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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I'd like to list the following sources which I find to be very helpful:

  • MSDN - Direct3D 9 Graphics (Windows)
  • XNA
  • Introduction to 3D Game Programming With DirectX 9 by Frank D. Luna. The examples are based on his source code.
  • Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0c—A Shader Approach by Frank D. Luna. The examples are based on his source code.
  • The Cg Tutorial: The Definitive Guide to Programmable Real-Time Graphics by Randima Fernando and Mark J. Kilgard

This library provides a basic interface for programming Direct3D applications, whether they're on your GUI on not.

The examples show (and hopefully teach) how to use DirectX to implement: terrain, camera, particle systems, meshes, meshes geometries, and more.

Because your application is one step (or 2) from device communication (Graphics card), your application can preform drawing much more faster

than GDI or GDI+. What more is that Direct3D offers ways to compile what is called shader/effect files that can be evaluated and executed

on the GPU. If you learn how to write code that put the GPU and CPU in work and harmony together, you'll get the most of Direct3D.

The library is heavily based on AutoItObj UDF, so you will need to download the UDF to use this library.

Thanks to the developers <3

D3D9.7z

D3D9_Shader.7z

History:

Update 11.12.2010:
 - Added new implementation of D3D samples based on the aforementioned book's source code. The new implementation
   uses the current version of AutoItObject-v1.2.2.0 and utilizes some sort of OO principles. The major reason to
   follow the shader approach is because DirectX 10 and later versions have abandoned the fixed-function-pipeline
   in favor of the new programmable-pipeline.

Update 30.10.2010:
 - Added effects examples
 - Modified library and examples to reflect library changes. All functions that create intrinsic objects
   such as a matrix or a vector require a reference to a variable and return the new object's pointer.

 - Modified library and examples to be compatible with the new AutoItObject version 1.2.0.0. The new AutoItObject
   version is required to be able to use this library and to run examples.

 - Fixed Terrain.au3 to use $D3DFMT_INDEX32 when necessary and not always.

Update 09.11.2010:
 - Fixed leaking examples.

Future Revisions:

  • Implement real animations like: Skinned Meshes, Keyframes-based animations, etc.
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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks to the dev's (particulary to you), I was waiting for it since a long time !! Posted Image

I will for sure start a project on it.

5 stars from me ;)

FireFox.

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Wow. Just wow.

The code, the package, the example, it's all extremely well done.

Some of the examples blew my mind, I never thought anyone would ever do something like that in autoit.

Awesome!

;)


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This is a good work and examples are indeed awesome. ;)


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i`m astonished, this is really one fine piece of work


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Cool, atleast the part I can get working :)

How do you "install" this ? some of it runs fine, some of it gives me a windows error that the program has stopped working.

(I copied autoitobject.au3 and .dll to my includes folder)

Nvermind, seems to be working second run, for some reason.

And let me add an "Awesome" to the above "Cool". ;)

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Very impressive:)

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm really impressed with the power of Direct3D! ;)

Thanks you for your efforts on this awesome work and thank you for sharing it! This will bring AutoIt definitely to the next GFX level!

As I said in GDIp.au3 I will repeat it here, too: maybe now dreams come true.

I think, the time has come now to say: I will stop with GDI+ stuff (27 examples should be enough) :)

Also 5* from me!

Br,

UEZ

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you, this is very impressive. Now I know the development of AutoItObject-UDF was worth it.

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Indeed ProgAndy, without AutoItObject-UDF maybe Direct3D couldn't be be realized! Also a big THANKS to the AutoItObject-UDF dev. team!

Br,

UEZ


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I'm attempting to use some of my own heightmaps for the terrain example (11) but it doesnt turn out too good, they are distorted.

It should be possible to use a simple 8bit bmp you drawn yourself, and the example accepts the heightmaps I've made, but when imported they are either too flat or too stretched, or maybe a combination of both.

Any hints on how to use own heightmaps ?

(on a side note for interested, using 512x512 and larger maps takes a LONG time to render ;) )

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Func _TerrainCreate($pDevice, $sHeightMapFile, $iVertsPerRow, $iVertsPerCol, $iCellSpacing, $nHeightScale = 1) ; ...

You should play with the cell spacing and height scale values. High cell spacing on a 64x64

heightsmap generate a lower resolution terrain but can be generated faster. Then you can

apply a scale factor of 3 or 5 to increase the (now stretched) terrain bumpiness. That terrain

is just an example, if you're aiming toward faster approaches you'll need to split the mesh

into smaller meshes and handle each individually. Usually, for such tasks, people store a few

sized .x files of the flat terrain mesh and generate and apply the heightsmap on the fly.

Search for Perlin noise if you're interested.

P.S. The _TerrainCreate function spends most of it's time on generating the terrain texture.

Try to load a 512x512 heightsmap file without auto generating the texture. I guess it'll take

half the time it takes with texture generation.

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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

Excuse my newbiness, but I dunno what I'm doing wrong.

I change the line you've shown to...

Func _TerrainCreate($pDevice, $sHeightMapFile, $iVertsPerRow, $iVertsPerCol, $iCellSpacing, $nHeightScale = 3)

...and...

Func _TerrainCreate($pDevice, $sHeightMapFile, $iVertsPerRow, $iVertsPerCol, $iCellSpacing = 10, $nHeightScale = 1)

...but nothing seems to happen, (also tried many other values), it still looks the same, and that's using the original example with the supplied map128.raw map.

I change it in Terrain.Au3, save, and then launch TerrainApp.Au3.

What am I doing wrong ?

;)

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

You are asking general (basic) questions that are not related to Direct3D. Learn the language first, at least that much to understand that what you ask.

edit: Not to forget, thank you Authenticity.

These examples showed me how to properly handle str type with new version of the wrapper.

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It's on topic in my opinion.

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#16 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks trancexx. Can't wait for the new AutoItObject UDF to come out.

I thought of encapsulating all the vectors and matrices intrinsic operators (fake) in classes.

So.. does the next version of AutoItObject support object methods naturally? i.e without

callbacks?

Edit: You can do as Firefox did and open a topic about it in the general forum.

Changing the function prototype doesn't change how you call it. Make sure you call it

with the correct values.

P.S. Can you also somehow help to eliminate the "ptr", Number(DllStructGetPtr(..)) thing?

;)

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#17 ·  Posted (edited)

Great! So mind blowing!

5* from me.

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#18 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks trancexx. Can't wait for the new AutoItObject UDF to come out.

I thought of encapsulating all the vectors and matrices intrinsic operators (fake) in classes.

So.. does the next version of AutoItObject support object methods naturally? i.e without

callbacks?

Edit: You can do as Firefox did and open a topic about it in the general forum.

Changing the function prototype doesn't change how you call it. Make sure you call it

with the correct values.

P.S. Can you also somehow help to eliminate the "ptr", Number(DllStructGetPtr(..)) thing?

;)

New wrapper uses DispCallFunc to call methods. No callbacks that execute script code needed. You will see that CPU is significantly down, and some new datatypes of course.

Numberizing pointers is something that AutoIt dev team is responsible for. Nothing to be done about that without them.

edit: I just reread your question. If you were thinking about encapsulation within _AutoItObject_Create()'s object then no. Callback is needed here since that's the only way to force interpreter to interpret method defined as AutoIt function (the whole purpose of AutoIt-object).

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Right... got it.

Now I have a 3D preview for my real world heightmap maker that I've just finished, perfect timing. :)

Here's a sample of Angel Island in san francisco bay, cellspacing=1, heightscale 0.6

Heightmap and texture.

Thanks alot again ;)

angel_island.zip

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Seems quite realistic. Something is wrong with the heightsmap though. Using a Perlin noise,

I manage to get smooth transitions and no overlapped triangles. Also, it's quite a bumpy

terrain. Try using cell spacing of 15 and a scale factor of 3. It's about taste, so don't

judge me. ;]

Your next task is to implement a per-pixel lighting shader. It'll increase the realism

of the terrain dramatically.

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