I need a good openGL project

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    I need a good openGL project

    Sorry if i'm posting this in the wrong forum, but I am in need of an idea for an opengl (using c++ and glut, goal of this project is to be totally OS independant and do something with opengl)
    I am not a creative person so i cannot come up with an idea. what are some good ideas one might want to try for this project.

    disclaimer: i am NOT asking for the project itself. i am just asking for ideas. i cant come up with any and the proposal is due next week

    keep in mind this is the first anything im doing with graphics but have had a lot of experiance programming, esp in c/c++

    thanks

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    Hmm. If it's going to be 2D.... (in order of difficulty):
    -Pong
    -Tetris
    -2D shooter
    -Something like Mario
    -A strategy game
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    create a triangular prism that has multi-colors ex: glShadeModel(GL_SMOOTH) and a cube(multi-colored) that rotate along their own axies(sp?) use glPushMatrix() and glPopMatrix() this would be better in the game programming forum though

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    I would actually say 3d pong.

    I made one not to long ago. It is very easy.

    Thin of it as you monitor surface being your side and the Ai's side is deep inside your monitor.

    Very fun.
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    >>you monitor surface being your side
    That's an interesting approach. I guess you could make the computer's model look like a happy face

    **Note: I can't say how hard 3D is since I've never done it before, but it would seem to me that for your 'first' graphics program ever, 2D would probably be easier to accomplish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter2
    **Note: I can't say how hard 3D is since I've never done it before, but it would seem to me that for your 'first' graphics program ever, 2D would probably be easier to accomplish.
    To me the only difference with something like this was the extray coordinate variable.

    Now stuff like First Person Shooters... You have stuff like vectors and trigonometry to figure out what pirsction your pointing and stuff. That is where 3d starts getting alot diffeent than 2d.
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    it has to be in 3d. i might try out that 3d pong idea. instead of having it play against a computer, i'll just have it playing against yourself (ie just keep hitting the ball)

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    >>(ie just keep hitting the ball)
    That's a good idea. And to make it more interesting, you can add random 'winds' that blow it horribly off course
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    Just imagine the "field" as a box... and then ofcourse make the box.

    Its really easy as no textures are really needed.

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    Making your paddles as squares will be MUCH easier than circles as far as collision detection. Also you will want to use the mouse probably, its more fun that way.
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    >>Making your paddles as squares will be MUCH easier than circles as far as collision detection.
    Is it really? Squares need several tests, while a circle you just check if it's on (a) the same plane, and (b) within a certain distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter2
    Is it really? Squares need several tests, while a circle you just check if it's on (a) the same plane, and (b) within a certain distance.
    Er, yeah I meant circles easier...

    Actually I didnt even think about that... jeez.
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    My only OpenGL project was to codify an algorithm to solve Rubicks cube. Not very original, but very educational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious
    Er, yeah I meant circles easier...

    Actually I didnt even think about that... jeez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elad
    My only OpenGL project was to codify an algorithm to solve Rubicks cube. Not very original, but very educational.
    My first one was a viewer for models that were stored in XML. It's still on the boards under the game section under a topic about problems with lights. You'll have to search to get it though as it was posted back in June.

    If you write your pong game with classes that aren't dependant on each other you can use the paddle and ball later for a breakout game in 3d.

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