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Anyone know of a place which provides source code or tutorials for creating special effects? Preferrably not mundane ones but spectacular eye candy? check out my demos at http://www.lancs.ac.uk.ug/gilleade

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Well - errr... I always thought that the idea was to work out that kind of stuff for yourself... o.O

But yeah - there''s a whole scene dedicated to special effects, it''s called the demo scene - can you read Assembly? If not I guess you''ll have to wait for the current NeHe contest to finish so you can take the code from the entries there...

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I meant resources which teach you to create and understand how to do special affects, not neccasary steal someones code. Everyones gotta learn from some place, not everybody is excellent at maths.

Edited by - omega_001 on November 1, 2001 6:49:08 AM

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NeHe''s site is always a good place to learn OpenGL stuff, special effects and other things.
Opengl.org is another good place - it has decent forums for this kind of question, in addition there are developer FAQs and a list of sites that can give informatino.
One site that springs directly to mind is MJK''s Way Cool Way Fast one, but that went down with the loss of SGI''s Reality servers. Fortunately it was saved and you can find a link to it on opengl.org somewhere in the developer resources section I believe.

Have fun

-Mezz

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You could look at nVidia''s Mark Kilgard''s "Way fast, way cool openGL renering techniques".
([url]http://www.opengl.org/developers/code/mjktips/[/url])

You might also wanna look at the OpenGL extension registry, it has some filtering extensions to blur\distort an image.

Also, Nehe''s tutorials have a lot of effects like bump-mapping, soft shadows....

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