D3D12_BLEND_DESC structure

Describes the blend state.


typedef struct D3D12_BLEND_DESC {
  BOOL                           AlphaToCoverageEnable;
  BOOL                           IndependentBlendEnable;



Specifies whether to use alpha-to-coverage as a multisampling technique when setting a pixel to a render target. For more info about using alpha-to-coverage, see Alpha-To-Coverage.


Specifies whether to enable independent blending in simultaneous render targets. Set to TRUE to enable independent blending. If set to FALSE, only the RenderTarget[0] members are used; RenderTarget[1..7] are ignored.

See the Remarks section for restrictions.


An array of D3D12_RENDER_TARGET_BLEND_DESC structures that describe the blend states for render targets; these correspond to the eight render targets that can be bound to the output-merger stage at one time.


A D3D12_GRAPHICS_PIPELINE_STATE_DESC object contains a blend-state structure that controls blending by the output-merger stage.

Here are the default values for blend state.

State Default Value
AlphaToCoverageEnable FALSE
IndependentBlendEnable FALSE
RenderTarget[0].BlendEnable FALSE
RenderTarget[0].LogicOpEnable FALSE
RenderTarget[0].SrcBlend D3D12_BLEND_ONE
RenderTarget[0].DestBlend D3D12_BLEND_ZERO
RenderTarget[0].BlendOp D3D12_BLEND_OP_ADD
RenderTarget[0].SrcBlendAlpha D3D12_BLEND_ONE
RenderTarget[0].DestBlendAlpha D3D12_BLEND_ZERO
RenderTarget[0].BlendOpAlpha D3D12_BLEND_OP_ADD
RenderTarget[0].LogicOp D3D12_LOGIC_OP_NOOP
RenderTarget[0].RenderTargetWriteMask D3D12_COLOR_WRITE_ENABLE_ALL

When you set the LogicOpEnable member of the first element of the RenderTarget array (RenderTarget[0]) to TRUE, you must also set the BlendEnable member of RenderTarget[0] to FALSE, and the IndependentBlendEnable member of this structure to FALSE. This reflects the limitation in hardware that you can't mix logic operations with blending across multiple render targets, and that when you use a logic operation, you must apply the same logic operation to all render targets.

Note the helper structure, CD3DX12_BLEND_DESC.


Header d3d12.h

See also

Core structures