1.   Platform, Price, and Supplier/Creator

o        Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS

o        Freeware

o organization : , Silicon Graphics, Inc.:


2.   Applications

o        OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a standard specification defining a cross-platform API for writing applications that produce 2D and 3D computer graphics

o        It can be widely used to develop application for CAD, virtual reality, scientific visualization, information visualization, and flight simulation, video games, etc.


3.   Web Resources

o        Official website:

o        Red book:

o        Wikipedia: