Use the System Analyzer to create frame and trace capture files for further analysis with the Graphics Frame Analyzer and Graphics Trace Analyzer, respectively:
- Connect the System Analyzer to the target device.
- Select the Android* application you want to analyze and make sure the application is running.
- Click the Capture Frame or the Capture Trace button to create the frame or trace capture. Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+T, keyboard shortcuts, respectively.
The frame/trace file is captured immediately and saved on your analysis system with the
The capture functionality differs for frames and traces:
- When you capture traces, Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers save the contents of the ring buffer just prior to the triggered capture. The duration of an Android* trace is 5 seconds.
- When you capture frames, Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers save the next frame after the triggered capture.
By default, all frame and trace captures reside in the default home directory:
You can use System Analyzer or Graphics Frame Analyzer to capture frames for OpenGL* desktop applications on an Ubuntu* host.
To capture frames with Graphics Frame Analyzer:
Start the Graphics Frame Analyzer and click the Add button to switch to the Create Frame Capture window.
Select This PC tab to open the view for desktop OpenGL applications:
Launch the application for analysis:
- In the Command Line field, enter the path to your application executable file and provide any command-line parameters required for the application run.
- In the Working Directory field, enter the working directory for your application.
You can also select the executable file by clicking the button and browsing to your application directory. In this case, the working directory is filled in automatically with your application directory as well.
Click the Start button to launch the application.
Once the application starts rendering in a separate window, the Capture button appears in the left panel of the Graphics Frame Analyzer. All started applications are added to the Recent Applications list. You can re-launch the application from this list later by double-clicking the corresponding thumbnail. If the application does not start in one minute, a timeout error occurs.
If you are using the Steam* platform, launch the platform through the Graphics Frame Analyzer, and then start your application as usual.
Click the Capture button.
All captured frames are displayed in the top panel of the Graphics Frame Analyzer. The captured frame files are stored in your home directory. The default location is ~/GPA.
- After you have captured all the frames you want to analyze, close the running application manually. You can now open the captured frames in Graphics Frame Analyzer, or start other applications.
To capture frames with System Analyzer:
- Launch your OpenGL* application using the run_app utility and connect System Analyzer to the running application.
- Click the Capture Frame button to create a frame capture. Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl+Shift+C keyboard shortcut.
The frame file is captured immediately and saved on your host system with the
.gpa_frameextension. By default, all frame captures reside in the default home directory: ~/GPA
- Opening Frame Capture with Graphics Frame Analyzer
- Open Android* Trace Data in Graphics Trace Analyzer