I Wish I Knew How To... Program OpenGL Legacy 2.1 64-bit for Windows (XDL-0024)

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I Wish I Knew How To... Program OpenGL Legacy 2.1 64-bit for Windows (XDL-0024)

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A new book called I Wish I Knew How To... Program OpenGL Legacy 2.1 64-bit for Windows with Xojo has been released in November 2022 with version 3.0. There are three plugins which come with the book : 1) High performance window and controls, 2) OpenGL 2.1 code, and 3) Windows OS API calls for performance with 64-bit applications in Xojo.

A teaser YouTube video has been created at https://youtu.be/YR0PEtWJ6N4. More details can be viewed at https://scispec.ca/index.php/books/67-opengl-2-1-64-bit-for-windows which include the versions of each plugin.

The main points of this release is to have smooth graphics, fast refresh speeds, sharper graphics, and also a large amount of customization. More details about this release are:

Version 3.0 October. Released in November 2022.

- Wrote the book

- Updated to Xojo API 2 GUI and API2 Code

- Updated Windows OS algorithm for optimized graphics

- Created GLFWXojoPlugin.xojo_plugin

- Created OpenGLXojoPlugin.xojo_plugin

- Created WinXojoPlugin.xojo_plugin

- Most of the drawing algorithms are exposed to maximize customization

- Added mouse callback functionality

- Added keyboard callback functionality

- Wrote most examples with updated polling graphics, like the way game engines are written

This also comes with a book that has 22 chapters, more than 550 pages, that provides over 80 examples such as:

Examples include:

- Many primitives (quads, triangles, etc.)

- Fundamentals of colours

- Movement and rotation

- Points

- Starting a graph and chart

- Beginning lighting

- Lots of texturing

- Blender models

- Transparency

- Camera viewing

- An introductory understanding of threads

- Collision detection

- Xojo Blocks game

- Keyboard and mouse callback

- This book includes 3-plugins: 1) OpenGL 2.1, 2) GLFW, 3) Some Windows API calls

- ...and more.

ISBN: 978-1-927924-33-4

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