Saturday, August 31, 2013

OpenGL with Qt tutorial Creating OpenGL Widget with Qt Creator

In this articles, we will discuss about using the OpenGL with Qt GUI application. We just create the OpenGL window with Qt GUI application using Qt creator. In upcoming tutorials series I will show rendering the 3D object , event handling and other with OpenGL and Qt GUI application.

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Qt 5.1.0 for Windows 32-bit (MinGW 4.8, OpenGL, 666 MBform


This tutorial provides basic implementation of OpenGL with Qt GUI application. It shows how to integrate the OpenGL with Qt GUI application. Qt provides a widget called QGLWidget for rendering graphics which enables you to easily integrate OpenGL with Qt. This tutorials only includes OpenGL widget and related class to integrate with Qt. It doesn’t include the details of OpenGL rendering pipeline and Qt GUI. To learn and understand this tutorial you must have basic knowledge of Qt GUI and OpenGL rendering pipeline.  In this tutorial, we will use modern OpenGL version 3.2 and GLSL 1.5 as a shader language.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Basic GLFW Tutorials with C++

GLFW (OpenGL FrameWork) is open source library to create OpenGL Window and multi-platform  too. Very easy to manage OpenGL context and event with GLFW. It is specially suitable for game development. GLFW doesn't render 3D scene for that you have to use OpenGL library function. GLFW help to create window , handle keyboard , mouse and joystick events. This tutorials is for those who are new to OpenGL and GLFW. By the end of this tutoirals series understand the basic knowledge about OpenGL and handling events with GLFW.

Tutorials 1: Setup GLFW in Code::Blocks IDE in Windows Machine

Tutorials 2:  Introduction to GLFW

Tutorials 3: Drawing Basic Shapes

Tutorials 4: Transformation: Translation, Rotation and Scalling

Tutorials 5: Texture Mapping