Learning Vulkan

Learning Vulkan
Learning Vulkan
by:Parminder Singh
ISBN-10 书号:1786469804
ISBN-13 书号:9781786469809
Release Finelybook 出版日期:2017-01-05
pages 页数:243

Book Description
Key Features
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

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.
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
Chapter 1. Getting Started with the NextGen 3D Graphics API
Chapter 2. Your First Vulkan Pseudo Program
Chapter 3. Shaking Hands with the Device
Chapter 4. Debugging in Vulkan
Chapter 5. Command Buffer and Memory Management in Vulkan
Chapter 6. Allocating Image Resources and Building a Swapchain with WSI
Chapter 7. Buffer Resource,Render Pass,Framebuffer,and Shaders with SPIR-V
Chapter 8. Pipelines and Pipeline State Management
Chapter 9. Drawing Objects
Chapter 10. Descriptors and Push Constant
Chapter 11. Drawing Textures

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