ash VS wgpu

Compare ash vs wgpu and see what are their differences.

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ash wgpu
13 197
1,709 11,109
2.5% 4.2%
8.5 9.9
5 days ago 4 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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ash

Posts with mentions or reviews of ash. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-02.
  • Going beyond build.rs: introducing cargo-px
    2 projects | /r/rust | 2 May 2023
    If you want to automate the creation of certain code that will be nested under the src directory, and committed into source control, there are a variety of ways to do that. One option is to create a sub-crate in your project that does the code-gen and you can run it as needed. The ash project is an example of this.
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here (16/2023)!
    15 projects | /r/rust | 17 Apr 2023
    There is also [Vulkano](https://github.com/vulkano-rs/vulkano). It has a safe high level api and lower level layers, all the way down to [ash](https://github.com/ash-rs/ash) which is more or less raw vulkan. It's more explicit and verbose than [wgpu](https://github.com/gfx-rs/wgpu) though, so maybe try wgpu first and see how you like it.
  • A new picture of my ray tracing voxel engine (Vulkan/RTX/Rust)
    1 project | /r/VoxelGameDev | 30 Mar 2023
    Yes. I use Ash bindings for Vulkan and raw GLSL for shaders. I tried to use spirv-std for shaders—it was really great to have the benefits of Rust (structs, enums, strict type assertions, etc.)—until I needed to use buffer references. Unfortunaly, it is not yet implemented.
  • go-vk - A new Go language binding for Vulkan
    5 projects | /r/vulkan | 6 Mar 2023
    This is great, of all the vulkan go bindings I have been waiting for one that uses vk.xml to generate the bindings, because it's the only viable way to keep the bindings up-to-date. (fyi the popular [ash-rs](https://github.com/ash-rs/ash) is created the same-way).
  • undefined symbol: wlEglCreateSurfaceExport
    1 project | /r/pop_os | 30 Oct 2022
    Hi, I am having an issue on pop-os wayland where when I run a vulkan application I get an error symbol lookup error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnvidia-vulkan-producer.so: undefined symbol: wlEglCreateSurfaceExport I have tested this with https://github.com/ash-rs/ash running the triangle example.
  • State of GPGPU in 2022
    12 projects | /r/rust | 27 Apr 2022
    Nice and simple. Its quite portable too. But simplicity and ease of use come with some limitations. Ash is much more complex but can extract every bit of power from your card if needed. Wgpu-rs github comes with many examples and you can find a really nice tutorial here
  • I made a video with every single debug render on a pathtracer I'm programming in Rust
    5 projects | /r/programming | 30 Nov 2021
    low level vulkan bindings
  • How to render text with rust?
    11 projects | /r/rust | 31 Oct 2021
    Glium and ash provide low level access to different common graphics api's. I'm sure there's a good directx-11/12 bindings as well but I'm unfamiliar with what people use.
  • https://np.reddit.com/r/rust/comments/pgruh2/most_efficient_way_to_write_and_read_large/hbfavpa/
    1 project | /r/backtickbot | 3 Sep 2021
    fn read_uncompressed_buffer( reader: &mut R, length: usize, // estimated via a seek or other mechanism file_is_little_endian: bool, ) -> Result> { let bytes = length * std::mem::size_of::(); // it is undefined behavior to call read_exact on un-initialized, https://doc.rust-lang.org/std/io/trait.Read.html#tymethod.read // see also https://github.com/MaikKlein/ash/issues/354#issue-781730580 let mut buffer = vec![0u64, length]; unsafe { // transmute u64 to bytes. let slice = std::slice::from_raw_parts_mut( buffer.as_mut_ptr() as *mut u8, length * std::mem::size_of::(), ); reader.read_exact(slice)?; } if is_native_little_endian() != file_is_little_endian { swap(&mut buffer, file_is_little_endian) } }
  • Most efficient way to write and read large amounts of u64s?
    1 project | /r/rust | 3 Sep 2021
    // it is undefined behavior to call read_exact on un-initialized, https://doc.rust-lang.org/std/io/trait.Read.html#tymethod.read // see also https://github.com/MaikKlein/ash/issues/354#issue-781730580 let mut buffer = vec![0u64, length]; unsafe { // transmute u64 to bytes. let slice = std::slice::from_raw_parts_mut( buffer.as_mut_ptr() as *mut u8, length * std::mem::size_of::(), ); reader.read_exact(slice)?; } if is_native_little_endian() != file_is_little_endian { swap(&mut buffer, file_is_little_endian) }

wgpu

Posts with mentions or reviews of wgpu. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-05-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ash and wgpu you can also consider the following projects:

learn-wgpu - Guide for using gfx-rs's wgpu library.

vulkano - Safe and rich Rust wrapper around the Vulkan API

wgpu-rs - Rust bindings to wgpu native library

tauri - Build smaller, faster, and more secure desktop applications with a web frontend.

vulkan-tutorial-rust - Following the vulkan tutorial(https://vulkan-tutorial.com/) using the Rust programming language.

glow - GL on Whatever: a set of bindings to run GL anywhere and avoid target-specific code

rust-gpu-compute-example - Minimal example of using rust-gpu and wgpu to dispatch compute shaders written in rust.

rust-gpu - 🐉 Making Rust a first-class language and ecosystem for GPU shaders 🚧

egui - egui: an easy-to-use immediate mode GUI in Rust that runs on both web and native

bevy - A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust

vulkanalia - Vulkan bindings for Rust.

bgfx - Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.