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    Game Graphics with C++

    Is there any way I can use C++ to create 3D or 2D graphics for games? I am mostly familiar with C++ so I am trying to find an efficient way to use it for creating video game graphics. I am new to this stuff as well. Does OpenGL have any relation with C++? Are there any graphics libraries in C++ that can help with graphics? If C++ is not the best language for making graphics, is there any way I can use it for something else related to graphics.

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    > Is there any way I can use C++ to create 3D or 2D graphics for games?
    You've seen games in the real world right?
    Guess how they're made.

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    > Does OpenGL have any relation with C++?
    As far as C++ is concerned, it's just another library.

    If you make the right OpenGL function calls, you see pretty pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathgeek
    Does OpenGL have any relation with C++?
    If you visit the OpenGL website and click on "Getting Started with OpenGL", you will be rewarded with this piece of information:
    The first step is to pick your language. Bindings for OpenGL exist in many languages, from C# and Java to Python and Lua. Some languages have multiple sets of OpenGL bindings, none of them being official. All of them are ultimately based on the C/C++ bindings.
    While there isn't a language called "C/C++", in this context it can be taken to mean "C and C++".
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