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SPIR-V Dependencies


  • Stu Smith

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  • Stu Smith, AMD

  • Tobias Hector, AMD

  • Graeme Leese, Broadcom

  • Jan-Harald Fredriksen, Arm

  • Slawek Grajewski, Intel

  • Pat Brown, NVIDIA

  • Hans-Kristian Arntzen, Valve

  • Contributors to the VK_NV_fragment_shader_barycentric specification


This extension is based on the VK_NV_fragment_shader_barycentric extension, and adds support for the following SPIR-V extension in Vulkan:

The extension provides access to three additional fragment shader variable decorations in SPIR-V:

  • PerVertexKHR, which indicates that a fragment shader input will not have interpolated values, but instead must be accessed with an extra array index that identifies one of the vertices of the primitive producing the fragment

  • BaryCoordKHR, which indicates that the variable is a three-component floating-point vector holding barycentric weights for the fragment produced using perspective interpolation

  • BaryCoordNoPerspKHR, which indicates that the variable is a three-component floating-point vector holding barycentric weights for the fragment produced using linear interpolation

When using GLSL source-based shader languages, the following variables from GL_EXT_fragment_shader_barycentric map to these SPIR-V built-in decorations:

  • in vec3 gl_BaryCoordEXT;BaryCoordKHR

  • in vec3 gl_BaryCoordNoPerspEXT;BaryCoordNoPerspKHR

GLSL variables declared using the pervertexEXT GLSL qualifier are expected to be decorated with PerVertexKHR in SPIR-V.

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  • Extending VkStructureType:



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New SPIR-V Decorations

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1) What are the interactions with MSAA and how are BaryCoordKHR and BaryCoordNoPerspKHR interpolated?

RESOLVED: The inputs decorated with BaryCoordKHR or BaryCoordNoPerspKHR may also be decorated with the Centroid or Sample qualifiers to specify interpolation, like any other fragment shader input. If shaderSampleRateInterpolationFunctions is enabled, the extended instructions InterpolateAtCentroid, InterpolateAtOffset, and InterpolateAtSample from the GLSL.std.450 may also be used with inputs decorated with BaryCoordKHR or BaryCoordNoPerspKHR.

Version History

  • Revision 1, 2022-03-10 (Stu Smith)

    • Initial revision

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