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  1. DX12 Need advice on Graphics Programming

    You can just explore yourself with graphics programming. To become a game developer you don't need some sort of diploma or degree, most that matter is your passion and hard work. I did manage to work as a graphics programmer on bigger games and I do not have any sort of flashy degree. just hard work and passion! I made it by doing my own graphics engine and then just doing more. trying new shaders, new cool techniques and what not. that shows a lot of passion and dedication for what you are doing. And for DX vs GL, I would say dx. it's easier, fewer driver bugs and generally a bit more tools for it that work really well ( due to ms paying a lot of money for the development ). ( I assume the internet is gonna break for that statement )
  2. F.O.B: Forward Operating Base

    Looks solid. Did not try it tough. What engine are you using? will there be Multiplayer? War aint nothing without your friends Edit : I see now you are using Unity so never mind the question about the engine.
  3. Your child "window" will have a handle, you need to create your d3d device with the correct handle. thats litteraly all thats needed. for resizing, you need to handle the windows messages for resizing. if i remember correctly its something like WM_SIZE or so. at that point you could delete your old d3d device, and recreate it. easier would even be to just resize your framebuffers and all the rendertargets needed. thees two things might sound like a hardthing to do, but they are infact pretty simple if you keep your code simple. good luck!
  4. Every game that I've worked on has had at least onr graphics programmer attached to it, often one on the game side and one of the engine side of things too -- regardless of whether it was in-house or off-the-shelf. Even studios using off-the-shelf engines have to extend/modify them to suit their game. I haven't worked on two games with the same lighting/shading pipelines... or even then, most games have some kind of game-specific special effects or materials, etc.   Pretty much sums it up for me to. i get loads of emails every week or month about graphics programmers here and there. a reminder is that graphics programmers does not only do "triangle math" there is a ton of things to do, vegetation system, tree rendering, clouds, particles, optimization, postprocessing and much more. the graphics area is broad, really broad. and it´s one of the things companies does look for, it´s hard to comeby and as Hodgman said, it´s pretty decent money. im not excellent at math either, but you will get the hang of it. the word typical nonesens of ûber math skills are faulty, you just need to think in the right terms. and most people find it complex and intimidting, thus the "uber skills". If you want to be a graphics programmer, just go for it and fuck what the rest say. with enough passion and drive you will succeed.
  5. As i understand it´s just a naming convention and probably has to do some with how the shaders compiles and optimize. but in the end everything is just bytes. I Dx11, it´s not named F/B/I and just SetConstantBuffer. And thats also why i assume it´s the same here and more of a naming convention than anything.   and if you read on msdn, there is no real hints that it would be anydiffrent.
  6. Hello!   ( Moderators, I´m sorry if this is the wrong subcategory )   So, i have been "Mentoring" a few random dudes over the years. And it come to the point where i new some new "Rokkies" to mentor. This all started a long time ago when i saw a post about "Mentoring some one in your field", and found it pretty interesting, after that i continued to do it all along to gain the experience of teaching to someone else.    So what I am looking for some rokkie from the European timezone, Preferably in Scandinavia. How it has been working so far, is that we have a chat over skype or mail, and you basically just pound questions, and i help you with some of your problems you might end up having.    Some have wanted some tasks to do, some have wanted to rather pick own tasks and then work on them. it? all up to you. But you have to be pretty self going.   What i would require from you : You are dedicated, I Don´t want anyone who will stop because it? hard. You speak English or Swedish. English is kind of like, required anyway since programming is mostly done in English.     And some basic stuff about me : I´m working in the industry with AAA games. Main focus have been Engine & Graphics, And Graphics is my major Field. I´m doing this because it gives pretty good communication skills as well as the ability to explain problems, solutions and technical breakdowns. And its a lot of fun to.   So, Give me a PM if there is any interest from you. Tell me where you live, and something about yourself. ( AND OUTSIDE EU TIMEZONE WILL BE IGNORED )
  7. Write to texture to specific position

    Depending on how you are using them there is diffrent methods.   If you want to do stuff in your vertex shader, you could just add a float4 to the inputlay out that you store the data in. this will be stored per vertex, so each vertex will have  a set of special data for them there. and from there you can pass it to the pixelshader how ever you want.   You could create a set of extra UV coridnates that correspond to the data you are searching for in the pixelshader.    Thees are two way to do it, i think there is lots more ways to do it, but then you have to do some more research.
  8. Best way to render complex model

    You can try out a BSP tree culling, and then start having Occlussion culling if that is needed. and i dont know how many objects you are having in your sceen, but you can easily optimize the matrix multiplication with SIMD & Parrarlism. this will probably have a good effect for you.   But as the previous answer said, is that, there is no "common" way for this, try out some stuff and find the best solution for yourself.
  9. FPS Weapon Positioning

    Try multiplying the models worldmatrix with the cameras viewmatrix every frame. this should result in "childing" the model to the camera.
  10. RTW tutorial for DX

    Make sure to keep the rest of gamedev updated aswell :) i am going to follow this thread if you find out more.
  11. Loading texture from file

    If you take a look at this site : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb943991(v=vs.85).aspx You will find a detaild guide on how the bytes are pack in the header and how you later can use them for textures and how you bind data to your texture.   This is all withing the dds fileformat! realy neat.
  12. if you just want it infront of the camera, set its local to the position you want infront of the cameraa and multiply it with the view matrix.
  13. Change texture at runtime?

    This is nothing related to texture input.   How do you handle your textures in the shader? in the cpu code?     How you assign textures in Dx11 is via PS/DS/HS/VS-SetShaderResources.
  14. Are you refering to an orthogonal projection matrix? [url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.windowsmobile.directx.matrix.ortholh(v=vs.80).aspx[/url] there you can find out how to do it with xna aswell as the formula for it. [code] 2/width 0 0 0 0 2/height 0 0 0 0 1/(zfarPlane-znearPlane) 0 0 0 znearPlane/(znearPlane-zfarPlane) 1 [/Code]
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