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#1 GuyWithBeard   Members   -  Reputation: 823

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:16 AM

Hi,

 

I am currently rewriting my DX11 renderer, and I though now would be a good time to start making it compatible with OpenGL as well. Can you recommend any good tutorials or books for learning modern OpenGL. The end goal would be to port my deferred renderer to OpenGL. I know DX11 but I have very little experience with OpenGL, so a beginners guid might be in place, as long as it does not stop with a spinning cube :)

 

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#2 AhmedCoeia   Members   -  Reputation: 350

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:07 AM

OpenGL Programming Guide the red book.

OR Interactive modern computer graphics very beginner



#3 powly k   Members   -  Reputation: 653

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:32 AM

What? Last time I checked the red book was about what people did in the 90s.

 

http://www.opengl-tutorial.org/ should be a nice introduction to OpenGL if you already generally know what's going on but want to learn the API.



#4 samoth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4779

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:38 AM

The Red Book is kind of acceptable if you use the very latest edition. Other than the previous ones, it doesn't lie about its contents (such as the so-called 3.x version), it really deals modern OpenGL, exclusively, and no shit. Though I personally still don't like it too much.

 

The latest edition of the OpenGL SuperBible (came out 2 months or so ago) is surprisingly good. It doesn't look like it at first sight (in particular, I find the title extremely badly chosen), but it's in my opinion very comprehensive and complete.



#5 Irlan   Members   -  Reputation: 1506

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

Definetly use this: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/game/mastersdegree/graphicsforgames/

Has a lot of tutorials and a intro to OpenGL Shaders. Some CS related articles too. cool.png


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#6 nhatkthanh   Members   -  Reputation: 334

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

This one is pretty good http://www.arcsynthesis.org/gltut/



#7 mark ds   Members   -  Reputation: 1259

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:57 PM

This focuses on specific tasks using GL 4.x

 

http://antongerdelan.net/opengl/






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