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An environment for developing 2D and 3D graphics applications
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What is OpenGL?

It is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics. The API is typically used to interact with a graphics processing unit, to achieve hardware-accelerated rendering.
OpenGL is a tool in the Graphics Libraries category of a tech stack.

Who uses OpenGL?

14 companies reportedly use OpenGL in their tech stacks, including Cruise, Avocode, and (주)아티슨앤오션.

149 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenGL.
Decisions about OpenGL

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose OpenGL in their tech stack.

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Hello all,

I recently saw someone using OpenGL to create interesting evolving/rotating, mathematical-type visuals that I'd like to use in my honors project. He uses OpenGL but I'm operating on a 2012 MacBook Pro, which won't let me upgrade past macOS Catalina.

Does anyone have any experience with alternative programs that would be just as easy to use, and implement?

Thanks for any help

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OpenGL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenGL?
It is integrated completely into all the web standards of the browser allowing GPU accelerated usage of physics and image processing and effects as part of the web page canvas. Its elements can be mixed with other HTML elements.
It is the open, royalty-free standard for cross-platform, parallel programming of diverse processors found in personal computers, servers, mobile devices and embedded platforms. It greatly improves the speed and responsiveness of a wide spectrum of applications in numerous market categories including gaming and entertainment titles, scientific and medical software, professional creative tools, vision processing, and neural network training and inferencing.
A parallel computing platform and application programming interface model,it enables developers to speed up compute-intensive applications by harnessing the power of GPUs for the parallelizable part of the computation.
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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