Texture not showing up with spritebatch

Topics: Developer Forum
Jan 30, 2011 at 6:24 AM

I'm trying to get textures to draw with DebugView. Yet, I can't see the textures :(

These are the steps I followed:

I create a BasicEffect in Game ::LoadContent():

effect = new BasicEffect(GraphicsDevice);

Then in my Game::Draw: (scale is something I can tweak. default value is set to 50f)

            Matrix proj = Matrix.CreateOrthographic(scale * graphics.GraphicsDevice.Viewport.AspectRatio, scale, 0, 1);
            Matrix view = Matrix.Identity;

            effect.World = Matrix.Identity;
            effect.View = view;
            effect.Projection = proj;

            effect.TextureEnabled = true;
            effect.VertexColorEnabled = true;

            mDebugView.RenderDebugData(ref proj, ref view);

            SpriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, BlendState.AlphaBlend, null, null, null, effect);


In my Paddle:: Draw =>

                new Vector2(16, 16),
                0.001f, Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics.SpriteEffects.None, 

where Texture is 32 x 32, Generate Mipmap is set to true, Resize to power of 2 : true,

mBody = Farseer's Body,

scaleFactor used : 0.001f

Can someone please tell me where am I going wrong with the math ?

Jan 31, 2011 at 4:53 AM

After a lot of hair loss, I've finally figured out what the problem was. The math was all correct.

Here's what I was missing:


before the

SpriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.BackToFront, BlendState.AlphaBlend, null, DepthStencilState.Default, RasterizerState.CullNone, effect);

One more thing to note:

In paddle::draw:

scale of 0.1f worked good for me. Actually, a factor of 0.1875f was pixel perfect, since the width of the box was 6 meters, and width of the texture was 32 pixels. Now 32 pixels in meters happen to be 6/32 = 0.1875f

I'm writing a series of tutorials, and will be posting this part soon. I've posted two tutorials on basics and creating a simple pong game. I'll be adding more and publishing those soon, where you can read the details. 

Jan 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Just let us know when they are ready than we can put up a link to your tutorials in our documentation section somewhere.