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36. OpenGL Framebuffers

OpenGL Framebuffer Tutorial Preview
If you want to use any type of off screen rendering process, then frame buffers are probably the go for you. They allow you to render an entire scene, directly to a texture.

5. PhysX Materials

Tutorial PreviewJust like we assign materials to objects in OpenGL, we assign materials to objects in PhysX, only here they don't affect lighting, they affect the physical 'touch' of an object.

4. PhysX Parameters

Tutorial PreviewAfter setting up a PhysX scene, you then need to assign some parameters, the parameter I will focus on is skin width.

3. PhysX Scenes

Tutorial PreviewPhysX, just like OpenGL, needs to be setup, but and instead of setting the OpenGL state, we setup our PhysX scene. Inside a scene, is where all collisions and physics are calculated.

1. PhysX Includes

Tutorial PreviewPhysX is the physics API by Nvidia, and I had a play with it back when Ageia owned it. I am not sure how current these tutorials are, but I am keeping them up in the hope they help someone.

5. 3D Geometry Replication

You start off with a flat quad, and you make it look some highly detailed 3D geometry. All computer games do it to a degree, and this is a little compilation of different methods that have been used over the years, and are still being used, in today's games.

4. System Overclocking

Overclocking ones system is usually kept to the hardcore gamer who wants maximum performance out of their computer, all in the bid for those few extra frames per second. This guide, while a little old, is still extremely valid for those looking to overclock their CPU, GPU and even RAM.

3. OpenGL Tips

Here is a collection of tips for using OpenGL that I have started compiling, expect it to grow :)

1. OpenGL Drivers

The OpenGL drivers can be tricky for some people to find, and whilst I recommend using GLEW and FreeGLUT, feel free to download these files, although they may be out of date.