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Going Over the OpenGL Example Code [ID:477] (5/35)

in series: Developing emol!

video tutorial by Erik Thompson, added 01/08

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Here I walk through the OpenGL portion of the example code and talk about some of the basics regarding OpenGL.

Here is the link to the wikipedia article on the 'Utah Teapot' otherwise known as the 'Newell Teapot' in honor of its author Martin Newell:

You can download the source code from the previous episode's page.

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7. anonymous Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:04

Excellent Lesson. How to paint a background image and then draw on top? Lesson Number?

6. anonymous Thu, 28 May 2009 05:58

Good tut again, will do some googling for detailed docs on openGL functions. The hand coded teapot mentioned is inspiring.

Great job! Get something working so that we can learn from it, and then refine the design. To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, immature coders borrow; mature coders steal.

Hi Erik - the video is fine now. I don't know what happened but the second copy runs for the full 10min 50 secs.


Hmmm. The video is supposed to be 10min 50sec so there was just a little bit more too it. I tried uploading it again.


Hi Erik, another very interesting video, you're doing a grand job on these.

One question - this video appears to end too quickly? It is 8:45 and ends with you talking about a glutWireCone and Sphere then it cuts your sentence off.

Is the entire video there? If not, just upload a new copy (my page, edit the video) and it'll replace the current one.


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This is very good. Thank You for the Effort.

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