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DirectX10 IBuffer, custom non-struct vertexbuffers format

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Hey gamedev,

First post woohoo. I'm having a little trouble passing binary array data to the vertex buffer.
I am currently passing position and color to the vertex IBuffer in what I had assumed was the correct format. Below I is both the non-working code and the working code.

[CODE]
//create a basic vertex container
struct vPC
{
D3DXVECTOR3 pos;
D3DXVECTOR4 color;
vPC( D3DXVECTOR3 p, D3DXVECTOR4 c )
{
pos = p;
color = c;
}
};
//vertex buffer code
pVertexBuffer->Map(D3D10_MAP_WRITE_DISCARD, 0, (void**) &v);
v[0] = vPC( D3DXVECTOR3(-1,-1,0), D3DXVECTOR4(1,0,0,1) );
v[1] = vPC( D3DXVECTOR3(0,1,0), D3DXVECTOR4(0,1,0,1) );
v[2] = vPC( D3DXVECTOR3(1,-1,0), D3DXVECTOR4(0,0,1,1) );
pVertexBuffer->Unmap();
[/CODE]


My version of the pure byte code.
[CODE]
int DXRenderer::FormatToByteNumber(DXGI_FORMAT f)
{
int byteNumber = 0;
switch(f)
{
case DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32_FLOAT:
byteNumber += 8;
break;
case DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32_FLOAT:
byteNumber += 12;
break;
case DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_FLOAT:
byteNumber += 16;
break;
}
return byteNumber;
}


//vertex buffer code
char* byteOut = NULL;
pVertexBuffer->Map(D3D10_MAP_WRITE_DISCARD, 0, (void**) &byteOut);

int byteNumber = 0;
int i = 0;
int bytePosition = 0;
int byteCount = 0;
float *vertArr;


float pos[] = {-1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1,-1, 0, 0};
float color[] = { 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1};

for(i = 0; i < inputCount; i++)
{
byteNumber += FormatToByteNumber(layout[i].Format);
}
byteNumber *= vertexCount;
byteOut = new char[byteNumber];

for(int i = 0; i < vertexCount; i++)
{
for(int j = 0; j < inputCount; j++)
{
if(strcmp(layout[j].SemanticName,"POSITION") == 0)
{
vertArr = pos;
}
else if(strcmp(layout[j].SemanticName,"TEXCOORD") = 0)
{
vertArr = texture;
}
else if(strcmp(layout[j].SemanticName,"COLOR") == 0)
{
vertArr = color;
}
else if(strcmp(layout[j].SemanticName,"NORMAL") == 0)
{
vertArr = normal;
}
else if(strcmp(layout[j].SemanticName,"TRANSFORM") == 0)
{
vertArr = transform;
}
byteCount = FormatToByteNumber(layout[j].Format);

memcpy(byteOut+(bytePosition),&(vertArr[i*4]),byteCount);
bytePosition+=byteCount;
}
}
[/CODE]

Here's the draw code that runs afterwards. This works on the first example which is the exact same size(28 bits) as the second version.
[CODE]
// Set primitive topology
pD3DDevice->IASetPrimitiveTopology( D3D10_PRIMITIVE_TOPOLOGY_TRIANGLESTRIP );
//get technique desc
D3D10_TECHNIQUE_DESC techDesc;
pBasicTechnique->GetDesc( &techDesc );

for( UINT p = 0; p < techDesc.Passes; ++p )
{
//apply technique
pBasicTechnique->GetPassByIndex( p )->Apply( 0 );

//draw
pD3DDevice->Draw( numVertices, 0 );
}
pSwapChain->Present(0,0);
[/CODE]

I've been reading through Frank Luna's DX10 book and haven't found a thing. Hopefully you can help write a flexable buffer input than having to predefine the different shader structs pre runtime.

Thank you so much,

Robert Edited by messup000

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