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    Question OpenGL and C++

    Hi.

    How do I implement the OpenGL for C++ on Geany or Eclipse.. I dont know what to install from Synaptics. I found something called freeglut3 but.. what should I do.

    I would like to use the OpenGL on Eclipse or Geany GUI, it is possible?

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    Re: OpenGL and C++

    <advice>

    Do you know C++ very well? No disrespect, but from what you're saying, it doesn't sound like you are. (I'm in the same boat...) If that's the case, then I suggest laying off the OpenGL for a while, and learning C++ for a while. Not being comfortable with C++ is just (one extra) pain in the rear while learning OGL.

    </advice>

    Anyway, to write an OpenGL application on linux, you'll need three things to get started:

    1. OpenGL itself. You'll want the libgl1-mesa-dev package.

    2. A windowing library. This could be X11, but I'd recommend freeglut (freeglut3-dev) or GLFW (libglfw-dev), as X11/GLX has some peculiar gotchas.

    3. An OGL extension library. While not strictly necessary, if you want to use anything other than core OpenGL, you'll want an extension loader/information library to abstract the actual implementation of the extensions. The de facto standard for this on linux appears to be GLEW, which comes in the package libglew-dev.

    As for IDEs, sorry, can't help with those. Normally, you'll add the extra flags required into the build commands entry.

    G'luck (you'll need it!).

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    Re: OpenGL and C++

    Thanks for helping me, I am just an student. I am taking a course of C++ and Computer graphics

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    Re: OpenGL and C++

    Quote Originally Posted by mustafa1990 View Post
    Thanks for helping me, I am just an student. I am taking a course of C++ and Computer graphics
    Ah. Well, in which case, I suggest the arcsynthesis tutorials: http://arcsynthesis.org/gltut/

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    Re: OpenGL and C++

    I used this when I was getting myself set up for C++ and OpenGL dev.
    http://www.videotutorialsrock.com/op...linux/home.php
    I find videos can be more helpful. Hopefully the set up videos are still in date. I have used the others more recently and the way they do stuff still applies.

    Good luck with it

    Paul
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    Re: OpenGL and C++

    Thank you very much all of you!! Thank you for all the information you are giving me friends!

    May I recommend a website for you guys, if you are interested
    http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

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