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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Starting with 3D coordinates and vertices

The world around us is three dimensional; so in order to simulate parts of the world, we can create a 3D representation and display it on our 2D screen.

The Raspberry Pi enables us to simulate a 3D space, place 3D objects within it, and observe them from a selected viewpoint. We will use the GPU to produce a representation of the 3D view as a 2D image to display it on the screen.

The following example will show how we can use Pi3D (an OpenGL ES library for the Raspberry Pi) to place a single 3D object and display it within the 3D space. We will then allow the mouse to rotate the view around the object.

Starting with 3D coordinates and vertices

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