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Modern OpenGL Training Leverage all the graphics power your hardware offers

Leverage all the graphics power your hardware offers

In this modern OpenGL training you will learn OpenGL by way of the modern programmable shader-based pipelines applicable to both OpenGL and OpenGL ES:

  • write OpenGL applications from the ground up
  • develop with today’s modern shader-based OpenGL implementations
  • implement a wide variety of modern rendering techniques that can be applied to your own projects
  • debug and profile OpenGL applications
  • maximize the processing power of both the GPU and CPU

In class, our expert trainers will walk you through all necessary topics via a mixture of presentations, examples, and hands-on exercises. By the end of the course you will be armed with all the knowledge you need to be immediately productive with and how to use OpenGL and GLSL along with over 100 working examples for reference.

Testimonial

The KDAB Modern OpenGL with Qt training course is one of the best run and presented programming training courses I have participated in. The coverage of modern OpenGL techniques and API usage was comprehensive, and the examples and labs demonstrated how theory could be applied in practice. The presenter Dr Sean Harmer was highly knowledgeable in both Qt and OpenGL, and was able to discuss all things OpenGL in great detail. I would highly recommend this course to anyone working in the scientific computing and data visualisation fields.

Ben Fletcher, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Australia

OpenGL Training – Course Contents

  • Basic Concepts: OpenGL pipeline, OpenGL contexts, write, debug and optimise GLSL shaders, vertex shaders, fragment shaders, vertex buffer objects
  • Transformations: matrices, coordinate systems, view and projection transformations
  • Lighting: diffuse, Phong, directional and other lighting models
  • Texturing: texture sampling, multiple textures, normal mapping, bump mapping, environment mapping, ambient occlusion, procedural texturing, multipass algorithms
  • Optimizing and Debugging: culling, occlusion queries, timer queries, debug extensions, debugging tools (apitrace, etc.)
  • Advanced Topics: tessellation, geometry shaders, compute shaders, shadow mapping, stencil shadowing
  • Qt Integration (optional): Qt Quick / QML, QWidgets, User Interaction

Read the full Table of Contents.

The OpenGL Training uses the Qt 5 framework to simplify the usual tasks of window and OpenGL context management but it is not specific to Qt. No prior knowledge of Qt is required.

The OpenGL Training can be tailored to cover modern OpenGL 4.x and/or OpenGL ES 2 or 3 for embedded platforms (Embedded Linux using EGL; Android; iOS).

Course Information

Target audience:
Developers who want to get started with OpenGL
Prerequisite:
The course is suitable for developers with no prior OpenGL knowledge and those who have used legacy fixed-function OpenGL
Duration:
3-day training course
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Forthcoming courses in:

FromDaysLocationCourseLanguagePriceStatusRegister
2017-01-243Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish € 999.00
2017-01-243Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-01-243San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish $ 1900.00
closed
2017-01-313San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAAdvanced QMLEnglish $ 2500.00
closed
2017-01-313Detroit, MI, USAProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish $ 3000.00
2017-01-313Beijing, ChinaProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish € 999.00
2017-02-011Berlin, GermanyIntroduction to CMakeEnglish € 500.00
2017-02-073Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish € 999.00
2017-02-073Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedGermany € 999.00Confirmed
2017-02-073Chicago, IL, USAProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-02-073Detroit, MI, USAProfiling and Debugging for WindowsEnglish $ 3000.00
2017-02-073Boston, MA, USAIntroduction to C++English $ 1900.00
2017-02-143Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-02-143Macclesfield, United KingdomModern OpenGLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-02-143Beijing, ChinaProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-02-143San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt3DEnglish $ 3000.00
2017-02-213Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for WindowsEnglish € 2000.00
2017-02-283Berlin, GermanyAdvanced QMLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-02-283Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-03-073Berlin, GermanyUser Centered Development and UsabilityEnglish € 900.00
2017-03-073Macclesfield, United KingdomAdvanced OpenGLEnglish € 2000.00
2017-03-073Detroit, MI, USAQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-03-143Berlin, GermanyIntroduction to C++English € 999.00
2017-03-143San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAModern OpenGLEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-03-143Beijing, ChinaQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish € 1500.00
2017-03-213Berlin, GermanyQt Automotive SuiteEnglish € 1500.00
2017-03-213San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAAdvanced OpenGLEnglish $ 3000.00
2017-03-213Boston, MA, USAWhat's New in C++11/14?English $ 2500.00
2017-03-283Berlin, GermanyTesting with SquishEnglish € 999.00
2017-03-283Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish € 999.00
2017-03-283Beijing, ChinaProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-04-043Berlin, GermanyWhat's New in C++11/14?English € 1500.00
2017-04-043Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-04-043San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAUser Centered Development and UsabilityEnglish $ 1500.00
2017-04-253Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-04-253Macclesfield, United KingdomIntroduction to C++English € 999.00
2017-04-253London, United KingdomIntroduction to C++English € 999.00
2017-04-253San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt/QML English $ 1900.00
2017-04-253Detroit, MI, USAQt Automotive SuiteEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-04-253Seoul, KoreaQML for EmbeddedEnglish € 999.00
2017-05-031Berlin, GermanyIntroduction to CMakeEnglish € 500.00
2017-05-093Berlin, GermanyQt Automotive SuiteEnglish € 1500.00
2017-05-093Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-05-093San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-05-093Chicago, IL, USAProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-05-093Detroit, MI, USAProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish $ 3000.00
2017-05-163Berlin, GermanyModern OpenGLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-05-163Macclesfield, United KingdomWhat's New in C++11/14?English € 1500.00
2017-05-163London, United KingdomWhat's New in C++11/14?English € 1500.00
2017-05-163San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAAdvanced QMLEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-05-163Detroit, MI, USAProfiling and Debugging for WindowsEnglish $ 3000.00
2017-05-163Seoul, KoreaProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-05-233Macclesfield, United KingdomAdvanced QMLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-05-233San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-05-233Seoul, KoreaProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-05-303Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-05-303Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for WindowsEnglish € 2000.00
2017-05-303Munich, GermanyQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish € 1500.00
2017-06-063Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish € 999.00
2017-06-063San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAQt Automotive SuiteEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-06-063Chicago, IL, USAProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-06-133San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAIntroduction to C++English $ 1900.00
2017-06-133Paris, FranceProgrammation Qt QMLFrench € 999.00
2017-06-133Lyon, FranceIntroduction à l'OpenGL moderneFrench € 1500.00
2017-06-133Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-06-203Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-06-203San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAWhat's New in C++11/14?English $ 2500.00
2017-06-203Seoul, KoreaQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish € 1500.00
2017-06-273Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish € 999.00
2017-07-023Seoul, KoreaProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-07-103Berlin, GermanyUser Centered Development and UsabilityEnglish € 900.00
2017-08-083Beijing, ChinaProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish € 999.00
2017-08-223Beijing, ChinaProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-08-220San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt3DEnglish $ 3000.00
2017-08-293Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-08-293Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt/QMLGerman € 999.00
2017-08-293San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-08-293Boston, MA, USAIntroduction to C++English $ 1900.00
2017-08-293Seoul, KoreaProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-09-053Berlin, GermanyQt Automotive SuiteEnglish € 1500.00
2017-09-053Macclesfield, United KingdomModern OpenGLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-09-053Beijing, ChinaQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish € 1500.00
2017-09-123Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-09-123Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for WindowsEnglish € 2000.00
2017-09-123Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-09-123San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-09-123Boston, MA, USAWhat's New in C++11/14?English $ 2500.00
2017-09-193Berlin, GermanyWhat's New in C++11/14?English € 1500.00
2017-09-193Munich, GermanyQt Automotive SuiteEnglish € 1500.00
2017-09-193Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-09-193San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAAdvanced QMLEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-09-193Detroit, MI, USAQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-09-193Beijing, ChinaProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-09-263Berlin, GermanyAdvanced QMLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-09-263Macclesfield, United KingdomAdvanced OpenGLEnglish € 2000.00
2017-10-033Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish € 999.00
2017-10-033San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-10-103Paris, FranceLes nouveautés du C++11/C++14French € 1500.00
2017-10-103Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-10-173Berlin, GermanyProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-10-173Munich, GermanyQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish € 1500.00
2017-10-173Macclesfield, United KingdomIntroduction to C++English € 999.00
2017-10-173London, United KingdomIntroduction to C++English € 999.00
2017-10-173San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-10-173Seoul, KoreaProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-10-243Berlin, GermanyModern OpenGLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-10-243Macclesfield, United KingdomAdvanced QMLEnglish € 1500.00
2017-10-243San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAAdvanced QMLEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-10-243Chicago, IL, USAProgramming with Qt Widgets for the DesktopEnglish $ 1900.00
2017-10-243Seoul, KoreaProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish € 999.00
2017-10-313San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAIntroduction to C++English $ 1900.00
2017-11-143Berlin, GermanyQt Automotive SuiteEnglish € 1500.00
2017-11-143Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt/QMLEnglish € 999.00
2017-11-143San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAWhat's New in C++11/14?English $ 2500.00
2017-11-143Seoul, KoreaProgramming with Qt3DEnglish € 2000.00
2017-11-213Macclesfield, United KingdomWhat's New in C++11/14?English € 1500.00
2017-11-213London, United KingdomWhat's New in C++11/14?English € 1500.00
2017-11-283Berlin, GermanyAdvanced OpenGLEnglish € 2000.00
2017-11-283San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-12-053Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for LinuxEnglish € 2000.00
2017-12-053Macclesfield, United KingdomProgramming with Qt/QML for EmbeddedEnglish € 999.00
2017-12-053San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAModern OpenGLEnglish $ 2500.00
2017-12-053Seoul, KoreaQt for Automotive DevelopmentEnglish € 1500.00
2017-12-053Lyon, FranceProgrammation Qt QMLFrench € 999.00
2017-12-123Berlin, GermanyProfiling and Debugging for WindowsEnglish € 2000.00
2017-12-123San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USAAdvanced OpenGLEnglish $ 3000.00
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Why Learn OpenGL?

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OpenGL is a key technology in many fields including data visualization, digital content creation, CAD/CAM/CAE, games, and simulations. OpenGL has been around for many years and in recent times has evolved to shed much of its legacy baggage and better expose the underlying hardware.

Modern OpenGL allows you to take full advantage of the enormous parallel processing power of today’s GPUs. Maximizing performance of OpenGL rendering requires us to understand how GPUs work and how to efficiently feed them with data.

Qt Technology

OpenGL plays a key role in the graphics stack of Qt 5 and in particular for the Qt Quick 2 and Qt3D technologies. For attendees with an interest in the Qt Quick 2 and/or Qt3D technologies, KDAB can offer additional modules showing how to integrate modern OpenGL with Qt at a deeper level including custom Qt Quick 2 UI components, overlays/underlays, Widget-based applications and porting Qt with OpenGL accelerated drawing to your custom platform.