Am i ready for openGL???

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    Question Am i ready for openGL???

    i am learning c++, we just went over pointers and i get them well. i know arrays functions and all the easy stuff like that am i ready for open gl?

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    You don't seem to have a ton of experience programming, but you should try opengl for yourself and determine if you're able to grasp it.

    some sites with opengl stuff
    nehe.gamedev.net
    www.opengl.org
    www.gametutorials.com
    www.gamedev.net

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    yeah, the thing is i basically tough myslef c ++ my teacher (no offense ) has a HUGE problem explaining, i mean hes uber smart, he just has trouble putting it in words...


    so i think im doin pretty damn good for on my own


    and ps im probably not ready, but i just want to try something interesting.

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    This sample code opens a window with a rotating triangle in it, don't worry about the variable names or such, just see if you can grasp the general idea. This is very basic as i myself just started.

    edit: i removed the code as its kinda sloppy outta VC++, heres the cpp file in a zip.

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    oops, here

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    Mhh, your code seems very small for an opengl program, or are
    you using an API? Glut?
    My Win32 OpenGL programs are ridiculously big.

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    umm of course i'm using an API, openGL is a graphics API. All the functions to create the window are windows API, and then the calculations and matrix settings and such are openGL.

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    ....of course i know OpenGL is an API i ment any API besides that,
    You stripped you program down alot, thought you where using
    API because of the small size

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    i wanted to be a smart a$$ lol. Yea its windows API for the most part with opengl calls.

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    If you want to get into computer graphics you should check out this site.
    www.kenpower.com

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