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ViKt0r Erdelyi
05-04-2005, 04:38 AM
Dear programmers,
I've set up a quite good OpenGL environment on my PC (MingW 3.4.2, Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2..., lots of devpaks)
Now I'd like to really start programming. Could you please give me some ideas what my first project should be? A spaceshooter game? Or maybe a complete realtime strategy???
(I'm new only at OpenGL, I've programmed in Pascal/C++ before)

Thanks in advance

powerpad
05-04-2005, 06:24 AM
Maybe you want to take shorter steps (otherwise one might loose fun and end up with nothing)

try nehe.gamedev.net to get into the opengl material or grab a copy of some book about opengl

ViKt0r Erdelyi
05-05-2005, 04:25 AM
Also you mean a simple breakout clone or 2D-tetris? Or maybe a VERY SMALL program, like only a spinning object in 3D?

T101
05-05-2005, 10:36 PM
I'd say start with a mesh loader/viewer.

1. You'll need the code in whatever game you're going to write anyway, since modeling packages are many times more productive than C/C++ code for modeling.
2. you'll learn just about everything you need to know about what makes a character "move".
3. you'll have a cool meshviewer to show off to your friends.

ViKt0r Erdelyi
05-13-2005, 03:20 AM
Could you please explain me what you mean with that mesh loader? Maybe a 3D object loader in that you can change the viewpoint etc...? On the other hand, it's not a bad idea!

Thanx
Viktor Erdélyi

T101
05-13-2005, 03:46 AM
Yep!

dvm
05-13-2005, 12:16 PM
Yeah, I've been programming OpenGL for 2-3 years and I still haven't looked for a decent 3ds loader. So starting by that should make you really efficient.

ViKt0r Erdelyi
05-18-2005, 02:40 AM
Thanx Everybody
Viktor Erdélyi

Ehsan Kamrani
05-18-2005, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by ViKt0r Erdelyi:
Now I'd like to really start programming. Could you please give me some ideas what my first project should be?Thanks in advanceIt's on to you to do anything. but i suggest you to study the book: *OpenGL A PRIMER* by EDWARD ANGEL. First of all, you should have a good background about most of the OpenGL functions and important concepts...
Good Luck
-Ehsan-