Re: The best/standard way to use opengl in gtk

On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 15:47 +0200, Ingo Krabbe wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 09:05:38PM +0800, Jin Huang wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > 
> > I'm a newbie of GTK, and working on 3D modeling software.  I want to 
> > create a window which can use opengl.  The choice seems gtkglext. 
> > However, this project is not active now.
> > 
> > Any suggestions?
> Hi Jin,
> there a newer and better methods to work with gtk and opengl.  I think
> clutter is one of the best approaches that is about to become de-facto
> standard.  Parts of clutter depend on gtk+-3 though.  Gnome-3 will have
> some clutter dependencies, too I think:

Clutter is *not* a tool for 3D modeling software.

the fact that Clutter uses OpenGL and has a 3D canvas doesn't mean that
you can use it for every use case covered by the OpenGL API.

Clutter is the equivalent of CoreAnimation on Quartz; it should be used
to create dynamic and compelling user interfaces - and it should
definitely not be used to create GL viewports inside a GTK+ application.
in fact, if you try to fall back to pure GL it will probably be far less
performant than it would be normally.



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