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Wraping D3DXVECTOR4 etc

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I starting creating my 3D engine in DirectX9 and I was thinking I should wrap D3DXVECTOR and the similar classes. This will allow me to easly adapt to interface changes in D3DX or DirectX9/10. Also, it will allow me to add smoothly some extra features needed for these objects. Is that a good idea? How do you handle your direct3D? Thanks in advance.

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If you intend to target multiple APIs (E.g. DX9 and D3D10), you'll need to wrap any D3D9 specific objects. I haven't looked at D3D10 yet, but I'll be surprised if the vector and matrix classes differ much.

In my project, I wrap the D3DX objects in a very thin wrapper, that lets me add additional functions to the classes, and most functions should compile away to their direct D3DX equivalents.

If you're going to target multiple APIs, you'll want to make your app as modular as possible, probably be providing a bunch of interfaces that'll do some behind the scenes work then pass straight through to D3D.

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