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Sean
01-06-2001, 11:17 AM
the language I use is c++ ,I have a vc++6.0
complier and i have no idea about making graphics(totally lost) Ok so I down loaded
directX 8.0 and i just found out that you cant use directdraw for 2d and i just cant see myself starting off with 3d when i have know i deal of the basics. So someone said open gl was easier than dx so that why im here!!! Please someone direct me in the right path so i can start to have some fun instead of looking for information 24-7!!! Thank you

gtada
01-06-2001, 11:36 AM
Okay, I'm going to point you in the standard direction for OpenGL newbies -> http://nehe.gamedev.net . They have great tutorials. Also, Nate Robins has a nice site http://www.xmission.com/%7Enate/glut.html . Grab the GLUT (GL Utility Toolkit) from the site. It'll make your life much easier.

Greg

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DFrey
01-06-2001, 11:41 AM
Take a look at NeHe's OpenGL tutorials (http://nehe.gamedev.net/opengl.asp) .

DPalomo
01-07-2001, 01:45 AM
Or you could read some online books like:
OpenGL Programming Guide (http://heron.cc.ukans.edu/ebt-bin/nph-dweb/dynaweb/SGI_Developer/OpenGL_PG/@Generic__BookView)
(The Red Book)

OpenGL Reference Manual (http://heron.cc.ukans.edu/ebt-bin/nph-dweb/dynaweb/SGI_Developer/OpenGL_RM/@Generic__BookView)
(The Blue Book)

OpenGL Super Bible (http://www.itknowledge.com/reference/archive/1571690735/ewtoc.html)

I Hope this helps,

Daniel Palomo van Es.

grady
01-07-2001, 04:50 AM
I recomend OpenGL Superbible, it comes with a cd too with all the files you need to compile opengl programs and examples for each chapter you can run.

ninja770
01-15-2001, 01:31 PM
hey i got this problem too. Ive gone through some of the NeHe tutorials and they dont really make much sense to me. I guess its just a different teaching style then im used to. Does anyone know where i can get soem tutorials that start off EXTREMELY BASIC. That includes all the windows commands and such. I dont want to give up on programming but WHERE THE HECK DO I START!?!?!?!? I don't know windows programming so If anyone knows where i can get enough information on that to start openGL. Ive made some small glut programs but i dont want to use other peoples work im trying to create my own set of commands but I got NO IDEA where to learn this stuff from!!!! Oh yeah ive also looked at the redbook and that mostly uses glut so its not really helping my cause.

ninja770
01-15-2001, 02:20 PM
hey i am taking look at the OpenGL super bible and it is helping alot! You should go look at that book too. I think its much easier to follow than the redbook or the NeHe tutorials.