BuckyBalls: An Animated DirectX9 Demonstration


BuckyBalls is an animated Managed DirectX demonstration. A buckyball, or fullerene, is a complex carbon molecule whose full name is buckminsterfullerene. The molecule contains 60 carbon atoms which form what is called a truncated icosahedron. It is shaped like a soccer ball or a geodesic dome, and is named after Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the geodesic dome. Buckyballs are one of the 3 forms of pure carbon (the other 2 being graphite and diamonds).

By examining the project code you should learn more about:

  • Creating Full screen or windowed Direct 3D projects
  • Creating lights
  • Using matrix multiplication to scale, rotate and translate objects
  • Drawing Text to a Direct3d program