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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Creating and importing 3D models

Creating complex shapes directly from code can often be cumbersome and time consuming. Fortunately, it is possible to import prebuilt models into your 3D space.

It is even possible to use graphical 3D modeling programs to generate models and then export them as a suitable format for you to use. This example produces a Newell Pi Teapot in the Raspberry Pi theme as shown in the following screenshot:

Creating and importing 3D models

Newell Raspberry Pi teapot

Getting ready

We shall use 3D models of a teapot (both teapot.obj and teapot.mdl) located in pi3d\models.

Note

Modeling a teapot is the traditional 3D equivalent of displaying Hello World. Computer ...

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