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I just started learning how to do meshes, and I finally have a class that loads an x file, but when it renders, its kind of transparent. I say kind of, because the colors are the, but (the model is a duck (looks like a rubber duck)) if you look at it from behind, you can see the beak through the back of the head. Does anybody know why this is happening. I know I''m supposed to post my code, but its 9 different files and 1077 lines long. If anybody has "The Zen of Direct3D Game Programming", my code is alot like it. The beginning is too close to the end...

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Here's my device creation code:
//--- CREATES THE DEVICE ---//
m_pDirect3D = Direct3DCreate8(D3D_SDK_VERSION);

D3DPRESENT_PARAMETERS PresentParams;
ZeroMemory(&PresentParams,sizeof(D3DPRESENT_PARAMETERS));

PresentParams.BackBufferFormat = Format;
PresentParams.BackBufferWidth = Size.m_iWidth;
PresentParams.BackBufferHeight = Size.m_iHeight;
PresentParams.hDeviceWindow = hWnd;
PresentParams.SwapEffect = D3DSWAPEFFECT_DISCARD;

PresentParams.EnableAutoDepthStencil = TRUE;
PresentParams.AutoDepthStencilFormat = D3DFMT_D16;

PresentParams.MultiSampleType = D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONE;

PresentParams.FullScreen_RefreshRateInHz = D3DPRESENT_RATE_DEFAULT;

PresentParams.FullScreen_PresentationInterval = D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_IMMEDIATE;

m_pDirect3D->CreateDevice(D3DADAPTER_DEFAULT,D3DDEVTYPE_HAL,hWnd,D3DCREATE_SOFTWARE_VERTEXPROCESSING,&PresentParams,&m_pDevice);

m_pDevice->GetBackBuffer(0,D3DBACKBUFFER_TYPE_MONO,&m_pBackBuffer);

Right after that I have these:

g_Direct3D.GetDevice()->SetRenderState(D3DRS_CULLMODE, D3DCULL_CCW);
g_Direct3D.GetDevice()->SetRenderState(D3DRS_LIGHTING, FALSE);
g_Direct3D.GetDevice()->SetRenderState(D3DRS_ZENABLE,D3DZB_TRUE);


I can post more code, but I don't know what to post.

Also, I'm not using any SetTextureStageState calls, might that fix it. (I didn't think so, because it did the same thing with a plain triangle (multicolored))


[edited by - Programmer16 on December 16, 2003 3:30:25 AM]

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Normals define which direction the triangle is pointing. I''m pretty sure that x files always use normals, or at least mine did without my defining it. I don''t know, it just sounds to me like you have flipped normals, or the triangles are defined the wrong direction such that the default normals are the wrong way. You just might want to play around with it - may be the problem, might not be.

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I''m guessing its still the zbuffer that isn''t working. Make sure when you set your perspective matrix (D3DXMatrixPerspectiveFOVLH, or whatever) that the zbuffer values are good. More specifically, make sure the nearz value in that function is not 0, or near to zero. Try nearz 1, farz 30000.

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