Are there any DirectX & C++ coders here? Im about to bite the bullet and learn the language Ive avoided for 9 years, but Im realistic I know it will take me a long time to make anything vaguely useable/good. Anyway Ive been looking at the DirectX SDK's for some time now, and they introduced the Video Mixing Renderer 7 in Windows XP, and have integrated it into DirectX 9 as VMR9 so its no longer limited to WindowsXP. So Im keen to learn whether these things will be any good for VJ software as the examples in the SDK are certainly interesting, things like mixing 2 clips together, using video as the faces of a cube, live video shown on a waving flag etc, using your hardware 3D card. I really guess I am looking to see how flexible this pipeline is and what performance is like. So just wondered if anyone else is interested in this stuff, if not I shall have a play around over the next few months and see if I can learn enough C++ to hack the samples into something with more VJ-friendly features as a technology test. Also interested in these new shader script type things, wondering whether M$ or nVidia is better so far, time will tell I guess!