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Debug DX11 Frames with RenderDoc

Found another one everyone should know about. The open source GPU debugger RenderDoc works just fine with vvvv and dx11. This can help to profile and debug shaders and your graphics performance and find bottlenecks. I might even prefer this one over the Nvidia one found in the last post. Its open source, the controls feel a bit more intuitive and it should also work with ATI cards:

The steps are pretty simple:

  • Start the application and enter the vvvv instance you want to start:
  • Press "Launch" and load any patch/scene with dx11 and you should see some debug HUD in the renderer
  • Press F12 or PRINT to capture the latest frame. Go back to RenderDoc and you should see a list of captured frames:
  • Double click or "Open..." a capture to inspect your frame like this:
  • You can even right-click a pixel and ask for it's history. E.g. which shaders did write into it and inspect the shader and shader resources:

RenderDoc was originally developed by Crytek for the Cryengine and was open sourced in 2014: https://www.cryengine.com/renderdoc

That's it, now you know more.
Yours, devvvvs

tonfilm, Wednesday, Oct 17th 2018 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  
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~10h ago

joreg: sunday afternoon...best time to apply for a #vvvv #vl #xenko residency: vvvvertigo-starts-residency-2019

~2d ago

joreg: @microdee: yep i think the site takes user submissions..

~2d ago

microdee: @joreg: it's missing FlareTic... ;)

~2d ago

joreg: @motzi yeah, welcome to my life..

~2d ago

motzi: @joreg: i'm tempted to look into PraxisLIVE :)

~2d ago

joreg: @u7: no worries, we'll still be here when you everyone comes back...

~2d ago

u7angel: @joreg, are u trying to get rid of the community ? :)

~3d ago

joreg: bored of #vvvv? try some alternatives: https://alternativeto.net/software/vvvv/

~4d ago

tonfilm: @beyon you can also use F# together with #vl, see: #fsharp #dotnet #visualprogramming https://github.com/vvvv/VL.DemoLib/tree/master/src/VL.FSharpDemoLib

~5d ago

beyon: tonfilm: Ok,currently using F# though but maybe I should look into sharpdx vs xenko math