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Re: (Resolved) RE: Weird OpenGL/GLU problem

On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, Steve Baker wrote:

> Mads Bondo Dydensborg wrote:
> > What surprises me is that the glut function to render a series of letters
> > would be such a performance hitter. 

> GLUT's raster fonts use glDrawPixels - which is *HIDEOUSLY* slow on
> all current PC hardware.  

> The *only* route to speed on HARDWARE OpenGL is to draw text with
> textured polygons.
> Also, I wrote a FAQ on the subject of drawing text in OpenGL:
>      http://web2.airmail.net/sjbaker1/opengl_text.html

Thanks. I am sure that this will help me out a lot. 

I still feel silly though, but I had _no_ idea it would take so much
performance just for drawing a bunch of letters.


Mads Bondo Dydensborg.                               madsdyd@challenge.dk
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