|Microsoft DirectX 9.0|
Textures are a powerful tool in creating realism in computer-generated 3-D images. Microsoft?Direct3D?supports an extensive texturing feature set, providing developers with easy access to advanced texturing techniques.
This section will get you started using textures.
These topics will go into more detail about additional texturing functionality.
For improved performance, consider using dynamic textures. A dynamic texture can be locked, written to, and unlocked each frame. See Using Dynamic Textures.