Good OGL books

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Aphex 101 Feb 01, 2003 at 22:48

Hi all;

I’ve made my choice: Dx or OpenGL :)
Just wondered what the best books (aside from the standard Red one) are the best for starting off with OGL..?

TIA,

Aph

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dk 158 Feb 01, 2003 at 23:10

Here are some books you’d probably like:

OpenGL SuperBible 2nd Edition
Computer Graphics using OpenGL
OpenGL Primer
Real-Time Rendering (not specifically to opengl though)

If you’re looking for game programming, I’d really recommend: 3D Game Engine Design : A Practical Approach to Real-Time Computer Graphic by David H. Eberly

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Aphex 101 Feb 02, 2003 at 10:35

Cheers!
I had my eye on that realtime one.
The superbible has had mixed reviews tho :(

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baldurk 101 Feb 02, 2003 at 11:14

OpenGL Game Programming. Excellent book. You can also download the source code, due to an error where many books were sent where the CD had no source code. Don’t worry, if you buy it now it’ll have the CD.

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void 101 Feb 02, 2003 at 23:46

Imgo openGL game programming isnt that good, it skips alot of material… I think that first you should read Realtime REndering 2nd Edition, best graphics book ive read… And then you should probably read either openGL Game Programming or read some of NeHe’s tutorials. I think that the openGL Reference books such as the red and blue books are more like reference material, not read from cover to cover material.

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donBerto 101 Feb 03, 2003 at 00:50

agreed. opengl game programming was my first book and though it was really helpful, i realized later that it did leave out a lot of important stuff.

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baldurk 101 Feb 03, 2003 at 19:12

well, I’d say it’s OK for a newbie, or someone just starting out on OpenGL

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Aphex 101 Feb 09, 2003 at 23:37

Ah at last i can reply!!! tsk @ server or summet ;)

ahem - thanks for the info all, will try and take a look at some of these before buying :)

oh, and those NeHe tutorials are nice too!

Cheers

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Arthur_Dent 101 Feb 11, 2003 at 14:52

I’d say the Red Book and the Nehe tutorials would be all thats needed.

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EvilSmile 101 Feb 12, 2003 at 10:39

GT should be good too :)