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OpenGL 2D programming in OpenGL

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This is a shortie, but I've heard that using the third dimension in 2D OpenGL programs isn't so great thing and I had a bookmark to a site which had useful information about 2D opengl programming. But I lost it! :) Any good sources for 2D opengl help?

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Check the following link:

http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=104791

I'm currently doing some 2D opengl project and it works well. One major problem that you could run into is when doing too much animation using textures only. Drawing a full screen animation, even at 30 FPS, will take out alot of texture memory. It really depends on what your needs are though, but a 2D project in opengl will allow you to do hardware transparency, scaling, rotating. Plus you can spice it up as much as you want later on by adding a particle system or any other 3D effects mixed in with your 2D.

Cheers,

Shadx

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