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AnKi 3D Engine - Vulkan backend, modern renderer, scripting, physics and more
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AnKi 3D engine is a Linux and Windows opensource game engine that runs on Vulkan 1.1 and OpenGL 4.5 (now deprecated).


1 License

AnKi's license is BSD. This practically means that you can use the source or parts of the source on proprietary and non proprietary products as long as you follow the conditions of the license.

See LICENSE file for more info.

2 Building AnKi

Build Status, Linux and Windows Build Status

To checkout the source including the submodules type:

git clone --recurse-submodules anki

AnKi's build system is using CMake. A great effort was made to ease the building process that's why the number of external dependencies are almost none.

2.1 On Linux


  • Cmake 3.0 and up
  • GCC 5.0 and up or Clang 6.0 and up
  • libx11-dev installed
  • libxrandr-dev installed
  • libx11-xcb-dev installed
  • [Optional] libxinerama-dev if you want proper multi-monitor support

To build the release version:

$cd path/to/anki
$mkdir build
$cd ./build
$cmake .. -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release

To view and configure the build options you can use ccmake tool or other similar tool:

$cd path/to/anki/build
$ccmake .

This will open an interface with all the available options.

2.2 On Windows


  • Cmake 3.0 and up
  • VulkanSDK version 1.1.x and up
    • Add an environment variable named VULKAN_SDK that points to the installation path of VulkanSDK
  • Python 3.0 and up
    • Make sure that the python executable's location is in PATH environment variable
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and up

To build the release version open PowerShell and type:

$cd path/to/anki
$mkdir build
$cd build
$cmake .. -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release
$cmake --build .

Alternatively, recent Visual Studio versions support building CMake projects from inside the IDE:

  • Open Visual Studio
  • Choose the "open folder" option and navigate to AnKi's checkout
  • Visual Studio will automatically understand that AnKi is a CMake project and it will populate the CMake cache
  • Press "build all"

3 Next steps

Try to build with samples enabled (search for the ANKI_BUILD_SAMPLES=ON option in your CMake GUI) and try running the sponza executable. Then you will be able to see sponza running in AnKi. All samples must run from within their directory.

$cd path/to/anki/samples/sponza

More samples will follow.

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