Haven't really played with direct3d, but I know of a thread (click here)
that has some examples I've looked at. I know several .x files are used in at least some of the examples, and they are doing rotations. The examples, as SadamHu was leaning, start at post 21. I suppose the one in post 29 should be the "best" example, but I definitely remember looking at least one in post 21 and remember it working.
Perhaps read the whole thread to get the history.
It definitely looks like it took some time to get a handle on it, as in August 2004 (post 16) he says he's almost got skinned meshes working, then doesn't post again for over a year, providing the first examples.
The last example was posted after another ten month interval.
There Is An Island Of Opportunity In The Middle of Every Difficulty.
Miss That, Though, And You're Pretty Much Doomed.
Last edited by passel; 12-27-2011 at 08:41 AM.