magnum VS GLFW

Compare magnum vs GLFW and see what are their differences.

GLFW

A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input (by glfw)
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magnum GLFW
5 32
3,707 8,326
- 2.4%
9.7 8.9
3 days ago 4 days ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later zlib License
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magnum

Posts with mentions or reviews of magnum. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-03.
  • Unified Shader Programming in C++
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Oct 2021
  • Tool for visualizing simulation
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/GraphicsProgramming | 2 Sep 2021
    I looked far and wide and here's what I got: - OpenGL: It lets me do everything I want, but I also have to start from scratch (camera matrices, input handling, shader programming, etc). - Abstractions over OpenGL ((Cinder)[https://libcinder.org/] and (Magnum)[https://magnum.graphics/]): Easier to use when compared to pure OpenGL, but they still require a considerable amount of manual work to get them to show hair strands on screen. - Game engines: I still haven't tried any, but my concern is whether or not they would let me use my own code to do all the simulation (collision detection, movement computation, etc).
  • Looking for code only game engine
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/opengl | 29 Mar 2021
    Try Magnum, it provides all you need for bootstrapping a game in modern C++: https://magnum.graphics
  • Hitting a wall: the importance of learning without a game engine
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/gameenginedevs | 26 Mar 2021
    Magnum graphics is a pretty neat GL/Vk wrapper for abstracting away some of the graphics boilerplate. Using it now and while I do sometimes miss writing GL directly, it keeps my code cleaner than it otherwise would be if I were allowed to write it all from scratch :P
  • Best Vulkan wrapper / low-level graphics library?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/GraphicsProgramming | 9 Feb 2021
    (Sorry for a self-promo, hope that's fine.) If you don't mind being an early adopter and use something that's still undergoing heavy development and is not complete yet, I'm building a low-level Vulkan wrapper in Magnum. If you aren't familiar with Magnum yet, it's a C++11 library that has (among other things) a thin OpenGL/GLES/WebGL wrapper that removes the platform-specific extension hell and most of the boilerplate while still allowing you to work with the raw APIs if you need ... and the same is now being done for Vulkan.

GLFW

Posts with mentions or reviews of GLFW. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-31.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing magnum and GLFW you can also consider the following projects:

SDL - Simple Directmedia Layer

bgfx - Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.

Skia - Skia is a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images.

Ogre 3D - scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine (C++, Python, C#, Java)

glad - Multi-Language Vulkan/GL/GLES/EGL/GLX/WGL Loader-Generator based on the official specs.

OpenSceneGraph - OpenSceneGraph git repository

Open-Source Vulkan C++ API - Open-Source Vulkan C++ API

urho3d - Cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine

gl4es - GL4ES is a OpenGL 2.1/1.5 to GL ES 2.0/1.1 translation library, with support for Pandora, ODroid, OrangePI, CHIP, Raspberry PI, Android, Emscripten and AmigaOS4.