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RTCBufferType(3) Embree Ray Tracing Kernels 3 RTCBufferType(3)

NAME


RTCFormat - specifies format of data in buffers

    

SYNOPSIS


#include <embree3/rtcore_ray.h>
enum RTCBufferType
{
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_INDEX            = 0,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX           = 1,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX_ATTRIBUTE = 2,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_NORMAL           = 3,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_TANGENT          = 4,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_NORMAL_DERIVATIVE = 5,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_GRID                 = 8,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_FACE                 = 16,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_LEVEL                = 17,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_EDGE_CREASE_INDEX    = 18,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_EDGE_CREASE_WEIGHT   = 19,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX_CREASE_INDEX  = 20,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX_CREASE_WEIGHT = 21,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_HOLE                 = 22,
  RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_FLAGS = 32
};

    

DESCRIPTION

The RTBufferType structure defines slots to assign data buffers to using the [rtcSetGeometryBuffer], [rtcSetSharedGeometryBuffer], and [rtcSetNewGeometryBuffer] API calls.

For most geometry types the RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_INDEX slot is used to assign an index buffer, while the RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX is used to assign the corresponding vertex buffer.

The RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX_ATTRIBUTE slot can get used to assign arbitrary additional vertex data which can get interpolated using the [rtcInterpolate] API call.

The RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_NORMAL, RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_TANGENT, and RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_NORMAL_DERIVATIVE are special buffers required to assign per vertex normals, tangents, and normal derivatives for some curve types.

The RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_GRID buffer is used to assign the grid primitive buffer for grid geometries (see [RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_GRID]).

The RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_FACE, RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_LEVEL, RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_EDGE_CREASE_INDEX, RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_EDGE_CREASE_WEIGHT, RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX_CREASE_INDEX, RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_VERTEX_CREASE_WEIGHT, and RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_HOLE are special buffers required to create subdivision meshes (see [RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_SUBDIVISION]).

The RTC_BUFFER_TYPE_FLAGS can get used to add additional flag per primitive of a geometry, and is currently only used for linear curves.

EXIT STATUS

SEE ALSO

[rtcSetGeometryBuffer], [rtcSetSharedGeometryBuffer], [rtcSetNewGeometryBuffer]