Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulkan

Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulkan

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (February 10, 2023)
  • Language:¬†English
  • ISBN-10: 1803244798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1803244792

eBook Description:

Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulkan: Develop a rendering framework by implementing next-generation 3D graphics, leveraging advanced Vulkan features, and getting familiar with efficient real-time ray tracing techniques uncovered by leading industry experts

Vulkan is now an established and flexible multi-platform graphics API. It has been adopted in many industries, including game development, medical imaging, movie productions, and media playback. Learning Vulkan is a foundational step to understanding how a modern graphics API works, both on desktop and mobile.

In Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulkan, you’ll begin by developing the foundations of a rendering framework. You’ll learn how to leverage advanced Vulkan features to write a modern rendering engine. The chapters will cover how to automate resource binding and dependencies. You’ll then take advantage of GPU-driven rendering to scale the size of your scenes and finally, you’ll get familiar with ray tracing techniques that will improve the visual quality of your rendered image.

  • Understand resources management and modern bindless techniques
  • Get comfortable with how a frame graph works and know its advantages
  • Explore how to render efficiently with many light sources
  • Discover how to integrate variable rate shading
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of temporal anti-aliasing
  • Get to grips with how GPU-driven rendering works
  • Explore and leverage ray tracing to improve render quality

By the end of this Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulkan book, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the inner workings of a modern rendering engine and the graphics techniques employed to achieve state-of-the-art results. The framework developed in this book will be the starting point for all your future experiments.

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