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This is a discussion on open gl within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; is open gl hard to programe in or is it realitivly easy ? i've been trying to find site's and ...

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    Question open gl

    is open gl hard to programe in or is it realitivly easy ?
    i've been trying to find site's and books on other graphics programming but can't find any but open gl or direct x. i think the reason i can't find any books is because i live in nz which is a stupid country.

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    >is open gl hard to programe in or is it realitivly easy ?

    Depends, gl is easer to use but It requies more math. DX on the other hand is hard to use at first but requites less math.

    >i've been trying to find site's and books on other graphics programming but can't find any but open gl or direct x. i think the reason i can't find any books is because i live in nz which is a stupid country<

    Well that is because Opengl and DirectX are the most popular. There is something called algero, you might want to look at though.
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    Post OpenGL and DirectX Sites.

    Hey,

    If you're looking for DirectX help, check out nexe.gamedev.net and if you're looking for OpenGL help, check out nehe.gamedev.net

    They are both hosted at www.gamedev.net which is a phenominal programming site.
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    i think the reason i can't find any books is because i live in nz which is a stupid country.
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    i would disagree, the reason you can't find any others is because these are the most used and most powerful.
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    Hey Super Monkey

    Hey man I'm from new zealand too I also program in Dark Basic u should get my hotmail addy here



    stealth2kone@hotmail.com

    I'm still trying to learn C++ too



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    Nothing wrong with NZ I'll be watching them play us in cricket Nov 8, I only live 500m from the gabba

    OpenGL is freakin hard, I am currently learing it in a one year introduction course to programming. I am seriously thinking of doing a full 3 year course in programming. Best resources for OpenGl are the internet, I have a few text books but unfortunately they aren't that great. Biggest irony? the fact that the introductionary books don't explain how to install the openGl libraries (took me an hour to work it out).

    For text books the best bet would be to order them from the Internet, even in Brisbane (population 1.3m, i think) we only have one store that deals in Programming text books.
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    I think OpenGL is easier to program in, because you don't have to use the Win32 API, there is no Hungarian notation, and it just seems easier to me. I like math, so that's why I like it.
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    I agree that it is easier if you are good at maths but compared to c++ it's harder.
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