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02-07-2003, 04:34 AM
I have the OpenGL Programming Guide 1.0 on pdf but it's literally a pain reading on screen. I've seen the 3rd edition of the above. Quite expensive, even 2nd hand http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/frown.gif

I've also seen the OpenGL SuperBible, though it's had a few negative reviews saying, among other things, that most of it's content is available in the Programming Guide.

Any recommendations?

HalcyonBlaze
02-07-2003, 06:19 AM
The OpenGL Game Programming book is very good! It allows you to learn OpenGL and apply it to things like terrains, games (obviously http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/biggrin.gif), a little mini game engine, etc. Go to:

Gamedev's Book List for OpenGL (http://www.gamedev.net/columns/books/books.asp?CategoryID=3)

I suggest the OpenGL Game Programming book. With that and the Red book, you will learn a LOT.

- Halcyon

DarkLight
02-07-2003, 06:25 AM
One of the best book I've ever seen is
OpenGL Super Bible
You can download it here: http://free.top.bg/darklight/books/gamemaker/OpenGL%20Super%20Bible.rar

nexusone
02-07-2003, 06:35 AM
I pick up the Opengl Programming guide 1.2 at a discount book store for about $20.00...

I once printed out a book on pdf, and to save paper make sure to print odd first then just flip the paper over and print even in reverse order. If you have a newer PDF view it will do that.

I also works good if you have a laser printer or fast ink jet.


Originally posted by eXor:
I have the OpenGL Programming Guide 1.0 on pdf but it's literally a pain reading on screen. I've seen the 3rd edition of the above. Quite expensive, even 2nd hand http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/frown.gif

I've also seen the OpenGL SuperBible, though it's had a few negative reviews saying, among other things, that most of it's content is available in the Programming Guide.

Any recommendations?

02-07-2003, 11:15 AM
you wanna sell it to me for 10 bucks? http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/biggrin.gif

Coconut
02-07-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by eXor:
you wanna sell it to me for 10 bucks? http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/biggrin.gif

Come On. Are you a student? If you are in college, you should be able to find one in the library.
You may think it is crazy, well, actually it is. I have all 3 editions of the book, although only the first edition was paid from my pocket. I have an autographed 3rd edition which I got it free in SIGGRPAH.

02-08-2003, 03:19 AM
Are you suggesting I steal from my library? http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/biggrin.gif

It's not a big deal, I will find it cheaply somewhere maybe ebay.