For a full list of available validation layers, please refer to the documentation, which can be found in the Documentation sub-folder of the directory in which the Vulkan SDK was installed.
Author: Pawel Lapinski
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Work through recipes to unlock the full potential of the next generation graphics API—Vulkan About This Book This book explores a wide range of modern graphics programming techniques and GPU compute methods to make the best use of the Vulkan API Learn techniques that can be applied to a wide range of platforms desktop, smartphones, and embedded devices Get an idea on the graphics engine with multi-platform support and learn exciting imaging processing and post-processing techniques Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for developers who know C/C++ languages, have some basic familiarity with graphics programming, and now want to take advantage of the new Vulkan API in the process of building next generation computer graphics. Some basic familiarity of Vulkan would be useful to follow the recipes. OpenGL developers who want to take advantage of the Vulkan API will also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Work with Swapchain to present images on screen Create, submit, and synchronize operations processed by the hardware Create buffers and images, manage their memory, and upload data to them from CPU Explore descriptor sets and set up an interface between application and shaders Organize drawing operations into a set of render passes and subpasses Prepare graphics pipelines to draw 3D scenes and compute pipelines to perform mathematical calculations Implement geometry projection and tessellation, texturing, lighting, and post-processing techniques Write shaders in GLSL and convert them into SPIR-V assemblies Find out about and implement a collection of popular, advanced rendering techniques found in games and benchmarks In Detail Vulkan is the next generation graphics API released by the Khronos group. It is expected to be the successor to OpenGL and OpenGL ES, which it shares some similarities with such as its cross-platform capabilities, programmed pipeline stages, or nomenclature. Vulkan is a low-level API that gives developers much more control over the hardware, but also adds new responsibilities such as explicit memory and resources management. With it, though, Vulkan is expected to be much faster. This book is your guide to understanding Vulkan through a series of recipes. We start off by teaching you how to create instances in Vulkan and choose the device on which operations will be performed. You will then explore more complex topics such as command buffers, resources and memory management, pipelines, GLSL shaders, render passes, and more. Gradually, the book moves on to teach you advanced rendering techniques, how to draw 3D scenes, and how to improve the performance of your applications. By the end of the book, you will be familiar with the latest advanced techniques implemented with the Vulkan API, which can be used on a wide range of platforms. Style and approach This recipe-based guide will empower you to implement modern graphic programming techniques and help gain a solid understanding of the new Vulkan API.
Teaching Vulkan from scratch is not the goal of this book, so we recommend starting with the book Vulkan Cookbook, published by Packt, and Vulkan Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning Vulkan, by Addison-Wesley Professional.
Author: Sergey Kosarevsky
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Build a 3D rendering engine from scratch while solving problems in a step-by-step way with the help of useful recipes Key FeaturesLearn to integrate modern rendering techniques into a single performant 3D rendering engineLeverage Vulkan to render 3D content, use AZDO in OpenGL applications, and understand modern real-time rendering methodsImplement a physically based rendering pipeline from scratch in Vulkan and OpenGLBook Description OpenGL is a popular cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface (API) used for rendering 2D and 3D graphics, while Vulkan is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics API that targets high-performance applications. 3D Graphics Rendering Cookbook helps you learn about modern graphics rendering algorithms and techniques using C++ programming along with OpenGL and Vulkan APIs. The book begins by setting up a development environment and takes you through the steps involved in building a 3D rendering engine with the help of basic, yet self-contained, recipes. Each recipe will enable you to incrementally add features to your codebase and show you how to integrate different 3D rendering techniques and algorithms into one large project. You'll also get to grips with core techniques such as physically based rendering, image-based rendering, and CPU/GPU geometry culling, to name a few. As you advance, you'll explore common techniques and solutions that will help you to work with large datasets for 2D and 3D rendering. Finally, you'll discover how to apply optimization techniques to build performant and feature-rich graphics applications. By the end of this 3D rendering book, you'll have gained an improved understanding of best practices used in modern graphics APIs and be able to create fast and versatile 3D rendering frameworks. What you will learnImprove the performance of legacy OpenGL applicationsManage a substantial amount of content in real-time 3D rendering enginesDiscover how to debug and profile graphics applicationsUnderstand how to use the Approaching Zero Driver Overhead (AZDO) philosophy in OpenGLIntegrate various rendering techniques into a single applicationFind out how to develop Vulkan applicationsImplement a physically based rendering pipeline from scratchIntegrate a physics library with your rendering engineWho this book is for This book is for 3D graphics developers who are familiar with the mathematical fundamentals of 3D rendering and want to gain expertise in writing fast rendering engines with advanced techniques using C++ libraries and APIs. A solid understanding of C++ and basic linear algebra, as well as experience in creating custom 3D applications without using premade rendering engines is required.
If you enjoyed this book, you may be interested in these other books by Packt: 3D Graphics Rendering Cookbook Sergey Kosarevsky, Viktor Latypov ISBN: 978-1-83898-619-3 • Improve the performance of legacy OpenGL applications • Manage a ...
Author: Marco Castorina
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Develop a rendering framework by implementing next-generation 3D graphics, leveraging advanced Vulkan features, and getting familiar with efficient real-time ray tracing techniques uncovered by leading industry experts Key Features Develop high-performance rendering techniques in Vulkan Automate some of the more tedious aspects like pipeline layouts and resource barriers Understand how to take advantage of mesh shaders and ray tracing Book Description Vulkan is now an established and flexible multi-platform graphics API. It has been adopted in many industries, including game development, medical imaging, movie productions, and media playback. Learning Vulkan is a foundational step to understanding how a modern graphics API works, both on desktop and mobile. In Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulkan, you'll begin by developing the foundations of a rendering framework. You'll learn how to leverage advanced Vulkan features to write a modern rendering engine. The chapters will cover how to automate resource binding and dependencies. You'll then take advantage of GPU-driven rendering to scale the size of your scenes and finally, you'll get familiar with ray tracing techniques that will improve the visual quality of your rendered image. By the end of this book, you'll have a thorough understanding of the inner workings of a modern rendering engine and the graphics techniques employed to achieve state-of-the-art results. The framework developed in this book will be the starting point for all your future experiments. What you will learn Understand resources management and modern bindless techniques Get comfortable with how a frame graph works and know its advantages Explore how to render efficiently with many light sources Discover how to integrate variable rate shading Understand the benefits and limitations of temporal anti-aliasing Get to grips with how GPU-driven rendering works Explore and leverage ray tracing to improve render quality Who this book is for This book is for professional graphics and game developers who want to gain in-depth knowledge about how to write a modern and performant rendering engine in Vulkan. Familiarity with basic concepts of graphics programming (i.e. matrices, vectors, etc.) and fundamental knowledge of Vulkan are required.
... 2-D datasets (such as time series) dynamically Render complex 3D volumetric datasets with techniques such as data slicers and multiple viewpoint projection Vulkan Cookbook Pawel Lapinski ISBN: 9781786468154 Work with Swapchain to.
Author: Frahaan Hussain
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A step-by-step instructional guide to understanding the fundamentals of game development with OpenGL. Right from the setup to the important features, we'll get a better understanding of games and the engines behind them. Key Features Learn the basics of drawing along with fundamentals of shading to create amazing objects. Get in-depth knowledge of lighting and materials to make realistic objects. Understand the fundamentals of model loading and cube mapping. Book Description Learn OpenGL is your one-stop reference guide to get started with OpenGL and C++ for game development. From setting up the development environment to getting started with basics of drawing and shaders, along with concepts such as lighting, model loading, and cube mapping, this book will get you up to speed with the fundamentals. You begin by setting up your development environment to use OpenGL on Windows and macOS. With GLFW and GLEW set up using absolute and relative linking done, you are ready to setup SDL and SFML for both the operating systems. Now that your development environment is set up, you'll learn to draw using simple shaders as well as make the shader more adaptable and reusable. Then we move on to more advanced topics like texturing your objects with images and transforming your objects using translate, rotate and scale. With these concepts covered, we'll move on to topics like lighting to enable you to incorporate amazing dynamic lights in your game world. By the end of the book, you'll learn about model loading, right from setting up ASSIMP to learning about the model class and loading a model in your game environment. We will conclude by understanding cube mapping to bring advance worlds to your game. What you will learn Set up GLFW and GLEW on Windows and macOS with absolute, relative Linking Set up SDL and SFML on your system using absolute and relative Linking Draw using the simple shaders Create a camera and learn to populate your game world with objects Learn about color and lighting concepts to create an amazing game world Understand model loading and cube mapping to advance your game Who this book is for This book is targeted towards anyone and everyone who is interested in creating games, learning how game engines work and most importantly for anyone who is interested in learning OpenGL. The ideal reader for this book would be anyone with a passion for learning game development or looking out for an OpenGL reference guide. The skills that you'll learn in this book will be applicable to all your game development needs. You'll require a strong foundation in C++ to understand and apply the concepts of this book.
You can do this in the Player section and by going to the Other Settings values: Build failure due to Vulkan API graphics settings AR projects don't work with the Vulkan graphics API, so if this is listed in your Player settings, ...
Author: Matt Smith
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Unity 2021 Cookbook is a practical guide with recipes covering a wide variety of Unity’s essential features. This new edition has been fully updated for Unity 2021 to help you discover not only the latest features but also modern game development practices.
SPIR-V appears to be the future of shader programming in the Vulkan/OpenGL space. However, GLSL is not going away anytime soon. GLSL compilers still ship with OpenGL and there's currently no sign that they will be removed or deprecated.
Author: David Wolff
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Over 70 recipes that cover advanced techniques for 3D programming such as lighting, shading, textures, particle systems, and image processing with OpenGL 4.6 Key FeaturesExplore techniques for implementing shadows using shadow maps and shadow volumesLearn to use GLSL features such as compute, geometry, and tessellation shadersUse GLSL to create a wide variety of modern, realistic visual effectsBook Description OpenGL 4 Shading Language Cookbook, Third Edition provides easy-to-follow recipes that first walk you through the theory and background behind each technique, and then proceed to showcase and explain the GLSL and OpenGL code needed to implement them. The book begins by familiarizing you with beginner-level topics such as compiling and linking shader programs, saving and loading shader binaries (including SPIR-V), and using an OpenGL function loader library. We then proceed to cover basic lighting and shading effects. After that, you'll learn to use textures, produce shadows, and use geometry and tessellation shaders. Topics such as particle systems, screen-space ambient occlusion, deferred rendering, depth-based tessellation, and physically based rendering will help you tackle advanced topics. OpenGL 4 Shading Language Cookbook, Third Edition also covers advanced topics such as shadow techniques (including the two of the most common techniques: shadow maps and shadow volumes). You will learn how to use noise in shaders and how to use compute shaders. The book provides examples of modern shading techniques that can be used as a starting point for programmers to expand upon to produce modern, interactive, 3D computer-graphics applications. What you will learnCompile, debug, and communicate with shader programsUse compute shaders for physics, animation, and general computingLearn about features such as shader storage buffer objects and image load/storeUtilize noise in shaders and learn how to use shaders in animationsUse textures for various effects including cube maps for reflection or refractionUnderstand physically based reflection models and the SPIR-V Shader binaryLearn how to create shadows using shadow maps or shadow volumesCreate particle systems that simulate smoke, fire, and other effectsWho this book is for If you are a graphics programmer looking to learn the GLSL shading language, this book is for you. A basic understanding of 3D graphics and programming experience with C++ are required.
He is a Vulkan, Metal and OpenGL ES trainer and has also authored OpenGL ES 3.0 Cookbook, Packt. His hobbies include traveling, light cooking, and spending quality time with his baby girl. Feel free to connect Parminder at ...
Author: Parminder Singh
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Discover how to build impressive 3D graphics with the next-generation graphics API—Vulkan About This Book Get started with the Vulkan API and its programming techniques using the easy-to-follow examples to create stunning 3D graphics Understand memory management in Vulkan and implement image and buffer resources Get hands-on with the drawing process and synchronization, and render a 3D graphics scene with the Vulkan graphics pipeline Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for graphic programmers who want to get up and running with Vulkan. It's also great for programmers who have experience with OpenGL and other graphic APIs who want to take advantage of next generation APIs. A good knowledge of C/C++ is expected. What You Will Learn Learn fundamentals of Vulkan programing model to harness the power of modern GPU devices. Implement device, command buffer and queues to get connected with the physical hardware. Explore various validation layers and learn how to use it for debugging Vulkan application. Get a grip on memory management to control host and device memory operations. Understand and implement buffer and image resource types in Vulkan. Define drawing operations in the Render pass and implement graphics pipeline. Manage GLSL shader using SPIR-V and update the shader resources with descriptor sets and push constants. Learn the drawing process, manage resources with synchronization objects and render 3D scene output on screen with Swapchain. Bring realism to your rendered 3D scene with textures, and implement linear and optimal textures In Detail Vulkan, the next generation graphics and compute API, is the latest offering by Khronos. This API is the successor of OpenGL and unlike OpenGL, it offers great flexibility and high performance capabilities to control modern GPU devices. With this book, you'll get great insights into the workings of Vulkan and how you can make stunning graphics run with minimum hardware requirements. We begin with a brief introduction to the Vulkan system and show you its distinct features with the successor to the OpenGL API. First, you will see how to establish a connection with hardware devices to query the available queues, memory types, and capabilities offered. Vulkan is verbose, so before diving deep into programing, you'll get to grips with debugging techniques so even first-timers can overcome error traps using Vulkan's layer and extension features. You'll get a grip on command buffers and acquire the knowledge to record various operation commands into command buffer and submit it to a proper queue for GPU processing. We'll take a detailed look at memory management and demonstrate the use of buffer and image resources to create drawing textures and image views for the presentation engine and vertex buffers to store geometry information. You'll get a brief overview of SPIR-V, the new way to manage shaders, and you'll define the drawing operations as a single unit of work in the Render pass with the help of attachments and subpasses. You'll also create frame buffers and build a solid graphics pipeline, as well as making use of the synchronizing mechanism to manage GPU and CPU hand-shaking. By the end, you'll know everything you need to know to get your hands dirty with the coolest Graphics API on the block. Style and approach This book takes a practical approach to guide you through the Vulkan API, and you will get to build an application throughout the course of the book. Since you are expected to be familiar with C/C++, there is not much hand-holding throughout the course of the book.
... OpenGL, and Vulkan using C++ programming Siddharth Shekar. Other Books You May Enjoy If you enjoyed this book, you may be interested in these other books by Packt: Unreal Engine 4.x Scripting with C++ Cookbook - Second Edition John ...
Author: Siddharth Shekar
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Explore modern game programming and rendering techniques to build games using C++ programming language and its popular libraries Key Features Learn how you can build basic 2D and complex 3D games with C++ Understand shadows, texturing, lighting, and rendering in 3D game development using OpenGL Uncover modern graphics programming techniques and GPU compute methods using the Vulkan API Book Description Although numerous languages are currently being used to develop games, C++ remains the standard for fabricating expert libraries and tool chains for game development. This book introduces you to the world of game development with C++. C++ Game Development By Example starts by touching upon the basic concepts of math, programming, and computer graphics and creating a simple side-scrolling action 2D game. You'll build a solid foundation by studying basic game concepts such as creating game loops, rendering 2D game scenes using SFML, 2D sprite creation and animation, and collision detection. The book will help you advance to creating a 3D physics puzzle game using modern OpenGL and the Bullet physics engine. You'll understand the graphics pipeline, which entails creating 3D objects using vertex and index buffers and rendering them to the scene using vertex and fragment shaders. Finally, you'll create a basic project using the Vulkan library that'll help you get to grips with creating swap chains, image views, render passes, and frame buffers for building high-performance graphics in your games. By the end of this book, you’ll be ready with 3 compelling projects created with SFML, the Vulkan API, and OpenGL, and you'll be able take your game and graphics programming skills to the next level. What you will learn Understand shaders and how to write a basic vertex and fragment shader Build a Visual Studio project and add SFML to it Discover how to create sprite animations and a game character class Add sound effects and background music to your game Grasp how to integrate Vulkan into Visual Studio Create shaders and convert them to the SPIR-V binary format Who this book is for If you’re a developer keen to learn game development with C++ or get up to date with game development, this book is for you. Some knowledge of C++ programming is assumed.
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Author: Sumanta Guha
Publisher: CRC Press
COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF SHADERS AND THE PROGRAMMABLE PIPELINE From geometric primitives to animation to 3D modeling to lighting, shading and texturing, Computer Graphics Through OpenGL®: From Theory to Experiments is a comprehensive introduction to computer graphics which uses an active learning style to teach key concepts. Equally emphasizing theory and practice, the book provides an understanding not only of the principles of 3D computer graphics, but also the use of the OpenGL® Application Programming Interface (API) to code 3D scenes and animation, including games and movies. The undergraduate core of the book takes the student from zero knowledge of computer graphics to a mastery of the fundamental concepts with the ability to code applications using fourth-generation OpenGL®. The remaining chapters explore more advanced topics, including the structure of curves and surfaces, applications of projective spaces and transformations and the implementation of graphics pipelines. This book can be used for introductory undergraduate computer graphics courses over one to two semesters. The careful exposition style attempting to explain each concept in the simplest terms possible should appeal to the self-study student as well. Features • Covers the foundations of 3D computer graphics, including animation, visual techniques and 3D modeling • Comprehensive coverage of OpenGL® 4.x, including the GLSL and vertex, fragment, tessellation and geometry shaders • Includes 180 programs with 270 experiments based on them • Contains 750 exercises, 110 worked examples, and 700 four-color illustrations • Requires no previous knowledge of computer graphics • Balances theory with programming practice using a hands-on interactive approach to explain the underlying concepts
Sellers, G. and Kessenich, J. (2016), Vulkan Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning Vulkan (Opengl), first edition, Pearson Education. ... Wolf, D. (2013), OpenGL 4 Shading Language Cookbook, Packet Publishing.
Author: David Allerton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Flight Simulation Software comprehensively covers many aspects of flight simulation; from software design to flight control systems, navigation systems and visual systems. It provides working software taken from flight simulators and demonstrates a variety of different systems that can be used in flight simulation. Delving into software design, programming languages, computer graphics and parallel processing, this book is detailed and covers a wide range of topics for flight simulation software. The author-a noted expert on the topic- uniquely presents flight control systems and displays, allowing readers a fresh outlook on how they view aspects of flight simulation. Written for engineers in industry and senior undergraduate/graduate students, Flight Simulation Software provides the basis of teaching across several disciplines, making this accessible for a wide audience.