C Specification

Possible values of type in VkRayTracingShaderGroupCreateInfoKHR are:

// Provided by VK_KHR_ray_tracing
typedef enum VkRayTracingShaderGroupTypeKHR {
    VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_GENERAL_KHR = 0,
    VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_TRIANGLES_HIT_GROUP_KHR = 1,
    VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_PROCEDURAL_HIT_GROUP_KHR = 2,
  // Provided by VK_NV_ray_tracing
    VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_GENERAL_NV = VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_GENERAL_KHR,
  // Provided by VK_NV_ray_tracing
    VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_TRIANGLES_HIT_GROUP_NV = VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_TRIANGLES_HIT_GROUP_KHR,
  // Provided by VK_NV_ray_tracing
    VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_PROCEDURAL_HIT_GROUP_NV = VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_PROCEDURAL_HIT_GROUP_KHR,
} VkRayTracingShaderGroupTypeKHR;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_NV_ray_tracing
typedef VkRayTracingShaderGroupTypeKHR VkRayTracingShaderGroupTypeNV;

Description

  • VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_GENERAL_KHR indicates a shader group with a single VK_SHADER_STAGE_RAYGEN_BIT_KHR, VK_SHADER_STAGE_MISS_BIT_KHR, or VK_SHADER_STAGE_CALLABLE_BIT_KHR shader in it.

  • VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_TRIANGLES_HIT_GROUP_KHR specifies a shader group that only hits triangles and must not contain an intersection shader, only closest hit and any-hit shaders.

  • VK_RAY_TRACING_SHADER_GROUP_TYPE_PROCEDURAL_HIT_GROUP_KHR specifies a shader group that only intersects with custom geometry and must contain an intersection shader and may contain closest hit and any-hit shaders.

Note

For current group types, the hit group type could be inferred from the presence or absence of the intersection shader, but we provide the type explicitly for future hit groups that do not have that property.

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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