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    Default Drawing graphics/gui in C++

    I'm currently doing C++ course at university right now, first time doing C++, but I have done Visual Basic before, so not a stranger to programming.

    My lecturer has given me a challenge that I am looking to take on and need some guidance with it. She has asked me to create program with a ball that bounces when you click on it. Says I could even let it gain some velocity/momentum as well.

    This is NOT part of my course work, but an extra challenge for me personally. So I am doing it in my extra time. The course is only teaching us building blocks of C++.

    Soooo, that story aside, I am trying to find some info on drawing a GUI or graphics using C++ so I can create this 3d ball program. I done some googling and read about a graphics library like QT, and 3D programs like MAX3D.

    Which do I need or use?

    I am currently using CodeBlocks as my IDE.
    Any guidance from the C++ guru's here appreciated.
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    I Hope you find it because it sounds interesting. I haven't really done any GUI stuff in c++.
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    try linking up Owen i saw where he created a game in C for the Wii more than likely he'd be able to help u with C++

    http://www.techjamaica.com/forums/sh...n-C-on-the-Wii

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    Thanks Flexx. Spoke with Owen on messenger. He says I can go with Qt to do what I want.

    Just right now, having problems getting a Qt demo project to compile in Codeblocks. Seems I need to put the library files into the same folder that my executable is in.
    C++ has been out a while, would have thought there were more mature editors to use, apart from Visual C++.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch_Angel View Post
    C++ has been out a while, would have thought there were more mature editors to use, apart from Visual C++.
    My sentiments exactly....lol @ mature im guessing u mean "easier to use"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexx17 View Post
    My sentiments exactly....lol @ mature im guessing u mean "easier to use"

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    Easier to use, yeah, could say that. Have to do a lot of nick picking to get these libraries to work with my editor. I heard it's easier with Visual C++.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch_Angel View Post
    Easier to use, yeah, could say that. Have to do a lot of nick picking to get these libraries to work with my editor. I heard it's easier with Visual C++.
    yeah it should be ....i mean most a these editors are less than say 1gb but Visual C++ is like 3gb+ so all that extra space n coding must be good for something...right

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    Am just starting C++ and while looking for IDEs visual studio was rated as the best but it was to darn bulky for me. I tested a few including DevC that the teacher is using but i ended up settling with NetBeans IDE. To me it works well and very light. It uses Cygwin gcc and g++ to compile projects. Its also expandable so i'll be using it next year for php and java
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexx17 View Post
    yeah it should be ....i mean most a these editors are less than say 1gb but Visual C++ is like 3gb+ so all that extra space n coding must be good for something...right
    visual studio express is rather small
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