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Judith Mortimer
03-28-2000, 04:40 AM
Can I use Opengl to display existing bitmaps (such as map tiles) and if so how?

David
03-28-2000, 07:02 AM
Hi Judith,

Im from staffordshire as well! http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/biggrin.gif

Ive found the best way to display bitmaps is to use them as a texture on a polygon, so for example you create a square polygon the size you want the bitmap to be, then map the texture (bitmap) to the polygon.

If you look at Nehe's texture tutorials on
http://nehe.gamedev.net/opengl.asp

You should get the basic idea.