Hello, all! :)
Let me preface this by saying that I am a computer science student with only a rudimentary introduction to C++ so far, having worked mainly in Java up until now. I apologize if this is an overly simplistic question.
A relative of mine has asked me to program a visual timer for them. I could probably do it in Java but I figured giving it a shot in C++ would let me practice a bit. Anyways, I am not even sure where to start insofar as graphics go.
The idea behind the timer is that the user is able to input a time (of course) and the clock will tick down in front of a circle that fills up in a pie-like manner (if that makes any sense at all!). I think that this is the basic idea for the circle animation: http://download.cnet.com/VitalSmarts-Timer/3004-2350_4-10990391.html (The rest of it would be different, of course, that's just a reference for the circle and I'm not making it for commercial use.)
As I said, I've only done graphics and animation in Java, so I am at a total loss as to what I could research. I'm aware of OpenGL for graphics but I don't know if this would be overkill, if there is something better suited, etc. Any point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, everyone!