Should I learn OpenGL, or try building a graphics engine from scratch ?

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  • alloy

    A new user interface protocol and toolkit implementation

  • cl-opengl

    cl-opengl is a set of CFFI bindings to the OpenGL, GLU and GLUT APIs.

    Once you understand CFFI you can hop into OpenGL or Vulkan land. We have bindings for those: very mature and stable cl-opengl and partial cl-vulkan. Meaning, you will have easier time with OpenGL. Not only because of better bindings, but also OpenGL is much simpler than Vulkan, although still a mess.

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  • trivial-gamekit

    Simple framework for making 2D games

    Learn Common Lisp and high-level 2D graphics using Sketch or trivial-gamekit. It's lispy, super fun and enjoyable way. Seriously. 2D graphics are easy to grasp and intuitive.

  • nature-of-code

    Nature of code exercises and examples implemented in Common Lisp

    Additional resources: * Land Of Lisp book * CL cookbook * Game Engine Architecture book * Physically Based Rendering book * GPU Gems book series * Nature Of Code book and lispy examples for it

  • tank-command-2000

    A 3d tank game

    well that's how i learnt this type of stuff. even wrote a simple 3d engine myself (shameless self promotion tank command although it is nothing fancy and is quite old by now)

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