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GLUT/Tk: Open GL with Tcl/Tk



Joseph Konczal


GLUT/Tk provides a mechanism for control of 3D graphics applications by a full-featured GUI system. It connects control windows written in Tk to OpenGL graphics windows managed by GLUT, with minimal disruption of each package's default program structure and small changes to the GLUT source code. GLUT/Tk is available for both Unix/X and Windows platforms, and our experience indicates that using GLUT/Tk, instead of platform specific interprocess communication (IPC) methods, makes programs much easier to port.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-253
Report Number


3D graphics, GLUT, GUI, IPC, OpenGL, Tcl, unix, Windows


Konczal, J. (2003), GLUT/Tk: Open GL with Tcl/Tk, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created May 1, 2003, Updated October 16, 2008