I've been developing a 2D Engine using SFML + ImGui.

Here you can see an image:

The editor is rendered using ImGui and the scene window is a sf::RenderTexture where I draw the GameObjects and then is converted to ImGui::Image to render it in the editor.

Now I need to create a 3D Engine during this year in my Bachelor Degree but using SDL2 + ImGui and I want to recreate what I did with the 2D Engine.

I've managed to render the editor like I did in the 2D Engine using this Example that comes with ImGui.

But I don't know how to create an equivalent of sf::RenderTexture in SDL2, so I can draw the 3D scene there and convert it to ImGui::Image to show it in the editor.

If you can provide code will be better. And if you want me to provide any specific code tell me.



1 Answer 1


Afaik this function could be of help:


Do you really need to rely on SDL2? SFML has built-in support for OpenGL and would be the better choice.

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    – DMGregory
    Jul 21, 2018 at 13:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @DMGregory I think the link is fine. It is official documentation so is unlikely to change. Even so, SDL_SetRenderTarget is enough information to go off, as it's a simple function. OP has demonstrated understanding of the concept of rendering to texture, so there's not much to elaborate on. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 5, 2018 at 0:49

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