Over here I’ll shove in some basics, like coordinate systems, world and object coordinate systems, etc. For now I’ll assume you’re at least a little familiar with 3D programming. Blah blah blah, differences between immediate and retained mode, etc etc.
This is a very simple DirectDraw sample using Microsoft DirectX under Visual C++.
One of the main purposes of DirectX is to provide a standard way of accessing many different proprietary hardware devices. DirectX is comprised of application programming interfaces (APIs) that are grouped into two classes: The DirectX Foundation layer and The DirectX Media layer. These APIs enable programs to directly access many of your computer”s hardware devices.