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Character Animation with Direct3D® by Carl Granberg

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Basic Rendering

In this section I’ll cover how to set up the Direct3D device and get something drawn to the screen. The Direct3D Device is the interface you will use to draw objects to the screen, create resources, and much more.

Since I do expect you to have some experience with Direct3D before tackling this book, I will keep this section brief. Refer instead to the DirectX SDK documentation or one of the many introductory books available if something is unclear. For an introductory book on Direct3D game programming, I recommend Frank Luna’s Introduction to 3D Game Programing with Direct X 9.0c: A Shader Approach [Luna06].

Creating the DirectX Device

Initializing the Direct3D device is done with the following steps:

1.
Create the Direct3D ...

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