Related toolkits and APIs

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Toolkits top on OpenGL

Many programming interfaces are layered on OpenGL with rich and varied functionality. Not all can interoperate.

Utility libraries

  • GLUT
  • GLEW
  • GLee
  • FLTK

Scene graphs

  • Open Scene Graph
  • OpenSG


Toolkits to bridge OpenGL and the Window System

You need toolkits to bridge OpenGL and the Windowssystem. Which means that you say in which windows OpenGL should render. OpenGL knows nothing about the surrounding window system. There are many toolkits for that task. Most modern widget libraries provide this support.

Cross-platform Libraries

Qt 
A toolkit which abstracts the Linux, MacOS X and Windows away.