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Maduray

Graphic engine

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Well I think you have been asked this question 14973432774 times but let me ask it one more time : (drum rolls please !) What is a graphic engine ? tada ! here u go Well i just wanna know more precisely what it is ? how do you make one ? Isn''t iit like DirectDraw, D3D or OpenGL are these graphic engine ? Thanks for replying (or not because it''s not really a smart question ) Maduray -----** The power of the newbie is within you **-----

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There are probably lots of different opinions about what a "graphic engine" is, but my personal view is that it is a block of code which can turn some kind of scene description (like: Snake - 3 blocks long - facing left) into something which the video card can display. D3D, DirectDraw and OpenGL are not graphics engines in my opinion, they are just graphics APIs, which make interfacing with the video card easier.
But as I said, there are probably lots of definitions, this is just mine.

As to how you make one, it depends what you want it to do.

BTW, there is a Search button at the top of the page, if you think something''s been asked before, try searching before posting, in fact, search even if you don''t think the question has been asked before.

John B

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