October 16th, 2005


3D graphics with VPython

Do you want to do cool 3D graphics stuff with Python? Grab a copy of VPython and start hacking! I have given an `assignment' to a few students to do something interesting with it for Insignia 2005! (In fact, you can do something *very* interesting with it - it's possible to generate stereoscopic images which `jump out' of the screen when viewed with special glasses; the last time myself and Maxin tried it out, it didn't work well - maybe, better luck this time...)

One minor irritation when compiling VPython is resolving all the dependencies which it has - here are some notes...

VPython is used in introductory Physics courses for modelling and 3D visualization purposes.