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Create SkyBox

Jun 9, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Hello, is possible create SkyBox with XEN?

Tkx

Jun 11, 2009 at 4:26 AM

Hello, I apologize for taking a few days to reply to your question!

Creating a skybox is quite possible in xen. There are several ways to do this.
In essence, xen is a set of core wrapper classes on low level XNA tools (so vertex buffers, shaders, etc). There are also a bunch of useful things like models, but the core doesn't really prevent you from doing anything that is also possible in XNA. The goal is simply to make the fundamental building blocks simpler and more robust. Not everyone likes to work at the low levels like I do, but if you do, then I think xen can help a lot (some parts of XNA can get very cumbersome to manage - and have to be used in quite precise ways).

Another user has recently been trying to convert an XNA skybox tutorial to xen. He had some early troubles (a bug or two on my part) but he managed to get it working fine in the end.
You can read the post here:
http://xen.codeplex.com/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=58200

I hope that answers your question.

Jun 12, 2009 at 2:12 AM

Hello :) tkx for your awnser :)

I try create a skybox now ;)

tkx