have the following Scenario: Two moving objects (A and B in the picture) need to appear "connected" by a third one (C in the picture). I set the position of the connecting object C as "halfway" ...
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How to disable depth buffer in Directx11

For now i know what i must use OMSetDepthStencilState. In the beginning i must create two states and change them every time i need another. For now i have this and it doesn't work, i.e. objects ...
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Drawing a Line in 3D using DirectX 11

I had a lot of problems to draw a line in a 3D and had a weird results.. The 3D Lines are projects in 2D and that's so weird. They only work with that view matrix configuration: XMVECTOR Eye = ...
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Why I don't have the DX templates even with the Windows 8 SDK installed?

I have Windows 7, 64 bit. I installed the Windows 8.1 SDK from here, and I installed Visual Studio Ultimate 2013. I chose to install everything; the size of the install was around 11GB. Yet I don't ...