wgpu-rs VS bevy_webgl2

Compare wgpu-rs vs bevy_webgl2 and see what are their differences.

wgpu-rs

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

bevy_webgl2

WebGL2 renderer plugin for Bevy game engine (by mrk-its)
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wgpu-rs bevy_webgl2
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9.0 1.8
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Rust Rust
Mozilla Public License 2.0 MIT License
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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.

bevy_webgl2

Posts with mentions or reviews of bevy_webgl2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-09.
  • Is there a way to use piston with wasm?
    10 projects | /r/rust_gamedev | 9 Jan 2022
    There was a rust game jam in September 2021 and some games are playable in the browser. In that game jam the most used game engine was the bevy game engine. But most of the games made in bevy were not made playable in the browser, the ones that were playable in the browser used a third-party bevy plugin called bevy_webgl2. However now bevy has been updated to version 0.6 that has new built in WASM support, so there seems to be no need for bevy_webgl2. Targeting WASM with bevy might mean that not all features of the engine are available, so you need to limit the game’s features used to the ones that are compatible with WASM.
  • 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.
  • Running ML models in a game (and in Wasm!)
    6 projects | dev.to | 19 Feb 2021
    Thanks to bevy_webgl2, this is actually very straightforward. I just need to add the plugin WebGL2Plugin and disable the default features of Bevy to only enable the one available on Wasm.
  • Advice for doing a web-playable 7DRL
    9 projects | /r/roguelikedev | 13 Feb 2021
    Bevy has bevy_webgl2, which is supposed to enable a way to compile bevy for wasm and consequently run in a browser.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing wgpu-rs and bevy_webgl2 you can also consider the following projects:

ash - Vulkan bindings for Rust

awesome-bevy - A collection of Bevy assets, plugins, learning resources, and apps made by the community

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

bracket-lib - The Roguelike Toolkit (RLTK), implemented for Rust.

bevy_webgl2_app_template

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

tract - Tiny, no-nonsense, self-contained, Tensorflow and ONNX inference

gpuweb - Where the GPU for the Web work happens!

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

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

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

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