Diligent Engine 2.5: async compute, inline ray tracing, wave operations and more

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    diligent New Member

    Dec 12, 2018
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    Diligent Engine v2.5 has just been released!
    This is a major release that introduces a number of significant improvements:
    • Pipeline resource signatures enable applications to define explicit shader resource layouts that allow sharing shader resource binding objects between different pipeline states.
    • Multiple immediate contexts is an abstraction over multiple command queues that enables e.g. async compute and parallel rendering.
    • Inline ray-tracing is a powerful extension to ray tracing that allows casting rays from regular shaders (pixel, compute, etc.).
    • Ray tracing on Metal is now also supported by Diligent Engine.
    • Debug groups improve debugging and profiling experience.
    • Wave operations enable sharing data between threads in one shader thread group.
    • Tile shaders is a special type of shader currently only available on Metal that is similar to compute shader, but processes on-chip tile memory.
    • Memoryless framebuffer attachments enable memory savings on mobile platforms.
    A new Tutorial 22 - Hybrid Rendering demonstrates how to implement a simple hybrid renderer that combines rasterization with ray tracing. The tutorial runs on DirectX12, Vulkan and Metal.


    Check it out on GitHub.

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