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Awesome Vulkan

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Hardware Support

SDK

Document

Vulkan best practice for mobile developers

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Source code examples for "API without Secrets: Introduction to Vulkan" tutorial

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One stop shop for getting started with the Vulkan API

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Tutorial

Apps

Tracker for issues specific to the Vulkan version of Dota 2 on Windows, Linux, and macOS

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Vulkan Quake port based on QuakeSpasm

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id Software's Quake 2 v3.21 with mission packs and Vulkan support (Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, Raspberry Pi 4)

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Real-time path tracer VKPT integrated into q2pro Quake 2 client.

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GPL-2.0

Issue tracker for the Linux port of SteamVR

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NVIDIA’s implementation of RTX ray-tracing in Quake II

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Samples

One stop solution for all Vulkan samples

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Examples and demos for the new Vulkan API

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Examples and demos for the new Vulkan API

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Physical based rendering with Vulkan using glTF 2.0 models

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MIT

Vulkan best practice for mobile developers

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A set of samples to illustrate Vulkan API on Android

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Simple vulkan rendering example.

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OpenGL and Vulkan comparison on rendering a CAD scene using various techniques

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Vulkan sample rendering 3D with 'worker-threads'

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Vulkan sample showing a high quality super-sampled rendering

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Vulkan Samples

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Spinning Vulkan Cube

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The Stardust sample application uses the Vulkan graphics API to efficiently render a cloud of animated particles.

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Vulkan Quake port based on QuakeSpasm

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Sample SharpVk applications using Vulkan API in C#

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Forward+ renderer in Vulkan using Compute Shader. An Upenn CIS565 final project.

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A Vulkan implementation of real-time PBR renderer

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A simple Vulkan-based renderer for my master thesis on real-time transparency

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Examples and demos for the Vulkan C++ API

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MIT

Text rendering in Vulkan by estimating signed distance

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MIT

Shadertoy image shader test app with Vulkan.

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MIT

Comparison of OpenGL and Vulkan API in terms of performance.

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MIT

Basic C++ sample usages of Magma library and Vulkan graphics API

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Simple Vulkan raytracing tutorials

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MIT

Implementation of Peter Shirley's Ray Tracing In One Weekend book using Vulkan and NVIDIA's RTX extension.

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Gears VK is a heavily modified port of the famous "gears" demo to Vulkan/Android/Linux.

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Libraries

Dear ImGui: Bloat-free Graphical User interface for C++ with minimal dependencies

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MIT

Vulkan 2D graphics library

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MIT

Vulkan Compute for C++ (experimentation project)

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Zlib

General purpose GPU compute framework for cross vendor graphics cards (AMD, Qualcomm, NVIDIA & friends). Blazing fast, mobile-enabled, asynchronous and optimized for advanced GPU data processing usecases. Backed by the Linux Foundation.

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ncnn is a high-performance neural network inference framework optimized for the mobile platform

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Vulkan compute for people

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MIT

Vulkan/CUDA/HIP/OpenCL Fast Fourier Transform library

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MIT

Easy to integrate Vulkan memory allocation library

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MIT

This repository is discontinued, see https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Fossilize

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Vulkan bootstraping library

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MIT
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vulkan abstraction layer that represent frame as a task graph

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BSD-2-Clause

A set of utilities for taking the pain out of Vulkan in header only modern C++

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MIT

Modern C++ vulkan utility library.

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BSL-1.0

A multi-platform library to create a Vulkan window, and handle input events.

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Real-Time Rendering Framework

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The Forge Cross-Platform Rendering Framework PC Windows, Linux, Ray Tracing, macOS / iOS, Android, XBOX, PS4, PS5, Switch, Quest 2

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A modern cross-platform low-level graphics library and rendering framework

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Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.

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Cinder is a community-developed, free and open source library for professional-quality creative coding in C++.

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openFrameworks is a community-developed cross platform toolkit for creative coding in C++.

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Modern C++14 library for the development of real-time graphical applications

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MIT

A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input

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Zlib

A high speed C++17 Vulkan game engine

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MIT

A modern and easy-to-use library for the Vulkan API

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Anvil is a cross-platform framework for Vulkan

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Introductory Vulkan sample

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MIT

Intrinsic is a Vulkan based cross-platform game and rendering engine. The project is currently in an early stage of development.

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Apache-2.0

A wrapper around the Vulkan graphics API.

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Experimental High Level Framework for Vulkan

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[UNMAINTAINED] A modern cross-platform 3D engine built with Vulkan, glTF 2.0 and modern C++14.

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MIT

Vulkan library oriented on high speed rendering

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MIT

Logi is light-weight C++ Vulkan abstraction framework, which attempts to bridge the gap between previous graphics APIs and Vulkan by making API easier to use while still preserving Vulkan semantics and introducing as little overhead as possible.

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C++ cross-platform 3D graphics SDK. Includes demos & helper code (resource loading etc.) to speed up development of Vulkan, OpenGL ES 2.0 & 3.x applications

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MIT

Vulkan Ignoble Software Rasterizer: Software rasterizer implementing Vulkan. Just for fun.

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MIT

C++ implementation of Vulkan sitting on D3D12

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VUDA is a header-only library based on Vulkan that provides a CUDA Runtime API interface for writing GPU-accelerated applications.

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Clspv is a prototype compiler for a subset of OpenCL C to Vulkan compute shaders

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MoltenVK is a Vulkan Portability implementation. It layers a subset of the high-performance, industry-standard Vulkan graphics and compute API over Apple's Metal graphics framework, enabling Vulkan applications to run on iOS and macOS.

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OpenGL Overload: OpenGL implementation on top of Vulkan

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Vulkan Portability Implementation

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MPL-2.0

Vulkan RTX path tracer with a declarative ES7-like scene description language.

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LGPL-3.0

⚡ High-performance GPU interactive scientific data visualization with Vulkan

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MIT

Khronos-reference front end for GLSL/ESSL, partial front end for HLSL, and a SPIR-V generator.

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SPIRV-Cross is a practical tool and library for performing reflection on SPIR-V and disassembling SPIR-V back to high level languages.

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Vulkan backend, demonstrated in a cross-platform sample application with its own window library. [BSD 3-clause] website

Bindings

Vulkan bindings for Rust

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[maintenance mode] A low-overhead Vulkan-like GPU API for Rust.

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generates luajit ffi bindings from c headers

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Auto-generated D bindings for Vulkan

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Auto-generated D bindings for Vulkan

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OpenGL and Vulkan header and loader generator.

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MIT

The high-speed OpenGL, OpenCL, OpenAL, OpenXR, GLFW, SDL, Vulkan, Assimp, and DirectX bindings library your mother warned you about.

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Haskell bindings for Vulkan

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Vulkan API for JavaScript/TypeScript

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Racket integration with all things Vulkan

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MIT

Open-Source Vulkan C++ API

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Open source .NET binding for the Vulkan API

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Safe and rich Rust wrapper around the Vulkan API

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C# Bindings for the Vulkan API & SPIR-V

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The ultimate Python binding for Vulkan API

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Vulkan API bindings for Go programming language

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MIT

Vulkan header generator, OOP-style API wrapper, framework and prospective Vulkan-based game engine for Object Pascal

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Zlib

Vulkan binding generator for Zig

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MIT

VK², Kotlin Wrapper for Vulkan: code expressiveness and safety meet graphic power

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Cross platform .NET bindings for https://www.khronos.org/vulkan/

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Tools

Deprecated repository for Vulkan loader and validation layers

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RenderDoc is a stand-alone graphics debugging tool.

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Converts RenderDoc Vulkan capture to compilable and executable C++ code.

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Tools to aid in Vulkan development including useful layers, trace and replay, and tests

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CodeXL is a comprehensive tool suite that enables developers to harness the benefits of CPUs, GPUs and APUs.

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The Open Capture and Analytics Tool (OCAT) provides an FPS overlay and performance measurement for D3D11, D3D12, and Vulkan

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Graphics API Debugger

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A cross-platform Vulkan layer which checks Vulkan applications for best practices on Arm Mali devices.

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Library for shader debugging and profiling for Vulkan and OpenGL

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MIT

A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more. Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Gj5YmBb

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Books

Khronos

Khronos Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests

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Community

Related lists

😎 Awesome lists about all kinds of interesting topics

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A curated list of awesome OpenGL libraries, debuggers and resources.

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A list of Game Development resources to make magic happen.

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a list of graphic programming resources

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Awesome D3D12 ecosystem

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