Lab 0

To get you started

This lab is just to get you started, to figure out the computing equipment etc. and will NOT be graded.

The best thing to do at this point is work through some OpenGL tutorials or examples. It's not a bad idea to read through the textbook or see what kind of online tutorials you find. If you find some great ones, please let your peers know through the class mailing list.

There are a couple of things that you should understand and learn during this process:

OK - I hope this helps. Please ask, if something isn't working or you are stuck or you have other problems. Ask your fellow students, ask us (the TA and myself). Also, if you find better tutorials or something wrong with the tutorials above, let EVERYONE know, so your fellow students don't waste the same time. Please make posting to the class list your first choice! Thanks.


Graham Wilson's (jgwilson at sfu dot ca) comments on emacs along with his .Xdefaults file and his .emacs file.

Matt Olson pointed out this site for useful OpenGL tutorials.

Brandon Okert was kind enough to write up a little guide on how to get OpenGL installed with hardware drivers on Ubuntu. (updated on Jan 23, 2010).

Last modified: September 2011
Torsten Möller / torsten at sfu . ca