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5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very good, but make sure you're a Win32 programmer, 9 Sep 2000
This review is from: OpenGL Superbible: The Complete Guide to OpenGL Programming for Windows NT and Windows 95 (Paperback)
I bought this book because I wanted to learn OpenGL. For that purpose, this book is brilliant. However, nowhere does it state on this site that you need to be a Win32 programmer to actually implement any of what this book teaches you. Using the GLUT library is an excellent choice for the first section of the book, but when you get to the second part you need Windows programming experience, and the third section focuses in detail on the Windows implementation of this knowledge (creating windows in which to run the OpenGL commands, etc). This Windows knowledge requirement is mentioned on the back of the book, but not here. As for the rest of the book, it's presentation is perfect, complex subjects are explained well, and the writer has a friendly and understanding style. It is not for the novice (considerable C experience is required, expect 2D arrays, that kind of wierd stuff), but intermediate to advanced people will find this a very good all-rounder on OpenGL. Now I need a book on Windows programming.....
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