Into 3D with VPython
The talk will be a gentle introduction to 3d programming using Vpython.
The talk expects a first time user with no prior experience in the Vpython library to walk away with a basic understanding of how to use Vpython to make complete but simple 3D simulations/animations.
The talk will discuss the following topics :
Introduction to VPython
- history and purpose of development
Basics Of VPython
- Hello Word VPython
Playing with VPython
- color, opacity etc.
- rotation, position
Discussion 1: A simple animation
- tracing etc.
Discussion 2: A simple physics simulation
Discussion 3: Some complex simulation with high level explanation
Limits of VPython
Deepak is a second year masters student at IIIT Hyderabad. He has been using python for three years now and finds it the politest of all languages.
He has worked on Vpython to produce simulations of forging systems during his undergraduate course (Materials Engineering) as part of a self motivated project to make teaching those concepts easier in classrooms.
His recent python project is "YourTube" http://ytube.sourceforge.net/, which is a open source platform written using TurboGears 1.0.9 and allows you to build your own video sharing website on the internet or your local LAN