View Full Version : Is OpenGL suitable for a fast refreshing image?

07-03-2003, 11:59 PM

i've donesome research on the net about openGL, directX and Windows graphics device interface (GDI) to choose the best method for my application.

My application just need to refresh a round image (2D) with scaled colors. The data for this image is stored in a 512 x 512 array and each of the array elements represents a value which will be converted to colors, according to a colour scale. Besides that, i need to display only the circle shape, not a square plot. Is openGL suitable for this application?

Please advise. Thanks !

07-04-2003, 12:16 AM
I think GDI is enough. Directx is 2d & 3d api package .and Opengl is more 3d oriented.