Only covers the older versions of opengl. Online tutorials proved to be a better resource for newer opengl versions.
This book was really old but helped me learned a ton about opengl. I would recommend more of the recent edition of this book. other than that there's still nothing wrong with learning from the older books except you will get yourself into learning older techniques.
As consumer grade 3D accelerators began to support the OpenGL ICD many Win32 programmers are using the OpenGL 3D API to develop real-time 3D applications. This new breed of OpenGL developers are looking for a good place to start. The Offical Guide to Learning OpenGL (also refered to as "the redbook") is that starting place. Mason Woo and the OpenGL Review Board, along with other contributors walk the reader though well thought out example programs and explain in detail each OpenGL function call. The chapters are well organized, and authors take a complete platform independate approach to OpenGL. An excellent choice for a college text book on the subject of real-time 3D graphic programming. The only other book to be considered is the OpenGL SuperBible, but it's poorly organized in comparison and focuses only on the Win32 platform. This book should only be considered if the reader is new to programming and needs to be walked though setting up the...
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