[Edu-sig] PySqueak: Which 3D package should I use?

Tom Hoffman tom.hoffman at gmail.com
Sun May 14 02:07:17 CEST 2006

On 5/13/06, Paul D. Fernhout <pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com> wrote:
> Tom-
> Thanks.
>    apt-get install python-soya python-soya-doc
> just worked for me.
> Pulled in a bunch of stuff, but a few warnings though.
> Several FutureWarning but look OK.
> A few SyntaxWarning too. My default python is 2.3 so maybe that is it.
> "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/soya/pudding/test.py:42: SyntaxWarning:
> import * only allowed at module level
>    def test(debug = False):"
> Having some problems with tutorial windows locking up, like:
>    http://home.gna.org/oomadness/en/soya_tuto/tutomodeling-1.html
> (which I paste into a Python prompt. :-)
> I can get a pyramid but the OpenGL window won't close, and I have to get
> out of Python (seems to tie up Gnome too, maybe their idle loop is using
> too much CPU? Pegs my system at 100%.).  Seems like it will take some
> understanding (maybe that's what it is supposed to do?) So, not quite a
> painless out of the box experience -- not to say it is not worth using,
> just a datapoint on first few minutes difficulties and confusions.
> Still, I'm starting to lean to just using OpenGL under wx as a starter.
> I'm thinking that may have the least install problems for proof of concept
> stuff.

That's about as far as I got with it.  My brief experience with
Panda3d was more promising, but I also found both of these API's to be
just too daunting.


More information about the Edu-sig mailing list