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What is Gorilla?
Gorilla is a C++ based HUD and simple 2D overlay system for the Ogre3D graphics engine, it comes in two files Gorilla.cpp and Gorilla.h
Gorilla is intended to substitute the Ogre overlay system, and to provide a good framework and basis for any Ogre programmer to build their HUD or GUI system upon.
Gorilla is designed for speed; It uses Texture Atlases and tries to render everything in one batch.
Gorilla can support
- Filled (Solid, Gradient or Sprite-based) Rectangles (Canvas Rectangles)
- Outlined Rectangles (Canvas Boxes)
- Lines with n-thickness (Canvas Lines)
- Sprites (SpriteLayer Sprites)
- Plain and formatted text (Canvas Captions and Text)
Gorilla only uses Ogre as a dependency, and is developed with Ogre 1.7 in mind;
but should work with any 1.x version.
All of Gorilla's classes are contained in the
Gorilla namespace. All classes and member functions use the
camelCase notation, with the exception that class names the first letter is always captialised.
To include Gorilla in your project, simply copy the two Gorilla files
Gorilla.h into your project. Making sure you correctly include and link to Ogre. To increase compliation speed you may want to
#include Gorilla in your static headers file.