OpenGL doc in HTML
Welcome to the homepage of the OpenGL HTML-documentation. Here you
find the complete OpenGL reference pages as taken from the ``blue'' book:
OpenGL Reference Manual -- The Official Reference Document for
OpenGL, Release 1, by the OpenGL Architecture Review Board,
Addison-Wesley, first release 1992, ISBN 0-201-63276-4, converted to HTML.
It includes the documentation for the gl*-commands, the
glu*-utility-library and the glX*-X-extension for OpenGL.
Get me there!
Click here to get to the index page
There are several things you should know about these pages, please take the
time to read this section at least at the first time you come here.
What is OpenGL?
According to the ``red'' book, (OpenGL Programming Guide --
The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Release 1, by the
OpenGL Architecture Review Board, namely by Jackie Neider,
Tom Davis and Mason Woo,
Addison-Wesley, first release 1993, ISBN 0-201-63274-8), OpenGL is
``... a software interface to graphics hardware. This interface consists of about
120 distinct commands, which you use to specify the objects and operations
needed to produce interactive three-dimensional applications ...
OpenGL is designed as a streamlined, hardware-independent interface to be
implemented on many different hardware platforms ...''
This documentation is about OpenGL V1.0. It is written after the ``blue'' book
and the OpenGL-manpages coming wit IRIX 5.3. I have tried to include some
things from the manpages which seem to have become part of the standard but
excluded all SGI-features, namely everything with SGI_ or
_EXT in it.
Therefore it may be wise to consult your systems documentation if you have
doubt about the accuracy of this document. I will try hard to keep up with
the standard, but this is done in my spare time, so don't expect updates
every other week.
Your own copy
If you want to have your own copy of these pages, you can get them too. You
need to have a filesystem which allows for mixed-case and ``long'' filenames
to install the pages and need ``perl'' and UNIX's ``grep'' to run the
search engine. Thus, I'm afraid it's not of great use for DOS-ers. Sorry.
Please drop me an email if you download
the pages, so I have an idea about who uses this and who wants to be informed
for a copy of the pages (256K).
Copyright © 1995
Please note the copyright for this document and the OpenGL-HTML-pages in the
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documents provided the copyright notice appears in every copy and you mark
all changes in the documents clearly as such.
© 1995 Uwe Behrens. All rights reserved.