wgpu-rs VS awesome-bevy

Compare wgpu-rs vs awesome-bevy and see what are their differences.

wgpu-rs

Rust bindings to wgpu native library (by gfx-rs)

awesome-bevy

A collection of Bevy assets, plugins, learning resources, and apps made by the community (by bevyengine)
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wgpu-rs awesome-bevy
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1,699 960
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9.0 8.6
about 3 years ago 1 day ago
Rust
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wgpu-rs

Posts with mentions or reviews of wgpu-rs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-30.
  • Using WGPU + crates directly or Bevy?
    1 project | /r/rust_gamedev | 4 Jul 2022
    You could start with one of examples from wgpu and tinker with it to see if that's your thing. Ie. copy hello-triangle and add more triangles / make them move, etc.
  • gfx-rs ecosystem releases v0.8
    3 projects | /r/rust | 30 Apr 2021
    wgpu-rs (https://github.com/gfx-rs/wgpu-rs) is probably closer to what you're looking for, it's a "high level wrapper" over wgpu-core (Which implements "WebGPU", an upcoming browser API for graphics using gfx-rs, and AIUI "implements" means this is what a browser might use to actually call a graphics API when javascript uses webGPU, although if you're compiling for wasm it could just call the browser APIs). It can run natively, ignore the fact it has "Web" in the name
  • Rust shader translator is 2.5x faster
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Apr 2021
  • GPU compute shader for SHA256 using Rust!
    3 projects | /r/rust | 25 Apr 2021
    rust-gpu) is used for compiling a compute shader written in Rust to SPIR-V. wgpu-rs is used natively for running the GPU computation.
  • GPU programming .. SYCL
    2 projects | /r/rust | 15 Apr 2021
  • Bevy 0.5
    14 projects | /r/rust | 6 Apr 2021
    For web assembly there is the unofficial bevy_webgl2 plugin. Official bevy web assembly support would probably use the wgpu webgl backend, which still needs some work, and is currently untested in bevy.
  • Bevy 0.5: data oriented game engine built in Rust
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Apr 2021
    We let wgpu https://github.com/gfx-rs/wgpu-rs handle our graphics backend abstraction, so our OpenGL support will come whenever they implement and release it. Currently, it seems to be a WIP.
  • Help a newbie (in this language) to find directions :)
    1 project | /r/rust_gamedev | 2 Apr 2021
    It's the same thing, the Rust implementation is just called[wgpu](https://wgpu.rs/)
  • Last big wgpu-rs example shaders are fully ported to WGSL now, and validated in it
    6 projects | /r/rust_gamedev | 30 Mar 2021
    Same as with GLSL, isn't it? What we do in wgpu-rs examples, and that's something I expect to see more widely, is having an integration test that just parses all the WGSL in the project and reports errors. Ideally though, we'd have a set of IDE plugins to do the parsing and report errors right where you type the code. We'd appreciate any help to get these started!
  • Newbie questions on design patterns in Rust
    2 projects | /r/rust_gamedev | 21 Mar 2021
    Also you could use an existing cross-platform graphics library, e.g. wgpu-rs. It supports Vulkan, Metal, DirectX, OpenGL and WebGPU. Oh and it seems to allow switching backends at compile-time via the WGPU_BACKEND environment variable, so maybe check out how they're doing it.

awesome-bevy

Posts with mentions or reviews of awesome-bevy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-04.
  • Bevy 0.12
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Nov 2023
    Among Bevy contributors (including myself) there is a general hesitance to invest too much time in official learning material that will be obsolete by the next release. Bevy's APIs are beginning to stabilize ... and the appetite (both from users and from Bevy devs) for official material is increasing. The time is coming (soon)!

    While you wait, there are a sizeable number of tutorials on YouTube, and we have learning material linked in https://bevyengine.org/assets/#learning as well.

  • Which project do you think is the best at showing what Bevy is capable of?
    2 projects | /r/bevy | 24 Mar 2023
    User code is the same as engine code. It's all Rust. Consequently, Bevy already has a surprisingly rich ecosystem
  • Bevy 0.10
    9 projects | /r/rust | 6 Mar 2023
    I've summarized a lot of my thoughts in this blog post, but in short: * "The Developer's Engine": most engines are built using multiple languages, with significant abstraction between "user code" and "engine code". Bevy is built with a consistent stack and data model (see the blog post I linked to for details). If you "go to definition" on a Bevy app symbol in your IDE, the underlying engine code will look the same as your app code. You can also swap out basically everything. We have a vibrant plugin ecosystem as a result. These blurred lines also make it way easier for "Bevy app developers" to make direct contributions to the engine. Bevy App developers are Bevy Engine developers, they just don't know it yet. The new Bevy renderer (in 0.6) was also built with this principle in mind. It exposes low, mid, and high level renderer apis in a way that makes it easy to "insert yourself" into the engine. * Fully embraces ECS: No popular engines are currently all-in on ECS (either they have no official support ... or they are half-in half-out). I reflect on some of the benefits we've enjoyed thanks to Bevy ECS in the blog post I linked to. Note that there is a lot of pro and anti ECS hype. Don't just blindly follow dogma and hype trains. ECS isn't one thing and Bevy ECS intentionally blurs the lines between paradigms. * Fully Free and Open Source With No Contracts: Of the popular engines, only Godot is a competitor in this space.
  • Katharos tech?!
    4 projects | /r/bevy | 16 Nov 2022
  • I'm switching from a 2D engine to a 3D one, what should I expect from Bevy?
    2 projects | /r/bevy | 15 Nov 2022
    I would recommend going to bevy's blog post(https://bevyengine.org/news/) since the update lists are the only convenient way I know it find out what features bevy actually has implemented directly. then go over to bevy assets(https://bevyengine.org/assets/) and you can see the community-made plugins to get an idea of the sorts of things people are making available to you. and finally, as a bit of self-promo, I have a youtube series called bevy basics where I got over how bevy does things, like the ECS and systems, moving into more direct use thing like getting user input you can fine it all here www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6uRoaCCw7GN_lJxpKS3j-KXuThRiSXc6
  • Bevy 0.9: data oriented game engine built in Rust
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Nov 2022
    I've summarized a lot of my thoughts in this blog post: https://bevyengine.org/news/bevys-first-birthday/#things-i-m...

    But in short (slight copy-paste of my generic Bevy pitch):

    The Developer's Engine: most engines are built using multiple languages, with significant abstraction between "user code" and "engine code". Bevy is built with a consistent stack and data model (see the blog post I linked to for details). If you "go to definition" on a Bevy app symbol in your IDE, the underlying engine code will look the same as your app code. You can also swap out basically everything. We have a vibrant plugin ecosystem (https://bevyengine.org/assets) as a result. These blurred lines also make it _way_ easier for "Bevy app developers" to make direct contributions to the engine. Bevy App developers _are_ Bevy Engine developers, they just don't know it yet. The new Bevy renderer (in 0.6) was also built with this principle in mind. It exposes low, mid, and high level renderer apis in a way that makes it easy to "insert yourself" into the engine.

    Fully embraces ECS: No popular engines are currently all-in on ECS (either they have no official support ... or they are half-in half-out). I reflect on some of the benefits we've enjoyed thanks to Bevy ECS in the blog post I linked to. Note that there is _a lot_ of pro _and_ anti ECS hype. Don't just blindly follow dogma and hype trains. ECS isn't one thing and Bevy ECS intentionally blurs the lines between paradigms.

    We can't currently compete with the "big engines" on features, but we are adding features at a rapid (and growing) pace. Bevy was released about a year and a half ago. Most popular engines have been in development for almost 20 years (Godot since 2007, Unity since 2005, Unreal since 1998), so we have plenty of "time" from my perspective.

    I'm a huge fan of Godot and used it to build my game High Hat over the course of about 4 years. I also contributed to it every once and awhile. When I was initially building Bevy, Godot's design decisions were always at the top of my mind (and they still are to this day). I love they way they do scenes (and our system draws inspiration from it). We also plan on borrowing their "dogfooding" approach to editor building (the Bevy Editor will be a normal Bevy App).

    6 projects | /r/gamedev | 12 Nov 2022
    Bevy still has functionality gaps in most areas. And we still warn developers about stability and missing features in our learning material. But many people are successfully making games with Bevy at this point. Some companies are already successfully building on Bevy for commercial projects. Our modular "everything is a Rust plugin" approach means that most gaps can be filled with 3rd party plugins, and we already have a large ecosystem of people doing that: https://bevyengine.org/assets/.
  • Godot 4 Beta 1
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Sep 2022
    One of the benefits of 4.0 is also the modularity of it with GDExtension. The major parts of the engine (including the physics) can be swapped with replacements without the need to recompile the entire engine. I'd usually say that is a long shot for community run projects, but even Bevy engine has community made extensions for separate physics engines.

    https://bevyengine.org/assets/#physics

    Forgetting about extensions, though, I see your point and almost agree, but Godot has shown that they will put in the work to improve their project, even if that means removing features like they did with visual scripting. Their physics engine will definitely be rough at first, but based on their past work, I believe they are willing and able to maintain it.

  • Bevy 0.8
    19 projects | /r/rust | 30 Jul 2022
    Lots of good community-developed networking plugins over in Bevy Assets
  • 3D Chess Tutorial from Bevy 0.4.0 to 0.7.0
    4 projects | /r/bevy | 20 Jun 2022
    Hi all! In the Assets tab from the Bevy official website, there is a "Making a Chess Clone in 3D" tutorial to learn Bevy written by guimcaballero. Unfortunately it was written in Bevy 0.4.0 and using bevy_mod_picking 0.3.1.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing wgpu-rs and awesome-bevy you can also consider the following projects:

ash - Vulkan bindings for Rust

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

gfx - [maintenance mode] A low-overhead Vulkan-like GPU API for Rust.

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

bevy_webgl2 - WebGL2 renderer plugin for Bevy game engine

bevy-kajiya - A plugin to use the kajiya renderer with bevy

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

bevy-cheatbook - Unofficial Reference Book for the Bevy Game Engine

gpuweb - Where the GPU for the Web work happens!

rust-analyzer - A Rust compiler front-end for IDEs [Moved to: https://github.com/rust-lang/rust-analyzer]

hash-shader - SHA256 WebGPU Compute Shader (Kernel) Written in Rust

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