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#ActualKrankles

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

Hi, I've learned and know the basics of C++ and wanting to know how to get into OpenGL. I know there's multiple threads about this, but it's all very confusing.

 

Where can I download OpenGL? I see in threads that it comes from the video card drivers, and that you have to use something like GLEW. Next, what tutorial should I use to learn OpenGL? Also, I want to focus on the 2D side first, before 3D, so things are a bit easier. I'm programming in Arch Linux, using vim. However, I will also be porting my code to Windows, so on my computer, I will also compile using windows. I see that NeHe tutorials are recommended but his is about an older version of OpenGL and it's in 3D. Is there any other ones that can meet my criteria? I need a tutorial that helps absolute beginners.

 

Thanks.


#3Krankles

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

Hi, I've learned and know the basics of C++ and wanting to know how to get into OpenGL. I know there's multiple threads about this, but it's all very confusing.

 

Where can I download OpenGL? I see in threads that it comes from the video card drivers, and that you have to use something like GLEW. Next, what tutorial should I use to learn OpenGL? Also, I want to focus on the 2D side first, before 3D, so things are a bit easier. I'm programming in Arch Linux, using vim. However, I will also be porting my code to Windows, so on my computer, I will also compile using windows.

 

Thanks.


#2Krankles

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Hi, I've learned and know the basics of C++ and wanting to know how to get into OpenGL. I know there's multiple threads about this, but it's all very confusing.

 

Where can I download OpenGL? I see in threads that it comes from the video card, and that you have to use something like GLEW. Next, what tutorial should I use to learn OpenGL? Also, I want to focus on the 2D side first, before 3D, so things are a bit easier. I'm programming in Arch Linux, using vim. However, I will also be porting my code to Windows, so on my computer, I will also compile using windows.

 

Thanks.


#1Krankles

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

Hi, I've learned and know the basics of C++ and wanting to know how to get into OpenGL. I know there's multiple threads about this, but it's all very confusing.

 

I understand that OpenGL can't be downloaded, and is found in your video card drivers. So which API do I use? GLEW? I have no idea. Next, what tutorial should I use to learn OpenGL? Also, I want to focus on the 2D side first, before 3D, so things are a bit easier. I'm programming in Arch Linux, using vim. However, I will also be porting my code to Windows, so on my computer, I will also compile using windows.

 

Thanks.


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