Question: wxpython and 3d engine example with model load ?

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Thu Aug 23 16:09:22 CEST 2007

OpenPavilion wrote:
> I would like to create an application, which uses wxpython tree, menu
> and grid elements and embedds a 3d view of some of the listed objects
> in an own detail window, so showing the object as a 3d model.
> I know there is PyOpenGL as well, but I need to load complete models
> (meshes done with cinema4d or blender) into the 3d view.
There's a bit of sample code in OpenGLContext/bin (yes, yes, I know, 
part of PyOpenGL, which you don't want) that does a 
VRML-97-scenegraph-rendering window + a shell (you'll need the latest 
CVS version to work with modern wxPythons).  There's commented out code 
that inserted a tree (to show the scenegraph as a tree, but I haven't 
got that finished).

Other options:

    * I think Pivy (Coin/Inventor wrapper) could likely be embedded in
      PyQt (it has a Qt-based window operation IIRC) if that's an
      acceptable compromise.
    * seems to suggest
      there's an example for using Ogre with wxPython/wxWidgets.
    * suggests there's
      a way to get panda3d and wxPython working together

I don't see a soya + wxPython page in a few seconds of googling, so I 
guess finding that is left as an exercise for the reader.


  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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