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{{main page block|Welcome to the OpenGL Wiki!|[[Image:Opengl Tiny.gif|right]]This Wiki is a collection of information about OpenGL, as well as frequently asked questions about OpenGL and its API. Tutorials are also welcome and can be hosted on this Wiki.
| valign="top" width="50%" colspan="2" |{{Text Block|Welcome to the OpenGL Wiki!|[[Image:Opengl Tiny.gif|right]]This Wiki is an attempt to collect answers to frequently asked questions on the OpenGL.org forums, and to allow the open contribution of Tutorials. The hope is that by using a Wiki rather than a classic FAQ page, the information contained here will be kept relevant and up to date.
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Contributions on this wiki are open to the public, you only need to create a user account. We ask that you please respect the content on this wiki and post only information that is relevant to OpenGL.  
 
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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Getting started]]|Discusses the things you need to know before you can get started with the OpenGL API. This includes how to set up OpenGL runtime libraries on your system, as well as information on setting up your development environment.}}
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{{main page block|Getting Started|
| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Tutorials]]|Working code samples that illustrate various OpenGL programming techniques.}}
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* [[Getting Started|OpenGL development setup]]
| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[OpenGL extensions]]|Introduces OpenGL's extension mechanism, and elaborates on the many extensions that are available.}}
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* [[Load OpenGL Functions|Loading OpenGL functions]]
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** [[OpenGL Loading Library|Tools to do this automatically]]
| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Shading languages]]|Discusses the shading languages available for programmable vertex and fragment processing in OpenGL.}}
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* [[Related_toolkits_and_APIs|Additional useful development tools]]
| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Performance]]|Offers various performance guidelines for OpenGL applications.}}
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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Math and algorithms]]|Offers API-agnostic discussion of 3D application design, rendering techniques, 3D mathematics, and other topics related to computer graphics.}}
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{{main page block|FAQs|
| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Platform specifics]]|Focuses on OS-dependent issues that OpenGL applications may bump into.}}
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* [[FAQ]]
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* [[Common Mistakes|Common mistakes]]
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** [[Common Mistakes: Deprecated|Common legacy mistakes]]
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** [[GLSL : common mistakes|Common GLSL mistakes]]
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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Language bindings]]|Information on software languages that support OpenGL.}}
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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[History of OpenGL]]|OpenGL 1.0 began life as an Open replacement for Iris GL, and after many releases we have OpenGL {{current version}} today.}}
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{{main page block|OpenGL Reference|
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* [[OpenGL Reference|OpenGL {{current version}} function reference]]
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* [http://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/manglsl/ GLSL {{current version}} function reference].
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* [[OpenGL Context]]
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** [[Core And Compatibility in Contexts|Types of contexts]]
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** [[Synchronization]]
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** [[Get Context Info]]
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* [[OpenGL Specification|The OpenGL Specification]]
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** [[OpenGL Architectural Review Board]]
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* [[OpenGL Shading Language|The OpenGL Shading Language]]
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* [[OpenGL Extension]]
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* [[Legacy OpenGL]]
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* [[History of OpenGL]]
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** [[History of Programmability]]
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* [[Math and algorithms|Useful 3D algorithms]]
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* [[Glossary]]
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Revision as of 17:53, 12 October 2012


Welcome to the OpenGL Wiki!

Opengl Tiny.gif
This Wiki is a collection of information about OpenGL, as well as frequently asked questions about OpenGL and its API. Tutorials are also welcome and can be hosted on this Wiki.

Contributions on this wiki are open to the public, you only need to create a user account. We ask that you please respect the content on this wiki and post only information that is relevant to OpenGL.