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How to render 3D objects on IPAD

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by pranayairan, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hi,

    I was seeing this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZtveCkW9Dc&feature=related

    I was wondering how they are able to render 3D images of building on IPAD.

    Is there any way to do this??

    I just want to render simple 3D image say for example of a ball on IPAD.

    Please point me to any resources if there are any available for the same.

    Thanks
    Pranay
     
  2. Moderator

    robbieduncan

    Staff Member

    #2
    Without watching the video OpenGL
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    I watched the video... the original response is right, OpenGL is available on the iPad, and other than some iPad specific code, there are tonnes of tutorials out there on OpenGL and OpenGL ES. I've always pointed people to nehe.gamedev.net for a good start in OpenGL, although it does not have as many tutorials working with OpenGL ES, but the concepts are still sound.

    Your problem reproducing the app, is where are you going to get the data from? Those buildings aren't going to take their own pictures and map their 3D coords themselves!
     

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