vulkan - Vulkan API bindings for Go programming language

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Package vulkan provides Go bindings for Vulkan — a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API. Updated October 13, 2018 — Vulkan 1.1.88. Vulkan API is the result of 18 months in an intense collaboration between leading hardware, game engine and platform vendors, built on significant contributions from multiple Khronos members. Vulkan is designed for portability across multiple platforms with desktop and mobile GPU architectures.



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Vulkan-Hpp - Open-Source Vulkan C++ API

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The goal of the Vulkan-Hpp is to provide header only C++ bindings for the Vulkan C API to improve the developers Vulkan experience without introducing CPU runtime cost. It adds features like type safety for enums and bitfields, STL container support, exceptions and simple enumerations. Vulkan-Hpp is part of the LunarG Vulkan SDK since version 1.0.24. Just #include <vulkan/vulkan.hpp> and you're ready to use the C++ bindings. If you're using a Vulkan version not yet supported by the Vulkan SDK you can find the latest version of the header here.

DiligentEngine - Master repository for Diligent Engine project

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Diligent Engine is a lightweight cross-platform abstraction layer between the application and the platform-specific graphics API designed to take advantages of next-generation APIs such as Direct3D12 and Vulkan, while providing support for older platforms via Direct3D11, OpenGL and OpenGLES. Diligent Engine exposes common front-end for all supported platforms and provides interoperability with underlying native API. Shader source code converter allows HLSL shaders to be used on all supported platforms and rendering backends. The engine is intended to be used as a graphics subsystem in a game engine or any other 3D application, and supports integration with Unity. Diligent Engine is distributed under Apache 2.0 license and is free to use. Alternatively, you can get master repository fisrt, and then individually clone all submodules into the engine's root folder.

VkHLF - Experimental High Level Framework for Vulkan

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VkHLF is an experimental high level abstraction library on top of Vulkan. It adds features like transparent suballocation, resource tracking on the CPU & GPU and simplified resource creation while staying as close as possible to the original Vulkan API. In contrast to Vulkan-Hpp, which was carefully designed to be a zero-overhead C++ abstraction for Vulkan, this library adds significant higher-level functionality. Even so, it has been designed for high-performance, but it can cost performance relative to native Vulkan if not employed with the intended usage patterns. All handles and structs which hold handles have been replicated in the vkhlf namespace. For the other structs we simply use Vulkan-Hpp C++ bindings.

vulkano - Safe and rich Rust wrapper around the Vulkan API

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See also Vulkano is a Rust wrapper around the Vulkan graphics API. It follows the Rust philosophy, which is that as long as you don't use unsafe code you shouldn't be able to trigger any undefined behavior. In the case of Vulkan, this means that non-unsafe code should always conform to valid API usage.

node-vulkan - Vulkan for JavaScript

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This is a Vulkan API for node.js. The bindings are machine generated and provide an API to interact from JavaScript with the low-level interface of Vulkan. The API of this project strives to be as close as possible to Vulkan's original API.

gapid - Graphics API Debugger

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GAPID is a collection of tools that allows you to inspect, tweak and replay calls from an application to a graphics driver.GAPID can trace any Android debuggable application, or if you have root access to the device any application can be traced. GAPID can also trace any Desktop Vulkan application.

Vulkan - Examples and demos for the new Vulkan API

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A comprehensive collection of open source C++ examples for Vulkan®, the new graphics and compute API from Khronos. from the root of the repository after cloning or see this for manual download.

renderdoc - RenderDoc is a stand-alone graphics debugging tool.

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RenderDoc is a frame-capture based graphics debugger, currently available for Vulkan, D3D11, D3D12, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES development on Windows 7 - 10, Linux, and Android. It is completely open-source under the MIT license. If you have any questions, suggestions or problems or you can create an issue here on github, email me directly or come into IRC to discuss it.

IntroductionToVulkan - Source code examples for "API without Secrets: Introduction to Vulkan" tutorial

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Tutorial presents how to create all resources necessary to use Vulkan inside our application: function pointers loading, Vulkan instance creation, physical device enumeration, logical device creation and queue set up. This lesson focuses on a swap chain creation. Swap chain enables us to display Vulkan-generated image in an application window. To display anything simple command buffers are allocated and recorded.

vulkan_minimal_compute - Minimal Example of Using Vulkan for Compute Operations. Only ~400LOC.

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This is a simple demo that demonstrates how to use Vulkan for compute operations only. In other words, this demo does nothing related to graphics, and only uses Vulkan to execute some computation on the GPU. For this demo, Vulkan is used to render the Mandelbrot set on the GPU. The demo is very simple, and is only ~400LOC. The code is heavily commented, so it should be useful for people interested in learning Vulkan. The application launches a compute shader that renders the mandelbrot set, by rendering it into a storage buffer. The storage buffer is then read from the GPU, and saved as .png. Check the source code comments for further info.

Vulkan-Samples - Vulkan sample code


This repository provides samples for Vulkan developers. These samples are useful to get started with, and learn about the Vulkan graphics API. See REQUIREMENTS for system/tool requirements.

AMDVLK - AMD Open Source Driver For Vulkan

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The AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan® is an open-source Vulkan driver for Radeon™ graphics adapters on Linux®. It is built on top of AMD's Platform Abstraction Library (PAL), a shared component that is designed to encapsulate certain hardware and OS-specific programming details for many of AMD's 3D and compute drivers. Leveraging PAL can help provide a consistent experience across platforms, including support for recently released GPUs and compatibility with AMD developer tools. Shaders that compose a particular VkPipeline object are compiled as a single entity using the LLVM-Based Pipeline Compiler (LLPC) library. LLPC builds on LLVM's existing shader compilation infrastructure for AMD GPUs to generate code objects compatible with PAL's pipeline ABI. Notably, AMD's closed-source Vulkan driver currently uses a different pipeline compiler, which is the major difference between AMD's open-source and closed-source Vulkan drivers.

VulkanTutorial - Tutorial for the Vulkan graphics and compute API

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This repository hosts the contents of The website itself is based on, which supports GitHub flavored Markdown. A few changes were made to and its themes, which are included in daux.patch and are licensed as MIT. The patch is based on commit d45ccff. Use issues and pull requests to provide feedback related to the website. If you have a problem with your code, then use the comments section in the related chapter to ask a question. Please provide your operating system, graphics card, driver version, source code, expected behaviour and actual behaviour.

Vulkan-Docs - The Vulkan API Specification and related tools

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This repository contains formal documentation of the Vulkan API. This includes the Specification of the Vulkan API, including extensions; the reference (“man”) pages; the XML API Registry; header files; and related tools and scripts. The authoritative public repository is located at . Issues, proposed fixes for issues, and other suggested changes should be created using Github.

awesome-vulkan - Awesome Vulkan ecosystem


A curated list of awesome Vulkan libraries, debuggers and resources. Inspired by awesome-opengl and other awesome-... stuff. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The-Forge - The Forge Cross-Platform Rendering Framework PC, Linux, Ray Tracing, macOS / iOS, Android, XBOX, PS4

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The intended usage of The Forge is to enable developers to quickly build their own game engines. The Forge can provide the rendering layer for custom next-gen game engines. Added a unified input system based on Gainput to all platforms ( The new input system substantially simplified input management on the application level over all platforms. We also simplified the camera controller. Added also new VirtualJoystick class in UI.


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V-EZ is an open source, cross-platform (Windows and Linux) wrapper intended to alleviate the inherent complexity and application responsibility of using the Vulkan API. V-EZ attempts to bridge the gap between traditional graphics APIs and Vulkan by providing similar semantics to Vulkan while lowering the barrier to entry and providing an easier to use API. V-EZ is not hardware vendor specific and should work on non-AMD hardware.

GraphicsSamples - GameWorks cross-platform graphics API samples

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The GameWorks Graphics Samples pack is a resource for cross-platform Vulkan, OpenGL 4 (GL4) and OpenGL ES 2 and 3 (ES2 and ES3) development, targeting Android and Windows (and soon, will again support Linux x86/x64 and Linux for Tegra). It is an expansion and continuation of the longstanding OpenGL Graphics and Compute Samples, adding full support for and samples of the Vulkan 3D API. The samples run on all supported target platforms from a single source base.

lwjgl3 - LWJGL is a Java library that enables cross-platform access to popular native APIs useful in the development of graphics (OpenGL), audio (OpenAL) and parallel computing (OpenCL) applications

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LWJGL ( is a Java library that enables cross-platform access to popular native APIs useful in the development of graphics (OpenGL/Vulkan), audio (OpenAL) and parallel computing (OpenCL) applications. This access is direct and high-performance, yet also wrapped in a type-safe and user-friendly layer, appropriate for the Java ecosystem.LWJGL is an enabling technology and provides low-level access. It is not a framework and does not provide higher-level utilities than what the native libraries expose. As such, novice programmers are encouraged to try one of the frameworks or game engines that make use of LWJGL, before working directly with the library.

MoltenVK - MoltenVK is an implementation of the high-performance, industry-standard Vulkan graphics and compute API, that runs on Apple's Metal graphics framework, bringing Vulkan to iOS and macOS

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