Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

c++ - graphics help for newbie

Posted on 2014-02-14
3
Medium Priority
?
275 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-01
Hi,

I am a newbie with C++ but my main goal is to working with graphics. I want to draw circles and rectangle and lines and connecting lines with circles etc.

Please help me how can I start. Which compiler or library I should use so it can work with windows and Linux(prefer if it work with both Linux and Windows otherwise Windows is important). I am using Eclipse as IDE.

Please guide.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Johny12345
3 Comments
 
LVL 86

Assisted Solution

by:jkr
jkr earned 1000 total points
ID: 39860243
I'd recommend 'CxImage' for that, it comes for buth Windows and Linux and is free, see http://www.xdp.it/cximage.htm and the introductory article at http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1300/CxImage

Note however that this is mainly an image manipulation library, yet you can draw as well.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
ddurgaprasad earned 1000 total points
ID: 39862256
For any platform-linux,windows,mac ,OpenGL is the best library.It will work with almost all compilers.Be cautious that there are various versions of OpenGL.The first link below starts with earlier version of OpenGL which are really easy to get started quickly.However,OpenGL current version in 4 and has very big learning curve.Go through each link below in the given order,your transition will be smooth from version to version.

For basics,try the below tutorials
http://www.videotutorialsrock.com/
http://www.swiftless.com/opengltuts.html
http://nehe.gamedev.net/

Get in touch if you have further queries.Good luck :-)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Johny12345
ID: 39897639
thx
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
This article will show you step-by-step instructions to build your own NTP CentOS server.  The network diagram shows the best practice to setup the NTP server farm for redundancy.  This article also serves as your NTP server documentation.
The goal of the video will be to teach the user the concept of local variables and scope. An example of a locally defined variable will be given as well as an explanation of what scope is in C++. The local variable and concept of scope will be relat…
The viewer will learn how to pass data into a function in C++. This is one step further in using functions. Instead of only printing text onto the console, the function will be able to perform calculations with argumentents given by the user.
Suggested Courses

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question