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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HLSL 5.0 vector interpolation issues

I'm having issues with the depth components of my shadowmapping shaders. The shadow map rendering shader is fine, and works very well. The world rendering shader is more problematic. The only value ...
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DirectX9 Drawing Sprites out of place due to offset

This is my very first time into DirectX. Im trying to make a simple 2D game, just for learning the basics. And i've achieved that. The next step is to draw an animation using sprites. For that, i ...
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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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Mouse Look Controls [on hold]

Right now I am not happy with my mouse look controls for a 3d game I am making. I have it set up so that when the mouse is moved the displacement is calculated and applied to the camera etc then the ...
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Windows Phone 8.1 emulator for DirectX landscape

July 16, 2014 update: I have converted the SharpDX "MiniCube" sample project to a Universal 8.1 project. It is 100% self-contained. It will demonstrate this issue. There is a "READ ME.txt" file ...
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Estimated framerate for custom engine?

I've been writing my own engine with C++ and DirectX 11. I've got 3d models loaded in with diffuse maps, normal maps, and shadows. There's other things with the engine but my question doesn't pertain ...
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Is there a penalty to using render targets versus textures?

I figured that the best way to ship 2D art for multiple resolutions is to instruct my artist to create the fullscreen background images sized for the highest resolution and then scale them down during ...
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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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Update and render in separate threads

I'm creating a simple 2D game engine and I want to update and render the sprites in different threads, to learn how it is done. I need to synchronise the update thread and the render one. ...
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Using normals in DirectX 10

I've got a working OBJ loader that loads vertices, indices, texture coordinates, and normals. As of right now it doesn't process texture coordinates or normals but it stores them in arrays and creates ...
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Visual Studio 2012 and Game Development [closed]

Alright, I think it's a simple question, but I got difficulties to find some answers around. I already read that XNA wouldn't be in Visual Studio 2012. I recently learned to use XNA, but since I ...
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Triangle does not show up using SlimDX

Here is the code: var elements = new VertexElement[] { new VertexElement(0,0,DeclarationType.Float3,DeclarationMethod.Default, ...
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When should I clear an auxilliary render target?

I'm using a few different render targets in my game in addition to the back buffer. These other render targets are only used in a few places, for specific tasks. I'm wondering when I should be ...
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Load texture from different thread

I am trying to load textures from a different thread but it fails everytime on this following method: D3DX10CreateShaderResourceViewFromFile Turning off my multithreaded routines make the textures ...
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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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Is DXUT deprecated?

I'm starting on a new project and was thinking of using DXUT. On the Microsoft site though, this page says the content has moved to this page. And on that second page, which is an overview of ...
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Using DirectX9 within Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8?

Asking the question here simply because my PC is down for the count for a while and wasn't able to stave a curiosity before that happened. I picked up a few books about programming Games in DirectX, ...
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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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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 can I load an image into the back buffer? [closed]

How can I load and display an Image?... I have tried something but it didnt.. worked.. this is what I've tried.. File : StrikeOps_main.cpp .. void : render_frame : Intro::DisplayIntro(d3ddev, ...
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Was there any equivalent of glVertex3f in Direct3D?

I know that OpenGL's Vertex3f is a bit old but I can't find any information about suitable equivalent for that function that was used in DirectX. Was there any equivalent in DX?
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DirectX9 Normal/Bump Mapping Weird Texturing Artifact

As you can see the artifact here is like a triangle of the mesh getting more light. The important part of my code is below. This is the vertex declaration. VertexElement[0].Stream = 0; ...
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Using sky for indirect lighting - should I remove the sun?

I'm attempting to achieve slightly more realistic ambient lighting in outdoor scenes using the sky cubemap. When rendering an object, I first calculate the direct lighting contribution using ...
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DXGI - IDXGISwapChain::ResizeTarget _com_error 0x887A0022 (DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE)

I have (yet another) issue with DXGI in that I get a very strange error when I attempt to change display resolution while in fullscreen and I just can't seem to find the solution to it. This only ...
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Rendering only a part of the screen in high detail

If graphics are rendered for a large viewing angle (e.g. a very large TV or a VR headset), the viewer can't actually focus on the entire image, just a part of it. (Actually, this is the case for ...
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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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How can I compile a Direct3D 9 effect from a file?

I started working with shaders recently in DirectX9. I noticed that there is a D3DXCompileShaderFromFile function for IDirect3DVertexShader9 and pixel shader. Which compiles the shader and gives you ...
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Does Unity for PC use Direct3D or OpenGL?

I am a mac developer using Unity and I hardly use a PC. When you build a Unity game for Windows, does it use Direct3D or OpenGL? P.S. I'm not sure if it's called Direct3D or DirectX
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Save programmatically created Mesh to .X Files using SlimDX throw null exception

Mesh has been created properly using SlimDX,but when I use the following line: Mesh.ToXFile(barMesh, "foo.x", XFileFormat.Text,CharSet.Unicode); It throws NullReferenceException,through monitor ...
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Picture rendered from above and below using an Orthographic camera do not match

I'm using an orthographic camera to render slices of a model (in order to voxelize it). I render each slice both from above and below in order to determine what is inside each slice. The model I ...
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DirectX particle system. ConstantBuffer

I'm new in DirectX and I'm making a 2D game. I want to use a particle system to simulate a 3D starfield, so each star has to set its own constant buffer for the vertexshader es. to set it's world ...
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Center directional light shadow to the cameras eye

I'm currently drawing my directional light shadow using this view and projection: XMFLOAT3 dir((float)pitch, (float)yaw, (float)roll); XMFLOAT3 center(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f); XMVECTOR lightDir = ...
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Can't read .cso files but I can read their .hlsl versions?

Well I've been trying to read a .cso file to use as a shader for a DirectX program I'm currently making. Problem is no matter how I implemented a way to read the file it never worked. And after ...
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Load Meshes with Bullet Physics

I just started implementing some physics in my game with Bullet Physics and I was just wondering how would i use bullet physics to load in meshes. For my for DirectX I load in x files into a ...
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How should I interpret these DirectX Caps Viewer values?

Briefly asking - what do the nodes mean and what the difference is between them in DirectX Caps Viewer? DXGI Devices Direct3D9 Devices DirectDraw Devices The most interesting for me is 1 vs 2. In ...
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AddFontMemResourceEx and D3DXCreateFont corruption

I'm trying to load a font from a buffer using AddFontMemResourceEx and then creating a D3D font with D3DXCreateFont. This works fine on every platform except Windows XP, where it causes the wrong ...
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How to load a DDS file with mipmaps

I believe there's a D3DX function that can load a DDS file with mipmaps but D3DX is deprecated. Any function/library that can load it and that's not deprecated? I need it for DirectX if it makes any ...
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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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Direct3D 11: Changing fullscreen resolution does not work

In my application I can switch back and forth between windowed and fullscreen mode using IDXGISwapChain::SetFullscreenState. When the WM_SIZE is handled, IDXGISwapChain::ResizeBuffers is called in ...
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Can't read .cso files but I can read their .hlsl versions?

Well I've been trying to read a .cso file to use as a shader for a DirectX program I'm currently making. Problem is no matter how I implemented a way to read the file it never worked. And after ...
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DepthStencilView and alphaBlendState

I have create a 2D game with directx11 and i want to use a depth buffer instead of a painter's algorithm to draw the sprites but i have a problem since i'm not really good with directx 3d programming. ...
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Getting access violation because of ID3D11Buffer [closed]

I try to create a simple class store my model variables vertex array and vertexbuffer. So I create an array of myclass to create and manage object dynamically. But when hr = ...
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How do I determine color resolution of an output in DXGI/D3D?

i'm was revising some code i wrote some time ago when working on the window wrapper for my rendering framework. The framework is based off DirectX, but it wasn't really using any D3D-related facility. ...
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How to create two objects from one vertices array with translate?

I have an object and I can render it but I want to use its vertices twice but I don't know how to. this is my code reading object from txt: fin.open("piyon.txt"); fin >> vertexCountpiyon; ...
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How many active shaders at one frame in the game (should I typically use)? 5? Or more like 100?

I have a question: how many shaders are usually active at the same time in one scene in modern games? I mean: I know that multiple shaders are being used (switching between them in each frame). And ...
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Properly rendering transparent areas of textures

I'm rendering a tree that contains branch meshes with partially transparent textures. If I render it with AlphaTestEffect and set the ReferenceAlpha to something low, I'll get this. I want to ...
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Should I use different input layout for meshes (vertices) with and without normal maps?

I'm writing an DirectX11 game. About 60% of my game models (or "of my vertices") have: Position Texture coordinate Some of them use: Position Texture coordinate Normals And few of them: ...
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Does calling VSSetShader() twice with the same shader have a performance penalty?

Let's say I render 2 objects that are using the same shader (and the same ID3D11VertexShader object). When I call VSSetShader() to set the shader for the 1st object DirectX has to change previous ...
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Gamma Space and Linear Space with Shader

I am using Unity and I can choose between two color space mode in the settings: Gamma or Linear Space. I am trying to build a Custom Lighting Surface shader but I am facing some problems with those ...
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InputAssembler and emtpy/incomplete buffers

I was wondering what the InputAssembler does if the size of the bound buffers does not match the vertex count of the Draw() call. I've seen the example at ...