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06-28-2003, 12:32 PM
I need some kind of API for programing applications that generate 3d representations of data. What im looking for is something that alows me to draw lines in a 3d space and then set a point of view and then have the API draw the image for me. Can OpenGl do this, if not is there anything that can?
Thank you for your time,

06-28-2003, 02:01 PM
Yes, OpenGL is good for that. Many applications for data visualization use OpenGL. It is easy to learn and easy to get your data on the screen in a short time, though you will probably want to use a toolkit like GLUT or SDL for windowing and events for greater ease, OpenGL only deals with graphics.