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Legion050
04-10-2003, 08:58 AM
I Don't even know really what OpenGL is can someone explain

1234!
04-10-2003, 09:11 AM
If you dont know, why do you care?

Legion050
04-10-2003, 09:23 AM
why I care is because I love graphics. Even though I'm More of a computer hardware person I would like to Know about the software side of graphics

nexusone
04-10-2003, 10:18 AM
In brief OpenGL is a 3D graphics API, like Direct X. Except that openGL is opensource and support by multiple platform( windows, Mac, Linux).
Now openGL is for graphics only and does not support sound or input calls. These calls are done by other opensource API's.

If you had look on the opengl.org main page under user, there is a heading called "What is openGL", it will give you in more detail what openGL is.
Link: http://www.opengl.org/users/about/index.html



Originally posted by Legion050:
I Don't even know really what OpenGL is can someone explain



[This message has been edited by nexusone (edited 04-10-2003).]