OpenGL Programming (getting started)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mainstreetmark, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Hey kids.

    I'm looking to get back into some real live programming. I've doodled around with Objective-C and got a reasonable handle on it and can do boring things like make calculators.

    What I really wanna do is get (back) to OpenGL programming, specifically video games.

    I'm just having trouble getting going - I feel overwhelmed and probably just need a push. I've been doing PHP for about 3 years now, and yearn to get back to a C-based language. Does anyone have a suggestion for:

    - A nice programmer forum somewhere? The one at Apple the best?
    - Some sample code? I've got all the sample code from Apple.
    - A nice Hello World kind of guide.
    - Some encouragement. It is friday afternoon now, and my brain is all softy and squishy.
  2. sageenos macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2002
    South Carolina
    I've been wanting to get into opengl for a while. I like NeHe's tutorials at .
    For each tutorial there are multiple implementations at the bottom of the article, and usually there's a Cocoa implementation among the bunch.
    I worked with the Cocoa code I found there for a while, but once I started to make some progress some bugs started popping up in my code that I couldn't seem to figure out so now I'm trying to start at it again.

    Good Luck!
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    There's also a book: OpenGL Game Programming, Prima Tech, ISBN 0-7615-3330-3

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