OpenGL documentation


(hannibar) #1

Where can I find good and detailed information on programming using the openGL libraries in C or C++ ?

thanks


(Timothy) #2

I would advise to buy the opengl programming guide. It is THE book that every opengl programmer must have.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201604582/qid=1026488737/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-9007006-9548669

Greets,
Timothy


(hannibar) #3

Thanks for the tip! Looks very decent at first sight. I might ask it for my birthday maybe :slight_smile:


(karsten) #4

Look here for the red book:
http://fly.cc.fer.hr/~unreal/theredbook/


(hannibar) #5

I’ve taken a look at ‘the red book’, and they say that there is some file you should download. The link ( ftp://sgigate.sgi.com/pub/opengl/opengl.tar.Z ) however doesn’t work. Do you know where I could find that file?


(karsten) #6

at the bottom of the page there is a link to .zip file - this works for me.


(hannibar) #7

Hmm, all I get is an error page. Maybe you could mail the file to me if it isn’t to big. (email : [email protected])


(nempko) #8

The greatest website for opengl novices is http://nehe.gamedev.net/


(hannibar) #9

Thanks for the link. I will try that one too.


(ssross) #10

They re-arranged their site. That file (and others) should now be in
ftp://ftp.sgi.com/sgi/opengl/


(rndrdbrian) #11

I quite like the OpenGL Superbible:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1571691642/ref=pd_bxgy_text_1/002-6534058-5440054

enjoy

brian