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  1. Thanks for all the responses ! A lot of useful information : )
  2.   Thanks for your response.     Isn't naming class members with m_ a bad habit? The reason I'm saying this is because a few months ago I had an internship and I showed some c++ source code and they said that naming c++ class members with m_ is a bad habit from the C language. Just curious : )     Oké, any other reasons I should use void* instead of char *? I saw both when I was googling around so I'm not really sure.   Thanks !
  3.   Oké, thanks for the explanation
  4.   Thanks I will check it out!
  5.   Thanks for the response! Some really informative things in there.       Yes you're right. I read it up on wikipedia and understand it now.       atAmount actually does the same as [source] at + amount > memory + size [/source]   But shouldn't be [source] at + amount > memory + size - 1 [/source]   Because if [source]at + amount == memory + size[/source] it would crash at [source] at+= amount [/source] right?       Actually I don't know how I should implement this method. Can you give me some tips?   Thanks.
  6. Hello,   Today I decided that I want to gain some knowledge about memory management. I don't know much about memory management so i thought it would be a nice "exercise" to try to create a pool allocator. Actually everything is working as expected but I think I did something wrong.   Here's the code :   PoolAllocator.h [source] #pragma once class PoolAllocator { public:     PoolAllocator(void);     ~PoolAllocator(void);     void allocate(const size_t amount);     char *obtain(const size_t amount);     void free(void *mem); private:     char *memory;     char *at;     int atAmount;     int size; };   [/source]   PoolAllocator.cpp [source] #include "PoolAllocator.h" PoolAllocator::PoolAllocator(void) { } PoolAllocator::~PoolAllocator(void) {     delete[] memory;     delete[] at; } void PoolAllocator::allocate(const size_t maxSize) {     memory = new char[maxSize];     at = &memory[0];     atAmount = 0;     size = maxSize; } char *PoolAllocator::obtain(const size_t amount) {     if(atAmount + amount     > size - 1)         return nullptr;     at += amount;     return at; } void PoolAllocator::free(void *mem) { } [/source]   main.cpp [source] #include <Windows.h> #include <iostream> #include "PoolAllocator.h" class A { public:     int val; }; class B { public:     int val; }; int main() {     PoolAllocator allocator;     allocator.allocate(1000);     A *a = (A*)allocator.obtain(sizeof(A));     a->val = 10;     std::cout << "A : " << a->val << std::endl;     B *b = (B*)allocator.obtain(sizeof(B));     b->val = 20;     std::cout << "A : " << a->val << std::endl << "B : " << b->val << std::endl;          system("pause");     return 0; } [/source]   My knowledge in memory management is really limited, so it could be that I made some 'horrible' mistake or something. Basically I just want someone to check this code.   Thanks in advance !
  7. Hi guys, I need help with my shadow mapping because I get incorrect results. I think I calculate my light view and light projection matrix wrong. Because I got a wrong shadow map too. Here is the code : [source] DirectX::XMMATRIX CreateLightViewProjectionMatrix(DirectX::XMFLOAT3 slightPos) { DirectX::BoundingFrustum frustom(DirectX::XMMatrixIdentity()); DirectX::XMVECTOR up = DirectX::XMVectorSet(0.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f); DirectX::XMVECTOR lightDir = DirectX::XMLoadFloat3(&slightPos); DirectX::XMMATRIX lightRotation = DirectX::XMMatrixLookAtLH(DirectX::XMVectorZero(), DirectX::XMVectorSet(DirectX::XMVectorGetX(lightDir) * -1.0f, DirectX::XMVectorGetY(lightDir) * -1.0f, DirectX::XMVectorGetZ(lightDir) * -1.0f, DirectX::XMVectorGetW(lightDir) * -1.0f), up); DirectX::XMFLOAT3 *frustumCorners = new DirectX::XMFLOAT3[frustom.CORNER_COUNT]; frustom.GetCorners(frustumCorners); for (int i = 0; i < frustom.CORNER_COUNT; i++) { DirectX::XMVECTOR trans = DirectX::XMLoadFloat3(&frustumCorners); trans = DirectX::XMVector3Transform(trans, lightRotation); DirectX::XMStoreFloat3(&frustumCorners, trans); } DirectX::BoundingBox lightBox; lightBox.CreateFromPoints(lightBox, frustom.CORNER_COUNT, frustumCorners, sizeof(DirectX::XMFLOAT3)); delete[] frustumCorners; DirectX::XMVECTOR lightBoxExtents = DirectX::XMLoadFloat3(&lightBox.Extents); DirectX::XMVECTOR lightBoxCenter = DirectX::XMLoadFloat3(&lightBox.Center); DirectX::XMVECTOR lightBoxMax = DirectX::XMVectorAdd(lightBoxCenter, lightBoxExtents); DirectX::XMVECTOR lightBoxMin = DirectX::XMVectorSubtract(lightBoxCenter, lightBoxExtents); DirectX::XMVECTOR boxSize = DirectX::XMVectorSubtract(lightBoxMax, lightBoxMin); DirectX::XMVECTOR halfBoxSize = DirectX::XMVectorScale(boxSize, 0.5f); DirectX::XMVECTOR lightPosition = DirectX::XMVectorAdd(lightBoxMin, halfBoxSize); DirectX::XMVectorSetZ(lightPosition, DirectX::XMVectorGetZ(lightBoxMin)); DirectX::XMVECTOR det = DirectX::XMVectorSet(-1.0f, -1.0f, -1.0f, -1.0f); lightPosition = DirectX::XMVector3Transform(lightPosition, DirectX::XMMatrixInverse(&det, lightRotation)); DirectX::XMMATRIX lightView = DirectX::XMMatrixLookAtLH(lightPosition, DirectX::XMVectorSubtract(lightPosition, lightDir), up); lightProjection = DirectX::XMMatrixOrthographicLH(DirectX::XMVectorGetX(boxSize), DirectX::XMVectorGetY(boxSize), -DirectX::XMVectorGetZ(boxSize), DirectX::XMVectorGetZ(boxSize)); return lightView * lightProjection; } [/source] This is the same code is used in the msdn shadow mapping example(for XNA). So I don't know what I did wrong. Thanks in advance.
  8. jeffreyp23

    CreateVertexShader fails

    I'm using visual studio 11. So i compile it from there : ) Also the buffer size isn't 0. [/quote] Am I missing something or maybe you don't know that shaders have to be compiled to byte code? What function are you calling to compile the shader into bytecode? [/quote] I found the problem. I did put the hlsl files instead of the cso files at [source] D3DReadFileToBlob [/source] It is working now. Thanks : )
  9. jeffreyp23

    CreateVertexShader fails

    I'm using visual studio 11. So i compile it from there : ) Also the buffer size isn't 0.
  10. Hello, I'm getting some strange error when trying to compile my vertex shader : [source] D3D11: ERROR: ID3D11Device::CreateVertexShader: Encoded Vertex Shader size doesn't match specified size. [ STATE_CREATION ERROR #166: CREATEVERTEXSHADER_INVALIDSHADERBYTECODE ] [/source] I already searched with Google but i couldn't find anything useful. Here is my code : c++ [source] ID3DBlob *VS, *PS; ID3D11VertexShader *m_pVS; ID3D11PixelShader *m_pPS; if(FAILED(D3DReadFileToBlob(pixelShader.c_str(), &PS))) { shader.isValid = false; return; } if(FAILED(D3DReadFileToBlob(vertexShader.c_str(), &VS))) { shader.isValid = false; return; } auto i = VS->GetBufferSize(); if(FAILED(m_pimpl->m_pDevice->CreateVertexShader(VS->GetBufferPointer(), VS->GetBufferSize(), NULL, &m_pVS))) { std::cout << std::endl <<"Warning : failed to create vertex shader at file : " << " " << vertexShader.c_str() << std::endl; shader.isValid = false; return; } if(FAILED(m_pimpl->m_pDevice->CreatePixelShader(PS->GetBufferPointer(), PS->GetBufferSize(), NULL, &m_pPS))) { std::cout << std::endl <<"Warning : failed to create pixel shader at file : " << " " << pixelShader.c_str() << std::endl; shader.isValid = false; return; } [/source] Vertex shader : [source] cbuffer ConstantBuffer { float4x4 matFinal; } struct VOut { float4 position : SV_POSITION; float4 color : COLOR; }; VOut main(float4 position : POSITION, float4 color : COLOR) { VOut output; output.position = mul(matFinal, position); output.color = color; return output; } [/source] Pixel Shader : [source] float4 main(float4 position : SV_POSITION, float4 color : COLOR) : SV_TARGET { return color; } [/source] I'm using SM 4. Thanks in advance.
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