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Hey there,

recently wrote a function to read in my shader files and write them to the buffers. For some reason my pixel shader isn't been created and causing the entire class to return false during initialization. I've narrowed it down to a single line of code where it goes wrong as you can see from this screenshot here:


it then of course returns the value of 'r' as false and will not initialize the shader class.

Here is the function:

/* Initialize the Shader function to load in our HLSL files */
bool SkyboxShader::InitShader(ID3D11Device* device, HWND hwnd, CHAR* vsName, CHAR* psName)
unsigned int numEle;
ID3D10Blob* errorMsg;
ID3D10Blob* vertexSB;
ID3D10Blob* pixelSB;
D3D11_BUFFER_DESC gradientBD;
errorMsg = 0;
vertexSB = 0;
pixelSB = 0;
//Load the vertex shader
r = D3DX11CompileFromFile(vsName, NULL, NULL, "SkyboxVertexShader", "vs_5_0", D3D10_SHADER_ENABLE_STRICTNESS, 0, NULL, &vertexSB, &errorMsg, NULL);
{OutputShaderErrorMessage(errorMsg, hwnd, vsName);}
{MessageBox(hwnd, vsName, "Skybox.vs missing", MB_OK);}
return false;
//Load the pixel shader
r = D3DX11CompileFromFile(psName, NULL, NULL, "SkyboxPixelShader", "vs_5_0", D3D10_SHADER_ENABLE_STRICTNESS, 0, NULL, &pixelSB, &errorMsg, NULL);
{OutputShaderErrorMessage(errorMsg, hwnd, psName);}
{MessageBox(hwnd, psName, "Skybox.ps missing", MB_OK);}
return false;
//Create vertex shader
r = device->CreateVertexShader(vertexSB->GetBufferPointer(), vertexSB->GetBufferSize(), NULL, &g_vertexShader);
{return false;}
//Create pixel shader
r = device->CreatePixelShader(pixelSB->GetBufferPointer(), pixelSB->GetBufferSize(), NULL, &g_pixelShader);
{return false;}
//Create shader description
pLayout[0].SemanticName = "POSITION";
pLayout[0].SemanticIndex = 0;
pLayout[0].Format = DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32_FLOAT;
pLayout[0].InputSlot = 0;
pLayout[0].AlignedByteOffset = 0;
pLayout[0].InputSlotClass = D3D11_INPUT_PER_VERTEX_DATA;
pLayout[0].InstanceDataStepRate = 0;
numEle = sizeof(pLayout) / sizeof(pLayout[0]);
//Create vertex input
r = device->CreateInputLayout(pLayout, numEle, vertexSB->GetBufferPointer(), vertexSB->GetBufferSize(), &g_layout);
{return false;}
//Release vertex and pixel buffers
vertexSB = 0;
pixelSB = 0;
//Setup matrix constant buffers
matrixBD.Usage = D3D11_USAGE_DYNAMIC;
matrixBD.ByteWidth = sizeof(MatrixBufferType);
matrixBD.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_CONSTANT_BUFFER;
matrixBD.CPUAccessFlags = D3D11_CPU_ACCESS_WRITE;
matrixBD.MiscFlags = 0;
matrixBD.StructureByteStride = 0;
//Create matrix constant buffer
r = device->CreateBuffer(&matrixBD, NULL, &g_matrixBuffer);
{return false;}
//Setup gradient constant buffer
gradientBD.Usage = D3D11_USAGE_DYNAMIC;
gradientBD.ByteWidth = sizeof(GradientBufferType);
gradientBD.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_CONSTANT_BUFFER;
gradientBD.CPUAccessFlags = D3D11_CPU_ACCESS_WRITE;
gradientBD.MiscFlags = 0;
gradientBD.StructureByteStride = 0;
//Create gradient constant buffer
r = device->CreateBuffer(&gradientBD, NULL, &g_gradientBuffer);
{return false;}
return true;

And the pixel shader it is trying to load

//Skybox Pixel Shader File
cbuffer GradientBuffer
float4 apexColour;
float4 centreColour;
struct PixelInputType
float4 position : SV_POSITION;
float4 skyboxTexture : TEXCOORD0;
//Pixel Shader
float4 SkyboxPixelShader(PixelInputType input) : SV_TARGET
float height;
float4 outputColor;
height = input.skyboxTexture.y;
if(height < 0.0)
{height = 0.0f;}
outputColor = lerp(centreColour, apexColour, height);
return outputColor;

I've had some problem with SV_TARGET coming back as an error aswell, I've tried changing it to SV_POSITION with no luck. Can anyone see whats wrong?


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I cannot see any problem right now, but you can check exact value of 'r' after executing this function. It contains value that can point you to an error. Take a look here. Edited by DgekGD

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You're compiling Pixel Shader as Vertex Shader:

D3DX11CompileFromFile(psName, NULL, NULL, "SkyboxPixelShader", "vs_5_0", D3D10_SHADER_ENABLE_STRICTNESS, 0, NULL, &pixelSB, &errorMsg, NULL);

Edited by Zaoshi Kaba

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You're compiling Pixel Shader as Vertex Shader:

D3DX11CompileFromFile(psName, NULL, NULL, "SkyboxPixelShader", "vs_5_0", D3D10_SHADER_ENABLE_STRICTNESS, 0, NULL, &pixelSB, &errorMsg, NULL);

haha omg, what a screw up. Thanks for spotting it man

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