C Specification

The VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_KHR_acceleration_structure
typedef struct VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR {
    VkStructureType                  sType;
    const void*                      pNext;
    VkFormat                         vertexFormat;
    VkDeviceOrHostAddressConstKHR    vertexData;
    VkDeviceSize                     vertexStride;
    uint32_t                         maxVertex;
    VkIndexType                      indexType;
    VkDeviceOrHostAddressConstKHR    indexData;
    VkDeviceOrHostAddressConstKHR    transformData;
} VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • vertexFormat is the VkFormat of each vertex element.

  • vertexData is a device or host address to memory containing vertex data for this geometry.

  • maxVertex is the highest index of a vertex that will be addressed by a build command using this structure.

  • vertexStride is the stride in bytes between each vertex.

  • indexType is the VkIndexType of each index element.

  • indexData is a device or host address to memory containing index data for this geometry.

  • transformData is a device or host address to memory containing an optional reference to a VkTransformMatrixKHR structure defining a transformation that should be applied to vertices in this geometry.



Unlike the stride for vertex buffers in VkVertexInputBindingDescription for graphics pipelines which must not exceed maxVertexInputBindingStride, vertexStride for acceleration structure geometry is instead restricted to being a 32-bit value.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-vertexStride-03735
    vertexStride must be a multiple of the size in bytes of the smallest component of vertexFormat

  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-vertexStride-03819
    vertexStride must be less than or equal to 232-1

  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-vertexFormat-03797
    vertexFormat must support the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_ACCELERATION_STRUCTURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT_KHR in VkFormatProperties::bufferFeatures as returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties2

  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-indexType-03798

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-sType-sType

  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-pNext-pNext
    pNext must be NULL

  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-vertexFormat-parameter
    vertexFormat must be a valid VkFormat value

  • VUID-VkAccelerationStructureGeometryTrianglesDataKHR-indexType-parameter
    indexType must be a valid VkIndexType value

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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

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