API realised initially by Silicon Graphics for professional use, used today for many games too. They are efficient, they require a powerful hardware to obtain good results. Most 3D software uses OpenGL.
A graphics API that was originally developed by Silicon Graphics, Inc.â„¢ (SGI) for use on professional graphics workstations. OpenGL subsequently grew to be the standard API for CAD and scientific applications and today is popular for consumer applications such as PC games as well.
A widely used API for programming the 2D and 3D graphics components of software programs.