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sridhar pillutla
09-03-2001, 01:27 AM
1. Can I use OpenGl for translating my Finite Element Data into Plots & Graphs(1D, 2D or 3D).
2. To start with what should I do, please suggest me some books, which I can understand and implement in real short time.
3. How, I mean, in what ways is OpenGl is better,if it is, than other Finite element plotting Softwares like 'Tecplot'.
Though these may seem pretty preliminary I am really serious about them...
I wish you do help me out...
Yours sincerely,
Sridhara

mikael_aronsson
09-03-2001, 05:27 AM
Hi !

If that's all you want to do I think you should use a specialized tool for it, OpenGL is a very general 3D framwork, and I think it will take some time to do what you want, OpenGL is at a very low level.

But please have a look at www.opengl.org (http://www.opengl.org) documentation section, there are lot's of links to information about OpenGL.

Mikael

Barrie
09-05-2001, 01:59 AM
Hi,
As the previous message suggested, OpenGL a low level API. I've spent the last 2 months writing a 3D FE viewing program using OpenGL with MFC. There are no standard formats for 3D data in OpenGL or FE (obviously), so it's quite a lot of work to generate something suitable. An off the shelf package for FE data would be much quicker than writing your own app.
Cheers.