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Yet again, 2D in D3D8 (C'mon, read it anyway)

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Recently I too jumped onto the 2D in D3D bandwagon. I managed to create a (somewhat poorly designed, with no error checking whatsoever and lame ability) 2D game engine through use of the ID3DXSprite interface. I''m told that it''s slow and somewhat less able to do certain things than the alternative of textured quads and vertex buffers and such. Anywho, I want to learn to do it the "3D" way, with textured quads and suchforth. However, I barely know a thing about 3D, like what projections (specifically, orthogonal projections) actually are, what each projection does, what a vertex buffer does, etc. I read the tutorial on this site, and while it showed how to get started, it left much unexplained for the 3D newbie (namely, me). Anyone know where I can learn these beginner 3D factoids? -Normie I am a devout follower of the "Lazy Programmer''s Doctrime"(tm)... and I''m damned proud of it, too! ----- "I came, I saw, I started making games." ... If you''ll excuse me, I must resume my search for my long lost lobotomy stitches.

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I personally learned most of what I know of D3D from the SDK documentation... I really suggest delving deep into the dark corners of this fairly helpfull manual...

I think it covers what projections are... dont quite remember but I''m pretty sure it''s there...

And there are I think 6 tutorials on getting started with D3D... anway give it a shot, I think It might help.

-Lonely

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