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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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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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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Resizing orthographic camera while zoomed

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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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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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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Blurry image - Applying a clean pass after a deferred

I'm currently stuck with implementing another pass after my deferred rendering. I've gone over it a great number of times. Everything should work and it looks as if it should. Except that the image ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 access the members of XMVECTOR?

So I have been reading these articles, and I find implementing them a trouble. Currently, all I am trying to do is add two vectors together, leaving my question more specifically this: How can I add ...
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Getting texture data manually with proper alignment

I was building a simple D3D12 app which load and display an image on screen. As you are aware, D3D12 has no calls like CreateTexture2D which we have in D3D11 so that this process has to be done in ...
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How to capture the screen in DirectX 9 to a raw bitmap in memory without using D3DXSaveSurfaceToFile

I know that in OpenGL I can do something like this glReadBuffer( GL_FRONT ); glReadPixels( 0, 0, _width, _height, GL_RGB, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, _buffer ); And its pretty fast, I get the raw bitmap in ...
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Screen Size 2D Gameboard Background

I am trying to get the screen size of the current monitor and then render the game board to match the screen orientation but currently I am scaling the game board to a larger size which not the best ...
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Calculate matrix transformation components separately

It is possible to calculate the translation, rotation and scale that were used to build a matrix? I mean if I have a matrix M can I calculate the rotation, scale, and translation it represents? Of ...
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How do I render a 2D overlay with DirectX 9?

I'm working in C++ with DirectX 9 on a 3D game, but I want a 2D overlay for rendering a HUD. I've heard that I could use D3DXMatrixOrthoLH, but I'm very confused on how to use it. I'm more familiar ...
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Shader models, when to use “ps_4_0_level_9_x” instead of “ps_4_0”

I've made a very simple post processing shader for my 2D game. It produces scanlines by dimming every other line. For this I use the position of the pixel on the screen. When using ps_4_0_level_9_3, ...
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directX rotation of a 3d cube inconsistent

i'm trying to develope a simple 3d cube in directX that can be rotated in any direction by dragging the mouse. It works in the following way: i drag the mouse to the right or left, and the cube ...