So, after the past week or so I have been searching for a good 2D game programming book / tutorial in Direct2D. Why D2D, you ask, and not. Hello, so I read a lot of marketing blabla that Direct2D is a great api for 2D Does anyone knows a Direct2D tutorial that shows how to use it. Further material is available on Pluralsight where Kenny Kerr has a series of tutorials on Direct2D fundamentals. It’s the best coverage of.

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This method creates the window’s device-dependent resources, a render target, and two brushes. Its meant to be an introduction to D2D and the sample has more than lines of code and it seems like every method has 10 parameters. But GDI was too old and was introduced with the initial versions of the Windows and over the time the capabilities of graphics hardware has grown and so does the demand for creating Visually Rich UI. Sep 27, at All the other barebones tutorials assume that you know all this stuff and I don’t really know where to start.

Sign up using Email and Password. You must login to your GameDev. The main changes are targeting of Direct2D 1. Not a good tutorial ausairman Sep 0: Email Required, but never shown. Check the return values of CreateDevice and render target failures.

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Katy’s Code Game, graphics, web and other software development topics. My vote of 1 ausairman Sep 0: Draw a grid background by using a for loop and the render target’s DrawLine method to draw a series of lines. Thanks for the great code, Is there any way to check whether Direct2D is available or not? GDI is widely used in windows applications.


I’ve written a game console using DWrite and D2D and it worked quite well. To follow the tutorial, you can use Microsoft Visual Studio to create a Win32 project and then replace the code in the main application header and cpp file with the code described in this tutorial.

Use the render target’s DrawRectangle method to paint the outline of the second rectangle with the cornflower blue brush.

RunMessageLoop method that translates and dispatches messages. Do you intend to follow up with a part 2? The ttuorial you are referring to actually has WinMain. But, it is only system programming, so just know that before buying it looking for GUI stuff.

Interested in learning Direct2d to create a Windows 8 app, but after 2 hours of research I’m thoroughly confused. Game Development Walkthroughs Tags: I made this mistake bought the book and I hated life by doing that DirectX is a pretty steep learning curve because you are introduced to new WIN32 datatypes.

Request Member 4-Oct 9: It’s the best coverage of Direct2D I’ve seen so far. I would ask you to please either give us enough information to write some working code or simply remove this page altogether, as it’s not currently likely to help anyone. He already knows win Direct2D provides two types of resources: To use Direct2D, ensure that your application includes the d2d1.

No need to reinvent the wheel, allow the wizard to create your main dialog. MSDN has direct2e of articles and documentation on this topic. Like, just set the Z value to 0, and have the camera just follow the player? Thanks for the tutorial.


My vote of 5 Ben Aldhouse Apr Download the source code from his website. I don’t see pictures in the article. Check platform Vista Service Pack 1 or above.

Kerr does cover some basics on getting a Win32 desktop application and window up and running for the Direct2D demos but you’d be best served by Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows book 5th Edition for comprehensive coverage on all things Win In the next tutorial we will have some fun with brushes.

Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. My question is this: I just have developed this sort of stigma towards the book because of what I mentioned before.

Programming Direct2D – Part 1

Member Jul The layered architecture is described below You can see the underlying layers are Direct3D which make use of DXGI DirectX Graphics Infrastructurewhich manages the low level graphics related tasks that are independent of DirectX graphics runtime. You implement the OnRender and OnResize methods in the steps that follow.

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