Introduction to Modern Open GL

Sunday, 21 July 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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An Introduction to OpenGL Programming

OpenGL is the most widely available library for creating interactive, computer graphics applications across all of the major computer operating systems. Its uses range from creating applications for scientific visualizations to computer-aided design, interactive gaming, and entertainment, and with each new version its capabilities reveal the most up-to-date features of modern graphics hardware.

2 pm
Greeting and Course Overview

2:15 pm
OpenGL Pipeline Introduction

2:35 pm
A Prototype Application

3:05 pm
The OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL)

3:30 pm

3:45 pm

4 pm

4:20 pm
Fragment Shaders

4:35 pm
Texture Mapping

5:05 pm
Wrap Up and Questions and Answers
Angel and Shreiner

This course provides an accelerated introduction to programming OpenGL, emphasizing the most modern methods for using the library. In recent years, OpenGL has undergone numerous updates, which have fundamentally changed how programmers interact with the application programming interface (API) and the skills required for being an effective OpenGL programmer. The most notable of these changes, the introduction of shader-based rendering, has expanded to subsume almost all functionality in OpenGL.

While there have been numerous courses on OpenGL in the past, the recent revisions to the API have provided a wealth of new functionality and features to create ever-richer content. This course builds from demonstrating the use of the most fundamental shader-based OpenGL pipeline to introducing numerous techniques that can be implemented using OpenGL.

Edward Angel
University of New Mexico

Dave Shreiner
ARM, Inc.