Joined: May 22, 2003 Posts: 23728 Location: NSW, Australia
Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:16 pm Post subject: Prt2 - "DirectX Initilisation"
Well you can't go through life just adding in a few lines of code that do nothing - so now for some juicy code you can look at. Don't be scared, this code we learn once, put it in an init() function and we can just call it whenever we start using directX.
The code more or less stays the same. From now on you'll be able to cut and copy this code into further projects, or as I usually do, put it in a init.cpp file.
//Main header file for the XDK
//Application entry point
void __cdecl main()
//Clear the backbuffer to black
// r g b
g_pD3DDevice->Clear(0, NULL, D3DCLEAR_TARGET, D3DCOLOR_XRGB(0, 0, 255), 1.0f, 0);
//Begin the scene
//End the scene
//Filp the back and front buffers so that whatever has been rendered on the back buffer
//will now be visible on screen (front buffer).
g_pD3DDevice->Present(NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL);
DirectX Initialisation code, which usually remains the same. i.e. you could put it in a separate file and just add it to each new project you create.
So what happens - well when you run this little snippet of code don't expect to much. It just shows you the pieces that make up directX. It initilises directX then renders the screen (e.g. clears it blue). A blue screen is all you get when you run this little snippet of code.
Well thats it, you should be able to look at this code and understand it. I've not details a lot of the small stuff, because I'll come back and do it later. For example - in g_pD3D->CreateDevice(0, D3DDEVICE_HAL, NULL, .., .., ..). The D3DDEVICE_HAL informs directX to use hardware for the computations. _________________ HQ Network:
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