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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Chapter 5. Creating 3D Graphics

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Starting with 3D coordinates and vertices
  • Creating and importing 3D models
  • Creating a 3D world to roam in
  • Building 3D maps and mazes

Introduction

The chip at the heart of the Raspberry Pi (a Broadcom BCM2835 processor) was originally designed to be a Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) for mobile and embedded applications. The ARM core that drives most of the Raspberry Pi's functionality was added because some extra space was available on the chip; this enabled this powerful GPU to be used as a System-On-Chip (SoC) solution.

As you can imagine, if the ARM core (ARM1176JZF-S, which is the ARMv6 architecture) consists of only a small part of the chip on the Raspberry Pi, you would be right in ...

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