ANN: Python Computer Graphics Kit v2.0.0alpha3

Matthias Baas baas at
Fri Apr 15 22:46:08 CEST 2005

The third alpha release of version 2 of the Python Computer Graphics
Kit is available at

What is it?

The Python Computer Graphics Kit is a generic 3D package written in
C++ and Python that can be used for a variety of domains such as
scientific visualization, photorealistic rendering, Virtual Reality or
even games. The package contains a number of generic modules that can
be useful for any application that processes 3D data. This includes
new types such as vectors, matrices and quaternions. Furthermore, the
package can read and store 3D models in memory where they can be
manipulated by Python programs. The kit comes with tools that can be
used to display the scene either interactively or by rendering it
offline via a RenderMan renderer.

What's new?

- New polyhedron geometry (made up of general concave polygons that
may have holes)
- New storage classes FACEVARYING and FACEVERTEX for primitive
- OBJ import and export (including the material files)
- OFF export and improved import
- ASF/AMC import
- BVH import
- an additional maxscript that exports a Biped skeleton and motion
into ASF/AMC

+ several smaller enhancements and bugfixes (see changelog)

Windows binary versions are available for Python 2.3 and Python 2.4.

For more information, visit:

- Matthias -

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