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02 February 2004, 02:45 AM
I look for an OpenGL book and found the following:

OpenGL SuperBible
OpenGL Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL

Is one better than the other? Should I be looking at any others?

Also, does anyone know if Real-Time Rendering is a good book?


02 February 2004, 10:27 AM
the opengl programming guide is available for free

there is also a pdf, check out

I bought the opengl superbible, and I think it's a really a great book.

02 February 2004, 02:11 PM
the free version of the red book covers just OpenGL 1.1. There's a new version out which covers OpenGL 1.4.
Well, depends on what you want to do. If you just want to have a look a OpenGL the free version will do... nevertheless it's a great book :-)

02 February 2004, 08:56 PM
i recently got a very good book by andre lamothe entitled tricks of the 3d game programming gurus second edition. its produced by sams and 42 dolllars at amazon. the nice thing is that it doesn't use an API like opengl and direct3d but you do alot of that low level coding in it. i picked up the book and after mastering the concepts in that, learned direct3d in a very short time, im sure it would be the same for opengl!

02 February 2004, 11:34 AM
about Real-Time Rendering: It's a good book, but it dosent explain all theory in depth, it's like a index book; every section points to a paper which explores all about the algorithm or techinque presented by Real-Time Rendering.

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