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A lightweight Kotlin multiplatform framework for OpenGL ES and EGL management based on object-oriented components, inspired by Google's Grafika.


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Looking for a powerful camera library? Take a look at our CameraView.

Transcoding videos with Egloo? Take a look at our Transcoder.

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Egloo is a simple and lightweight multiplatform framework for OpenGL ES drawing and EGL management that uses object-oriented components - hence the name Egloo. It can serve as a basis for complex drawing operations, but is mostly designed for helping in making common tasks simpler, even for people that do not have any OpenGL experience.

Approaching OpenGL from high-level languages can be hard because of the deep differences in the OpenGL API design with respect to a typical object-oriented context. Egloo tries to take some of these difficulties away by creating a thin, flexible layer of abstraction around EGL and GLES calls.

You can take a look at the demo app or see Egloo in action in some popular Android projects:

Starting from 0.5.0, Egloo can run on native targets. We provide an implementation for Android native libraries, but other targets like iOS can probably be added easily.

// Regular Android projects

// Kotlin Multiplatform projects: add egloo-multiplatform to your common source set.

// Kotlin Multiplatform projects: or use the granular dependencies:
implementation("com.otaliastudios.opengl:egloo-android:0.6.1") // Android AAR
implementation("com.otaliastudios.opengl:egloo-androidnativex86:0.6.1") // Android Native KLib
implementation("com.otaliastudios.opengl:egloo-androidnativex64:0.6.1") // Android Native KLib
implementation("com.otaliastudios.opengl:egloo-androidnativearm32:0.6.1") // Android Native KLib
implementation("com.otaliastudios.opengl:egloo-androidnativearm64:0.6.1") // Android Native KLib


  • EGL setup and management [docs]
  • GLSurfaceView utilities [docs]
  • Drawables abstraction [docs]
  • Programs abstraction [docs]
  • Scenes to hold view and projection matrix [docs]


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Please read the official website for setup instructions and documentation. You might also be interested in our changelog. Using Egloo is very simple. The function below will create a context, draw a red triangle and release:

// Configure an EGL context and window
val core = EglCore()
val window = EglWindowSurface(core, outputSurface)

// Draw
val drawable = GlTriangle() // GlDrawable: what to draw
val program = GlFlatProgram() // GlProgram: how to draw

// Publish what we have drawn
// The outputSurface will receive our frame

// Release