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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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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Load 2 triangles in a simple DX11 example

I'm following this tutorial, where they show how to setup a simple dx11 demo with a green triangle in the middle. I'd like to be able to modify it so that it shows 2 triangles instead, i modified the ...
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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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Get the difference between 2 matrices

Hi I'm using C# and MonoGame, and have the world matrices of 2 objects. I need to get the difference between them, so I can effectively parent the second object onto the first. The aim is to get to a ...
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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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calculate ray picking using directx11 [duplicate]

I'm trying to generate a ray to check which objects has been picked. I want to check the math if its correct or no, because when I try to draw a ray, Its not visible at all, and the ray origin is in ...
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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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3d rotation of a cube using DirectX

I can't solve an apparently simple problem: i have a cube, similar to the one in the following picture I've tried to write a small demo where i can rotate the cube by dragging the mouse, but i ...
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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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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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Light intensity on plain from angle

Given a vector (v) for the direction of light and a vector (n) for the normal of a plain. How can I calculate a rudimentary intensity value (i) where When (v) points at (n) directly/face on (i) = ...
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DirectX 11 Vertex Shader Fragmentation

I was wondering how my vertex shader is causing my cube to be render weirdly? I am using the Visual Studio graphics tool and see that my input assembler is correctly receiving the cube and I can only ...
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Stream Output (SO) stage in Directx 12?

Does Directx 12 have a Stream output Stage?
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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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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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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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FBX SDK - Animation not Correctly Displaying in Game

This issue seems to arise with joint rotation animation. If anybody knows how to help, it would be greatly appreciated. ...
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DirectX 11 - Problem with low resolution decals

I'm trying to add a decal system in my DirectX engine but i'm facing some problems with the quality of the textures projected. Every other no decal texture look fine, but these ones look really bad. ...
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Quad not rendered correctly after window resize

I have a orthographic camera. With the help of this camera i'm able to render a quad onto the screen using screen-cordinates. Using the camera i perform the zoom in/out on specific mouse position ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Implementing Depth of Field in DirectX 11

I have created a procedural dungeon demo in DirectX 11 as part of an assignment, and am now looking to add some post processing to it. I have implemented whole scene Gaussian Blur in the past, but ...
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DX11 CreateTexture2D

When i want to load texture i can either call CreateTexture2D without passing pointer to texture content passing Default usage and call UpdateSubResource or CreateTexture2D with pointer to texture ...
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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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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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RWTexture3D in Compute Shader on Intel HD 4000

I'm having some weird issues running a Compute Shader with DirectX 11 on an Intel HD 4000 GPU. The goal is to write different shapes into a DXGI_FORMAT_R32_FLOAT 3D Texture with a size of ...
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Why when releasing a DirectX Texture it fail

I have an instance where a class creates a DX9 texture via UINT usage = D3DUSAGE_RENDERTARGET; HRESULT hr = D3DXCreateTexture (m_D3DDevice, 200, ...
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How to do an xBR or hqx filter in MonoGame?

I have been trying to implement an HD filter (xBR or HQX) in my MonoGame game project but so far got no success. I have checked out this question, but the shaders provided in the answers don't seem to ...
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Problem with stencil in directx 12

I'm trying to use stencil buffer in directx 12. I have problem that probably is really easy to solve. So, it's look like dx12 ignore it, ClearDepthStencilView() affect only depth, writing to stencil ...
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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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Game crashes when sound is finished

I'm trying to code a simple audio playback test game (which will be used in my actual project), and everything works fine, except for the fact that after the audio has finished playing, the game will ...
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Sine-based Tiled Procedural Bump

I am trying to implement this formula to generate bump but I am facing some issue. The result doesn't look the same it's much darker. Here is my result (without same parameters) but it is much ...
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Rotating A model in 3D so it matches its direction of movement

So I have a model of a spear and when it gets thrown I want to set the orientation of the spear to its direction. ( I also want to use this for other things like bullets pointing in the direction ...
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How to draw SharpDX 2D Bitmap Outline

i want drawing bitmap outline Now Drawing Device.DrawBitmap(mBitmap, GetBound(), Opacity, d2.BitmapInterpolationMode.Linear); // mBitmap as SharpDX.Direct2D1.Bitmap // GetBound() as Bitmap Bound ...
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Setting oblique projection to data visualization

I'm developing a small application using Directx intended to plot frequency spectra data in a waterfall plot. It should look like this: So far, I managed to created most of the chart ...
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D3D11 Weird Tessellation patterns

I'm having a very peculiar problem regarding quad-patch tessellation. I'm building a planetary renderer using spherified cube and chunked LOD (6 quadtrees, 1 per original cube face). I have reached a ...
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Flowing GPU compute water

I have a civil engineering background and perform hydraulic and hydrologic analysis' regularly. They sell degrees for that sort of thing, but it's really not rocket science. I recently got it in my ...
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Converting ARGB surface to NV12 surface

I'm trying to use NVENC to encode some frames that I'm capturing from a game. I've hooked EndScene() and I can get the data from the backbuffer, which is in ARGB format. Unfortunately, NVENC only ...
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Stop rendering to lessen amount of resources used?

Recently I've been writing a bot for a game which renders using DirectX. When I run multiple instances of the game, it takes a toll on my computer's CPU/RAM usage. Can I stop DirectX from rendering to ...
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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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Is it possible to use mipmaps with dynamic textures in Dirext 11?

I was trying create a texture with D3D11_USAGE_DYNAMIC and MipLevels equal to 0 (to create all the mip levels). However, the texture failed to be created. Is it possible to use mipmaps with dynamic ...
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Dynamic Shader Linkage in DirectX12?

Do the dynamic shader linking concepts introduced in DirectX11 ShaderModel 5.0 still work in DirectX12? In the documentation the reflection API is still available (e.g. ID3D12LibraryReflection), ...
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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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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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Why does reverse depth buffering provide more precision? (with DXGI_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT Datatype layout)

I lately came around methods optimizing the use of the depth buffer, as the easiest solution reverse depth buffering is mentioned but I cannot wrap my head around why I would be gaining a better depth ...
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Translate D3DXMatrixLookAtLH to Unity compatible code

I am currently trying to port a really old Game (I have the source of it) to Unity as a fun project. And I'm currently stuck with the object rotation techniques in Unity compared to the ones used in ...