Learn OpenGL?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by adildacoolset, Nov 4, 2012.

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    Yes, I'd like to learn OpenGL programming. I can't really get a book, and am in no state to steal one. So, I'd like some good online resources, get now ledge of the basics, and build up from there. Please?
     
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    I'm checking some out, but because there are so many, are there any good ones that you personally know of and can recommend me? Thanks
     
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    Just be sure that when you learn OpenGL your resources teach OpenGL 3 or later. OpenGL is a very old API and much of it is considered deprecated. It's a waste of time to learn about these old features. You want to be sure you're learning a shader based approach, not the fixed functionality approach.
     
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    Ok, so I've found what seems to be a good resource. Although the thingy is for OpenGL 3.3, which, annoyingly, macs don't support. Oh well, I also like Ubuntu
     
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    I don't know about 3.3, but Mac OS X 10.7+ supports OpenGL 3.2. I doubt the additions to 3.3 will matter much, and if they do they are likely covered in Mac OS X through extensions.
     
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    Ok I'll try. I really like Xcode and a, happy. Thanks.
     
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    I find that learning OGRE 3D is more worthwhile... you didn't explain what you were looking to accomplish, though.
     

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