I would like to access the tutorial in DirectX Tutorial ( http://www.directxtutorial.com ) but most of what I want can only be viewed with premium account.
Does anyone have a premium account to this site that could be shared with me?
I am not a spoonlicker. I'm just asking out of desperation.. I'm sorry for making such request since you say it is illegal. But even if it is not something I'm suppose to do, please say it politely. Even I know when to stop when I'm asked not to.
The DirectX SDK comes with a nice set of tutorials itself to get going. It also has sample code demonstrating different features of the API. I think you would be better off using those or looking at this site:
If you don't mind changing library you can use openGL.It is cross flatform and also has many good FREE tutorials.
I think that paying for such a tutorial is too much also directx would bind you to windows only.
DirectX can be ported to Linux or Mac using Wine. Also DirectX also has a huge amount of good FREE tutorials available. Just because one person decided to charge something for what he wrote doesn't mean everyone else did ;p
Either way DirectX or OpenGL are fine though most professional devs tend to gravitate towards DirectX for various reasons.
In my honest opinion if you are just learning graphics programming don't dive right into one of the big two (DirectX, OpenGL) get familiar with the concept first with libraries like SFML or SDL. They can easily handle anything you would want to do as a beginner. Then you can move onto one of the big 2 after you get your grounding.