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    PyOpenGL Alternatives

    PyOpenGL is described as 'Python bindings for OpenGL API' and is an app in the development category. There are five alternatives to PyOpenGL for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Vulkan, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PyOpenGL are Microsoft DirectX, ModernGL, GDI and Metal.

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021
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    Python bindings for OpenGL API.
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      Vulkan is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms.
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      Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

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      OpenGL is a great environment for developing portable, platform independent, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications. The API implementation in Python is cumbersome, resulting in applications with high latency.
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      - Full linting support - (using vscode (https://code.visualstudio.com/) and pylint (https://www.pylint.org/)) - Create GLSL shaders with only a few lines of code - Create framebuffers and validate them with a single call - Access cool OpenGL features by writing clean and self-explaining code - vscode snippets (https://github.com/cprogrammer1994/ModernGL/blob/master/extras/vscode/python.json) for fast prototyping - Render to pillow image - (no window required)
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      GDI++.dll is a replacement for the Windows default font rasterizer, which gives you a better font-smoothing capability, just like Mac OS X.

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      Abandoned since 2006... : http://drwatson.nobody.jp/gdi /download-en.html

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      Metal provides near-direct access to the graphics processing unit (GPU), enabling you to maximize the graphics and compute potential of your apps on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.
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