OpenGL

OpenGL 4.5

A Solid Graphics Engine for Everyone to Use

OpenGL is as the name implies an open source graphics API (application programming interface). It provides hardware rather than software rendering meaning it accesses the graphics card and provides quality rendering not bound by the CPU. It is almost always used for scaling vector graphics both 2D and 3D and is available on every common operating system today. View full description

PROS

  • Very widely supported
  • Very fast
  • Somewhat easy to learn

CONS

  • Fairly basic

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OpenGL is as the name implies an open source graphics API (application programming interface). It provides hardware rather than software rendering meaning it accesses the graphics card and provides quality rendering not bound by the CPU. It is almost always used for scaling vector graphics both 2D and 3D and is available on every common operating system today.

Fast Without Fury

OpenGL is not commonly used for high-octane graphics like you see in triple-A gaming titles (recent example: Overwatch). Rather it's used wholly or in part is independent game development in graphics-heavy normal applications or in simpler games. For any game that doesn't demand high polygon counts though as well as for tasks like emulation it works very well and provides extremely high speeds. It's not hard to learn given how common it is and software using it can generally be ported from one operating system to another making it extremely flexible.

Open It Up

Odds are you've used OpenGL software more than once often without knowing it. Its longevity having been first released 24 years ago speaks to its quality and it's still maintained today. If you need to install an OpenGL fixture to make an application work do so knowing you're in good hands. If you want to program something with 3D graphics and don't know where to start this particular API is a great choice and you'll find use for it again and again.

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User reviews about OpenGL

  • abel smith1281949574

    by abel smith1281949574

    "I think its a very good software."

    i have not really downloaded it, so i should not be writing review on the software. Actually, i want to know how to dow... More.

    reviewed on October 18, 2017

  • niceLafeier

    by niceLafeier

    "For a visual design"

    I want to complete a design about visual design and implementation of intelligent algorithms!. More.

    reviewed on March 28, 2016

  • lyz2016

    by lyz2016

    "dev c++"

    i wont to use openGL on the dev c++ draw panel draw line,point,. More.

    reviewed on January 9, 2016

  • carlosjoel.carrillomelendez

    by carlosjoel.carrillomelendez

    "me funciono esta muy bueno."

    me acelero en un juego el juego se llama minecraft porque. . More.

    reviewed on December 13, 2014

  • awhysall

    by awhysall

    "it is amazing 10/10"

    OpenGL is worth the download the graphics are unbelievable I couldn't find any problems with it above all 10/10 . More.

    reviewed on February 19, 2014

  • "its kinda cool put its just for minecraft"

    its just for minecraft. not for other games :( so please make it for other games like slender the arrival portal etc . More.

    reviewed on February 6, 2014