3D graphics library

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/golang

Our great sponsors
  • Scout APM - Truly a developer’s best friend
  • InfluxDB - Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.
  • SonarLint - Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint
  • Zigi - Close all those tabs. Zigi will handle your updates.
  • go-bgfx

    bgfx for Go

    I'm looking for something that's relatively low-level (not a game engine) but preferably abstracts some of the boilerplate away and is cross-platform. Something like go-bgfx would have been perfect for me, but it has been long abandoned. The only real remaining option appears to be the glfw-bindings go-gl/glfw. Otherwise, I could make use of cgo to wrap some c/c++ code myself. I'm somewhat hesitant to go with glfw, because openGL isn't supported on all platforms (but realistically, I'm not going to publish anything that needs to go on mobile), and doesn't support raytracing, which I eventually want to mess around with too.

  • glfw

    Go bindings for GLFW 3 (by go-gl)

    I'm looking for something that's relatively low-level (not a game engine) but preferably abstracts some of the boilerplate away and is cross-platform. Something like go-bgfx would have been perfect for me, but it has been long abandoned. The only real remaining option appears to be the glfw-bindings go-gl/glfw. Otherwise, I could make use of cgo to wrap some c/c++ code myself. I'm somewhat hesitant to go with glfw, because openGL isn't supported on all platforms (but realistically, I'm not going to publish anything that needs to go on mobile), and doesn't support raytracing, which I eventually want to mess around with too.

  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • go-sdl2

    SDL2 binding for Go

    Fair enough! There are Go bindings for sdl here, and bindings for RayLib here. Beyond that, everything go game-related that I know of is a game engine.

  • raylib-go

    Go bindings for raylib, a simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming.

    Fair enough! There are Go bindings for sdl here, and bindings for RayLib here. Beyond that, everything go game-related that I know of is a game engine.

  • vulkan

    Vulkan API bindings for Go programming language (by vulkan-go)

    You might want to try vulkan-go: https://github.com/vulkan-go/vulkan

  • Vulkan

    Examples and demos for the new Vulkan API

    Thanks. I'll have a look at it. I've heard that working with unabstracted vulkan is really hard though (>1000 lines of code to render a single triangle). That seems pretty daunting. I think I'll just try glfw and see where I get with that.

  • go-webgpu

    Go bindings for WebGPU, a safe & cross-platform GPU abstraction

    You can check out go-webgpu.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • go-webgpu-examples

    If you decide to go with it and want to learn it I would recommend you to refer https://sotrh.github.io/learn-wgpu/ and refer to Go code for the tutorials here https://github.com/rajveermalviya/go-webgpu-examples/tree/main/learn-wgpu/beginner (WIP, I am in the process of making complete doc)

  • learn-wgpu

    Guide for using gfx-rs's wgpu library.

    If you decide to go with it and want to learn it I would recommend you to refer https://sotrh.github.io/learn-wgpu/ and refer to Go code for the tutorials here https://github.com/rajveermalviya/go-webgpu-examples/tree/main/learn-wgpu/beginner (WIP, I am in the process of making complete doc)

  • fauxgl

    Software-only 3D renderer written in Go.

    there's https://github.com/fogleman/fauxgl, it's pretty fast, although it hasn't been updated in two years or so.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

Suggest a related project

Related posts