Subscribe to GameFromScratch on YouTube Support GameFromScratch on Patreon


14. March 2017

 

A few days back Google released GAPID, Graphics API Debugger, which is open source and available on Github.  GAPID is described as:

GAPID is a collection of tools that allows you to inspect, tweak and replay calls from an application to a graphics driver.

 

GAPID is composed of several different components, including:

GAPII: Graphics API Interceptor

A layer that sits between the application / game and the GPU driver, recording all the calls and memory accesses.

 
GAPIS: Graphics API Server

A process that analyses capture streams reporting incorrect API usage, processes the data for replay on various target devices, and provides an RPC interface to the client.

 
GAPIR: Graphics API Replay daemon

A stack-based VM used to playback capture files, imitating the original application’s / game's calls to the GPU driver. Supports read-back of any buffer / framebuffer, and provides profiling functionality.

 
GAPIC: Graphics API Client

The frontend user interface application. Provides visual inspection of the capture data, memory, resources, and frame-buffer content.

 
GAPIL: Graphics API Language

A new domain specific language to describe a graphics API in its entirety. Combined with our template system to generate huge parts of the interceptor, server and replay systems.

GameDev News

blog comments powered by Disqus

Month List

Popular Comments