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November 13th, 2010, 01:38 AM
I would like to learn a bit about OpenGL programming.

How and where can I start? Is there something I need to install?

November 13th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Do you know any programming languages..?

November 13th, 2010, 01:50 AM
sure, I done some programming in C/C++, a bit of Java.

I just want to know if I need to install some drivers to do something with OpenGL. Or if I need any particular IDEs.

I used Eclipse preciously when I used Gnome. But haven't installed any IDE when I changed to KDE few weeks ago.

November 13th, 2010, 03:38 AM
I would recommend you look into using Qt Creator as your IDE as you explore the OpenGL world. The students in the graphics course at my university that are learning OpenGL program using that IDE.

November 13th, 2010, 11:40 AM
In Java you can use jogl as OpenGL bindings. Install the libjogl-java package in Ubuntu.
There's example code and tutorials all around the web, like in this wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_OpenGL
And some demos of jogl in action here: https://jogl-demos.dev.java.net/