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Installing wxPython and PyOpenGL [ID:474] (3/35)

in series: Developing emol!

video tutorial by Erik Thompson, added 01/08

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Here are the links to the software packages mentioned in the video:


PyOpenGL Download Page (I'm using version


wxPython Download Page (I'm using the 2.4 version, don't forget to download and install the demo application as well)

Nate Robins (to get the glut.dll file)

Python 2.4

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15. eroefipureqi Sat, 05 Jun 2010 23:14

Better than the previous use case discussion. I'm using ubuntu (lucid lynx)

14. pcbpkacmw Sun, 30 May 2010 00:40

I'm going to repeat this one. Could you begin using a stop and drag bar so your fans can easily 'rewind' a video when they don't understand a concept? Thank you ever so much. Your videos are obviously beneficial because you haven't scared me off yet. (Smile!)

This gives a huge need to start programming, thanks for that !

12. Burberry Britain With Discount Price Sat, 06 Feb 2010 03:27

Thanks for the video on OpenGL in python, will be working on my own program with it at some point here.

11. anonymous Wed, 30 Dec 2009 16:33

I like your demo quite a bit.

Usually people skip all important bits and pieces

when things do not work - and you

are an example how it should be done.

Thanks a lot

10. anonymous Fri, 20 Nov 2009 19:05

I,m having a bit of trouble getting GLUT32 to be found.


9. anonymous Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:01

WoW, lots of pieces for a python system.

8. anonymous Thu, 28 May 2009 05:11

Good tutorial - Installed wxPy and pyOpenGl successfully.


7. anonymous Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:16

hello Erik-

I want to thank you for your emol videos. In the past Ive felt that ShowMeDo was sort of stingy requiring payment for all the good videos. But Im glad Ive checked back as Ive found your videos. Ive been trying to learn 3D/game programming for many years without success, what you have here looks better than books I have to pay money for. I just started watching your videos, hope I get somewhere with it.

later, Brad

i not use your video enought to have an interesant judgement

5. anonymous Mon, 24 Nov 2008 02:39


4. anonymous Tue, 08 Apr 2008 00:16

Thanks anonymous for the link to the setup file. I've spent the last hour or so struggling with getting this to work, and now it finally does.


3. anonymous Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:35

Thank you very much for the tutorial. Just simple comment on PyOpenGL: you can use the latest version of PyOpenGL-3.0.0b1 with Python2.5. It needs setuptools

Download and run to avoid ImportError: No module named pkg_resources.

Hi Erik, thanks for this video. I imagine that a lot of users will benefit from seeing how to download and install both wxPython and pyOpenGL.

Great stuff,


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This is very good. Thank You for the Effort.

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