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HLSL... tex2D( ) can't read ALPHA VALUE

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debugging shader(HLSL) In my code ... /// TL1_Color is {*,*,*,*} float4 TL1_Color = tex2D( TLayer1Samp, In.Tex0 ); /// excute above TL1_Color is {0.21, 0.321, 0.122, *} /// why w value is * ? /// I test a directX sample(basic hlsl) is filled width value... /// ex} {0.31, 0.32, 0.12, 1} /// what is my mistake? /// please... help... ㅠㅠ

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The '*' doesn't always mean that there is no value there - it can also mean that the debugger cant work out what it currently is. I've had it do that for some silly expressions - and its usually because of the way its compiled the HLSL down to assembly.

So, the real test is whether you're getting incorrect results because of it?

The obvious thing to check is whether the source textures actually have an alpha channel? Sampling an RGB texture should just get a default 0 (or 1?) value for the missing Alpha channel.

hth
Jack

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