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How did YOU learn OpenGL?

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hi, i wondered how you guys learned OpenGL..if you did at all of course. through books, online tutorials or in school? I am about to try OpenGl but i am not sure where to start lol I know c pretty well, know a bit c++. The bad thing is, i realy suck in math and those matrices and stuff are new to me. I already made a little game with SDL (space invader like), but moving a few Sprites around seems so much easier than OpenGL... Lazzar

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the book OpenGL Game Programming. I tried Nehe but its just source code with comments and not really tutorials (but it is quite useful). This book helped me more than anything to learn it.

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I learned it from a class at my Uni which I think it a very good way of learning it, as the class went into theory as well as application (I was able to write a simple software renderer with the knowledge obtained from the class).

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quote:
Original post by Lazzar
I am about to try OpenGl but i am not sure where to start lol
Lazzar


you can start by learning how to build a simple win32 program, as if you get that out of the way, it makes things much easier whether you''re using opengl or directx, etc. If you don''t then it''ll probably haunt you later =/

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NeHe. Although I don't know OGL, I noticed no one provided a link so here's one.

[edited by - Odoacer on January 17, 2004 8:53:43 PM]

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quote:
Original post by santonel
the book OpenGL Game Programming. I tried Nehe but its just source code with comments and not really tutorials (but it is quite useful). This book helped me more than anything to learn it.


You''re confusing NeHe with GameTutorials I think. Nehe writes real tutorials.

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