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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Is SDL a game engine? [closed]

I would like to ask if SDL is considered a game engine, or just a library like Open and Direct3D?
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Directx Texturing problem [closed]

I've recently started exploring Directx 11. I'm almost done the introduction so I started making my own *.obj parser and it works beautifully. I accounted for the right-hand coordinate system of 3ds ...
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how to set image resource path for D3DXCreateTextureFromFileEx method?

I try to merge all the image resources to a folder called resource. So, set image path as "resource/" but my directX framework only works if I compile at VS 2010. If I run from the debug folder it ...
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Is it possible to retrieve shader function names associated with a technique pass using the DirectX Effect API?

For example, given the pass pass p0 { SetVertexShader(CompileShader(vs_4_0, VSFunction())) SetPixelShader(CompileShader(ps_4_0, PSFunction())) } Ss it possible to retrieve the names ...
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Any possibility to render XNA scene via POV-Ray

We are creating special purpose application. Its not game but its 3d Application that functions like game. We require app to have different places and we want to allow user to roam inside such places ...
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Direct3D reducing DrawIndexed CPU usage

I am trying to optimise some of my rendering to get is useable on lower end machines (in my case a 2GHz i5 laptop with a GT 520M). A quick investigation showed that the GPU isnt actually getting to ...
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2D Camera transformation sidescroller

i am currently trying to dive into 2D programming with DirectX, especially bulding a tile based sidescroller. I have worked with some chapters from a book (Advanced 2D Game Development) but always ...
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What is the difference between DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT_DISCARD and DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT_SEQUENTIAL?

I have difficulty understanding the difference between those two values of the DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT enumeration. MSDN documentation states: DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT_DISCARD Use this flag to specify the ...
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How to correctly Dispose a SourceVoice once its finished

i am starting to play a sound with XAudio2 and SourceVoice and once its finished, it should be correctly disposed to not have any leaks. i was expecting it to be something like this: ...
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Does DirectX implement Triple Buffering?

As AnandTech put it best in this 2009 article: In render ahead, frames cannot be dropped. This means that when the queue is full, what is displayed can have a lot more lag. Microsoft doesn't ...
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Shader Variable Types

I have a simple question. what are the meaning of : half4 myHalf; myHalf.yyyy; myHalf.xxzz; // or myHalf.yw Thanks a lot !
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How to blend the sprite into background?

I try to blend the character into game but I still cannot remove the blue color in the sprite sheet and discover that the white area of sprite is semi-transparent. Before that, the color ...
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SSAO Distortion [closed]

I'm currently (attempting) to add SSAO to my engine, except it's...not really work, to say the least. I use a deferred renderer to render my scene. I have four render targets: Albedo, Light, Normal, ...
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Writing to a D3DFMT_R32F render target clamps 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 ...
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How can I compile SM 3.0 effects in D3D11 in SlimDX?

var bytecode = ShaderBytecode.CompileFromFile("shaders\\testShader.fx", "fx_5_0", ShaderFlags.None, SlimDX.D3DCompiler.EffectFlags.None, null, null, out str); var effect = new ...
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How can I use OpenGL and D3D to render to the same window at the same time?

I have main render loop in which initial drawing is done via OpenGL to an SDL window, and after that the same window handle is passed to a Direct3D device, which does subsequent rendering. Once I ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader Compile, Flow Control, Instruction Count, XNA Issue

im trying to find help with an issue im having moving from the XNA 3.1 framework to XNA 4.0. The shaders I wrote for my 2D game work fine in XNA 3.1, but wont even compile in 4.0. At first I got ...
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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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Why does my blur shader implementation produce this strange result?

I tried to implement the blur shader shown here. Instead of having a simple 2D texture I use Unity's GrabPass function to capture what's behind the plane to have a transparent effect. Then I apply ...
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Simple Optimized Blur Shader

I have a vertex-fragment shader that use the Unity3D GrabPass functionality (it grabs the screen). And I apply my GrabPass to have a transparent effect. GrabPass { "_GrabTex" } sampler2D ...
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How to correctly synchronize a shared surface?

I am trying to share a direct3d9 surface between two processes. One process (let's call it A) writes to the surface, and the other (B) displays it on screen. Currently, process A does a StretchRect of ...
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DirectX11 Gamma Correction

I am writing a game using SharpDX with DirectX11 and I have been reading that it is important to apply gamma correction to my engine in order to perform correct linear lighting calculations. So I ...
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What range of values can HLSL's tex2D function return?

When using the tex2d function in a HLSL shader, as so: float height = tex2D(heightMap, IN.texCoord).r; What range of values can be returned to the height variable? Is it always a number between ...
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Can I create an offscreen plain surface with a pointer to pre-allocated surface data?

I thought I read somewhere that one could create a 'offscreen plain surface' from an existing system memory buffer, but I cannot seem to find the reference anymore. My use case is copying a frame ...
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3D Model Loading in DirectX 11 [duplicate]

At the moment I am trying to implement fbx model loading in my DirectX 11 code. This is old code I had create for use with DirectX 9 and I'm simply trying to bring it back up to date. Since I first ...
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2D Water top surface profile

I am trying to create the effect of the water surface thickness with a vertex-fragment shader. I am in a 3D game environment but It's a scroll view so a "2D" view. Here is a good tutorial of creating ...
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Is the “impossible object” possible in computer graphics?

This may be a silly question but I want to know the answer to it. I saw this thing called the "impossible object", while they're many different images of this online, it's suppost to be impossible ...
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3D Distortion Effect

I'm trying to make a distortion effect similar to this: However I'm not making a 2d screen space effect. I'm applying it to a 3d scene and I want it to be placed IN the world, so it can be blocked ...
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Rendering structure [closed]

my question is "What is the best way to structure rendering code". Is it better to make a class with a render function that iterates through all game objects based on there name or type and have no ...
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Can you use a struct instead of an array to hold vertices in directx?

So instead of using an array to hold vertices information use a struct instead. Is this possible, does the Idirect3dvertexbuffer allow it?
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Why DirectInput is not recommended?

I have read that the Windows messages are recommended way over DirectInput to control mouse and keyboard. From http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ee416842(v=vs.85).aspx The ...
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Extract smaller frustum from camera frustum?

Background: I was thinking of implementing multiselection by performing a frustum culling on a sub-part of the screen. Problem: Given total screensize, a rectangle on the screen (pos, size), and ...
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How should I setup my minecraft-like world rendering for the best performance?

I want to know what technique will give me most fps in game. I have minecraft-like world and I need to display it. Now I have only one cube, created as VBO and if i need to display cube I just display ...
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Why is my XInput gamepad press stamp not working?

I'm trying to add basic gamepad input to my c++ DirectX game but i'm having some trouble creating a press stamp (registers the press only the first time it's pressed if button held down). The entire ...
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Texture Shaders vs. Pixel/Fragment Shaders?

My question is a simple one. Functionally, practically, and performance-wise, what are the differences between using a D3DX Texture Shader, and using a Pixel/Fragment Shader rendered with a full ...
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Are there any open-source Direct X code-bases that I can look at to learn from as a beginning Direct X and graphics programming student? [closed]

I'm a third-year university student and I've recently begun studying Direct X 11. Mostly I've been following the samples from the SDK and reading a lot out of the MSDN. Although I have a decent ...
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PIX and Metro apps

I would like to use Pix on a Metro (Win 8) app. However, Pix wants the path to the application, something that Metro apps don't have. Has anybody been able to get Pix working with Metro?
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In DirectX 11, batching primitives for performance, how does this actually work?

I don't seem to be able to understand this. Microsoft says that one of the possible optimizations of for a Direct3D 11 if to batch primitives draw calls. For example in order to draw say 300 triangles ...
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Can not enable IME to capture Chinese characters in SharpDX

Just found that direct integration of IME is blocked in Windows 8, moving on to TSF now. By now, there is lack of Microsoft's Document about TSF, this will be hard. I am using SharpDX and the ...
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Which should I learn: DirectX or XNA? [closed]

I've worked with the Microsoft Foundation Classes(MFC) and now I want to enter the world of game development.But should I start with directX or XNA? I'm hesitant towards DirectX because I feel it ...
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Render just the pixel under mouse cursor in DirectX

I'm having difficulties rendering just a single pixel which is on the defined coords of viewport. I'm using D3DXMatrixPerspectiveOffCenter function, but the result is not what I expected. Here is ...
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DirectX How to Gernerate Vertices for Diamond Shape and Render it?

How to generate vertices for 3D Diamond Shape in DirectX? EDIT: I am creating an application which receive DIAMETER, CROWN, GIRDLE and PAVILION as parameter and render a model of diamond according to ...
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using DirectX to generate a sprite sheet

I am building a site in HTML5 for my client and it must run on the iPad/iPhone (i.e. Safari on iOS). They want a 3D effect where they have a simple, yet, specific product they want to show on the ...
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simple win32 window wont show [closed]

The program compiles and runs successfully but does not show a window, it simply ends immediately. #include <Windows.h> LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc( HWND hwnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, ...
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Sprite rotation and question about sampler state

I'm not an expert in creating game engines, but I'm doing fine for now. Recently I reached a point that I couldn't solve any of my problems. I have two questions: I'm using ...
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How to use D3DXIntersectTri function to find intersected point?

How to calculate direction for D3DXIntersectTri function to find intersected point? And after getting the result in Distance how to get that coordinate(XYZ)?
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Passing multiple colors to a pixel shader in DirectX

I have a pixel shader that sets the output color based on the interaction of an input texture, sort of like: if (case1) { output.Color = float4(0, 0, 0, 0); } else if (case2) { output.Color = ...
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Best approach to depth streaming via existing codec [closed]

I'm working on a development system (and game) intended for games set mostly in static third-person views. We produce our scenery by CG and photographic techniques. Our background art is rendered ...
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How do I implement my old OpenGL-based gfx_render_triangle_list using DX11?

I am working at a game that has lots of procedural content. I had built a game engine using OpenGL that handles everything needed for creating a basic 2D game, sprites, primitives, blending, polygons ...
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Latency difference between DirectSound and XAudio2

As far as I understand the WDM, DirectSound drivers cannot be hardware accelerated on Windows Vista and newer. Is XAudio2 affected as well? Or in other terms: in latency terms is it definitely better ...