A simple Python wrapper for Assimp using
ctypes to access the library.
Requires Python >= 2.6.
Python 3 support is mostly here, but not well tested.
Note that pyassimp is not complete. Many ASSIMP features are missing.
Complete example: 3D viewer
pyassimp comes with a simple 3D viewer that shows how to load and display a 3D
model using a shader-based OpenGL pipeline.
To use it, from within
$ cd scripts $ python ./3D-viewer <path to your model>
You can use this code as starting point in your applications.
Writing your own code
To get started with
pyassimp, examine the simpler
sample.py script in
which illustrates the basic usage. All Assimp data structures are wrapped using
ctypes. All the data+length fields in Assimp's data structures (such as
aiMesh::mVertices) are replaced by simple python
lists, so you can call
len() on them to get their respective size and access
For example, to load a file named
hello.3ds and print the first
vertex of the first mesh, you would do (proper error handling
substituted by assertions ...):
from pyassimp import * scene = load('hello.3ds') assert len(scene.meshes) mesh = scene.meshes assert len(mesh.vertices) print(mesh.vertices) # don't forget this one, or you will leak! release(scene)
Another example to list the 'top nodes' in a scene:
from pyassimp import * scene = load('hello.3ds') for c in scene.rootnode.children: print(str(c)) release(scene)
pyassimp by running:
$ python setup.py install
PyAssimp requires a assimp dynamic library (
DLL on windows,
.so on linux,
.dynlib on macOS) in order to work. The default search directories
- the current directory
- on linux additionally:
To build that library, refer to the Assimp master
instructions. To look in more places, edit
additional_dirs list waiting for your entries.