06-19-2002, 09:28 PM
I am using DX7 and Direct Draw and I was just wondering what are neat effects DX7 can do? Can it do good spell effects, particle effects? Can it do lighting even though its not built in like its built into DX8? Anything else it can do cool?
06-20-2002, 05:22 AM
Are you talking about DirectDraw or Direct3D?
In Direct3D, you can do very good particle effects, and lighting.
06-20-2002, 05:21 PM
Direct3D7 is similar to Direct3D8 so can do most of the same things but doesn't have some of the newer features
06-23-2002, 04:11 AM
Direct3D7 is based on DirectDraw as DirectDraw controls the rendering to the screen but DirectDraw has no particle effects of it's own, the only effect that I know it can do for certain is transparencies
For effects in a game you would be better off using pictures anyway as they are easier to implement