Setting Up Compilers

Windows Using MS Visual C++

Installing GLUT

1.     Most of the following files (ie. OpenGL and GLU) will already be present if you have installed MS Visual C++ v5.0 or later. The following GLUT files will need to be copied into the specified directories.

2.     To install:

      libraries (place in the lib\ subdirectory of Visual C++)

      opengl32.lib

      glu32.lib

      glut32.lib

      include files (place in the include\GL\ subdirectory of Visual C++)

      gl.h

      glu.h

      glut.h

      dynamically-linked libraries (place in the \Windows\System subdirectory

      opengl32.dll

      glu32.dll

      glut32.dll

Compiling OpenGL/GLUT Programs

1.     Create a new project:

o      choose File | New from the File Menu

o      select the Projects tab

o      choose Win32 Console Application

o      fill in your Project name

2.     Designate library files for the linker to use:

o      choose Project | Settings from the File Menu

o      under Oject/library modules: enter "opengl32.lib glu32.lib glut32.lib"

3.     Add/Create files to the project:

o      choose Project | Add to Project | Files from the File menu

o      add the required program files

  1. Build and Execute