Introduction to Shader Graphics with OpenGL

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Be able to setup the environment for openGL and create a window

Draw a triangle in both legacy and modern openGL

Create a shader system along with vertex and fragment shaders

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, by the end of this project, you will be able to draw a triangle along with a shader system for it with modern OpenGL and C++, which is the fundamental unit of 3D rendering.Moreover, you will be able to setup the environment and create a window with openGL, draw a triangle using modern openGL and create vertex and fragment shaders for your triangle. Finally, You’ll be able to extend upon this basis into a full fledged modern 3D renderer. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. By the end of Task 1, you will be able to setup the environment and create a window with openGL and GLFW library

  2. By the end of Task 2, you will be able to test legacy openGL by drawing a triangle and setup GLEW.

  3. By the end of Task 3, you will be able to set up vertex buffers and draw a triangle using modern openGL.

  4. By the end of Task 4, you will be able to create a shader compilation and linking system.

  5. By the end of Task 5, you will be able to create vertex and fragment shaders for your triangle.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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