Way to create graphics in C++

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Is there a way to create graphics in C++. or in some other language, and I can use the grphic file in the C++ source code?
 

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JamesU
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also, how could I put a code with another language in the middle of a C++ document?
 
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If you're using Windows, you could use the GDI through the Windows API or through the MFC classes, or you could use DirectX or OpenGL for 3D high-speed graphics. You could also use any number of available libraries, SDL for example. In Linux, you're gonna have to go through the X libraries (not recommended). Probably you should use some toolkit, like the Qt libraries. For 3d graphics, you can use OpenGL, or OpenGL + SDL (thats what I use).
Also, I don't get what you mean by embedded another language into a C++ document. If you mean whether you can embed code from another language into a C++ source file, then no, unless you translate it to C++, because the compiler only compiles C/C++ and not any other language. However, most compilers do support some form of embedded assembly language. The MSVC compiler uses the "__asm" keyword I believe. In gcc/g++ it would be asm("...")
 
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you can embed matlab too apparently.
 
dduardo
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cefarix, your going a little overboard.

If you simply want to create and edit images then use this:

http://www.boutell.com/gd/
 
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dduardo said:
cefarix, your going a little overboard.

If you simply want to create and edit images then use this:

http://www.boutell.com/gd/
Ah, sorry. I missed the part where he said "or any other language." I thought he wanted to do it via C++ only ...
 
dduardo
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You mean she. Also GD is written in C so it works with C++.
 
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Why not do some really enjoyable stuff with graphics and play some games?
Try allegro
http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/allegro/

Its enjoyable and easy to play around with (well atleast i found it easy to play around it, so i may be generalising a bit too much here). There are lots of demos to help you around.

-- AI
 

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