How did you learn the DirectX 11 API? MSDN documentation, tutorials, blogs, sample applications, books, etc?

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    \$\begingroup\$ possible duplicate of What are the current books for DirectX (w/ focus on 3D)? \$\endgroup\$
    – user744
    Jul 10 '11 at 17:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, I specifically and only want D3D11 information and would like to know how the people that currently (and hopefully professionally) use it, learned it. Sigh, I feel like I get more question critiques than answers on this site. Which is understandable but extremely frustrating. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joel
    Jul 10 '11 at 17:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, the question says "Are there any modern books available that go through the CURRENT version of DirectX" and the current version of DX at the time of that question was still 11 (and had been for over a year). \$\endgroup\$
    – user744
    Jul 10 '11 at 17:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ You are right, however I feel it's lacking. I don't see any discussion as to how successful someone has been with any of these resources. (MSDN is driving me nuts) I suppose I need to word my question better then. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joel
    Jul 10 '11 at 17:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ This isn't a discussion forum. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jesse Dorsey
    Jul 10 '11 at 20:36

Have you tried the documentation & samples comes with DirectX itself?

yeh, its true that MSDN is perfectly capable driving someone crazy. :)

Here is one I like:


there is a book that will be released on July 18 this year,

Practical Rendering and Computation with Direct3D 11

(Does ask which way to go, I'm no DirectX guy)

  • \$\begingroup\$ I am curious to know why the down vote? \$\endgroup\$ Jul 10 '11 at 21:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks though! My only problem with the rastertek tutorials is it's a pain in the ass to navigate through his code architecture on that site and I believe I've seen discrepancies between it and MSDN. Now the Practical Rendering book looks very promising and it sounds like what I want at least until Luna releases a new book. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joel
    Jul 10 '11 at 23:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Annnd it looks like it hasn't been released. :( \$\endgroup\$
    – Joel
    Jul 10 '11 at 23:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ @joel :P fixed. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 11 '11 at 8:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ The question is "How did you learn DirectX 11?", your answer is a book that you didn't read and doesn't exist yet, and you're wondering why it got downvoted? \$\endgroup\$
    – user744
    Jul 11 '11 at 12:43

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