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  1. The WS_EX_LAYERED style is incompatible with DirectX processing (or was a few years ago).
  2. Maybe you could use such boolean expression: if (x % 2 == y % 2)
  3. Hi!   One idea. Do you render transparent models after others? The order is important in a typical scenario,   Happy Christmas
  4. Nasza aplikacja Wirtualnej Kolorowanki sk?ada si? z 12 wariantów wersji 1.0.
  5. Dzi? premierowa ods?ona produktu: https://t.co/8u3eJhh7CQ Jest to kolorowanka dla dzieci o wieku 3+. Aplikacja jest przeznacz. dla Windows.
  6. Przechodz? z DirectX na UE4. Ucierpi perfekcyjnie stosowane API. Mo?e b?dzie ?atwiej skoncentrowa? si? na tre?ci :)
  7. Có?, bior? si? za OpenGL, sk?pa? si? biedak po szyj? :)
  8. Rozdzielenie w?tku na dwa mniejsze przyspiesza aplikacj? o 15% :) Na tabletach rzecz po??dana.
  9. W?a?nie lobby zamkn??o SlySoft, dzi?ki SlySoft przechowywa?em swoje filmy na HDD, a nie BluRay/DVD. Nowe p?yty nie dadz? si? zbackupowa?.
  10. Hardcorowy programista to taki, który chce skorzysta? z podstawowej funkcji swojego oprogramowania, a ona faktycznie jest zaimplementowana.
  11. Hi!   An interestic thread. I use the Direct3D11 API, but min. feature level 9_3. One comment, that 9_1 ... 9_3 feature levels are maximum on some tablets. For such devices it is a good idea to be back compatible.
  12. Yoy may post the question on the GitHub. https://github.com/Microsoft/DirectXTK
  13. DX11

    Hi!   I have a containter class, which has a few std::unorderde_maps. It has PSes, VSes and Input Layouts. These three classes may be merged into one combine. One thing is important about Input Layouts. You need them: one per D3D11_INPUT_ELEMENT_DESC, not per VS. It makes code a bit complex. I have also XML parser (very simple based on MS XML Light), which is a database describing how to join them. The last thing, I have only precompiled shaders. They are loading faster. Everything is called by the std::wstring - name.