Initializes a named submesh with a specific topology.
- iOS 9.0+
- macOS 10.11+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+
- tvOS 9.0+
- Model I/O
A descriptive name for the submesh. This property is not used in rendering, but can be useful in debugging.
An object that provides index data for the submesh.
The number of indices in the index buffer.
The data type of each index in the index buffer.
The type of geometric primitives described by the index buffer.
A description of the intended surface appearance for rendering the submesh.
An object describing the arrangement of geometric primitives in the index buffer.
A new submesh object.
Typically, a submesh is imported from an asset file as a member of a
MDLMesh object, but you can also use this method to create a submesh programmatically.
Use this method when the index buffer from which you’re creating a submesh does not contain a uniform array of geometric primitives. Pass
MDLGeometry for the
geometry parameter, and provide an
MDLSubmesh object for the
topology parameter to describe how the points in the index buffer combine to produce the submesh’s shape. Otherwise, this method is equivalent to the