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Registered Extension Number

82

Revision

2

Extension and Version Dependencies

  • Requires Vulkan 1.0

Other Extension Metadata

Last Modified Date

2018-05-21

IP Status

No known IP claims.

Contributors
  • Vikram Kushwaha, NVIDIA

  • Daniel Rakos, AMD

  • Jesse Hall, Google

  • Jeff Bolz, NVIDIA

  • Piers Daniell, NVIDIA

  • Stuart Smith, Imagination Technologies

Description

This extension allows the execution of one or more rendering commands to be conditional on a value in buffer memory. This may help an application reduce the latency by conditionally discarding rendering commands without application intervention. The conditional rendering commands are limited to draws, compute dispatches and clearing attachments within a conditional rendering block.

New Enum Constants

  • VK_EXT_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_EXTENSION_NAME

  • VK_EXT_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_SPEC_VERSION

  • Extending VkAccessFlagBits:

    • VK_ACCESS_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_READ_BIT_EXT

  • Extending VkBufferUsageFlagBits:

    • VK_BUFFER_USAGE_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_BIT_EXT

  • Extending VkPipelineStageFlagBits:

    • VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_BIT_EXT

  • Extending VkStructureType:

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_COMMAND_BUFFER_INHERITANCE_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_INFO_EXT

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_BEGIN_INFO_EXT

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_CONDITIONAL_RENDERING_FEATURES_EXT

Issues

1) Should conditional rendering affect copy and blit commands?

RESOLVED: Conditional rendering should not affect copies and blits.

2) Should secondary command buffers be allowed to execute while conditional rendering is active in the primary command buffer?

RESOLVED: The rendering commands in secondary command buffer will be affected by an active conditional rendering in primary command buffer if the conditionalRenderingEnable is set to VK_TRUE. Conditional rendering must not be active in the primary command buffer if conditionalRenderingEnable is VK_FALSE.

Examples

None.

Version History

  • Revision 1, 2018-04-19 (Vikram Kushwaha)

    • First Version

  • Revision 2, 2018-05-21 (Vikram Kushwaha)

    • Add new pipeline stage, access flags and limit conditional rendering to a subpass or entire renderpass.

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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