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DX11 Having problems converting MJP's shadow mapping sample to DX11

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lipsryme    1522
Hey guys I was looking at mjp's deferred shadow mapping sample ([url="http://mynameismjp.wordpress.com/samples-tutorials-tools/deferred-shadow-maps-sample/"]http://mynameismjp.wordpress.com/samples-tutorials-tools/deferred-shadow-maps-sample/[/url]) and have been trying to convert this to my c++ dx11 based engine.
The issues I'm having are with the creation of the view and the orthogonal projection matrix for the directional light.

See bottom post... Edited by lipsryme

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MJP    19754
I have a (non-deferred) DX11 cascaded shadow map implementation using XNAMath in a bunch of the samples that I post on my blog. You could download [url="http://mjp.codeplex.com/releases/view/74987"]this one[/url] and have a look at the code as a reference.

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lipsryme    1522
Well I've adopted the code in your QueryProfiling sample but I'm still having problems seeing anything in the shadow map.

Update: Okay so I've managed to get "something" on my texture. I still think there's something wrong with the viewport and the constant variables. Can someone explain what these variables do exactly ? And how I have to set them to get a correct image.

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static const float ShadowDist = 1.0f;
static const float Backup = 20.0f; // -20.0f will give me an image
static const float NearClip = 1.0f;
static const float CascadeSplits[4] = { 0.125f, 0.25f, 0.5f, 1.0f };
static const float Bias = 0.005f;
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lipsryme    1522
Update: Well now this seems to look a lot better.
[url="http://cl.ly/image/170r1c2L0y0a/Project%202012-11-27%2016-11-13-27.jpg"]http://cl.ly/image/170r1c2L0y0a/Project%202012-11-27%2016-11-13-27.jpg[/url]
What I did was invert the light direction. Not sure why MJP's light direction was already inverted there(?).
Plus these values:
[Code]
const float CascadeSplits[4] = { 0.125f, 0.25f, 0.5f, 1.0f };
const float Bias = 0.005f;
const float ShadowDist = 0.4f;
const float BackupDistance = -1.0f;
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The only question left now is how do I make this deferred... Edited by lipsryme

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