A curated list of awesome Vulkan libraries, debuggers and resources. Inspired by awesome-opengl and other awesome-... stuff.
- gpuinfo - Vulkan Hardware Database by Sascha Willems
- Vulkan barriers explained
- Vulkan Fast Paths
- Let Your Game Shine – Optimizing DirectX 12 and Vulkan Performance with AMD CodeXL
- D3D12 & Vulkan: Lessons Learned
- Say Hello to a New Rendering API in Town!
- Vulkan Renderpasses
- Performance tweets series: Barriers, fences, synchronization
- Using the Vulkan™ Validation Layers
- Most common mistakes in Vulkan apps
- Vulkan Device Memory
- Vulkan Device-Generated Commands
- Getting Vulkan Ready For VR
- GPU-Driven Rendering
- GDC 16 - High-performance, Low-Overhead Rendering with OpenGL and Vulkan
- GDC 16 - Vulkan and NVIDIA – The Essentials
- Engaging the Voyage to Vulkan
- Vulkan Shader Resource Binding
- Vulkan Memory Management
- OpenGL like Vulkan
- Transitioning from OpenGL to Vulkan
- Siggraph 15 talk - Vulkan on NVIDIA GPUs
- How to Learn Vulkan - Meta post on how to learn Vulkan
- I Am Graphics And So Can You - Blog post style tutorial for those new to graphics learning Vulkan.
- jhenriques's tutorial
- Lunarg's tutorial
- Qualcomm Video Tutorial Series - Leans more towards Vulkan for mobile devices.
- Raw Vulkan - Overview on how to program a Vulkan application from the ground up.
- An overview of next-generation graphics APIs - covers Vulkan, D3D12 etc.
- Tutorial by Overv and its github repository. [CC BY-SA 4.0]
- vulkan-sxs - explain the Vulkan API step by step and vulkan-sync - rephrase Vulkan's requirements on execution dependencies in a more precise form. [MIT]
- Vulkan in 30 minutes - by baldurk.
- Vulkan Demos and Tutorials [MIT].
- Vulkan Basic Graphics Samples - Collection of simple graphics samples that are written using Magma library.
- The Talos Principle - by Croteam.
- Dota2 - by Valve.
- Basemark - by Basemark.
- GFXBench 5 - by Kishonti.
- ProtoStar - by Epic, built with Unreal Engine 4 technology.
- Doom - by id Software.
- vkQuake - Vulkan Quake port based on QuakeSpasm. [GPL]
- Linux port of SteamVR - SteamVR is built on top of the Vulkan API.
- 3DMark - 3DMark API Overhead test.
- Sascha Willems's samples and Deferred rendering of Sponza and his talk of Khronos_meetup_munich.
- Sascha Willems's Vulkan-glTF-PBR - physical based rendering with Vulkan using glTF 2.0 models. [MIT]
- nvpro-samples - NVIDIA DesignWorks Samples. [LICENSE]
- gl_vk_chopper - Simple vulkan rendering example.
- gl_vk_threaded_cadscene - OpenGL and Vulkan comparison on rendering a CAD scene using veraious techniques and the blog about it.
- gl_vk_bk3dthreaded - Vulkan sample rendering 3D with 'worker-threads'.
- gl_vk_supersampled - Vulkan sample showing a high quality super-sampled rendering.
- NVIDIA GameWorks Samples - GameWorks cross-platform graphics API samples. [LICENSE]
- LunarG's samples
- vkcube - 'vkcube' sample from krh, works under X, wayland and VT console with drm/kms.
- Stardust from Intel - The Stardust sample application uses the Vulkan graphics API to efficiently render a cloud of animated particles. [LICENSE]
- Vulkan Quake port based on QuakeSpasm.
- C# Samples - Port of Overv's tutorials to SharpVk [MIT]
- Vulkan-Forward-Plus-Renderer - VFPR - a Vulkan Forward Plus Renderer. [MIT]
- Laugh Engine - Vulkan implementation of real-time PBR renderer.
- tinyrenderers - Single header implemenations of Vulkan and D3D12 renderers.
- TLVulkanRenderer - Simple Vulkan-based renderer for my master thesis on real-time transparency. [CC BY-SA 4.0]
- Vulkan-Hpp Samples - Fork of Sascha Willems excellent Vulkan examples that uses Vulkan-Hpp.
- SDF Font Demo - Text rendering in Vulkan by estimating signed distance. [MIT]
- vulkantoy - Shadertoy image shader test app with Vulkan. [MIT]
- GL_vs_VK - Comparison of OpenGL and Vulkan API in terms of performance. [MIT]
- Cinder and the story behind. [BSD]
- Diligent Engine - a modern cross-platform low-level graphics library that supports OpenGL/GLES, Direct3D11/12 and Vulkan. [Apache License 2.0]
- SDL - added cross-platform Vulkan graphics support in SDL_vulkan.h. [zlib]
- DemoFramework - NXP GTEC C++11 cross-platform demo framework including lots of samples for Vulkan, OpenGL ES, OpenVX, OpenCL, OpenVG and OpenCV. [BSD-3-clause]
- openFrameworks - the most famouse C++ creative coding framework. [MIT]
- bgfx - Cross-platform rendering library, bgfx backend is WIP. [LICENSE]
- PowerVR SDK - C++ cross-platform 3D graphics SDK to speed up development of Vulkan and GLES. [LICENSE]
- glfw and the guide. [LICENSE]
- MoltenVK - run Vulkan on iOS and macOS. [Apache-2.0]
- imgui - Immediate Mode Graphical User interface. [MIT]
- vuh - Vulkan-based C++ GPGPU computing framework. [MIT]
- libvc - Vulkan Compute for C++. [LICENSE]
- AMD's Anvil - cross-platform framework for Vulkan. [LICENSE]
- Introductory Vulkan sample. [MIT]
- Vulkan Memory Allocator - Easy to integrate Vulkan memory allocation library from AMD. [MIT]
- V-EZ - light-weight middleware layer for the Vulkan API targeting Professional Workstation ISVs. [MIT]
- Google's vulkan-cpp-library - Vulkan abstraction library using C++11 for memory, resource management, type and thread safety as well as system independency. [Apache]
- Vookoo - Vookoo is a set of dependency-free utilities to assist in the construction and updating of Vulkan graphics data structres. [MIT]
- vpp - Modern C++ Vulkan Abstraction focused on performance and a straightforward interface. [MIT]
- Intrinsic Engine - Intrinsic is a Vulkan based cross-platform graphics and game engine. [Apache License 2.0]
- glo / OpenGL Overload - OpenGL implementation on top of Vulkan.
- Skia - Google's 2D graphics library has a Vulkan backend, demonstrated in a cross-platform sample application with its own window library. [BSD 3-clause] website
- Spectrum - Work-in-progress framework and abstraction layer around Vulkan.
- VkHLF - Vulkan High Level Framework. [LICENSE]
- VulkanOnD3D12 - Vulkan API for D3D12. [Apache License 2.0]
- visor - Vulkan Ignoble Software Rasterizer. [MIT]
- Lugdunum - Modern cross-platform 3D rendering engine built with Vulkan and modern C++14. [MIT]
- Vulkan-WSIWindow - Multi-platform library to create a Vulkan window, and handle input events. [Apache License 2.0]
- Falcor - Real-time rendering framework from NVIDIA, supporting DX12 and Vulkan. [BSD 3-clause]
- The-Forge - DirectX 12, Vulkan, macOS Metal 2 rendering framework. [Apache License 2.0]
- VK9 - Direct3D 9 compatibility layer using Vulkan
- gfx-rs - High-performance, bindless graphics API for Rust. [Apache License 2.0]
- satellite-oem - Vulkan API (>=1.1) based ray tracing engine for geeks, enthusiasts and developers, is not final production for end users
- rostkatze - C++ implementation of Vulkan sitting on D3D12
🐈[Apache License 2.0]
- Fossilize - serialization format for various persistent Vulkan object types. [MIT]
- VulkanSceneGraph - next-gen OpenSceneGraph.
- clspv - prototype compiler for a subset of OpenCL C to Vulkan compute shaders. [Apache License 2.0]
- libvulkan.lua - Lua bindings for Vulkan.
- dvulkan - Auto-generated D bindings for Vulkan.
- ErupteD - Another Auto-generated D bindings for Vulkan.
- Haskell bindings for Vulkan - [LICENSE]
- Vulkan-hpp Open-Source Vulkan C++ API originated from NVIDIA and the blog about it.
- VulkanSharp - C# bindings for Vulkan. [MIT]
- Vulkano - Safe and rich Rust wrapper around the Vulkan API. [MIT]
- LWJGL - Lightweight Java Game Library 3 has Vulkan bindings. [BSD]
- SharpVk - C# bindings for Vulkan with Linq-to-SPIR-V & NuGet package. [MIT]
- vulkan - Ultimate Python bindings for Vulkan generated with CFFI. [Apache Licence 2.0]
- Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 5.2+.
- LoaderAndValidationLayers - from KhronosGroup. [Apache Licence 2.0]
- renderdoc - by baldurk, a stand-alone graphics debugging tool. [MIT]
- VulkanTools - LunarG's tools including layers,
vkreplay. [Apache Licence 2.0]
- CodeXL - CodeXL goes open source. [MIT]
- Qualcomm GPU Tools.
- Mali Graphics Debugger.
- Open Capture and Analytics Tool (OCAT) - rovides an FPS overlay and performance measurement for D3D11, D3D12, and Vulkan. [MIT]
- gapid - Graphics API Debugger, can trace and replay Android OpenGL ES and Vulkan applications. [Apache License 2.0]
- ARM - PerfDoc - a validation layer against the Mali Application Developer Best Practices document. [MIT]
- Introduction to Computer Graphics and the Vulkan API by Kenwright - Introduce the reader to the exciting topic of computer graphics from a grounds-up practical perspective with the Vulkan API.
- Learning Vulkan - by Parminder Singh - Get started with the Vulkan API and its programming techniques using the easy-to-follow examples.
- Vulkan Cookbook- by Pawel Lapinski - Explores a wide range of graphics programming and GPU compute methods to make the best use of the Vulkan API.
- Vulkan Programming Guide - by Graham Sellers and John Kessenich - Introduces powerful 3D development techniques for many fields.
- awesome - Curated list of awesome lists.
- awesome-opengl - Curated list of awesome OpenGL libraries, debuggers and resources.
- gamedev - Awesome list about game development.
- graphics-resources - List of graphic programming resources.
- awesome-d3d12 - Curated list of awesome D3D12 libraries, debuggers and resources.
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