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newbie to opengl

Vanchi Nathan
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Joined: Feb 24, 2004
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I would like to use opengl with Java language for games development. I am confused that there are a lot of apis, I am not sure which api to download and how to install to get open gl in windowXP.

Can anyone guide me to the right site or document that tells how to instaall, what and begin.

thanks a lot.

Best regards,<br /> <br />vanchin
Jean-Sebastien Abella
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 60
May be you want to try JOGL.

and Google...
Gregg Bolinger
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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There are basically 4 different API's you should look at.

JOGL - Simple wrapper around opengl functions that is geared towards any kind of opengl development
LWJGL - Simple wrapper around opengl functions that is geared more towards gaming
jME - 3D Scenegraph based gaming engine. Currently uses LWJGL for opengl function calls
Xith3D - 3D Scenegraph based gaming engine. Looks a lot like JAva3D. Currently uses LWJGL or JOGL for opengl function calls.

Each site has detailed instructions on how to get started using their libraries.

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John M. Gabriele
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Joined: Feb 18, 2001
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How about gljava?
I agree. Here's the link:
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