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D3DXComputeNormalMap function

Converts a height map into a normal map. The (x,y,z) components of each normal are mapped to the (r,g,b) channels of the output texture.

Syntax


HRESULT D3DXComputeNormalMap(
  _Out_       LPDIRECT3DTEXTURE9 pTexture,
  _In_        LPDIRECT3DTEXTURE9 pSrcTexture,
  _In_  const PALETTEENTRY       *pSrcPalette,
  _In_        DWORD              Flags,
  _In_        DWORD              Channel,
  _In_        FLOAT              Amplitude
);

Parameters

pTexture [out]

Type: LPDIRECT3DTEXTURE9

Pointer to an IDirect3DTexture9 interface, representing the destination texture.

pSrcTexture [in]

Type: LPDIRECT3DTEXTURE9

Pointer to an IDirect3DTexture9 interface, representing the source height-map texture.

pSrcPalette [in]

Type: const PALETTEENTRY*

Pointer to a PALETTEENTRY type that contains the source palette of 256 colors or NULL.

Flags [in]

Type: DWORD

One or more D3DX_NORMALMAP flags that control generation of normal maps.

Channel [in]

Type: DWORD

One D3DX_CHANNEL flag specifying the source of height information.

Amplitude [in]

Type: FLOAT

Constant value multiplier that increases (or decreases) the values in the normal map. Higher values usually make bumps more visible, lower values usually make bumps less visible.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

If the function succeeds, the return value is D3D_OK. If the function fails, the return value can be the following value: D3DERR_INVALIDCALL.

Remarks

This method computes the normal by using the central difference with a kernel size of 3x3. The central differencing denominator used is 2.0. RGB channels in the destination contain biased (x,y,z) components of the normal.

Requirements

Header

D3dx9tex.h

Library

D3dx9.lib

 

 

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