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OpenGL® Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL®, Version 4.5 with SPIR-V, Ninth Edition by Dave Shreiner, Graham Sellers, John Kessenich

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About This Guide

The OpenGL graphics system is a software interface to graphics hardware. (The GL stands for Graphics Library.) It allows you to create interactive programs that produce color images of moving three-dimensional objects. With OpenGL, you can control computer-graphics technology to produce realistic pictures, or ones that depart from reality in imaginative ways. This guide explains how to program with the OpenGL graphics system to deliver the visual effect you want.

What This Guide Contains

This guide contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1, “Introduction to OpenGL,” provides a glimpse into what OpenGL can do. It also presents a simple OpenGL program and explains the essential programming details you need to know for the ...

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