Brief Introduction to OpenGL in Python with PyOpenGL



In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to use PyOpenGL library in Python. OpenGL is a graphics library which is supported by multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, and MacOS, and is available for use in multiple other languages as well; however, the scope of this post will be limited to its usage in the Python programming language.

OpenGL, as compared to other similar graphics libraries, is fairly simple. We’ll start with setting it up on our system, followed by writing a simple example demonstrating the usage of the library.


The easiest way to install OpenGL using Python is through the pip package manager. If you have pip installed in your system, run the following command to download and install OpenGL:

$ pip install PyOpenGL PyOpenGL_accelerate

I’d recommend copying the above command to help avoid typos.

Once this command finishes execution, if the installation is successful, you should get the following output at the end:

Successfully installed PyOpenGL-3.1.0 PyOpenGL-accelerate-3.1.0

If this doesn’t work, you can also download it manually. For that, this link, scroll down to the ‘downloading and installation’ heading, and

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