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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OpenGL shaders with OOP languages and game engines [on hold]

Is it okay to encapsulate all the dirty shaders codes inside a class object, and then let the user call easy methods such as Render()? I've done this with a simple Skybox object and I wonder if this ...
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XNA - Drawing 2D Primitives (Boxes) and Understanding Matrices in Computer Graphics

I have two issues which I wish to solve by creating 2D primitives in XNA. In my game, I wish to have a "debug mode" which will draw a red box around all hitboxes in the game (Red outline, ...
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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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Is it possible to use DirectX in pure C program?

I want to try something simple with Direct Sound. Just want to know if it's possible. Or maybe I need some other API?
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Decode webm video to DirectX Texture [closed]

I am loooking for a library or sample code that decodes a webm video to a DirectX texture. I know that everything in webm is open source and it's just a matter of implementation. But before I do the ...
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Frustum Culling not working when objects are transformed

I've been implementing some frustum culling and my code looks like this. // Frustum Culling XMVECTOR detView = XMMatrixDeterminant(cam->View()); XMMATRIX invView = XMMatrixInverse(&detView, ...
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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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Fullscreen + Vsync = Stuttering

In my research for a stuttering problem in my game engine, I think, I have found the problem, but don't have any idea why this is happening, that's why I ask you if you have an idea ! The situation : ...
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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 graphics issues [closed]

When you see something that looks like this And it's actually supposed to be like 100 models of asteroids. What would you say is wrong with it? Index Buffers messed up. Vertex Buffers? Projection? ...
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Having trouble getting shader to work with sprite batch in XNA #4

I found a neat "CRT screen" effect shader on the web, but I've never used shaders before and I can't seem to get it working properly. If I do the second sprite batch in my code here normally without ...
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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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Animation, Interpolation, & Structure

I have been working on animation in my small game engine recently and I am implementing some interpolation to be used with skeletal animations. I know how to do interpolation but I am not sure where ...
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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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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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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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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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How does one write to another process's OpenGL/DirectX context?

I want to write a short of chat client that display the messages in-game (OpenGL/DirectX), but I really don't know how to handle this. It is easy to write my client in my graphic context... but what ...
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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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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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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 Floats to RGBA and Blending causing artifacts

I am using float packing to encode a float value inside a RGBA texture because I don't have access to float texture unfortunately. Here are the function I am using for encoding and decoding. inline ...
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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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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 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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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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In HLSL, what is the difference between “static const” and “#define” for constants?

So far I've been declaring all my constant variables as static const in my HLSL code, yet virtually every single shader example I've come across uses #define instead. I know the reasons I would I use ...
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Teamviewer doesn't show my game screen

I've been building a 3D engine from scratch using C# and I've tried to show the result to a friend of mine using Teamviewer. When my demo game starts he doesn't see it. He can only see the last active ...
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CopySubresourceRegion results in no-op

I'm having some trouble copying a subregion from a source texture (2D) to a destination texture. Both textures are mipmapped 2D textures, with dimensions (at mip 0) of 512 x 32. Rather than tell you ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Per instance world matrix is 0.0f/NaN

I'm trying to draw some cubes with Hardware Instancing. However they don't get displayed. So I debugged my code, and found the source of the problem: In my VertexShader, the var that has the per ...
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Is this equivalent to D3DXVec3TransformNormal?

I was porting some code from DirectX to OpenGL. I have the following code: glm::mat4 rotation(1.0f); rotation = glm::rotate(rotation, degrees, m_up); m_look *= rotation; where rotation is a mat4 ...
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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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Texture R8_FLOAT format?

I'm working on SAO (http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/papers/SAOHPG12/) and I want to store my ambient obscurance term (a value between 0.0 and 1.0) in a texture. When I did shadowmapping, I created ...
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How to diagnose the problem when the input assembler and the vertex shader look correrct, but the Output Merger is wrong? [closed]

I'm porting some OpenGL code to Direct X 11. I ended up with nothing being drawn on the screen. I reverted to a simple program, which I am writing about here. I'm now trying to use the Graphics ...
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DirectX Quaternion SLERP Wrong Answer?

I have some code that looks like this: DirectX::XMVECTOR a, b, c; a = DirectX::XMQuaternionIdentity(); b = DirectX::XMQuaternionRotationAxis(DirectX::XMVectorSet(0.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f), 3.1415f); c ...
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Compiling a shader with fxc results in invalid ps_5_0 output semantic 'COLOR0'

I'm attempting to compile a shader at the command prompt. What am I doing wrong that would make it generate this error? fxc /Od /Zi /T ps_5_0 /E "ps_main" /Fo "basic.pso" "basic.ps" Here is the ...
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Normal Mapped Models Render with render target background color acting as transparency and lighting Problem [closed]

SOLVED. See my comment below. Originally I noticed some sort of transparency when rendering in Direct3D 11. I noticed it was worse once I changed my background color to something other than black. ...
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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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Camera stops moving forwards near World-Center

So basically this is a problem I've been having since forever. I implemented a Camera System, it works fine but somewhere around the center (0, 0, 0) of the world it doesn't work. Actually it works, ...
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Do shader program compilers optimise divide-by-PoT-constants to bitshift operations?

So just to restate that, let's say we have this: float f = g / 2; Given the divisor is a constant, will the shader compiler auto-optimise this to a bitshift operation, as some language compilers are ...