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Offline kaskoepoes112

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« Posted 2013-05-14 14:51:38 »

hello everyone!

I've wanted to create a 3d game but I had no idea how to make one until I discovered lwjgl.
Only one problem , they are talking a lot about openGL and I didn't knew what that was so I googeld it.
Now I kinda know what it is , but I don't know how to use it .. when I see some OpenGL code I've no clue what it does and stuff like that ..


So basicly the question is: how can I use openGL , are there any tutorials I can follow ? or a good book ?

Sorry for my terrible english

thanks!
Offline Simn
« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-05-14 15:13:08 »

I think LWJGL's wiki is a good place to start, there are also a lot of tutorials on this site, look at the "Articles & tutorials" page. You could also have a look at this online book, mind that they cover the topics in C++.

Also if your not very fond of reading, I would highly recommend The Coding Universe's tutorials.

At last take a look at ra4king's post here, it covers how you should step forward in the world of Java game development.


Good luck!

- Simn
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-05-14 16:14:15 »

Good resources, but start with 2d. Don't bite off more than you can chew.
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-05-14 20:45:27 »

@Simn
For that online book, I ported the C++ code to Java here.

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-05-14 21:20:18 »

@ra4king Superawesome! I followed you on Bitbucket a couple of days ago, weird that I didn't remember to post your repository in the reply. (PS: I guess you need a minimum rank for giving medals? The "appreciate" button isn't next to the posts)

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-05-14 21:29:18 »

There's no minimum rank to appreciate...
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-05-14 21:37:12 »

Excuse me for going off topic here, but this what I see when I look at posts.

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-05-14 21:39:36 »

Huh, should look like

maybe Riven added something.
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