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Download Information for :
OpenGL Performer Programmer's Guide
(Linux)

Document number: 007-1680-090    (additional info )
Available Formats: PDF  |  HTML
This guide describes a programming interface (with ANSI C and C++ bindings) for creating real-time graphics applications with high-performance rendering in an easy-to-use 3D graphics toolkit. OpenGL Performer interfaces with the OpenGL library and runs on the IRIX, Linux, or Microsoft Windows operating system. Topics covered include an overview of real-time image generation and OpenGL Performer, information on application and scene-graph structure, details of database traversal, hints on load management and special effects, a description of the dozens of file loaders provided with OpenGL Performer, and information about the low-level libpr rendering library, math tools, statistics gathering and reporting, application tuning, and the C++ programmer's API.

FULL Manual HTML
size: 5297K / checksum ("sum" - algorithm #2): 47680
FULL Manual PDF
size: 7899K / checksum ("sum" - algorithm #2): 61709

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The HTML download consists of a single, complete "package" containing all HTML and graphic files for this manual (007-1680-090). This "package" is in a gzipped tar format. To open the package after downloading...

if using IRIX or Linux:

  1. % cd  <some_directory>
    % gunzip  007-1680-090.html.tgz
    % tar xvf  007-1680-090.html.tar
    
  2. This will create a 007-1680-090 subdirectory off the <some_directory> location specified above. You may then view the book using any web_browser as follows:
    % web_browser  <some_directory>/007-1680-090/index.html
    

if using Windows (note: an extraction utility program such as Winzip is needed):
  1. In Internet Explorer, right-click on the link, select "Save Target As...". Choose a folder (temporary or otherwise) to download the file to and set the filename to be <product>.tar.gz (example: "007-1680-090.tar.gz").

  2. After the download completes, start the Windows (file) Explorer, open the folder in which you downloaded the file to, and double-click the filename (example: "007-1680-090.tar.gz").

  3. Winzip (or your installed extraction utility program) should start. In Winzip, a prompt should appear: "...decompress to temp folder..." - click "Yes". Winzip will display a list of files that are included in the archive/package you downloaded. Click the "Extract" icon. In the resultant window, select a directory (folder) to extract the files into (C:\temp) and click "Extract". A new folder will be created in the chosen extract directory (folder). That new folder will be entitled "007-1680-090". Quit winzip.

  4. In the Windows (file) Explorer, open the newly-created folder ("007-1680-090") and double-click index.html.


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