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Rust bindings to wgpu native library
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155: Update wgpu dependency r=grovesNL a=kvark

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Co-authored-by: Dzmitry Malyshau <>
Co-authored-by: Dzmitry Malyshau <>
Latest commit 911fb30 Jan 16, 2020


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This is an idiomatic Rust wrapper over wgpu-core. It's designed to be suitable for general purpose graphics and computation needs of Rust community. It currently only works for the native platform, in the future aims to support WASM/Emscripten platforms as well.


Cube Shadow MipMap Skybox vange-rs Brawl GLX map


Running an example

All examples are located under the examples directory. We are using the default syntax for running examples, as found in the Cargo documentation.

cargo run --example cube

Hello Compute

hello-* examples show barebones setup without any helper code.

For "hello-compute", pass 4 numbers separated by spaces as arguments:

cargo run --example hello-compute 1 2 3 4

More examples can be found under the examples directory.


Shout out to the following projects that work best with wgpu-rs:

  • wgpu_glyph - for your text-y rendering needs
  • coffee - a whole 2D engine
  • iced - a cross-platform GUI library
  • rgx - a 2D graphics library
  • imgui-wgpu - Dear ImGui interfacing
  • pixels - the easiest way to create a hardware-accelerated pixel frame buffer
  • kas - tooKit Abstraction System
  • lyon - a path tessellation library


If you need to test local fixes to gfx-rs or other dependencies, the simplest way is to add a Cargo patch. For example, when working on DX12 backend on Windows, you can check out the "hal-0.2" branch of gfx-rs repo and add this to the end of "Cargo.toml":

gfx-backend-dx12 = { path = "../gfx/src/backend/dx12" }
gfx-hal = { path = "../gfx/src/hal" }

If a version needs to be changed, you need to to do cargo update -p gfx-backend-dx12.

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