Name: [116] Erik Thompson
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Description: Hi! I am currently a full time student at California State University Long Beach. I recently began to do research in molecular dynamics. I have interests in Python programming, physics, chemistry, and 3D simulation. Also I like bird watching! Here are some of photos I've taken: http://ww ...

More OpenGL Examples [ID:481] (6/35)

in series: Developing emol!

video tutorial by Erik Thompson, added 01/08

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Here I talk about the examples that are included with PyOpenGL.

I especially recommend studying and playing around with the code from the first 5 lessons of the well commented NeHe tutorial that were ported over to Python from C++.

Here is the link to the NeHe tutorials:

If you want to try the 6th lesson (textures) you will need to have the Python Imaging Library installed. Here is the link:

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8. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 21:01

Nice work,

You should perhaps join the Pymol developers (if there are any left) since there are alrady quite a lot good molecular viewers out there...

6. anonymous Sat, 23 May 2009 13:45

im trying to learn opengl and im tired of waiting for the compiler to finish.

thanks for making this series

5. anonymous Fri, 20 Mar 2009 20:11

I am leaning python grograming. Your vidio help to understatnd over view of python programing with PyOpenGL.

4. anonymous Fri, 20 Mar 2009 20:11

I am leaning python grograming. Your vidio help to understatnd over view of python programing with PyOpenGL.

Very nice Ian, thanks for the plug!

I thought you'd like to know that I referenced your emol series in this one-off video I created for a Python GIS class on behalf of their teacher (Ryan Galbraith):

Your videos are ideal for a new Python programmer to follow and I figured the GIS students would like the 3d tools that you show.

Grand stuff Erik,


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This is very good. Thank You for the Effort.

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