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is it better to learn glut and then go over to glu. or is't just as well to learn glu right away. or just glut? never done something in gl. and is it some ware I can search on the forum. the search in the upper zone seams to search on google?

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is it better to learn glut and then go over to glu. or is't just as well to learn glu right away. or just glut?
never done something in gl.

GLUT and GLU serves different purposes and are pretty much orthogonal. GLU is a small collection of utility functions for OpenGL, and GLUT is a library for handling window management and user inputs. GLUT is fairly simple to use so I can recommend learning it, but take a look at what GLU offers aswell and use it too. It has some nice functions. For elarning OpenGL, GLUT is a very nice helper library.

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and is it some ware I can search on the forum. the search in the upper zone seams to search on google?

It will search using Google, yes, but it will limit the results to things on this site only. So it's as good as a forum search anyway.

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To expand Brother Bob said, GLU is simply a set of OpenGL functions providing somewhat higher-level functionality than what you have in 'plain' GL calls. For example, if you want to use a perspective projection, you can either build the projection matrix by hand and directly apply it, or you can use gluPerspective to do it for you.

GLU is part of OpenGL. GLUT is an add-on library. (Get FreeGLUT.)

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and is it some ware I can search on the forum. the search in the upper zone seams to search on google?


Not really, but you can use this method to get way more results.

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