Class

MDLMeshBufferDataAllocator

A basic allocator implementation that allocates from main memory using data objects.

Declaration

@interface MDLMeshBufferDataAllocator : NSObject

Overview

Model I/O uses this allocator by default if you do not specify an allocator when loading, creating, or modifying objects that require mesh buffer storage (for example, when loading an asset with the initWithURL:vertexDescriptor:bufferAllocator: initializer). Use this allocator only if sharing mesh buffer memory with GPU-based renderers is not a concern. To minimize data copying when rendering with Metal or OpenGL, use the MTKMeshBufferAllocator or GLKMeshBufferAllocator class instead.This class declares no methods or properties of its own. For the key functionality of all mesh buffer allocator objects, see MDLMeshBufferAllocator.

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Managing Mesh Data

MDLMeshBuffer

The general interface for managing storage of vertex and index data used in loading, processing, and rendering meshes.

MDLMeshBufferAllocator

The general interface for managing allocation of data buffers to be used in loading, processing, and rendering meshes.

MDLMeshBufferData

A memory buffer that stores vertex or index data for a Model I/O mesh.

MDLMeshBufferMap

An object that manages access to a memory buffer used for the data storage of a Model I/O mesh.

MDLMeshBufferZone

The general interface for logical pools of memory used in allocation of related mesh data buffers.

MDLMeshBufferZoneDefault

A standard implementation of the MDLMeshBufferZone protocol.

MDLVertexAttribute

A description of the format of per-vertex data for a single vertex attribute in a mesh object.

MDLVertexAttributeData

An object that provides convenience access to vertex data for a specific vertex attribute of a mesh.

MDLVertexBufferLayout

A MDLVertexBufferLayout object describes layout information for a vertex buffer in a MDLMesh object. A collection of vertex layer objects, vertex attribute objects, and additional information forms a MDLVertexDescriptor object, which completely describes the layout of vertex buffers for a mesh.

MDLVertexDescriptor

A description of the structure, format, and layout for vertex data buffers associated with a mesh.