Instance Method

makeBlitCommandEncoder()

Creates an object to encode a block information transfer (blit) pass into the command buffer.

Required.

Declaration

func makeBlitCommandEncoder() -> MTLBlitCommandEncoder?

Return Value

A blit command encoder object.

Discussion

A MTLBlitCommandEncoder object provides methods for fixed-function memory copies, texture copies, and mipmap generation, on the device.

After the command buffer creates this blit command encoder, you can’t create other command encoders for this command buffer until you call the endEncoding() method of the MTLBlitCommandEncoder object.

See Also

Creating Command Encoders

func makeRenderCommandEncoder(descriptor: MTLRenderPassDescriptor) -> MTLRenderCommandEncoder?

Creates an object to encode a rendering pass into the command buffer.

Required.

func makeParallelRenderCommandEncoder(descriptor: MTLRenderPassDescriptor) -> MTLParallelRenderCommandEncoder?

Creates an object that can split the work of encoding commands for a single render pass.

Required.

func makeComputeCommandEncoder(dispatchType: MTLDispatchType) -> MTLComputeCommandEncoder?

Creates an object to encode a compute pass into the command buffer.

Required.

func makeComputeCommandEncoder() -> MTLComputeCommandEncoder?

Creates an object to encode a sequential compute pass into the command buffer.

Required.

enum MTLDispatchType

Constants indicating how the compute command encoder's commands are dispatched.