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    Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    So far all the books I've seen are only v1.1
    I'm almost done reading the guide, but the one I have only talks about v1.1... Is there a link to an online version that talks about OpenGL 1.2 or 1.3 as well?
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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    Sitting right in front of me on my desk is the OpenGL Red Book for OpenGL Version 1.2...

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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    Wow, you're impressing me ))
    But it has nothing to do with my question
    Luke

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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    Originally posted by BigShooter:
    But it has nothing to do with my question
    It has everything to do with your question. Why don't you just ask for a copy of [insert thousand dollar modeller/renderer here] while you're at it.

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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    Hmmm, I've notivced that OpenGL programming guide v1.1 is in a lot of places on the web. It looks like it's freely available. So I was hiping that v1.2 and 1.3 of the book would be too, that's all.
    Luke

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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    Originally posted by BigShooter:
    I've notivced that OpenGL programming guide v1.1 is in a lot of places on the web.
    But it is still copyrighted material. If you are serious about learning OpenGL I suggest you go and pick up a copy.

    [This message has been edited by roffe (edited 07-31-2003).]

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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    From the looks of it, it seems that the most recent book (3rd edition) is only up to v.1.2 of OpenGL, that is a bit not up to date
    I don't mind spending money on books, in fact, I 've spent over $1000 this year on programming books. But, I refuse to spend moeny on a book that isn't up to date Yet, I've read second edition and I must admit that the book is really good. It's just that I wish it covered OpenGL up to at least 1.3, not to mention 1.4.
    I don't know what it is with OpenGL books, but there's just so few of them and none of them is uptodate..,
    Cheers,
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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    Originally posted by BigShooter:
    It's just that I wish it covered OpenGL up to at least 1.3, not to mention 1.4.
    AFAIK, 1.2 is the last one available. If you really need to know what is different look in specs. From a programming perspective most people assume Opengl 1.1 and use extensions. So what it all comes down to is some extensions that gets included into the core/other major change and whoopa, you have a new Opengl version. To learn how to use these you have several options. Check out the many tutorials on the web,extension specs themselves or buy a copy of the newly released Opengl extension book.

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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    Unlike DirectX, if you learn OpenGL 1.1, you won't have to totally relearn it again to use 1.4 functions. You just have to learn what those new functions do, which can be done by reading the spec, as has been stated.

    Conversely, if you learned Direct3D 5, you'd pretty much have to throw out everything you learned if you wanted to use Direct3D 8, as there were pretty dramatic changes.
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    Re: Is there OpenGL Programming Guide v1.2 or 1.3 somewhere online?

    I got mine for $15.00 US from e-bay. Check into it.

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