[osg-users] OpenGL 3.1 at GDC

Jan Ciger jan.ciger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 02:53:00 PDT 2009

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Robert Osfield wrote:
> Hi Jan,
> I wasn't trying to suggest the OSG as the specific solution to the
> AutoCAD/Sketch3D graphics programming woes, but making a parallel
> between the role of scene graph that SGI used to promote as a solution
> to making better use of hardware, and the role that the OSG has today. 

Yes, I have understood that point. Unfortunately, I think that the issue
is much deeper than just using a higher level library that does the
heavy lifting for you. That was the point of my long rant.

> The wider issue of having poorly educated/informed engineers making it
> out into industry, well the best we can do is help make the OSG
> attractive as solution for schools and universities and hobbiests, as
> well as companies.

Well, I am doing my part - we are using OSG for both research and
teaching and it does make my life a lot easier. On the other hand, the
climate in the society needs to change first - I can be teaching
whatever I want, if we do not get higher enrollments and students
actually coming to study not because it is better than being unemployed
but because they are interested in the topic, the issues will not get
fixed. However, that is a long term problem, not something that can be
changed overnight.


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