Microsoft DirectX 9.0

Dolphin VS Sample


The Dolphin VS sample shows an underwater scene of a dolphin swimming, with caustic effects on the dolphin and sea floor. The dolphin is animated using a technique called tweening. The underwater effect uses fog, and the water caustics use an animated set of textures. These effects are achieved using vertex shaders.


Source: (SDK root)\Samples\C++\Direct3D\DolphinVS

Executable: (SDK root)\Samples\C++\Direct3D\Bin

User's Guide

The following table lists the keys that are implemented. You can use menu commands for the same controls.

ENTERStarts and stops the scene.
SPACEBARAdvances the scene by a small increment.
F2Prompts the user to select a new rendering device or display mode.
ALT+ENTERToggles between full-screen and windowed modes.
ESCExits the application.

Programming Notes

Several things are happening in this sample.

This sample uses common Microsoft?DirectX?code that consists of programming elements such as helper functions. This code is shared with other samples in the DirectX software development kit (SDK). You can find the sample framework headers and source code in (SDK root)\DXSDK\Samples\C++\Common\Include and (SDK root)\DXSDK\Samples\C++\Common\Src.

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