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SetRenderStates for Points

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I have read through the SDK documents, I know in order to use point sprites, I have to set the following render states:
g_pd3dDevice->SetRenderState( D3DRS_POINTSPRITEENABLE, TRUE );
g_pd3dDevice->SetRenderState( D3DRS_POINTSCALEENABLE, TRUE );
g_pd3dDevice->SetRenderState( D3DRS_POINTSIZE, FtoDW(1.0) );
g_pd3dDevice->SetRenderState( D3DRS_POINTSIZE_MIN, FtoDW(1.0f) );    g_pd3dDevice->SetRenderState( D3DRS_POINTSCALE_A,  FtoDW(0.0f) );
g_pd3dDevice->SetRenderState( D3DRS_POINTSCALE_B,  FtoDW(0.0f) );
g_pd3dDevice->SetRenderState( D3DRS_POINTSCALE_C,  FtoDW(1.0f) );
What is the difference and purpose for D3DRS_POINTSCALE_A, D3DRS_POINTSCALE_B and D3DRS_POINTSCALE_C? The SDK document just says they controls the distance-based size attenuation for point primitives.

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You can find details of how they interact with each other in the SDK docs:

DirectX Graphics ->
Direct3D 9 ->
Programming Guide ->
Advanced Topics ->
Vertex Pipeline ->
Point Sprites ->
"Point Size Computations"

A is the constant factor, B is the linear factor and C is the quadratic factor that combined (see above) let you control the curve used to scale the point sprites.

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