(Direct X) What is the difference?
Posted on 2001-07-08
I'm right now learning direct x programming, so far I'm doing quite okay but I do have one question, in the book I'm using at the moment, sometimes it would use the blitter to copy from one surface( like the back buffer or a generic surface) to another surface (like the from the generic surface to the back buffer) and sometimes it would manually copy the individual bytes from one surface to another. In order words, I'm asking what are the differences between the blitter and copying the individual bytes from one surface to another manually? Also what are the pros and cons of each methods?
And when should the blitter/(manual method) be used to copy the content of one surface to another?