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Practical Vulkan - From API to Applications (Presented by NVIDIA)

Martin-Karl Lefrancois  (Senior Graphic Software Engineer , NVIDIA)

Location: Virtual GDC Platform

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: Virtual

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Yes


This presentation will be covering the required steps to create simple and more complex Vulkan applications. Using the nvpro-samples framework, we will start with the most important aspects of Vulkan programming. This includes creating Vulkan context, memory allocation, creating pipelines for raster and ray tracing. From this sample, we will show how other technologies can be integrated, such as NVIDIA Nsight Aftermath, OptiX denoiser, NVIDIA real-time denoiser (NRD) and other advanced rendering techniques. The sample is part of nvpro-samples which is a collection of examples for Vulkan. For example, you will find a Vulkan tutorial on ray tracing, where ray tracing is added, step by step, to a raster renderer. Among this tutorial there is also a collection of very specific ray tracing features, like animation, motion blur, reflection, but it also covers more intensively the use of shading-binding-table (SBT), parallel shading pipelines, ray query, anyhit as well as intersection shader, and much more.