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A CStatic derived class using Direct3D Retained Mode

, 2 Apr 2001
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A CStatic derived class that can be dropped into an application to provide the ability to load and display 3D objects


The C3DPortal class is a CStatic derived class that I wrote to allow a programmer to drop it into a project and have the ability to load and display 3D objects using Direct3D Retained Mode. I also started toying with manual construction of an object as illustrated in the Test() function. Just be aware if you want to try this function out, that you must first load a valid object. I could have worked on it and enhanced it, etc, but I'm moving onto Immediate Mode stuff and don't want to get any more involved in RM.

C3DPortal Class Outline

Public Methods

The functions typically used by the host application are documented below.

void BrowseForTexture()

Prompts user to browse for a bitmap for use as a texture (which will subsequently be applied to the loaded object)

bool LoadMesh(LPTSTR lpszMeshName=    "")

If lpszMeshName is empty, then the user will be prompted to browse for a X file to be displayed in the control. returns true if load was successful.

void SetColourBackground(COLORREF cr)

Sets the background colour according to the COLORREF parameter supplied.

Example use of C3DPortal

In your header file:

#include "3DPortal.h"

class CPortalDemoDlg : public CDialog
// Construction
    C3DPortal m_stcPortal; // This member variable is <BR>                           // associated with a CStatic
                            // resource whose ID is IDC_STATIC_PORTAL

In your implementation file:

BOOL CPortalDemoDlg::OnInitDialog()
    m_stcPortal.Create("", WS_VISIBLE|SS_NOTIFY|SS_SUNKEN, 
                C3DPortal::GetRect(IDC_STATIC_PORTAL, this),(CWnd*)this);

    return TRUE;  // return TRUE  unless you set the focus to a control


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Comments and Discussions

Generalcant find d3drm.lib Pinmemberkob-kob20-Dec-06 23:51 
Generalx files Pinmemberdagan_os25-Jan-05 21:50 
General3D Test function PinmemberGeorgi Petrov16-Jan-05 23:33 
Questionhow to load other .x files, the one that are not attached with sample??? PinmemberEjaz28-Dec-03 21:59 
AnswerRe: how to load other .x files, the one that are not attached with sample??? PinmemberHughJampton11-Feb-05 6:30 
GeneralRe: how to load other .x files, the one that are not attached with sample??? PinmemberZhelezov16-Apr-05 9:00 
QuestionHow can I collect X files? PinmemberICE_WIZARD27-Jul-03 8:47 

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