OpenGL- Hard to get started

This is a discussion on OpenGL- Hard to get started within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm trying to get this blasted openGL thing to work! I downloaded the glut source zip from the opengl site, ...

  1. #1
    VOX
    VOX is offline
    Deleting... VOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    94

    OpenGL- Hard to get started

    I'm trying to get this blasted openGL thing to work! I downloaded the glut source zip from the opengl site, but I have no idea what any of that code does. I don't even know if I'm supposed to be using glut in the first place! Does anyone have a step by step tutorial on how to get to the stage where I can start coding with my compiler with OpenGL? Links would be nice too, if you have them. I have many compilers, so go with any of these if you feel like helping me. The opengl site doesn't have any tutorials, and if it does, I have no idea where they are.

    Turbo C
    Turbo C++
    LCC Win32
    Dev-C++
    Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (ugh)
    Borland's command line C++ compiler.

    By the way I intend to use C, not C++.
    Last edited by VOX; 01-02-2005 at 12:03 PM.
    Boy you stink, go take a shower before you continue to code. Better do your laundry and spray your chair too.

    The one and only resource for finding information.

    Next version of windows released!!!!

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,208
    Nehe has great tutorials, although they are not really glut (you can download glut source to at least some tutorials).

  3. #3
    VOX
    VOX is offline
    Deleting... VOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    94
    That site is great if you have OpenGL already set up for coding. All the set-up tutorials are for Mac and Solaris, they have a windows one but it doesn't tell you how to set it up.
    Boy you stink, go take a shower before you continue to code. Better do your laundry and spray your chair too.

    The one and only resource for finding information.

    Next version of windows released!!!!

  4. #4
    Registered User Frobozz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    546
    Go check the site again. The tutorials for Windows start after the MacOS and Solaris ones. The first is labelled "Setting Up An OpenGL Window".

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,208
    Also here is another site more dedicated to glut.

  6. #6
    VOX
    VOX is offline
    Deleting... VOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    94
    That window tutorial doesn't tell me what to download and what to do with what I download for opengl. It just tells me what I need to do to VC++ to use opengl and making windows.
    Last edited by VOX; 01-02-2005 at 03:17 PM.
    Boy you stink, go take a shower before you continue to code. Better do your laundry and spray your chair too.

    The one and only resource for finding information.

    Next version of windows released!!!!

  7. #7
    & the hat of GPL slaying Thantos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    5,681
    download the red book and black book from opengl. there links on in the stick at the top of this forum

  8. #8
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    Those links are broken apparently. If anyone has working links to those two books please PM them to me so i can edit the post and insert the fixed links.

  9. #9
    VOX
    VOX is offline
    Deleting... VOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    94
    Boy you stink, go take a shower before you continue to code. Better do your laundry and spray your chair too.

    The one and only resource for finding information.

    Next version of windows released!!!!

  10. #10
    & the hat of GPL slaying Thantos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    5,681
    Or hell why not get them stright from the source:
    red: http://www.opengl.org/documentation/...1.0/index.html
    blue: http://www.opengl.org/documentation/...ook/index.html

    Sorry it was blue not black.

  11. #11
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    thank you thantos, annnnnnnnnnnd.....


    fixed.

  12. #12
    ---
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,379
    I recommend the Red Book than NeHe's tutorials. They are more in depth.

  13. #13
    VOX
    VOX is offline
    Deleting... VOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    94
    Those are all good and very rich in information but I can't use them until I am at that stage. I don't have anything set up and I know you can't just jump in and start coding. It's like there is this missing tutorial that explains what I need to know, and all other tutorials start just past that point.
    Boy you stink, go take a shower before you continue to code. Better do your laundry and spray your chair too.

    The one and only resource for finding information.

    Next version of windows released!!!!

  14. #14
    ---
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,379
    Well what ARE you having trouble with? Are you having trouble setting up a window? Are you using WinAPI, GLUT, SDL,etc ?

  15. #15
    VOX
    VOX is offline
    Deleting... VOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    94
    I'm having trouble with getting everything set up. What do I download from what site, assuming I am starting from scratch? Then what do I do with what I download? I have the zip files for the glut source, and some other zip that says glut-3.7.6-bin which has a dll, a lib and some .c files. I have those two zips, but what do I do with them? How do I install what they contain and use them?
    Boy you stink, go take a shower before you continue to code. Better do your laundry and spray your chair too.

    The one and only resource for finding information.

    Next version of windows released!!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-12-2006, 07:42 PM
  2. Why only 32x32? (OpenGL) [Please help]
    By Queatrix in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2006, 01:39 PM
  3. Linking OpenGL in Dev-C++
    By linkofazeroth in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-13-2005, 10:17 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-06-2005, 07:11 PM
  5. OpenGL Window
    By Morgul in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-15-2005, 12:34 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21