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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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Shader - Transmittance or Absorption

I am trying to create a transmittance or absorption shader (glsl, hlsl, cg, etc...) in realtime but I don't find any good tutorial or white paper about this subject. I only find offline rendering ...
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Getting a Rect of a SpriteBatch

I'm using DirectXTK, https://directxtk.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=SpriteBatch it's a port of XNA spritebatch. I'm trying to get a bounding rect of my sprite for testing collisions AABB. I draw ...
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Rendering FBX using direct x? [on hold]

Okay, so I am not new to directx9 (I plan on learning 11 in the next month or so) but I am new to the FBX SDK. I wrote a function to load an fbx file into a vertex buffer and as much as I can tell it ...
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(Graphic giltch) pixels between triangles

As you might be able to see in the following image, a "graphic glitch" occurs between triangles. I know you are able to make this less visible by enabling anti-aliasing but i was wondering if there is ...
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D3D11_SAMPLER_DESC::MipLODBias vs ID3D11DeviceContext::SetResourceMinLOD

When implementing a max-texture-detail functionality for a game, which approach is better to use, out of: Setting the D3D11_SAMPLER_DESC::MipLODBias value of a sampler state object, or, Setting the ...
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FBX SDK texture file name

I have built an importer that retrieves necessary vertex data however I wish to be able to read texture file directories. How do I retrieve the texture file name?
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How to use D3D11_SHADER_RESOURCE_VIEW_DESC.Buffer.ElementWidth?

If I want to create an ID3D11ShaderResourceView* to a buffer with a given DXGI_FORMAT (e.g. DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32), do I have to also supply a value for ...
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IDXGISwapChain::ResizeBuffers - should I recreate the depth/stencil buffer too?

When I resize the buffers via IDXGISwapChain::ResizeBuffers(), it is required to release any references to views to the back buffer. That of course makes sense, because the back buffer texture is ...
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How to setup a particular blend state where the alpha channel is additive?

I would like to set a blend state to be "additive" and do the following: Result.R = Source.R + Destination.R; Result.G = Source.G + Destination.G; Result.B = Source.B + Destination.B; Result.A = ...
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marshaling c# struct with array to const buffer

I am trying to use a const buffer to pass a structure with an array of values into the pixel shader. However, all my color[] array values are coming in as zeros. I have the struct defined as: ...
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Depth Map not rendering properly in DirectX / HLSL / SharpDX

I've been struggling with this for awhile, and everything I find online says this SHOULD be working, but I apparently missed something. I'm attempting to run Deferred Rendering in SharpDX on a ...
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Particle System Tracking

I have a particle system where instead of tracking the time each particle is alive, I just track the time of the oldest particle and the time of the youngest particle. Basically, the oldest particle ...
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How to share values between different shader programs?

I am using Unity but this might concerns all type of shaders. I would like to know if this is possible to share values between different shader pass.Let's imagine that I am computing something in the ...
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How to translate vertex buffer coordinates in 2D

I am trying to (using a 2D Directx9 engine library) rotate/translate a set of points in a vertex buffer. I understand how this would be done in a 3D system - i.e using the vertex shader stage of ...
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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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SSAO and normal issues

I'm using a SSAO alghorithm called "SAO", seen here: http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/papers/SAOHPG12/ I'm currently having issues with "smooth" normals, for example when using normal/height maps. To ...
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Shader - Calculate depth relative to Object

I am trying to calculate depth relative to the object.Here is a good solution to retrieve depth relative to camera : Depth as distance to camera plane in GLSL varying float distToCamera; void main() ...
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How can I tint a Texture2D with a gradient?

I am working on a lighting system for my game. Instead of lighting each tile completely with only one color, I want to create a gradient on that tile so to make the lighting look more dynamic and ...
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Design question: best way to model and visualize a long grid of data [closed]

Perhaps some noob questions for a scientific application that you can assist with: I am trying to render a large, evenly spaced grid of data in 2D. The full data set dimensions could be anywhere from ...
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Shader - Objects Depth or Thickness

I am using Unity and would like to render the thickness of an object.My first thought was to use the ZBuffer and the depth but it is always depend to the camera, it seems legit.But I would like to ...
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Volumetric spotlight

Hy I'm working on the a volumetric spotlight into my engine(DirectX 11). I read quite a lot about it and would like to find a relatively quick solution. ShaderX3's approach dividing the light volume ...
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HLSL - Binary operations

I'm trying to do binary operations with integers in the hlsl code. For example: int n = 10 & 15; Binary value of 10 = 1010 and Binary value of 15 = 1111. With this, n = 10, because (1010 & ...
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Direct3D 11 - Mipmap level selection

When we sample a texture resource through an SSO in HLSL, how is the mip level selected for sampling; assuming the texture resource contains mips? The SSO has parameters that seem to be concerned ...
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How to render many regions from the same texture using UV mapping?

I tried to apply some things that look like a "texture atlas". I would like to load 1 big texture which includes many small textures, my goal is to render each texture separately. I tried to use UV ...
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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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Strange quaternion rotation

I was implementing some quaternion rotations in too my infant 3d game engine and the rotations were really strange? Excuses my cluelessness. Anyways this is what I have: static XMVECTOR ...
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HLSL defines vs static const

So far I've been declaring all my constant variables as static const in my hlsl shader code, yet virtually every single shader piece I've come across uses #defines instead. I know the reasons I would ...
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Quaternion Rotation Help

So I'm making a little engine with DirectX 11 and C++. (Some other help from other API's as well) DirectX has this function XMMatrixRotationQuaternion(XMVECTOR quaternion). I know nothing about this ...
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How do I edit a Texture2D at run-time to visually indicate connected tiles?

I'm making a 2D sandbox game in C# and MonoGame, and I have a couple of tile sprites. These tile are loaded in-game as Texture2Ds. I want to have blocks visually connect to adjacent blocks. An ...
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How do I use the DirectX Extension-Library in Windows 8?

I need to use the extended DirectX-Library (D3DX...), but I am programming on Windows 8 (VS), so the DirectX 11-SDK is already included. However, it's included without the extension-library. Do I ...
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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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Static constants set to default value in HLSL

I'm using dx11 and I'm working on SSAO. I am having wierd results, so I tried debugging it using RenderDoc and stepping through the pixel shader log, all the values of the static array seems to ...
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Directx fbx loader

I am trying to build a game with animation in c++ with DirectX. I have some fbx files with animation that I want to integrate in my game. But I do not want to draw the fbx files as a FbxScene or ...
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Diffuse Maps and DirectX

How would I load two diffuse maps onto one mesh. I have a mesh with multiple sub meshes but each one of those sub meshes has a vertex buffer and I don't think that's very efficient. How could I have ...
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How to take a screenshot with java from directX

I'm looking for a way to take a screenshot with a Java application of any running directX game. I use the following code Robot robot = new Robot(); GraphicsConfiguration config = ...
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How to handle game objects in DirectX

Coming from XNA, I would use the content pipeline and create XML files for game objects. However, if I changed something in the XML, I would need to do a rebuild of the project so it will create the ...
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Ambient occlusion: Correct culling after anisotropy correction

I've added simple color based ambient occlusion to my game. First it looked like this (from giawa.com): The description: "Due to anisotropy, the ambient occlusion shading on the top left is ...
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Enable IME in a non-windows control

I'm writing my own game in DirectX using C#. I'm at the point where I'm implementing my own textbox, written from scratch. It has the very basic functions for now, but works well. I want, however, to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...