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By Robert P. Kuehne, J. D. Sullivan

The Mac has absolutely embraced OpenGL all through its visible platforms. actually, Apple's hugely effective, glossy OpenGL implementation makes Mac OS X one among modern day most sensible structures for OpenGL improvement. OpenGL® Programming on Mac OS® X is the 1st accomplished source for each pics programmer who desires to create, port, or optimize OpenGL purposes for this high-volume platform.

Leading OpenGL specialists Robert Kuehne and J. D. Sullivan completely clarify the Mac's diversified OpenGL APIs, either outdated and new. They remove darkness from an important OpenGL setup, configuration, and function concerns which are detailed to the Mac platform. subsequent, they provide useful, start-to-finish tips for integrating key Mac-native APIs with OpenGL, and leveraging the whole strength of the Mac platform on your pictures purposes.

Coverage comprises

  • A thorough overview of Mac and software program architectures and their functionality implications
  • In-depth, specialist advice for gaining access to OpenGL from all the Mac's middle APIs: CGL, AGL, and Cocoa
  • Interoperating with different Mac APIs: incorporating video with QuickTime, acting photo results with center picture, and processing CoreVideo data
  • Analyzing Mac OpenGL software functionality, resolving bottlenecks, and leveraging optimizations simply to be had at the Mac
  • Detecting, integrating, and utilizing OpenGL extensions
  • An accompanying website ( includes the book's instance code, plus extra OpenGL-related assets.

OpenGL® Programming on Mac OS® X can be necessary to Mac programmers looking to leverage OpenGL's energy, OpenGL builders porting their functions to the Mac platform, and cross-platform photos builders who are looking to reap the benefits of the Mac platform's uniquely intuitive variety and efficiency.

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