OpenGL for Win32
A picture is worth a thousand words.
OpenGL is the most widely adopted, cross-platform standard for 3D rendering
and 3D hardware acceleration. The software runtime library ships with all
Windows, MacOS, Linux and Unix systems.
OpenGL is built for compatibility across hardware and operating systems.
This architecture makes it easy to port OpenGL programs from one system to
The OpenGL Perl module allows a Perl program to use OpenGL by letting it
make OpenGL function calls.
Note that all the books on OpenGL can be used to program with this module:
it's easy to jump from C to Perl and vice versa.
More general info on
The current maintainer of the Perl OpenGL module is
The project development is hosted by
The old version of this page can be consulted
(for the nostalgic ones).
The last version of the package and all useful associated modules:
are in my
OpenGL::Shader (OpenGL Shader Utility Module)
OpenGL::Image (Image Load/Modify/Save Support for the OpenGL Module)
Image::Magick (ImageMagick Perl Extension)
If you are using ActiveState's Perl distribution (Perl5.6, Perl5.8, Perl5.10, Perl5.12 and Perl5.14),
the easiest way to install this module is to use
Type (or cut & paste) this command in a DOS console:
ppm install http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/OpenGL.ppd
To test the module, I translated in Perl some classic C programs for OpenGL.
Download the package (
POGLdemo.zip) and run
the scripts to test the module on your machine.
The last screenshot is the one of the script
adaptation in Perl of the Chris Halsall's programme
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