Create a Cube Texture

This example demonstrates how to create a cube texture.

A cube texture is created after the hardware is checked to ensure that cube textures are supported. The new cube texture has an edge length of 16 pixels, and no Usage value. Provided the hardware supports mipmap cube textures, all cube texture sublevels down to 1x1 pixels for each face are automatically generated.

In the following C# code example, device is assumed to be the rendering Device. Developers should also check to ensure that the hardware supports the X8R8G8B8 format.

//Check cube texture requirements.
CubeTextureRequirements tr = new CubeTextureRequirements();

tr.Format = Format.A8R8G8B8;

TextureLoader.CheckCubeTextureRequirements(device, 0,
                                           Pool.Managed, out tr);
//Create texture.
CubeTexture cube = new CubeTexture( device, 16, 0, 0, Format.X8R8G8B8, Pool.Managed );