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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Deferred Lighting - Mapping generated texture on to screen when there size don't match

A while ago I asked how to map to the generated texture to screen and I was told to use Load function. I found this answer to be fine when the texture and screen size match but it doesn't work when ...
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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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Fullscreen triangle SV_POSITION and deferred shading

So I'm trying deferred shading in DirectX11. I am using the following method (used in the FXAA shader and described here: http://www.altdev.co/2011/08/08/interesting-vertex-shader-trick/) to render ...
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DirectX UV coordinates are flipped

I'm loading a simple model, which is composed of vertices that have position, normal and UV texture coordinates. The thing is, displaying that model using DirectX 9 or 10 shows that the UV ...
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Shader | Special Effect - Unit selection [duplicate]

I would like to know how the shaders used to show which unit is selected are made. Here is an image to illustrate. How the merge effect of the blue circles can be achieved ? I didn't found any ...
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How do I correctly multiply an XMMATRIX by a scalar?

Using DirectXMath and its XMMATRIX structure in C++ and Direct X 11, how does one multiply that matrix structure by a single float scalar? I want to implement the operation B = A * f; where A and B ...
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How to detect graphics API at runtime with SDL2?

Using SDL2, is there a way to determine at runtime whether the application is using OpenGL, OpenGLES, or DirectX? EDIT: If there is a way to figure it out without using the SDL2 API, I'm willing to ...
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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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HLSL SampleCmp compile error

When trying to compile the following HLSL: Texture2DArray gShadowmap : register(TEXTURE_REGISTER_DEPTH); SamplerState gShadowmapSampler : register(SAMPLER_REGISTER_DEPTH); // ... float3 projCoords ...
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Why does this code to render a triangle in SlimDX only show a black screen?

Here is the code: var elements = new VertexElement[] { new VertexElement(0,0,DeclarationType.Float3,DeclarationMethod.Default, ...
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How can I manually construct a right-handed orthographic projection matrix?

I need the formula to create a orthographic projection matrix. I am using GLM math libary and DirectX11. The reason I cannot use GLM to create it is because the NDC spaces are different between DX11 ...
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Importing a .x file to 3D Studio Max?

I've been googling this for a while and haven't been able to find anything (blenders importer does not work). How can I import a .x file to 3D Studio Max? There are heaps of resources in converting ...
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Deferred Lighting - How to map to the generated texture?

I'm trying to implement deferred lighting and I have done the first and second pass but I'm stuck on the third as I don't know how to map from the current pixel being drawn to the generated texture ...
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How to implement simple shadows on XNA?

UPDATE: See photos below the description I try desperately to implement shadows on my XNA games. My game is a style of games like Voxel (minecraft). The problem is that I do not find support / ...
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Where can I get DirectX headers for Mingw?

I have downloaded the latest Mingw toolchain from mingw.org, but it seems DirectX headers are missing. Where can I get those? I assume there are open source compatibility headers out there, in ...
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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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HLSL Pixel Shader Sematics

I have a HLSl pixel shader that I'm using to create a deferred buffer, I have simplified the code to show you: struct PS_INPUT { float4 PosWVP : SV_POSITION; float4 ...
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Determining desktop bounds by D3D9 adapter

I've got a Direct3D 9 application which normally runs full-screen. The user is able to select a display adapter to determine which screen it is shown on. I also offer a Windowed mode which launches ...
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How do I save my programmatically generated Mesh to a .X file in SlimDX? [closed]

The Mesh has been created properly with SlimDX, but Mesh.ToXFile(barMesh, "foo.x", XFileFormat.Text,CharSet.Unicode); throws a NullReferenceException. I checked that barMesh is not null. Inside the ...
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Correct method for choosing the user's video cards?

My game uses DirectX 10, and I'm having a problem where users are reporting that my game isn't picking up on their graphics card. Instead it prefers to run on their integrated Intel card, ruining ...
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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 commercial games engines organise the index/vertex buffers?

Preface: This question is going to be coming from a Direct3D point-of-view, because that's what I'm familiar with. Obviously we incur a slight overhead every time we change the vertex or index ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...