Top 23 C++ OpenGL Projects
A brief computer graphics / rendering courseLatest mention: Learn 3D Computer Graphics Programming from Scratch | news.ycombinator.com | 2020-12-29
To be fair, Handmade Hero is for a complete game with sound, effects, input, etc. This course looks to be focused on a realtime software renderer with the ability to read/write geometry and textures. HH is also a bit overwhelming.
I think what specific tutorial might go for depends on that individual's background and goals. I know a bunch of people who work in games/vfx who use tools like Maya/Houdini every day. They don't need a lot of help learning 3d concepts, but are interested to see the pros/cons of different implementations. They aren't always interested in realtime or optimizations. Here are the free resources that normally come up:
https://www.scratchapixel.com/ -- Learn Computer Graphics From Scratch!
https://raytracing.github.io/ -- Ray Tracing in One Weekend book series
https://github.com/ssloy/tinyrenderer/wiki -- tinyrenderer, tinyraycaster, tinyraytracer
http://www.pbr-book.org/ -- Physically Based Rendering 3rd edition full text. It looks like a 4th edition will be published in a few months.
https://learnopengl.com/ -- For learning modern OpenGL
An open source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 🎢Latest mention: Single Rail Coasters... Uhh... Find a way | reddit.com/r/rct | 2021-01-13
The single rail coaster was added a week ago.
Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.Latest mention: Some questions about graphics in a 2D isometric game (engine) | reddit.com/r/gamedev | 2021-01-18
Maybe bgfx is what you're looking for? They have an SDL section in the docs.
openFrameworks is a community-developed cross platform toolkit for creative coding in C++.
Simple and Fast Multimedia LibraryLatest mention: Why is SDL so commonly used with C++? | reddit.com/r/cpp | 2021-01-18
OpenGL Mathematics (GLM)Latest mention: Nyx: 3rd party libraries | dev.to | 2021-01-13
Free open-source non-linear video editorLatest mention: Exporting messes with audio pitch | reddit.com/r/olive | 2021-01-17
This is a known issue with the 0.1 series. Check here for workarounds: https://github.com/olive-editor/olive/wiki/FAQ
Interactive, thoroughly customizable maps in native Android, iOS, macOS, Node.js, and Qt applications, powered by vector tiles and OpenGL
Open3D: A Modern Library for 3D Data ProcessingLatest mention: LIDAR to OBJ similar to photogrammetry with Intel RealSense L515? | reddit.com/r/3DScanning | 2021-01-05
Lightweight and modular C++11 graphics middleware for games and data visualization
Powerful, mature open-source cross-platform game engine for Python and C++, developed by Disney and CMU
Lightweight, cross-platform & full-featured shader IDELatest mention: Debugging geometry shaders in SHADERed | reddit.com/r/gamedev | 2020-12-24
Download: shadered.org or GitHub releases page.
A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more. Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Gj5YmBbLatest mention: Good Mangohud setup? | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 2021-01-15
You can find the projects and their usage instructions here: * https://github.com/flightlessmango/MangoHud * https://github.com/benjamimgois/goverlay * https://github.com/DadSchoorse/vkBasalt
A powerful free cross-platform RTS game engine
scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine
OpenSceneGraph git repository
A generic post-processing injector for games and video software.Latest mention: Reshade | reddit.com/r/XboxGamePassPC | 2020-12-22
It relies on injecting the reshade dll into the application. Note: The "crosire injector" linked in the post seems to be a build from the author of the page, if you want to be sure that you are getting a safe file you can compile it yourself: https://github.com/crosire/reshade/blob/main/tools/injector.cpp
A modern cross-platform low-level graphics library and rendering frameworkLatest mention: List of open source libraries Minecraft uses | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-04
A retro multiplayer shooter
KlayGE is a cross-platform open source game engine with plugin-based architecture.
Improved version of the X-Ray Engine, the game engine used in the world-famous S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game series by GSC Game World.Latest mention: OpenXRay has released a new version of the engine! | reddit.com/r/stalker | 2020-12-23
That seems to mention the menu was locked at 60 fps to avoid the same problem the original Stalker devs had to solve : https://github.com/OpenXRay/xray-16/commit/a06ab1065b47cb5c240b34bf15f822c98543847c
dhewm 3 main repositoryLatest mention: Making Doom3 Look The Best It Can On Windows | reddit.com/r/Doom | 2021-01-17
dhewm3 does not support correct 16:9 HUD (and main menu) scaling due to the author's unwillingness to dive into this: 16:9 GUIs · Issue #233 · dhewm/dhewm3 · GitHub
Fast PlayStation 1 emulator for PC and AndroidLatest mention: How do I connect my Xbox One controller to PCSX-R? (Windows) | reddit.com/r/EmulationOnPC | 2021-01-16
Actually I recommend moving to Duckstation for PSX Emulation. I know it's not the answer you are looking for but it's quickly becoming the best windows PSX emulator. It even has Vulkan implementation. This is the link for the download. Here's a setup guide.
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