Protocol

MDLMeshBufferZone

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

Declaration

@protocol MDLMeshBufferZone

Overview

The concrete type of a zone is often private—you obtain zones by creating them from a MDLMeshBufferAllocator object, then use zones with allocator methods such as newBufferFromZone:data:type: when you need to ensure that related buffers are allocated together.

Topics

Inspecting a Zone

allocator

The allocator object that created the zone.

Required.

capacity

The data capacity of the zone, in bytes.

Required.

Relationships

Inherits From

Conforming Types

See Also

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.

MDLMeshBufferDataAllocator

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

MDLMeshBufferMap

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

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.

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