All I would to do is plot points in 3 space. I have the points. I'm reading them in from a file. All I have to do is plot them in 3 space, but I'm not sure what functions and/or #define's to use. Also I need the program to pick colors for me so that the points are in different colors. What it's for is plotting the orbits of planets. Each orbit would be in it's own color. I want to use OpenGL not IDL. I have x,y,z coordinates so... I don't need much just a black back ground, 3d plotting, and orbits in color. Thank you for the help.