Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
RobMaddison

DX11 Is it time to upgrade to Dx11?

This topic is 1211 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

My hobby engine/game has been in development for some time now (5+ years it must be) and it's starting to come together nicely. I have had a rudimentary material system in place for a while but it's time to do it properly.

I'm using Directx 9c and I'm wondering whether I should spend some time upgrading to DX11 first. If I write a flexible material/shader system, am I going to have more of a headache upgrading it at a later stage?

I haven't really looked in too much detail at the differences between the APIs but they seem to be fairly extensive.

I guess I'll pre-empt the question of what hardware I'm targeting with, the 'latest'. I would like to think that my engine/game(s) would run on the latest consoles - whether that happens is, of course, a different debate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
Might want to hold off a bit if it isn't a major issue yet; DX12 will bring another major API shift and with Win10 going 'free' for anyone with Win7 or Win8 it could well get a lot of traction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you do make a new system in 9, but think you may want to upgrade at some point, then base your system around cbuffers. They were the big change in 10/11, and they'll be sticking around for 12 too.
I wrote a post years ago on how I emulate cbuffer support on 9:
http://www.gamedev.net/topic/618167-emulating-cbuffers/

Thanks, I'll take a look. The more I can do at this stage to align it to later versions the better

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Might want to hold off a bit if it isn't a major issue yet; DX12 will bring another major API shift and with Win10 going 'free' for anyone with Win7 or Win8 it could well get a lot of traction.

 

hmmm...I don't know. Seems like a real nice dangling carrot that precursors an OS subscription based pay system. Not the cool Epic deal you all know and love but more of a 'able to pull the plug' when you don't pay relationship. Personally, I think it's a trap and your OS will actually cost more in the long run. 

 

I'd hold off as well but for different reasons. What I'm waiting for is glNext because I feel the giant is about to pull another fast one.

 

 

edit: V V V 

Sure, sure....that's cool. Hardly paranoid, as I don't care what happens with the WindowsOS.

We'll just have to wait and see in a year and a half plus or there about.

I hope you're right and Win10 stays free after the first year, but I doubt it. 

I'll also spoil my name some more and say DX12 will be Win10/xBox_n only. 

Seeing the DX12 pluging away in the openGL boards, seems fair to make mention of glNext in here.

 

Whatever the case, I apologize to the original poster because of my 'raving paranoia'. (thank you for the smart words phantom) For me, DX11 was actually a decent choice on a PC running Vista / Win7 because you could drop back to a lower hardware feature set (DX9) using the DX11 interface which allowed it to run on older hardware. I don't have high hopes for DX12 following this pattern because, you'll still need DX12 hardware. but hey, hopefully I'm wrong. 

Edited by Goliath Forge

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmmm...I don't know. Seems like a real nice dangling carrot that precursors an OS subscription based pay system. Not the cool Epic deal you all know and love but more of a 'able to pull the plug' when you don't pay relationship. Personally, I think it's a trap and your OS will actually cost more in the long run.


Wait... wut?
How can a free OS cost you more in the long run?
You are going to have to explain this because right now it looks like raving paranoia...
 

I'd hold off as well but for different reasons. What I'm waiting for is glNext because I feel the giant is about to pull another fast one.


Your paranoia aside if anyone is going to drop the ball this time it'll be the ARB as they have a history of ball dropping which is frankly excellent. Edited by phantom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I find this both a good and difficult question. To illustrate, I'm in a similar position, having the dx11 book from frank luna lying around for half a year. Personally I can do what I want with dx9 for now, making simple games, improving my engine. On the other hand, there are features that will be "easier" with dx11. Everything that you learn new, can be a potential waste if you have to learn it all over again.

My advice would be to play around with dx11, learn the basics in a separate/ standalone application, and then decide. That's probably what I'm gonna try myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll also spoil my name some more and say DX12 will be Win10/xBox_n only.

 

That's already confirmed, so you're right about that.

 

For me, DX11 was actually a decent choice on a PC running Vista / Win7 because you could drop back to a lower hardware feature set (DX9) using the DX11 interface. I don't have high hopes for DX12 following this pattern. but hey, hopefully I'm wrong. 

 

The current Windows 10 technical preview includes a build of D3D 12 that exposes feature levels down to 9.1, just the same as D3D 11 did, so you're wrong about that.

 

You see, there's a difference here between making statements based on actual verifiable sources on one hand, versus doomsaying predictions based on personal prejudices on the other.  If you do the latter you should realistically expect to be called out on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever the case, I apologize to the original poster because of my 'raving paranoia'. (thank you for the smart words phantom)


If you are going to make up bullshit then I'm going to call you on the aforementioned bullshit, simple as.
If in response to this you wish to resort to childish down voting of reasonable posts then carry on, your ire at being called out amuses me and underscores the kind of person you apparently are. smile.png Edited by phantom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No apology necessary, but do play nice - it didn't feel like GF was trying to state facts, it felt like an opinion to me.

Either way, all's well that ends well - I'm holding off for a bit but writing it with future changes in mind - it shouldn't be too difficult.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement
  • Popular Tags

  • Similar Content

    • By Void
      Hi, I'm trying to do a comparision with DirectInput GUID e.g GUID_XAxis, GUID_YAxis from a value I get from GetProperty
      eg
      DIPROPRANGE propRange;

      DIJoystick->GetProperty (DIPROP_RANGE, &propRange.diph);
      // This will crash
      if (GUID_XAxis == MAKEDIPROP (propRange.diph.dwObj))
        ;

      How should I be comparing the GUID from GetProperty?
    • By MikhailGorobets
      I have a problem with SSAO. On left hand black area.
      Code shader:
      Texture2D<uint> texGBufferNormal : register(t0); Texture2D<float> texGBufferDepth : register(t1); Texture2D<float4> texSSAONoise : register(t2); float3 GetUV(float3 position) { float4 vp = mul(float4(position, 1.0), ViewProject); vp.xy = float2(0.5, 0.5) + float2(0.5, -0.5) * vp.xy / vp.w; return float3(vp.xy, vp.z / vp.w); } float3 GetNormal(in Texture2D<uint> texNormal, in int3 coord) { return normalize(2.0 * UnpackNormalSphermap(texNormal.Load(coord)) - 1.0); } float3 GetPosition(in Texture2D<float> texDepth, in int3 coord) { float4 position = 1.0; float2 size; texDepth.GetDimensions(size.x, size.y); position.x = 2.0 * (coord.x / size.x) - 1.0; position.y = -(2.0 * (coord.y / size.y) - 1.0); position.z = texDepth.Load(coord); position = mul(position, ViewProjectInverse); position /= position.w; return position.xyz; } float3 GetPosition(in float2 coord, float depth) { float4 position = 1.0; position.x = 2.0 * coord.x - 1.0; position.y = -(2.0 * coord.y - 1.0); position.z = depth; position = mul(position, ViewProjectInverse); position /= position.w; return position.xyz; } float DepthInvSqrt(float nonLinearDepth) { return 1 / sqrt(1.0 - nonLinearDepth); } float GetDepth(in Texture2D<float> texDepth, float2 uv) { return texGBufferDepth.Sample(samplerPoint, uv); } float GetDepth(in Texture2D<float> texDepth, int3 screenPos) { return texGBufferDepth.Load(screenPos); } float CalculateOcclusion(in float3 position, in float3 direction, in float radius, in float pixelDepth) { float3 uv = GetUV(position + radius * direction); float d1 = DepthInvSqrt(GetDepth(texGBufferDepth, uv.xy)); float d2 = DepthInvSqrt(uv.z); return step(d1 - d2, 0) * min(1.0, radius / abs(d2 - pixelDepth)); } float GetRNDTexFactor(float2 texSize) { float width; float height; texGBufferDepth.GetDimensions(width, height); return float2(width, height) / texSize; } float main(FullScreenPSIn input) : SV_TARGET0 { int3 screenPos = int3(input.Position.xy, 0); float depth = DepthInvSqrt(GetDepth(texGBufferDepth, screenPos)); float3 normal = GetNormal(texGBufferNormal, screenPos); float3 position = GetPosition(texGBufferDepth, screenPos) + normal * SSAO_NORMAL_BIAS; float3 random = normalize(2.0 * texSSAONoise.Sample(samplerNoise, input.Texcoord * GetRNDTexFactor(SSAO_RND_TEX_SIZE)).rgb - 1.0); float SSAO = 0; [unroll] for (int index = 0; index < SSAO_KERNEL_SIZE; index++) { float3 dir = reflect(SamplesKernel[index].xyz, random); SSAO += CalculateOcclusion(position, dir * sign(dot(dir, normal)), SSAO_RADIUS, depth); } return 1.0 - SSAO / SSAO_KERNEL_SIZE; }  



    • By MarcusAseth
      I've been following this tutorial -> https://www.3dgep.com/introduction-to-directx-11/#The_Main_Function , did all the steps,and I ended up with the main.cpp you can see below.
      The problem is the call at line 516 
      g_d3dDeviceContext->UpdateSubresource(g_d3dConstantBuffers[CB_Frame], 0, nullptr, &g_ViewMatrix, 0, 0); which is crashing the program, and the very odd thing is that the first time trough it works fine, it crash the app the second time it is called...
      Can someone help me understand why? 😕    I have no idea...
      #include <Direct3D_11PCH.h> //Shaders using namespace DirectX; // Globals //Window const unsigned g_WindowWidth = 1024; const unsigned g_WindowHeight = 768; const char* g_WindowClassName = "DirectXWindowClass"; const char* g_WindowName = "DirectX 11"; HWND g_WinHnd = nullptr; const bool g_EnableVSync = true; //Device and SwapChain ID3D11Device* g_d3dDevice = nullptr; ID3D11DeviceContext* g_d3dDeviceContext = nullptr; IDXGISwapChain* g_d3dSwapChain = nullptr; //RenderTarget view ID3D11RenderTargetView* g_d3dRenderTargerView = nullptr; //DepthStencil view ID3D11DepthStencilView* g_d3dDepthStencilView = nullptr; //Depth Buffer Texture ID3D11Texture2D* g_d3dDepthStencilBuffer = nullptr; // Define the functionality of the depth/stencil stages ID3D11DepthStencilState* g_d3dDepthStencilState = nullptr; // Define the functionality of the rasterizer stage ID3D11RasterizerState* g_d3dRasterizerState = nullptr; D3D11_VIEWPORT g_Viewport{}; //Vertex Buffer data ID3D11InputLayout* g_d3dInputLayout = nullptr; ID3D11Buffer* g_d3dVertexBuffer = nullptr; ID3D11Buffer* g_d3dIndexBuffer = nullptr; //Shader Data ID3D11VertexShader* g_d3dVertexShader = nullptr; ID3D11PixelShader* g_d3dPixelShader = nullptr; //Shader Resources enum ConstantBuffer { CB_Application, CB_Frame, CB_Object, NumConstantBuffers }; ID3D11Buffer* g_d3dConstantBuffers[ConstantBuffer::NumConstantBuffers]; //Demo parameter XMMATRIX g_WorldMatrix; XMMATRIX g_ViewMatrix; XMMATRIX g_ProjectionMatrix; // Vertex data for a colored cube. struct VertexPosColor { XMFLOAT3 Position; XMFLOAT3 Color; }; VertexPosColor g_Vertices[8] = { { XMFLOAT3(-1.0f, -1.0f, -1.0f), XMFLOAT3(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f) }, // 0 { XMFLOAT3(-1.0f, 1.0f, -1.0f), XMFLOAT3(0.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f) }, // 1 { XMFLOAT3(1.0f, 1.0f, -1.0f), XMFLOAT3(1.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f) }, // 2 { XMFLOAT3(1.0f, -1.0f, -1.0f), XMFLOAT3(1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f) }, // 3 { XMFLOAT3(-1.0f, -1.0f, 1.0f), XMFLOAT3(0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f) }, // 4 { XMFLOAT3(-1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f), XMFLOAT3(0.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f) }, // 5 { XMFLOAT3(1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f), XMFLOAT3(1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f) }, // 6 { XMFLOAT3(1.0f, -1.0f, 1.0f), XMFLOAT3(1.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f) } // 7 }; WORD g_Indicies[36] = { 0, 1, 2, 0, 2, 3, 4, 6, 5, 4, 7, 6, 4, 5, 1, 4, 1, 0, 3, 2, 6, 3, 6, 7, 1, 5, 6, 1, 6, 2, 4, 0, 3, 4, 3, 7 }; //Forward Declaration LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc(HWND hwnd, UINT msg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam); bool LoadContent(); int Run(); void Update(float deltaTime); void Clear(const FLOAT clearColor[4], FLOAT clearDepth, UINT8 clearStencil); void Present(bool vSync); void Render(); void CleanUp(); int InitApplication(HINSTANCE hInstance, int cmdShow); int InitDirectX(HINSTANCE hInstance, BOOL vsync); int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR cmd, int cmdShow) { UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER(hPrevInstance); UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER(cmd); // Check for DirectX Math library support. if (!XMVerifyCPUSupport()) { MessageBox(nullptr, TEXT("Failed to verify DirectX Math library support."), nullptr, MB_OK); return -1; } if (InitApplication(hInstance, cmdShow) != 0) { MessageBox(nullptr, TEXT("Failed to create applicaiton window."), nullptr, MB_OK); return -1; } if (InitDirectX(hInstance, g_EnableVSync) != 0) { MessageBox(nullptr, TEXT("Failed to initialize DirectX."), nullptr, MB_OK); CleanUp(); return -1; } if (!LoadContent()) { MessageBox(nullptr, TEXT("Failed to load content."), nullptr, MB_OK); CleanUp(); return -1; } int returnCode = Run(); CleanUp(); return returnCode; } int Run() { MSG msg{}; static DWORD previousTime = timeGetTime(); static const float targetFramerate = 30.0f; static const float maxTimeStep = 1.0f / targetFramerate; while (msg.message != WM_QUIT) { if (PeekMessage(&msg, 0, 0, 0, PM_REMOVE)) { TranslateMessage(&msg); DispatchMessage(&msg); } else { DWORD currentTime = timeGetTime(); float deltaTime = (currentTime - previousTime) / 1000.0f; previousTime = currentTime; deltaTime = std::min<float>(deltaTime, maxTimeStep); Update(deltaTime); Render(); } } return static_cast<int>(msg.wParam); } LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc(HWND hwnd, UINT msg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam) { PAINTSTRUCT paintstruct; HDC hDC; switch (msg) { case WM_PAINT: { hDC = BeginPaint(hwnd, &paintstruct); EndPaint(hwnd, &paintstruct); }break; case WM_DESTROY: { PostQuitMessage(0); }break; default: return DefWindowProc(hwnd, msg, wParam, lParam); break; } return 0; } int InitApplication(HINSTANCE hInstance, int cmdShow) { //Register Window class WNDCLASSEX mainWindow{}; mainWindow.cbSize = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX); mainWindow.style = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW; mainWindow.lpfnWndProc = &WindowProc; mainWindow.hInstance = hInstance; mainWindow.hCursor = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW); mainWindow.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)(COLOR_WINDOW + 1); mainWindow.lpszMenuName = nullptr; mainWindow.lpszClassName = g_WindowClassName; if (!RegisterClassEx(&mainWindow)) { return -1; } RECT client{ 0,0,g_WindowWidth,g_WindowHeight }; AdjustWindowRect(&client, WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, false); // Create Window g_WinHnd = CreateWindowEx(NULL, g_WindowClassName, g_WindowName, WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW | WS_VISIBLE, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, client.right - client.left, client.bottom - client.top, nullptr, nullptr, hInstance, nullptr); if (!g_WinHnd) { return -1; } UpdateWindow(g_WinHnd); return 0; } int InitDirectX(HINSTANCE hInstance, BOOL vsync) { assert(g_WinHnd != nullptr); RECT client{}; GetClientRect(g_WinHnd, &client); unsigned int clientWidth = client.right - client.left; unsigned int clientHeight = client.bottom - client.top; //Direct3D Initialization HRESULT hr{}; //SwapChainDesc DXGI_RATIONAL refreshRate = vsync ? DXGI_RATIONAL{ 1, 60 } : DXGI_RATIONAL{ 0, 1 }; DXGI_SWAP_CHAIN_DESC swapChainDesc{}; swapChainDesc.BufferDesc.Width = clientWidth; swapChainDesc.BufferDesc.Height = clientHeight; swapChainDesc.BufferDesc.RefreshRate = refreshRate; swapChainDesc.BufferDesc.Format = DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM; swapChainDesc.BufferDesc.Scaling = DXGI_MODE_SCALING_CENTERED; swapChainDesc.SampleDesc.Count = 1; swapChainDesc.SampleDesc.Quality = 0; swapChainDesc.BufferUsage = DXGI_USAGE_RENDER_TARGET_OUTPUT; swapChainDesc.BufferCount = 1; swapChainDesc.OutputWindow = g_WinHnd; swapChainDesc.Windowed = true; swapChainDesc.SwapEffect = DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT_DISCARD; UINT createDeviceFlags{}; #if _DEBUG createDeviceFlags = D3D11_CREATE_DEVICE_DEBUG; #endif //Feature levels const D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL features[]{ D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_0 }; D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL featureLevel; hr = D3D11CreateDeviceAndSwapChain( nullptr, D3D_DRIVER_TYPE_HARDWARE, nullptr, createDeviceFlags, features, _countof(features), D3D11_SDK_VERSION, &swapChainDesc, &g_d3dSwapChain, &g_d3dDevice, &featureLevel, &g_d3dDeviceContext ); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } //Render Target View ID3D11Texture2D* backBuffer; hr = g_d3dSwapChain->GetBuffer(0, __uuidof(ID3D11Texture2D), reinterpret_cast<void**>(&backBuffer)); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateRenderTargetView(backBuffer, nullptr, &g_d3dRenderTargerView); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } SafeRelease(backBuffer); //Depth Stencil View D3D11_TEXTURE2D_DESC depthStencilBufferDesc{}; depthStencilBufferDesc.Width = clientWidth; depthStencilBufferDesc.Height = clientHeight; depthStencilBufferDesc.MipLevels = 1; depthStencilBufferDesc.ArraySize = 1; depthStencilBufferDesc.Format = DXGI_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT; depthStencilBufferDesc.SampleDesc.Count = 1; depthStencilBufferDesc.SampleDesc.Quality = 0; depthStencilBufferDesc.Usage = D3D11_USAGE_DEFAULT; depthStencilBufferDesc.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_DEPTH_STENCIL; hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateTexture2D(&depthStencilBufferDesc, nullptr, &g_d3dDepthStencilBuffer); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateDepthStencilView(g_d3dDepthStencilBuffer, nullptr, &g_d3dDepthStencilView); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } //Set States D3D11_DEPTH_STENCIL_DESC depthStencilStateDesc{}; depthStencilStateDesc.DepthEnable = true; depthStencilStateDesc.DepthWriteMask = D3D11_DEPTH_WRITE_MASK_ALL; depthStencilStateDesc.DepthFunc = D3D11_COMPARISON_LESS; depthStencilStateDesc.StencilEnable = false; hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateDepthStencilState(&depthStencilStateDesc, &g_d3dDepthStencilState); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } D3D11_RASTERIZER_DESC rasterizerStateDesc{}; rasterizerStateDesc.FillMode = D3D11_FILL_SOLID; rasterizerStateDesc.CullMode = D3D11_CULL_BACK; rasterizerStateDesc.FrontCounterClockwise = FALSE; rasterizerStateDesc.DepthClipEnable = TRUE; rasterizerStateDesc.ScissorEnable = FALSE;; rasterizerStateDesc.MultisampleEnable = FALSE; hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateRasterizerState(&rasterizerStateDesc, &g_d3dRasterizerState); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } //Set Viewport g_Viewport.Width = static_cast<float>(clientWidth); g_Viewport.Height = static_cast<float>(clientHeight); g_Viewport.TopLeftX = 0.0f; g_Viewport.TopLeftY = 0.0f; g_Viewport.MinDepth = 0.0f; g_Viewport.MaxDepth = 1.0f; return 0; } bool LoadContent() { //Load Shaders HRESULT hr; assert(g_d3dDevice); //VS ID3DBlob* vsBlob = nullptr; D3DReadFileToBlob(L"../Shaders/SimpleVertexShader.cso", &vsBlob); assert(vsBlob); hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateVertexShader(vsBlob->GetBufferPointer(), vsBlob->GetBufferSize(), nullptr, &g_d3dVertexShader); if (FAILED(hr)) { SafeRelease(vsBlob); return false; } //Create VS Input Layout D3D11_INPUT_ELEMENT_DESC vertexLayoutDesc[] = { { "POSITION", 0, DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_FLOAT, 0, offsetof(VertexPosColor, Position), D3D11_INPUT_PER_VERTEX_DATA ,0 }, { "COLOR", 0, DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_FLOAT, 0, offsetof(VertexPosColor, Color), D3D11_INPUT_PER_VERTEX_DATA ,0 } }; hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateInputLayout(vertexLayoutDesc, _countof(vertexLayoutDesc), vsBlob->GetBufferPointer(), vsBlob->GetBufferSize(), &g_d3dInputLayout); if (FAILED(hr)) { SafeRelease(vsBlob); return false; } SafeRelease(vsBlob); //PS ID3DBlob* psBlob = nullptr; D3DReadFileToBlob(L"../Shaders/SimplePixelShader.cso", &psBlob); assert(psBlob); hr = g_d3dDevice->CreatePixelShader(psBlob->GetBufferPointer(), psBlob->GetBufferSize(), nullptr, &g_d3dPixelShader); SafeRelease(psBlob); if (FAILED(hr)) { return false; } //Load Vertex Buffer D3D11_BUFFER_DESC vertexBufferDesc{}; vertexBufferDesc.ByteWidth = sizeof(VertexPosColor) * _countof(g_Vertices); vertexBufferDesc.Usage = D3D11_USAGE_DEFAULT; vertexBufferDesc.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_VERTEX_BUFFER; D3D11_SUBRESOURCE_DATA resourceData{}; resourceData.pSysMem = g_Vertices; hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateBuffer(&vertexBufferDesc, &resourceData, &g_d3dVertexBuffer); if (FAILED(hr)) { return false; } //Load Index Buffer D3D11_BUFFER_DESC indexBufferDesc{}; indexBufferDesc.ByteWidth = sizeof(WORD) * _countof(g_Indicies); indexBufferDesc.Usage = D3D11_USAGE_DEFAULT; indexBufferDesc.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_INDEX_BUFFER; resourceData.pSysMem = g_Indicies; hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateBuffer(&indexBufferDesc, &resourceData, &g_d3dIndexBuffer); if (FAILED(hr)) { return false; } //Load Constant Buffers D3D11_BUFFER_DESC cBufferDesc{}; cBufferDesc.ByteWidth = sizeof(XMMATRIX); cBufferDesc.Usage = D3D11_USAGE_DEFAULT; cBufferDesc.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_CONSTANT_BUFFER; for (size_t bufferID = 0; bufferID < NumConstantBuffers; bufferID++) { hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateBuffer(&cBufferDesc, nullptr, &g_d3dConstantBuffers[bufferID]); if (FAILED(hr)) { return false; } } //Setup Projection Matrix RECT client{}; GetClientRect(g_WinHnd, &client); float clientWidth = static_cast<float>(client.right - client.left); float clientHeight = static_cast<float>(client.bottom - client.top); g_ProjectionMatrix = DirectX::XMMatrixPerspectiveFovLH(XMConvertToRadians(45.0f), clientWidth / clientHeight, 0.1f, 100.0f); g_d3dDeviceContext->UpdateSubresource(g_d3dConstantBuffers[CB_Application], 0, nullptr, &g_ProjectionMatrix, 0, 0); return true; } void Update(float deltaTime) { XMVECTOR eyePosition = XMVectorSet(0, 0, -10, 1); XMVECTOR focusPoint = XMVectorSet(0, 0, 0, 1); XMVECTOR upDirection = XMVectorSet(0, 1, 0, 0); g_ViewMatrix = DirectX::XMMatrixLookAtLH(eyePosition, focusPoint, upDirection); g_d3dDeviceContext->UpdateSubresource(g_d3dConstantBuffers[CB_Frame], 0, nullptr, &g_ViewMatrix, 0, 0); static float angle = 0.0f; angle += 90.0f * deltaTime; XMVECTOR rotationAxis = XMVectorSet(0, 1, 1, 0); g_WorldMatrix = DirectX::XMMatrixRotationAxis(rotationAxis, XMConvertToRadians(angle)); g_d3dDeviceContext->UpdateSubresource(g_d3dConstantBuffers[CB_Object], 0, nullptr, &g_WorldMatrix, 0, 0); } void Clear(const FLOAT clearColor[4], FLOAT clearDepth, UINT8 clearStencil) { g_d3dDeviceContext->ClearRenderTargetView(g_d3dRenderTargerView, clearColor); g_d3dDeviceContext->ClearDepthStencilView(g_d3dDepthStencilView, D3D11_CLEAR_DEPTH | D3D11_CLEAR_STENCIL, clearDepth, clearStencil); } void Present(bool vSync) { if (vSync) { g_d3dSwapChain->Present(1, 0); } else { g_d3dSwapChain->Present(0, 0); } } void Render() { assert(g_d3dDevice); assert(g_d3dDeviceContext); Clear(Colors::CornflowerBlue, 1.0f, 0); //IA const UINT vertexStride = sizeof(VertexPosColor); const UINT offset = 0; g_d3dDeviceContext->IASetVertexBuffers(0, 1, &g_d3dVertexBuffer, &vertexStride, &offset); g_d3dDeviceContext->IASetInputLayout(g_d3dInputLayout); g_d3dDeviceContext->IASetIndexBuffer(g_d3dIndexBuffer, DXGI_FORMAT_R16_UINT, 0); g_d3dDeviceContext->IASetPrimitiveTopology(D3D11_PRIMITIVE_TOPOLOGY_TRIANGLELIST); //VS g_d3dDeviceContext->VSSetShader(g_d3dVertexShader, nullptr, 0); g_d3dDeviceContext->VSGetConstantBuffers(0, NumConstantBuffers, g_d3dConstantBuffers); //RS g_d3dDeviceContext->RSSetState(g_d3dRasterizerState); g_d3dDeviceContext->RSSetViewports(1, &g_Viewport); //PS g_d3dDeviceContext->PSSetShader(g_d3dPixelShader, nullptr, 0); //OM g_d3dDeviceContext->OMSetRenderTargets(1, &g_d3dRenderTargerView, g_d3dDepthStencilView); g_d3dDeviceContext->OMSetDepthStencilState(g_d3dDepthStencilState, 1); //draw g_d3dDeviceContext->DrawIndexed(_countof(g_Indicies), 0, 0); Present(g_EnableVSync); } void CleanUp() { SafeRelease(g_d3dVertexShader); SafeRelease(g_d3dPixelShader); SafeRelease(g_d3dVertexBuffer); SafeRelease(g_d3dIndexBuffer); SafeRelease(g_d3dInputLayout); SafeRelease(g_d3dDepthStencilBuffer); for (size_t bufferID = 0; bufferID < NumConstantBuffers; bufferID++) { SafeRelease(g_d3dConstantBuffers[bufferID]); } SafeRelease(g_d3dDepthStencilState); SafeRelease(g_d3dRasterizerState); SafeRelease(g_d3dRenderTargerView); SafeRelease(g_d3dDepthStencilView); SafeRelease(g_d3dSwapChain); SafeRelease(g_d3dDeviceContext); SafeRelease(g_d3dDevice); }  
    • By MarcusAseth
      Hi guys, I'm trying to learn this stuff but running into some problems 😕
      I've compiled my .hlsl into a header file which contains the global variable with the precompiled shader data:
      //... // Approximately 83 instruction slots used #endif const BYTE g_vs[] = { 68, 88, 66, 67, 143, 82, 13, 236, 152, 133, 219, 113, 173, 135, 18, 87, 122, 208, 124, 76, 1, 0, 0, 0, 16, 76, 0, 0, 6, 0, //.... And now following the "Compiling at build time to header files" example at this msdn link , I've included the header files in my main.cpp and I'm trying to create the vertex shader like this:
      hr = g_d3dDevice->CreateVertexShader(g_vs, sizeof(g_vs), nullptr, &g_d3dVertexShader); if (FAILED(hr)) { return -1; } and this is failing, entering the if and returing -1.
      Can someone point out what I'm doing wrong? 😕 
    • By Toastmastern
      Hello everyone,
      After a few years of break from coding and my planet render game I'm giving it a go again from a different angle. What I'm struggling with now is that I have created a Frustum that works fine for now atleast, it does what it's supose to do alltho not perfect. But with the frustum came very low FPS, since what I'm doing right now just to see if the Frustum worked is to recreate the vertex buffer every frame that the camera detected movement. This is of course very costly and not the way to do it. Thats why I'm now trying to learn how to create a dynamic vertexbuffer instead and to map and unmap the vertexes, in the end my goal is to update only part of the vertexbuffer that is needed, but one step at a time ^^

      So below is my code which I use to create the Dynamic buffer. The issue is that I want the size of the vertex buffer to be big enough to handle bigger vertex buffers then just mPlanetMesh.vertices.size() due to more vertices being added later when I start to do LOD and stuff, the first render isn't the biggest one I will need.
      vertexBufferDesc.Usage = D3D11_USAGE_DYNAMIC; vertexBufferDesc.ByteWidth = mPlanetMesh.vertices.size(); vertexBufferDesc.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_VERTEX_BUFFER; vertexBufferDesc.CPUAccessFlags = D3D11_CPU_ACCESS_WRITE; vertexBufferDesc.MiscFlags = 0; vertexBufferDesc.StructureByteStride = 0; vertexData.pSysMem = &mPlanetMesh.vertices[0]; vertexData.SysMemPitch = 0; vertexData.SysMemSlicePitch = 0; result = device->CreateBuffer(&vertexBufferDesc, &vertexData, &mVertexBuffer); if (FAILED(result)) { return false; } What happens is that the 
      result = device->CreateBuffer(&vertexBufferDesc, &vertexData, &mVertexBuffer); Makes it crash due to Access Violation. When I put the vertices.size() in it works without issues, but when I try to set it to like vertices.size() * 2 it crashes.
      I googled my eyes dry tonight but doesn't seem to find people with the same kind of issue, I've read that the vertex buffer can be bigger if needed. What I'm I doing wrong here?
       
      Best Regards and Thanks in advance
      Toastmastern
    • By yonisi
      Hi,
      I have a terrain engine where the terrain and water are on different grids. So I'm trying to render planar reflections of the terrain into the water grid. After reading some web pages and docs and also trying to learn from the RasterTek reflections demo and the small water bodies demo as well. What I do is as follows:
      1. Create a Reflection view matrix  - Technically I ONLY flip the camera position in the Y direction (Positive Y is up) and add to it 2 * waterLevel. Then I update the View matrix and I save that matrix for later. The code:
      void Camera::UpdateReflectionViewMatrix( float waterLevel ) { mBackupPosition = mPosition; mBackupLook = mLook; mPosition.y = -mPosition.y + 2.0f * waterLevel; //mLook.y = -mLook.y + 2.0f * waterLevel; UpdateViewMatrix(); mReflectionView = View(); } 2. I render the Terrain geometry to a 512x512 sized Render target by using the Reflection view matrix and an opposite culling (My Terrain is using front culling by nature so I'm using back culling for the Reflction render pass). Let me say that I checked with the Graphics debugger and the Reflection Render target looks "OK" at this stage (Picture attached). I don't know if the fact that the terrain is shown only at the top are of the texture is expected or not, but it seems OK.

      3. Render the Reflection texture into the water using projective texturing - I hope this step is OK code wise. Basically I'm sending to the shader the WorldReflectionViewProj matrix that was created at step 1 in order to use it for the projective texture coordinates, I then convert the position in the DS (Water and terrain are drawn with Tessellation) to the projective tex coords using that WorldReflectionViewProj matrix, then I sample the reflection texture after setting up the coordinates in the PS. Here is the code:
      //Send the ReflectionWorldViewProj matrix to the shader: XMStoreFloat4x4(&mPerFrameCB.Data.ReflectionWorldViewProj, XMMatrixTranspose( ( mWorld * pCam->GetReflectedView() ) * mProj )); //Setting up the Projective tex coords in the DS: Output.projTexPosition = mul(float4(worldPos.xyz, 1), g_ReflectionWorldViewProj); //Setting up the coords in the PS and sampling the reflection texture: float2 projTexCoords; projTexCoords.x = input.projTexPosition.x / input.projTexPosition.w / 2.0 + 0.5; projTexCoords.y = -input.projTexPosition.y / input.projTexPosition.w / 2.0 + 0.5; projTexCoords += normal.xz * 0.025; float4 reflectionColor = gReflectionMap.SampleLevel(SamplerClampLinear, projTexCoords, 0); texColor += reflectionColor * 0.25; I'll add that when compiling the PS I'm getting a warning on those dividing by input.projTexPosition.w for a possible float division by 0, I tried to add some offset or some minimum to the dividing term but that still not solved my issue.
      Here is the problem itself. At relatively flat view angles I'm seeing correct reflections (Or at least so it seems), but as I pitch the camera down, I'm seeing those artifacts which I have no idea where are coming from. I'm culling the terrain in the reflection render pass when it's lower than water height (I have heightmaps for that).
       
      Any help will be appreciated because I don't know what is wrong or where else to look.
    • By thmfrnk
      Hi,
      I am looking for a usefull commandline based texture compression tool with the rights to be able to ship with my application. It should have following caps:
      Supports all major image format as source files (jpeg, png, tga, bmp) Export as DDS Compression Formats BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4, BC7 I am actually using the nvdxt tool from Nvidia, but it does not support BC4 (which I need for one-channel 8bit textures). Everything else which I found wasn't really useful.
      Any suggestions?
      Thx
       
    • By trojanfoe
      I have been trying to create a BlendState for my UI text sprites so that they are both alpha-blended (so you can see them) and invert the pixel they are rendered over (again, so you can see them).
      In order to get alpha blending you would need:
      SrcBlend = SRC_ALPHA DestBlend = INV_SRC_ALPHA and in order to have inverted colours you would need something like:
      SrcBlend = INV_DEST_COLOR DestBlend = INV_SRC_COLOR and you can't have both.
      So I have come to the conclusion that it's not possible; am I right?
    • By Royma
      In traditional way, it needs 6 passes for a point light and many passes for cascaded shadow mapping to generate shadow maps. Recently I learnt a method that using a geometry shader to generate all the shadow maps in one pass.I specify a render target and a depth-stencil buffer which are both Texture2dArray in DirectX11.It looks much better than the traditional way I think.But after I implemented it, I found cascaded shadow mapping runs much slower than the traditional way.The fps slow down from 60 to 35.I don't know why.I guess may be I should do some culling or maybe the geometry shader is not efficient.
      I want to know the reason that I reduced the drawcalls from 8 to 1, but it runs slow down.Should I abandon this method or is there any way to optimize this method to run more efficiently than multi-pass rendering?
      Here is the gs code:

      [maxvertexcount(24)]
      void main(
          triangle DepthGsIn input[3] : SV_POSITION,
          inout TriangleStream< DepthPsIn > output
      )
      {
          for (uint k = 0; k < 8; ++k)
          {
              DepthPsIn element;
              element.RTIndex = k;
              for (uint i = 0; i < 3; ++i)
              {
                  float2 shadowSlopeBias = calculateShadowSlopeBias(input.normal, -g_cameras[k].world[1]);
                  float shadowBias = shadowSlopeBias.y * g_cameras[k].shadowMapParameters.x + g_cameras[k].shadowMapParameters.y;
                  element.position = input.position + shadowBias * g_cameras[k].world[1];
                  element.position = mul(element.position, g_cameras[k].viewProjection);
                  element.depth = element.position.z / element.position.w;
                  
                  output.Append(element);
              }
              output.RestartStrip();
          }
      }
       
    • By savail
      Hey,
      There are a few things which confuse me regarding DirectX 11 and HLSL shaders in general. I would be very grateful for your advice!
      1. Let's take for example a scene which invokes 2 totally separate pipeline render passes interchangeably. I understand I need to bind correct shaders for each of the render pass and potentially blend/depth or rasterizer state but what about resources such as Constant Buffers, Shader Resource Views and Unordered Access Views? Assuming that the second render pass uses none of the resources used by the first pass, do I still need to unbind the resources and clean pipeline state after first pass? Or is it ok to leave pipeline with unbound garbage since anything I'd need to bind for second pass would overwrite contents in the appropriate register slots anyway?
      2. Is it a good practice to assign register slots manually to all resources in HLSL?
      3. I thought about assigning manually register slots for every distinct render pass up to the maximum slot limit if neccessary. For example in 1 render pass I invoke 3 CS's, 2 VS's and 2 PS's and for all resources used by those shaders I try to fill as many register slots as neccessary and potentially reuse many times the same slot in shaders sharing the same resource. I was wondering if there is any performance penalty or gain when I bind all of my needed resources at the start of render pass and never gonna have to do it again until next render pass? - this means potentially binding a lot of registers and having excessive number of bound resources for every shader that is run.
      4. Is it a good practice to create a separate include file for every resource that occurs in >= 2 shader files or is it better to duplicate the declarations? In first case, the code is imo easier to maintain and edit but might be harder to read if there's too many includes. I've come up with a compromise between these 2 like this: create a separate include file for every CB that occurs in >= 2 shader files and a separate include file for every sampler I ever need to use. All other resources like srvs and uavs I prefer to duplicate in multiple shaders because they take much less space than CB for example... I'm not sure however if that's a good practice
  • Advertisement
  • Popular Now

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      631365
    • Total Posts
      2999585
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

Participate in the game development conversation and more when you create an account on GameDev.net!

Sign me up!