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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.
  
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| 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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{{main page block|Getting Started|
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* [[Getting Started|OpenGL development setup]]
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* [[Load OpenGL Functions|Loading OpenGL functions]]
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** [[OpenGL Loading Library|Tools to do this automatically]]
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* [[Related_toolkits_and_APIs|Additional useful development tools]]
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{{main page block|FAQs|
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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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{{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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{{main page block|[[OpenGL Object]]s|
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{{object list|short}} }}
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{{main page block|[[Rendering Pipeline Overview|Rendering pipeline]]|
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{{main page block|[[OpenGL Shading Language]]|
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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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* [[Platform Specific|Platform-specific issues]]
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* [[Glossary]]
 
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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.}}
 
| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[General OpenGL]]|Explains the basics of the OpenGL API and answers the most frequently asked questions about it.}}
 
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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Tutorials]]|Working code samples that illustrate various OpenGL programming techniques.}}
 
| 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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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Shading languages]]|Discusses the shading languages available for programmable vertex and fragment processing in OpenGL.}}
 
| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Performance]]|Offers various performance guidelines for OpenGL applications.}}
 
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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Related toolkits and APIs]]|Provides an overview of various OpenGL toolkits (GLU, Glut, extension loading libraries, ...), higher-level APIs and other utility libraries.}}
 
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| valign="top" width="50%" | {{Text Block|[[Language bindings]]|Information on software languages that support OpenGL.}}
 
| 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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Revision as of 13:29, 6 December 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.