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Supplying Default Values for Texture Coordinates in Vertex Declarations

Last Updated: 2/14/2017

This topic applies to DirectX 8.0 and later.

A display driver whose display device supports a programmable pixel shader must supply default values for any texture coordinates that are missing in a vertex declaration. Texture coordinates that are supplied to pixel shaders must have four components (u,v,w,q). If the u, v, or w component is missing, the hardware or driver must supply a default value of 0 to that component. If the q component is missing, the hardware or driver must supply a default value of 1 to that component. Therefore, if all components are missing, (0,0,0,1) is the default value. For example, if a 2D texture coordinate is sent to a pixel shader that uses 3D texture coordinates, then the hardware or driver supplies default values of 0 and 1 to the 3rd and 4th components respectively.

The exception for source parameter tokens is with the following instruction:

// D3DSIO_DEF c#,f0,f1,f2,f2

For this instruction, the source parameter tokens (f#) are taken as 32-bit floats.

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