C Specification

To dynamically set and change the blend constants, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
void vkCmdSetBlendConstants(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    const float                                 blendConstants[4]);


  • commandBuffer is the command buffer into which the command will be recorded.

  • blendConstants is a pointer to an array of four values specifying the Rc, Gc, Bc, and Ac components of the blend constant color used in blending, depending on the blend factor.


This command sets blend constants for subsequent drawing commands when the graphics pipeline is created with VK_DYNAMIC_STATE_BLEND_CONSTANTS set in VkPipelineDynamicStateCreateInfo::pDynamicStates. Otherwise, this state is specified by the VkPipelineColorBlendStateCreateInfo::blendConstants values used to create the currently active pipeline.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCmdSetBlendConstants-commandBuffer-parameter
    commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdSetBlendConstants-commandBuffer-recording
    commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • VUID-vkCmdSetBlendConstants-commandBuffer-cmdpool
    The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support graphics operations

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandBuffer must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Supported Queue Types Command Type





See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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