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#1 Tournicoti   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 684

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:56 AM

Hello

I would need a library that permit to insert a GUI system into the D3D graphics chain. (in order to display menus, dialogs, .... within the 'game' graphics)
Can someone advice me a library please? Thanks

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#2 TiagoCosta   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2438

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

Take a look at CEGUI.

Or Scaleform if you have lots of money. Posted Image

#3 kubera   Members   -  Reputation: 966

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:12 AM

Hi!

I have not investigated the topic, but I have seen a similar question in the Polish GameDev
http://Warsztat.gd

Maybe you would check them:

#4 Tournicoti   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 684

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:29 AM

Thank you both of you that's exactly what I need Posted Image !
I'll have a look on these different libraries !

Bye
Nico

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

I once tried to integrate AntTweakBar in my application but since my inputs comes from DInput/XInput instead of windows messages it wouldn't work. I tried to modify the source but never managed to get it working. Otherwise, it looks great.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:06 AM

Thank you Dunge for your feedback about AntTweakBar.
I think I will use CEGUI

#7 stormwarestudios   Members   -  Reputation: 215

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Consider rolling your own, too...

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

I've referred to these in the past when coding GUIs in C++/OpenGL and JavaScript/HTML5 canvas, so they can really be applied to any technology platform.

#8 ATEFred   Members   -  Reputation: 1124

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

Thank you Dunge for your feedback about AntTweakBar.
I think I will use CEGUI


It kind of depends what you need it for though. CEGUI is great, but much heavier than antweakbar. On my home engine I used both, and if you just want some debug gui, you will be up and running alot faster with Antweakbar. That said, for a game gui or the likes, it's not really enough.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

Consider rolling your own, too...

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

I've referred to these in the past when coding GUIs in C++/OpenGL and JavaScript/HTML5 canvas, so they can really be applied to any technology platform.

Very interesting article, thanks. I won't reinvent the wheel, but this paper is interesting for seeing how it possibly could work and been implemented.



Thank you Dunge for your feedback about AntTweakBar.
I think I will use CEGUI


It kind of depends what you need it for though. CEGUI is great, but much heavier than antweakbar. On my home engine I used both, and if you just want some debug gui, you will be up and running alot faster with Antweakbar. That said, for a game gui or the likes, it's not really enough.

I already use DXUT GUI implementation for some programs (mesh converter, various tools) but, indeed, it isn't enough for the game application purposes.

Bye Posted Image
Nico




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