I am trying to implement dual-pass alpha sorting using Ogre material scripts, as part of my debugging attempts I want to compare two PIX captures, but when I attempt to debug a pixel in PIX, previously working 'geometry' is not displayed correctly.
My 'reference' blended geometry which works consistently, consists of a simple box with a translucent material, sitting over a set of opaque primitives. In my app this displays fine with the 'smoked' box tinting the objects/pixels behind it. When I load up my app starting through PIX this continues to work, but once I load a capture taken from this in PIX, it no longer blends the pixels and instead culls them.
I know it is PIX because in the debugger tab, I see the initial value of the pixel I am debugging is the correct blended colour, but the final frame buffer value is the darker incorrect colour - its as if PIX is 're-rendering' the shot and doing it wrong!
Could anyone suggest a reason for this behaviour?