C Specification

To record a non-indexed draw, call:

void vkCmdDraw(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    uint32_t                                    vertexCount,
    uint32_t                                    instanceCount,
    uint32_t                                    firstVertex,
    uint32_t                                    firstInstance);

Parameters

  • commandBuffer is the command buffer into which the command is recorded.

  • vertexCount is the number of vertices to draw.

  • instanceCount is the number of instances to draw.

  • firstVertex is the index of the first vertex to draw.

  • firstInstance is the instance ID of the first instance to draw.

Description

When the command is executed, primitives are assembled using the current primitive topology and vertexCount consecutive vertex indices with the first vertexIndex value equal to firstVertex. The primitives are drawn instanceCount times with instanceIndex starting with firstInstance and increasing sequentially for each instance. The assembled primitives execute the bound graphics pipeline.

Valid Usage
  • The current render pass must be compatible with the renderPass member of the VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo structure specified when creating the VkPipeline bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS.

  • The subpass index of the current render pass must be equal to the subpass member of the VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo structure specified when creating the VkPipeline bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS.

  • For each set n that is statically used by the VkPipeline bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS, a descriptor set must have been bound to n at VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS, with a VkPipelineLayout that is compatible for set n, with the VkPipelineLayout used to create the current VkPipeline, as described in ../../html/vkspec.html#descriptorsets-compatibility

  • For each push constant that is statically used by the VkPipeline bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS, a push constant value must have been set for VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS, with a VkPipelineLayout that is compatible for push constants, with the VkPipelineLayout used to create the current VkPipeline, as described in ../../html/vkspec.html#descriptorsets-compatibility

  • Descriptors in each bound descriptor set, specified via vkCmdBindDescriptorSets, must be valid if they are statically used by the bound VkPipeline object, specified via vkCmdBindPipeline

  • All vertex input bindings accessed via vertex input variables declared in the vertex shader entry point’s interface must have valid buffers bound

  • For a given vertex buffer binding, any attribute data fetched must be entirely contained within the corresponding vertex buffer binding, as described in ../../html/vkspec.html#fxvertex-input

  • A valid graphics pipeline must be bound to the current command buffer with VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS

  • If the VkPipeline object bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS requires any dynamic state, that state must have been set on the current command buffer

  • Every input attachment used by the current subpass must be bound to the pipeline via a descriptor set

  • If any VkSampler object that is accessed from a shader by the VkPipeline bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS uses unnormalized coordinates, it must not be used to sample from any VkImage with a VkImageView of the type VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_3D, VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_CUBE, VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_1D_ARRAY, VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_2D_ARRAY or VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_CUBE_ARRAY, in any shader stage

  • If any VkSampler object that is accessed from a shader by the VkPipeline bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS uses unnormalized coordinates, it must not be used with any of the SPIR-V OpImageSample* or OpImageSparseSample* instructions with ImplicitLod, Dref or Proj in their name, in any shader stage

  • If any VkSampler object that is accessed from a shader by the VkPipeline bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS uses unnormalized coordinates, it must not be used with any of the SPIR-V OpImageSample* or OpImageSparseSample* instructions that includes a LOD bias or any offset values, in any shader stage

  • If the robust buffer access feature is not enabled, and any shader stage in the VkPipeline object bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS accesses a uniform buffer, it must not access values outside of the range of that buffer specified in the bound descriptor set

  • If the robust buffer access feature is not enabled, and any shader stage in the VkPipeline object bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS accesses a storage buffer, it must not access values outside of the range of that buffer specified in the bound descriptor set

  • Image subresources used as attachments in the current render pass must not be accessed in any way other than as an attachment by this command.

  • If a VkImageView is sampled with VK_FILTER_LINEAR as a result of this command, then the image view’s format features must contain VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT.

  • If a VkImageView is sampled with VK_FILTER_CUBIC_IMG as a result of this command, then the image view’s format features must contain VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_CUBIC_BIT_IMG.

  • Any VkImageView being sampled with VK_FILTER_CUBIC_IMG as a result of this command must not have a VkImageViewType of VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_3D, VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_CUBE, or VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_CUBE_ARRAY

  • If the draw is recorded in a render pass instance with multiview enabled, the maximum instance index must be less than or equal to VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewProperties::maxMultiviewInstanceIndex.

  • If commandBuffer is an unprotected command buffer, and any pipeline stage in the VkPipeline object bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS reads from or writes to any image or buffer, that image or buffer must not be a protected image or protected buffer.

  • If commandBuffer is a protected command buffer, and any pipeline stage in the VkPipeline object bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS writes to any image or buffer, that image or buffer must not be an unprotected image or unprotected buffer.

  • If commandBuffer is a protected command buffer, and any pipeline stage other than the framebuffer-space pipeline stages in the VkPipeline object bound to VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS reads from or writes to any image or buffer, the image or buffer must not be a protected image or protected buffer.

  • If the bound graphics pipeline was created with VkPipelineSampleLocationsStateCreateInfoEXT::sampleLocationsEnable set to VK_TRUE and the current subpass has a depth/stencil attachment, then that attachment must have been created with the VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SAMPLE_LOCATIONS_COMPATIBLE_DEPTH_BIT_EXT bit set

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support graphics operations

  • This command must only be called inside of a render pass instance

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandBuffer must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Supported Queue Types Pipeline Type

Primary
Secondary

Inside

Graphics

Graphics

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification at URL

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

Copyright (c) 2014-2018 Khronos Group. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.