By Doron Feinstein

DirectX eleven has been round for a number of years now yet by no means got a lot realization from 3D builders up beforehand. With workstation regaining its reputation within the gaming group and the 3rd new release of Xbox gaming console simply round the nook, the transition to DirectX eleven is simply a question of time.

In this e-book, we are going to disguise universal and new 3D suggestions carried out utilizing the gains provided by way of DirectX eleven. From uncomplicated lights to complex monitor house results, every one recipe will introduce you to 1 or extra new DirectX eleven beneficial properties akin to Compute Shaders, Unordered entry perspectives, and Tessellation.

The HLSL improvement Cookbook gives you a sequence of crucial recipes that will help you take advantage of out of the several rendering options used inside of video games and simulations utilizing the DirectX eleven API.

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Running the samples supplied with this booklet calls for a working laptop or computer with a DirectX 11-enabled portraits card working home windows Vista or more recent working approach. Compiling the code would require Microsoft’s visible Studio 2010 or more recent with DirectX SDK (June 2010).

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Here, you can see error mes‐ sages generated by Chrome and your own debugging output that you write with the console API. For more documentation on this, go to the Console API Reference. 28084; Debugging Chrome Apps | 15 Figure 1-11. A breakpoint set in debugger Figure 1-12. App paused at the breakpoint 16 | Chapter 1: Your First Chrome App Figure 1-13. 28084; Figure 1-14. Value displayed as JavaScript object There are additional console API calls for assertions, error logging, and getting a stack trace, which you can read about in the Console API Reference.

The options argument can have two optional Boolean keys. The first, create, means that the directory is created if necessary; if create is missing or false, the call fails if the directory isn’t there. If the second option, exclusive, is true, creation fails if the directory already exists. If neither option is true, the call succeeds only if the directory exists. Most commonly, you specify create: true when you want to create the directory if needed, which is what we did here, and no options if the directory must already exist.

Debugging Chrome Apps | 17 Chrome Release Channels As you might already know, there are four release channels for Chrome. These provide differing degrees of testing and update frequency. As releases mature, they make their way through the channels, which are described here: Stable Most tested, and intended to be used by most nondevelopers. These releases are updated about every six weeks, with minor updates more often. Beta A release due to become stable as soon as it’s fully tested, subjected to field testing as a beta, and had some remaining bugs fixed.

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