HLSL and HxSL

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So lately I’ve decided I wanted to learn HaXe, because it can publish to all platforms. But then I read about Direct3D – it has this language called DirectX, a HLSL (High Level Shading Language). But I can’t really find any articles on how to implement it into a project. And it was around that time I came across HxSL – the HaXe drawing API. But I haven’t read much about it, so I’m not sure how good it really is. So I just wanted to ask which would be better (assuming I’ll be typing my code in HaXe)?

 
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HxSL is not a Haxe drawing API. It’s a shader language made so that you don’t have to write assembler style code to get your own shaders working in a 3d environment.

It’s very cool, but it’s not something you can just use as a drop in subsitute of “graphics”. I would recommend learning Haxe by doing some simple blitting (or displaylist stuff if that is what you are into) first.

 
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Does implementing DirectX require a license from Microsoft?

 
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Nope

 
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OpenGL > DirectX

Don’t support the vicious cycle that is Microsoft.

Read this.

And this.